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Opinions wanted Browning X-Bolt and 41 Mag rifle

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Opinions wanted Browning X-Bolt and 41 Mag rifle

Postby Hornet22savage » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:09 am

Ok, so I'm look into to add to my inventory specifically a 6.5x55 and a lever action in 41 Mag. I found a limited run Browing X-Bolt in 6.5x55 and the price seems good but it has been there a while so I am unsure if the gun is scaring people away or the caliber. Anybody own a X- Bolt or handled one? #2 looking for a short range woods gun, I already own a 41 Mag revolver so a lever gun would be nice. Question is Henry or Marlin? I have read a lot about the micro groove rifling and it has left me confused as to weather or not it will shoot jacketed bullets good or not. Help!
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Re: Opinions wanted Browning X-Bolt and 41 Mag rifle

Postby twild » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:34 pm

ive never handeled the x bolt but always been a fan of Browning. Have shot a Henry 44 very nice rifles, hope to own one someday.

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Re: Opinions wanted Browning X-Bolt and 41 Mag rifle

Postby Fmfdred56 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:28 pm

not a fan of browning at all honestly, BUT i really like the x bolt alot dont own one yet but would without hesitation. as far as the marlin micro groove barrels i own 2 both get a steady diet of both jaketed and cast and both shoot well they do both like bullets on the heavy end of the scale. on the other hand though i think since the whole remlin thing happened you will get a better built gun from Henry unles you buy pre remlin.

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Re: Opinions wanted Browning X-Bolt and 41 Mag rifle

Postby Hornet22savage » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:06 pm

That was my thought, I'm not sure if Remington made any Marlins in 41 Mag. Most of what I'm finding are marked JM.
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Re: Opinions wanted Browning X-Bolt and 41 Mag rifle

Postby muskrat30 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:23 pm

I have a fair amount of A-Bolts, and one X-Bolt. I have other guns represented, but am generally a Browning fan. I’ve not had any adverse issues, mechanically or accuracy wise. I put a Timney trigger spring in about all of my A-Bolts, ‘lite’ or ‘medium’ depending on the use.

I’m close to adding a ‘mil-surp’ rifle in 6.5 x 55, for the younger Son. I was looking at a few of the other 6.5x55 chambered guns of the sporting type. I did see Browning & Tikka rifles chambered so on Gunbroker(no I won’t bid against you).

I’d have no hesitation buying a Browning in that chambering. It seems like a very nice cartridge, better for the reloader too.

Since I have a bunch of 243’s, then some 7mms I really don’t need another midsized deer rifle.
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Re: Opinions wanted Browning X-Bolt and 41 Mag rifle

Postby FredB » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:01 pm

The most accurate rifle I've ever owned is a Browning A-bolt. The only thing custom is the stock, by MPI. See photo. Three shot group, 100 yards, 160 grain Failsafe, Winchester factory ammo.
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