The bolt-action rifle was forever changed with the introduction of the Browning X-Bolt. The X-Bolt builds on the proven successes of past Browning rifles and adds numerous improvements that place the X-Bolt at the top of any side by side comparison.
And you know what, the best factory bolt-action hunting rifle just got better. The X-Bolt Hell’s Canyon SPEED rifle is built to exceed your accuracy expectations, straight from the box. The action and stiff, fluted barrel are bedded and free floated to ensure straight shooting. The muzzle brake reduces felt recoil and is easily removed and replaced with an included thread protector. In place of traditional blueing, a Cerakote Burnt Bronze finish was chosen. Not only does it look great, the flat finish aids in concealment as well. Cerakote is also tougher than other firearm finishes to keep this rifle looking its best for years to come.
For precise shooting in the field or off the bench, there’s absolutely no substitute for a good, predictable trigger. The X-Bolt’s new three-lever Feather Trigger provides a clean, crisp pull with no take-up or creep and minimal overtravel. The trigger is screw adjustable from 3 to 5 lbs. and factory pre-set at approximately 3 1/2 lbs. An alloy trigger housing contains the hard chromed steel components that are highly polished on all critical contact surfaces. Precise engagement angles mean the X-Bolt Feather Trigger feels light and right and stays that way through thousands of rounds. Unlike competitors’ triggers with secondary fingerpiece levers, the Feather Trigger is designed right, from the very start. Without a great trigger, a rifle’s accuracy is no more than luck.
The lightweight composite stock makes this rifle easy to carry and the A-TACS AU camo is versatile enough to blend into nearly every background. An Inflex recoil pad tames the recoil of even the most savage magnums by redirecting recoil down and away from your cheek. Carry an extra magazine in your pocket for easy reloading - unlike many production rifles, the X-Bolt doesn’t need an aftermarket upgrade to take detachable magazines.
ACTION – Bolt-action; 60° bolt lift; Top-tang safety; Bolt Unlock Button; Cerakote® Burnt Bronze finish.
STOCK – Composite; Textured gripping surfaces; Right-hand palm swell.
A-TACS AU (Arid/Urban) - camouflage finish; Dura-Touch Armor Coating.
FEATURES – Inflex Technology recoil pad; Sling swivel studs installed.
Calibers include 243 Win., 6.5 Creedmoor, 308 Win., 7mm-08, 270 Win. and 30-06 Sprg. in 22” barrel length; 270 WSM, 300 WSM in 23” barrel length; and 26 Nosler, 7mm Rem. Mag. and 300 Win. Mag. in 26” barrel length. Suggested Retail $1,199.99 for standard calibers and $1,239.99 for magnum calibers.
My name is Dan Kidder, I am Managing Editor of Sportsman's News Magazine. I am a former Marine who served with the Fleet Anti Terrorism Security Team Company during Operation Desert Storm. Prior to moving to Utah, I served as communications director for Georgia Congressman Mac Collins in his Washington, DC office. I am the President and CEO of On Target Defensive Training, offering firearms and unarmed combat courses to civilians and law enforcement. My students have included federal agents of the FBI, CIA, Secret Service, Border Patrol, ICE, local and state law enforcement, national celebrities, and the general public. My beat at Sportsman's News includes tactical firearms, personal protection, survival, first aid, camping, and hiking.