Browning X-Bolt Hell’s Canyon Speed

Hells Canyon

Browning recently added the Hell’s Canyon Speed to its line of X-Bolt rifles. The new guns offer a variety of features and cosmetic differences that set it apart in the X-Bolt line.

Visually, the gun jumps out at you because of its finishing. The barrel and action are finished in burnt bronze Cerakote finish. The synthetic stock has an A-TACS AU (arid urban) finish that is designed to blend into a wide range of environments.

However, the gun is more than just a standard X-Bolt with a new coat of paint. According to Browning, the new gun also has a new fluted and free floated, heavy barrel that is supposed to be quite stiff for improved accuracy. The receiver is glass bedded.

Hells Canyon brake

The company added a muzzle brake on the end of the threaded barrel for softer shooting. If you prefer to shoot without it, it easily removes, and the company does include a thread protector with the rifle.

This rifle has a user adjustable trigger, detachable magazine and an Inflex Technology recoil pad standard. It is offered in a number of calibers:

  • 243 Win
  • 6.5 Creedmoor
  • 308 Win
  • 7mm-08
  • 270 WSM
  • 300 WSM
  • 26 Nosler
  • 270 Win
  • 30-06 Sprg
  • 7mm Rem Mag
  • 300 Win Mag

The suggested retail price on these rifles runs from $1,199.99 – $1,239.00 depending on the model.

Richard Johnson

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  • SP mclaughlin

    But can you bulls-eye womp rats?

    • Budogunner

      Are you implying it is racist to market so sand raiders?

  • Budogunner

    That muzzle break looks pretty sad. Basically, one baffle preceded by a huge chamber of holes. For higher calibers, more than one chamber/baffle makes sense. This just looks like a noise amplifier to me.

    • Jwedel1231

      Spin it off for a silencer, leave it on for a loudener