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X-Bolt Long Range Hunter Review needed

Hi Everyone,
I am looking for a good review on a X-Bolt Long Range Hunter Realtree Max-1. I like the specs and duracoat stock.I am thinking about ordering one in 300 wsm. I currently have rem 700 in that caliber but constant cycling problems and now the recall is having me thinking about moving on.

Here is my question. I don;t think my rem 300wsm recoil is bad. I have shot an older browning a bolt in 308 that felt worse. How is the recoil with the new x-bolts? Ps... I do not want to put a brake on it.

Also, if anyone has the dura coat stock, how easy it to sand extra room. I am not a huge fan of stainless and probably would teflon coat it.

Any feedback will be much appreciated.
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Re: X-Bolt Long Range Hunter Review needed

I have an x bolt in 30-06 and even with hot handloads its comfortable to shoot. I shoot a lot of 12ga slugs, so recoil isn't a big issue for me.
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Re: X-Bolt Long Range Hunter Review needed

I have a 280 rem xbolt and I don't think it's bad but I'm also shooting 139 grain out of it.
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Re: X-Bolt Long Range Hunter Review needed

I have a Browning A-bolt in 300wsm. Using 165gr projectiles loaded on the top end, the recoil is much harder than my Rem 700 in 300wm.

That being said, my A-bolt can group bullets smaller than a Chew can at 300yds. Out performing my Rem 700 hands down.

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Re: X-Bolt Long Range Hunter Review needed

The short magnums have feeding problems.
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Re: X-Bolt Long Range Hunter Review needed

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The short magnums have feeding problems.
Have you experienced that, or just repeating what you heard on the net? Are you referring to Brownings specifically, or short mags in general?

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Re: X-Bolt Long Range Hunter Review needed

It is not based on personal experience but repeated in reviews by people who have good reputations. If you look at the case itself its not to hard to figure out. Compare a 300 Winchester magnum with a 300 wsm side by side and see what I mean. It should be obvious which one would feed better.

No it is not limited to Browning and is an issue across the board.
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