Elk NetworkGear 101 – Browning X-Bolts 2020

Gear 101 | December 7, 2020

For 2020, Browning’s impressive X-Bolt line is even better, with rifles that cater to any hunter. Before we get into the specific features of the new Hunter Long Range, Hell’s Canyon Max Long Range and the Western Hunter, let’s give a quick run-down of the innovative features standard in the X bolt line.

The Feather Trigger provides a clean, crisp pull with no take-up or creep and minimal overtravel.

X-Lock Scope Mount features a four screw per base design providing a rock-solid foundation for your optics.

Inflex Technology recoil pad promotes a directional deflection of recoil as it pulls the stock comb away from your face, reducing felt recoil and muzzle climb.

A Bolt Unlock Button works in conjunction with the top-tang safety to provide an added measure of safety during checking and unloading of the chamber.

The short 60° bolt lift is fast cycling and allows you to work the bolt quickly without the scope getting in the way.

And finally, a detachable rotary magazine feeds cartridges directly in-line with the bolt

First up, let’s check out the X-bolt Hunter Long Range in .308

 This is a classic-looking rifle with some 21st century upgrades. A heavy sporter contour barrel feels right at home in the walnut stock. The stand out feature is the adjustable comb, which allows you to dial in your scope just how you like it.

MSRP $1,300 – $1,330

Next we have the Hell’s Canyon Max Long Range chambered in 28 Nosler

If you like to spend time ringing steel at 1,000 yards or hunt elk at more reasonable ranges, then this is the rifle for you.

A high strength steel receiver combined with a heavy sporter contour barrel with Cerakote Burnt Bronze finish puts the lead where you want it. This rifle also features that adjustable comb for a custom fit and the vertical pistol grip allows you to snuggle in for those long-distance pokes.

MSRP $1,430 – $1,500

Rounding out our line-up is the X Bolt Western Hunter

It features the sporter contour barrel and composite stock with new adjustable comb system in a lightweight package. A removable muzzle brake and magazine, combined with a top-tang thumb safety make for a well-oiled hunting machine.

MSRP $1,070 – $1,180

If you’re in the market for a hunting rifle this year, Browning’s 2020 X-bolt line-up, with its long list of industry-leading features, is worth serious consideration.

Learn more at: www.browning.com