Arguably, Browning has one of the most prestigious names in the firearms community. Their products are functional, durable and even beautiful. Browning set a high standard when it released the X-Bolt series by including a list of impressive features many popular rifles don’t have. For 2013, Browning is expanding its current line of X-Bolts to include the Hunter Full Line Dealer model.
The receiver will have a low-luster blued finish. Browning employs glass bedding to increase accuracy, and drill and tap the receiver for scope mounts. The free-floated barrel has a matte blue finish and the muzzle is target-crowned, meaning Browning tapered the outer edge of the muzzle toward the bore to create an 11-degree recess. This protects the rifling and ensures that gas pressure of the bullet releases equally as the projectile leaves the muzzle.
Browning still employs the familiar 60-degree bolt lift along with its adjustable feather trigger which the shooter can tweak down to three pounds. For easier reloading, the X-Bolt features a detachable polymer rotary magazine, which rests flush with the bottom of the rifle. This gives the gun a sleeker appearance. The shooter can keep additional magazines for faster reloading.
The tang safety allows the shooter to instantly assess the condition the rifle is in with just a quick glance and the bolt unlock button adds another measure of security. The Browning X-Bolt Hunter Full Line Dealer also features a Walnut stock with a raised cheekpiece and a checkered grip. This rifle is a bit exclusive since it will only be available to Browning’s Full Line and Medallion Dealers.
Calibers and Specifications
|Caliber||Barrel Length||Overall Length||Length of Pull||MSRP|
|7mm Remington Magnum||26″||46.75″||13.625″||$1,049.99|
|.300 Winchester Magnum||26″||46.75″||13.625″||$1,049.99|