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With its 60° bolt lift, rotary magazine, crisp trigger, and sub-MOA accuracy, Browning’s X-Bolt rifle line has proven popular. For 2017, the company is expanding its X-Bolt offerings to meet demand in further segments of the bolt gun market. Browning’s press release follows . . .

Browning Adds To The X-Bolt Rifle Line In 2017

Browning is expanding the bolt-action X-Bolt rifle line in 2017 with two new models and the addition of caliber choices in several existing models.

Browning’s new X-Bolt Medallion Safari Grade rifle features a deep polished blued fluted heavy sporter barrel with gold accented engraving. The polished blued steel receiver is also engraved.

A gloss finish checkered Grade IV/V walnut stock is accented with a rosewood fore-end cap and pistol grip cap. Available in short action calibers from in .243 Win. to long action 375 H&H Mag., including the 6.5 Creedmoor. Suggested retail is $1,999.99- $2,049.99.

Another new addition to the X-Bolt line-up for 2017 is the Hell’s Canyon Long Range model. This rifle features a Cerakote Burnt Bronze finish on all exposed metal surfaces. The heavy sporter contour barrel is fluted. The composite stock has textured gripping surfaces, a palm swell and is covered in A-TACS AU Camo® with Dura-Touch Armor Coating. The X-Bolt Hell’s Canyon Long Range model is available in 6.5 Creedmoor with 22” barrel, 270 WSM and 300 WSM with 23” barrel, 26 Nosler, 7mm Rem. Mag., 28 Nosler and 300 Win. Mag. with 26” barrel, the suggested retail is $1,229.99 – $1,299.99.

• Steel receiver
• Drilled and tapped for the X-Lock Scope Mounting System
• Feather Trigger
• Free-floated barrel
• Bolt unlock button
• 60° bolt lift
• Rotary magazine
• Tang safety
• Inflex recoil pad
• Sling swivel studs
• 300 H&H Mag. and 375 H&H Mag. Medallion Safari models include open sights with 18” sight radius

In addition to the pair of new X-Bolt rifles, for 2017 Browning is adding the 28 Nosler caliber to the popular X-Bolt Hell’s Canyon Speed rifle and the 6.5 Creedmoor caliber to the following X-Bolt models in 2017.

• X-Bolt Varmint Stalker
• X-Bolt Hunter
• X-Bolt Micro Midas
• X-Bolt Medallion
• X-Bolt High Grade Hunter
• X-Bolt White Gold Hunter
• X-Bolt Eclipse Hunter

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  1. I’d like the Safari model without the gold engravings pls. There’s something about a beautiful blued barrel on a high quality wood stock that is classic and classy, no other adornment required.

    • Yeah, Browning’s styling seems stuck in the 90’s with the high gloss wood and gold :S Still they’re up to date with the 60 degree throw.

    • Safari model without the gold engraving isn’t exactly available, but they get pretty close with the standard X-Bolt Medallion. They don’t specifically state the grade of the wood like they do on the Safari, but the images clearly show it’s less figured. The site says “Gloss high grade walnut, rosewood end cap, polished blued steel”

      If you’re seriously shopping and the wood in the standard Medallion doesn’t do it, it’s probably worth a call to Browning to see if they’ll put the high polish blued version into the nicer stock.

  2. IMO a safari rifle needs express sights. I’ve never been on a safari so I have nothing other than my personal taste to offer as to why.

  3. Love my x-bolt. Moved up from a a-bolt and its a big difference. Accuracy is amazing, and the added safety of being able to open the bolt with the safety engaged is amazing.

    The bolt throw on the x-bolt is wonderful. Compared to a Rem700, the x-bolt is like the future, and the 700 is like a WW1 rifle.

  4. I’m left-handed and was pleasantly surprised to find they added the 6.5 Creedmoor chambering to the LH Hunter model.

    I had been looking high and low and had no luck finding a LH Tikka T3 in 260 (their catalog lists it) even a call to Beretta failed to find one. While surfing the site (looking for a LH Ruger FTW) I tripped-over the LH X Bolt in 6.5 and immediately bought it, no regrets!

    Shoots the Hornady 120 GMX Full Boar into pretty little .75″ groups, smooth bolt and the 60° lift let me mount my Leupold VX3 2.5-8x really low. My only complaint is they don’t offer the Hells Canyon or Stainless Stalker in LH. Fellow lefties: if you buy one you won’t look back!

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