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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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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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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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DonDi said:
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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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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