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Press release:

The New X-Bolt® Micro Composite Rifle Offers Full Size Features in a Compact Package

The Browning X-Bolt Micro Composite rifle is tailored to give younger and smaller stature shooters the performance benefits of a top-tier firearm in a compact size.

This compact bolt-action rifle features a black composite stock with a shorter 13″ length of pull that is paired to the accurate, award-winning X-Bolt action. The receiver has a matte blued finish and is drilled and tapped for scope mounts. A hand chambered 20″ barrel keeps weight low and maneuverability high. The barrel is free floated and topped off with a target crown. A removable, threaded muzzle brake helps tame felt recoil and includes a thread protector for when the muzzle brake is not in use.

The X-Bolt Micro Composite also benefits from the Browning Growth Insurance Program. This program lets the owner purchase a full-size stock for 50% off the retail price to insure this great rifle grows with the shooter.

Available in 243 Win., 6mm Creedmoor, 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm-08 and 308 Win. calibers, the X-Bolt Micro Composite is available for an MSRP of $959.99.


  • Black Composite Stock with Compact 13″ Length of Pull
  • Adjustable Feather Trigger
  • X-Lock Scope Mounting System
  • Free-Floated Barrel
  • 60° Bolt Lift
  • Bolt Unlock Button
  • Rotary Magazine
  • Top-Tang Safety
  • Personalized Bolt Engraving Available
  • Pachmayr® Decelerator® Recoil Pad

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  1. I hadn’t known 6.0 Creedmoor was a thing.
    Hey, let’s make a new cartridge that performs exactly like .243 Winchester!

      • The 6mm doesn’t even have the price advantage that the 6.5 has over the .260. Personally I’ve got a .260 and it’s worth the extra $ just to avoid the embarrassment of everybody at the range thinking your a Creed moor guy.

    • The 243 and 6mm CM are not exactly the same. The difference is, a 243W normally comes with a 1:10 twist rifling. That means it shoots 60-90 gr bullets best. The 6mm CM comes with a 1:8 twist rifling. That means it’ll shoot the modern low drag bullets in 90-110 gr better. It gives you a choice on what you like to shoot.
      The 6.5CM is a modern design that had a cartridge, bullets, chamber and barrel all designed to shoot heavy for caliber eld and vld bullets. The 260 wasn’t designed that way. It’s a necked down 308 designed to shoot traditional hunting bullets like sierra gameking or Remington corelokts in 120-130 gr. It’ll shoot the 147 eld bullets, but the bullet has to be seated deep into the case or it won’t fit into the mag.

      • The difference in shoulder height between the 6.5 CM and the .260 is about 1/16″ (both have an overall length of 2.8″), so technically you’re right, but the difference is minuscule to say the least. The .260 has an advantage in case capacity and if you reload it has thicker brass at the neck and should last longer.

        • Plus you can have barrel done in the same twist that you can a creedmoor. Aka same weight bullet at higher velocity. I load most everything long anyway. If I had a 260 it wouldn’t have any bullet shoved in the case even with the long stuff.

  2. My .243 will do anything a 6.5 will do except shoot a bullet heavier than 103 rain ELD-X, in Hornaday or a 100 gr. pro hunter in Sierra, 100 gr. Speer, 100 gr Nosler, 115 VLD in Berger, it has a 1-8 twist! also good out too 500 Meters, my Long range out too 1k Meter!

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