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Browning X vs A bolt

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by nearmiss, Mar 23, 2010.

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  1. nearmiss

    nearmiss Member

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    Looking at browning rifles, what makes an X bolt worth $150 more than an A bolt.
    BLR looks interesting too....
     
  2. Abel

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    Its new. The X-Bolt has some features that the A doesn't; like a botton on the lever that lets you remove a round without disengaging the safety. The X has a smaller reciever that you can almost wrap your hand around. Did I mention that the X is new? Gotta pay for that research & development.
     
  3. Uncle Mike

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    +1 Abel.....
     
  4. Maverick223

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    Not a thing IMO. I like the feel, fit and finish of the A-Bolt much better than the X-Bolt. I also don't care for the rotary mag too much.

    WRT the BLR, I find them to be a outstanding design, available in all sorts of great chambering...but they are butt ugly and don't fit me well...so they just aren't for me. Take a look at Winchester/Browning 1895s and Savage 99s for a similar action (well not really, but they are magazine fed levers, which is what I think you like about it).

    OT: Mike, when did you move to "never never land...never land here!"?...sounds like a dandy place. :D
     
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