For 2020 Browning has introduced a new addition to the X-Bolt family of bolt-action rifles that merges the unique feel of walnut wood with the practicality of an adjustable cheekpiece and other features added to make it an ideal companion for your hunting adventures. The model name of the new rifle, X-Bolt Hunter Long Range, pretty much explains the intended use and target market. Let’s see what features and options Browning offers in this rifle.
Browning X-Bolt Hunter Long Range rifle is available chambered in one of the following calibers: 6.5mm Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC, .308 Winchester, .270 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield, 7mm Remington Magnum, .300 Winchester Magnum. The rifle comes with heavy sporter contour barrels of 22″, 24″ or 26″ lengths depending on the caliber option. The muzzles are threaded with a 5/8-24 thread pitch. The rifles are equipped with muzzle brakes and there is also a thread protector included in the package. The overall length of these rifles varies from 42″ to 46 3/4″ depending on the caliber, action size and barrel length. These factors also determine the overall weight which varies from 7 lbs 11 oz to 8 lbs 6 oz.
The Grade I black walnut stock has a satin finish and the steel parts like the receiver, barrel or sling swivel studs feature matte blued finish. The non-reflective finishes are applied to minimize the possibility of glare and reflection from the rifle’s surfaces in the field. The stock comes with a Browning Inflex recoil pad installed, ambidextrous adjustable cheekpiece and checkered forearm and grip. The length of pull is 13 3/4″. The rifle is fed from rotary flush-fit magazines of three or four round capacity. The receiver is drilled and tapped for mounting scope rings or rails. The bolt throw angle is 60 degrees and this rifle has an extended bolt handle.
Lastly, here is a set of pictures found on the company’s website.