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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-17-2017, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Shooting some steel

Since bow season hasn't panned out for us, time to get the rifles warmed up.

I bought a new Browning xbolt western hunter in 28 nosler, put a vortex hslr 4-16 on it. Boy does it shoot! The trigger came set at 3lb 12 oz. I didn't adjust it yet.



There's 4 shots in that group next to a 3" dot. I was breaking in the barrel, shooting at 100 yards with nosler 160gr AB ammo.

Shot some new ar500 plates at 200 yards.




The center group was the Browning.

This weekend we shot some long range for us steel.




It was 530 yards. The left 3 shot group was the Browning. The other group was my 300 RUM rem 700 sps. It's trigger is 4.5 lb.

This is my first rifle and scope combination that I'll learn to dial turrents with. It's nice just holding directly on the target instead of hold overs or using ballistic plex's.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-17-2017, 07:33 PM
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YZeater, sweet. Next best thing to being there, one round one kill. Nothing like a trigger that allows you to dial things in without second guessing the rest of the rig. Look forward to a few more photos with the results of pending efforts. Congrats on your new weapon. Good luck.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-17-2017, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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I adjusted the factory Browning trigger down to 3lb last nite. It'll be going for it's first hunt tomorrow for bear.

I bought a lighter trigger spring for the xmark equipped 300rum. It's down to 3.5-. 4 lb. It's not consistent. It'll probably just get a timney.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-20-2017, 07:31 PM
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Good shooting, I don't know what they do to them but those Brownings can shoot. My dad just got the X-Bolt Fluted Target Eclipse in 6.5 Creedmoor as a long range rifle and the thing is a tack driver. It will put 140gr Hornady American Gunner into an honest sub 1/2 MOA group.

I got into long range shooting a couple years ago so he got a rifle so we could shoot the long range classes together, my brother also got a Ruger Precision rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor as his long range gun. I personally run a custom .300 Win Mag I built on a Mausingfield action.
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Tested out the 28 on the first day. Shot a half rack at about 50 yards. Maybe I can get a doe at a little further distance.

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YZEATER, better be a 500 yard shot!!!!!!!! Good luck.

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Nope. Just 50. Got a doe at about 200 down thru the woods.

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For an out of the box hunting rifle I would be happy also. Good shooting.
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