The Browning X-Bolt has been a tried and true performer for a very long time now. New for 2019, Browning has added to its already successful X-Bolt line with the new Max Long Range. It keeps a lot of the features that have long-time supporters of the X-Bolt as well as some updated features for this long-range specific rifle.
First thing you are going to see when you pull this rifle out of the box is the stock. A true precision long-range rifle setup. It is a black and gray textured finish, fully adjustable stock, which is going to allow you to get the perfect pull as well as scope alignment. It comes with a 13 ¾” length of pull but is also equipped with ¼” and ½” spacers, which provides you a lot of adjustment. The comb adjustment allows you to raise the comb up nearly a full 2 ¾”. This is great when you want to add a 20-minute rail for a very long-range setup or when shooting uphill or downhill and getting good alignment is difficult. Having two front sling posts and one in the rear makes this setup perfect for installing a bipod and leaving it attached to the front post and your sling attached to the rear one. With this rifle ranging from 8.3 pounds on the smaller short action calibers like the 6.5 Creedmoor up to the 8.7 pounds on the .300 Remington Ultra Mag, having a bipod attached all the time is a great option. The heavy contour sporter barrel is both fluted and threaded with 5/8”-24d TPI suppressor threads and comes with a thread protector and a muzzle brake. All barrels are 26” in length and designed for long range accuracy.
All X-Bolt rifle barrels are hand chambered with precise head space and finished with a target crown to give you the best downrange accuracy possible. The barrels and actions are installed and free floated to give you a total accuracy package. Top that off with a fully adjustable trigger and a pistol grip that puts everything in line and you have a perfect Maximum Long Range rifle at a fraction of the cost people pay for custom rifles.
For 2019 there are ten different calibers available to choose from which include 6mm Creedmoor, 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Win, .300 WSM, 7mm Rem. Mag., .28 Nosler, .300 Win. Mag., .300 Remington Ultramag, 6.5 PRC, and .30 Nosler. All this with an MSRP of between $1269.99 up to $1329.99, depending on caliber.