Browning® X-Bolt Hunter Rifle
I bought this rifle in the .308 the other day and I am totally satisfied with it. It has the exact amount of kick you would expect from a .308 and the butt cushion really helps absorb some of the shock. The bolt is smooth as glass.
Be aware that Bass Pro does not sell the X-Bolt high ring set needed to mount a scope, you will need to go to somewhere else to purchase this $75 item.
April 24, 2014
Awesome .300 Win Mag.
First and foremost, I have not shot a magnum caliber before. This gun was given to me as an early Christmas gift at thanksgiving(11/28/2013) and I was kind of worried about being kicked to death. DEFINITELY not the case.
This is the best looking, smoothest action, and accurate gun I have ever shot. I was worried about accuracy with the 300 win mag recoil but it was hardly noticeable and dead on the target. The finish is super tough, believe me I've tested it already. The bolt glides like its on ice every time I chamber a round. Recoil pad really functions as designed and it is nice that it is integrated into the stock without looking like a piece of junk(not bulky but very very effective). Have already been on first successful hunt with it, if your aim is good there will be no meat damage and instant tracking success;).
December 10, 2013
Have nothing bad to say about this rifle! Easy to carry, and the kick is minimal. Action was a little stiff when new but after 2 seasons has come to be smooth and flawless. I own a savage 270 and 243 and would pay the extra for this gun any day!
December 4, 2013
I am a huge Browning fan! However, after two hunting seasons with this rifle I was ready to sell it. Could not get this weapon to shoot 1 inch group to save my life. Then, after having several different grains of custom rounds made and fired I found her sweet spot. Now, it is truly my weapon of choice. I do not like the trigger as tight as it is and you cannot reduce the pressure to less than three pounds. This weapon takes some experimentation to obtain an extremely well performing rifle. But, when you get there, hang on!
August 30, 2014