Browning Expands X-Bolt Line


Browning is expanding their X-Bolt line, the line they’ve claimed is “the new benchmark in bolt-action rifles.” Among other improvements upon their other bolt-actions, the X-Bolt line has Browning’s adjustable three-lever Feather Trigger and is lighter-weight overall. The company says the two new additions promise superior accuracy and being immediately hunt-ready.


From Browning:

Browning will expand its X-Bolt rifle line for 2015 to include the new X-Bolt Eclipse Target and Eclipse Varmint models. Both models feature a laminated gray satin finish stock that has a thumbhole grip with Monte Carlo cheek piece. 

The X-Bolt Eclipse Target will be offered in 6.5 Creedmoor and 308 Win. calibers. The 28″ heavy bull barrel provides excellent accuracy. The X-Bolt Eclipse Target rifle has an adjustable Feather Trigger that is factory set at 3 to 3 ½ lbs. 

The X-Bolt Eclipse Varmint is ready to hunt and will be offered in popular varmint hunting calibers including 204 Ruger, 223 Rem. and 22-250 Rem. The X-Bolt Eclipse Varmint rifle features an accurate 26″ heavy bull barrel. 

Other standard features found on all X-Bolt rifles include a detachable rotary magazine, adjustable Feather Trigger, 60° bolt lift, bolt unlock button and Inflex Technology recoil pad. 

Both models Suggested Retail: $1,069.99. 

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  • Larry Carter

    I have an X-Bolt Stalker in .243, which I purchased almost a year ago. I really like the safety position and the location of the bolt release–which also allows the shooter to cycle the action while the safety is engaged. The accuracy has been phenomenal for a hunting rifle, favoring Federal and Hornady Superfermormance loads, as well as Winchester’s 58g varmint ammo. I plan on buying an X-Bolt in 7mm-08 next.

  • MountainKelly

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  • Doug

    I have 2 Browning x-bolts one is a maple medallion Rocky Mountain Elf Foundation banquet gun, both are great buns and I love the tang safety on them. The issue I see with these eclipse x-bolts is that it is really awkward to reach the safety with the thumb through stock.