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Old 12-10-2012, 09:46 PM   #1
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I have the Browning A-Bolt 300 wsm. What is the difference between my A-bolt and the X-Bolt?
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:31 PM   #2
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The X-bolt allows you to cycle the bolt and unload the rifle with the safety still engaged.

The x-bolt does away with the rotating sleeve that surrounds the bolt body on the A-bolt.

The X-bolt is trimmed down and not as bulky over all.

The trigger on the X-bolt is more adjustable than the A-bolt.

The x-bolt uses a center feed rotary magazine instead of the drop plate magazine of the A-bolt.

The X-bolt recoil pad is much softer than the A-bolt.

The X-bolt uses 8 screws total to attach the scope bases to the rifle.

All are improvements IMO except the 8 screws thing. I don't know why they had to do this when they could have just used 8-40 screws instead of 6-48 screws in they wanted greater strength.
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How do u adjust the trigger on the xbolt?
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Go to page 23.

http://media.browning.com/pdf/om/09_044_xbolt.pdf
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Okay, thanks

I love my rifle and have killed several deer with it but I'm embarrassed to say I never knew the trigger was adjustable.

Maybe there is something to that reading the instructions?

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Problem with the x-bolt trigger is to get a good custom trigger, it is more difficult. My A-bolt is sporting about a 14 ounce trigger pull custom done by my gunsmith. I'm not a fan of the amount of plastic (such as the clip) they went to with the x-bolt and the scope mounts are a pain in the ass to come by, and expensive as well.

That being said, the x-bolt is still a great gun. The feature that you can open the bolt while still on safety is nice. I still prefer my A-bolt over my x-bolt. It just feels better to me.
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Not a fan of the 8 screws for scope mounting. I still haven't shot the brand new gun because of the lack of availability of scope mounts for this gun. any suggestions?

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I got my mount from Browning.
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There are bases everywhere. Leupold, Redfield, Burris, EGW just to name a few. Mikes even has the leupold windage adjustable in stock, both on hwy 29 and in jay. I got redfields on line for under $8, weaver style.
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one quick search:
http://www.midwayusa.com/find?userSe...g+x-bolt+bases
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