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    Browning x-bolt owners

    Can you look at, and post pics, of your boltface. Is it etched around the firing pin? A member on here has been told by a gunsmith ALL browning x-bolts get their bolt face etched because of their "precision headspacing"
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    Admit Stug for the last time I'm not buying an XBolt where is mr sully

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    @**##%@
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathias View Post
    @**##%@
    What're you trying to say, @Mathias?
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    At the risk of ridicule - 2012 x-bolt .223 - does this help @stug?

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    Not sure what 'etched' means but here's a 6mo 708 X-bolt

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    An early xbolt .243. Circa 400 shots. Bolt face cleaned for the first time 5 mins ago

    There is a touch of deeper etching near to the ejector pin. Still shoots and operates fine.

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    just gave myn a little clean as well looking at the pic I should have tried harder !
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    If nothing else this thread has got people inspecting their bolt faces, maybe in some cases the first time ever.

    Maybe should also include a check for gawling on the locking lugs ha ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    Can you look at, and post pics, of your boltface. Is it etched around the firing pin? A member on here has been told by a gunsmith ALL browning x-bolts get their bolt face etched because of their "precision headspacing"
    These guys all have to go and get there bolts replaced now a mate ? Lol every one of those guns have just lost $400 in value a mate ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    All gotta be replaced a gibo? They all lost value a ?


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    @pepper123 only one of those bolts is etched. 3 of them are discoloured ( no pits or holes in the bolt face)which is normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    @pepper123 only one of those bolts is etched. 3 of them are discoloured ( no pits or holes in the bolt face)which is normal.
    So that needs to be taken in and he demands a new bolt then ?


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