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    X bolt thoughts?

    As above. Any experience with these. Accuracy, triggers, weight, bolt smoothness
    Cheers for any opinions on these

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    I fell in love with the White Gold version a while back...never did get to scratch that itch.

    Looking forward to reading X bolt opinions..... good question

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    The old A bolt was a better rifle imo. But either one ain’t great if you want to tart it up to improve performance. Better off with REM, Tikka, Sako or Howa, Weatherby

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    X bolt thoughts?

    A mate had one and at two years of age she looked like Russian princess who has hit that ‘headscarf’ age. He was hard on his gear though but it did make me wonder about the coatings of the rifle.
    Mine looked new after the same amount of time, it was smooth, accurate and durable. I recommend them.


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    I have A bolt in 280 and xbolt in 708. have owned a 270wsm xbolt also.
    Stock shape is great.Syn stocks nice and grippy.Bolt smoothness great. 2 position safety and ability to unlock a cocked bolt with safety on os great.
    Trigger adjusts down to 3lb. Get a new spring from M Carbo.com for 15$ and its mint
    I like the magazines.
    Heck i love these guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chainsaw View Post
    The old A bolt was a better rifle imo. But either one ain’t great if you want to tart it up to improve performance. Better off with REM, Tikka, Sako or Howa, Weatherby
    Rather have a browning then a T3 any day own two shoot awesomely and not a latte to be seen

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    Quote Originally Posted by chainsaw View Post
    The old A bolt was a better rifle imo. But either one ain’t great if you want to tart it up to improve performance. Better off with REM, Tikka, Sako or Howa, Weatherby
    I have owned all these rifle at some time over the past 8 years and all worked as designed. I have bought and sold rifles for no other reason that I can !

    Currently running X-Bolt in .308 WIN and put in a McCarbo trigger spring which has helped me shoot better.

    Did it "improve the performance" of the rifle ?

    The answer is NO !!

    The performance of a rifle is a subjective concept - like an opinion.

    An objective perspective is one that is not influenced by emotions, opinions, or personal feelings - it is a perspective based in fact, in things quantifiable and measurable. A subjective perspective is one open to greater interpretation based on personal feeling, emotion, aesthetics, etc.

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    Stay loyal to the model 7

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    Had one in 7mm rem mag, very accurate and like others said, mcarbo spring helps

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    First one I had was a dream until I broke it. Second one was shit from the start. First one had a barrel channel that looked hand carved by a carpenter. Second one looked like it was made by a beaver. First stock was floated and straight. Second stock was bent. Both were 7mm08 walnut and SS.
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    Do the Xbolts have a longer mag box?
    I had an Abolt for years and really liked it but the short mag box i found annoying once i started reloading.

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    Had the older SS a bolt on 270 and despite the calibre it was a great rifle. Preferred it to my friends xbolt personally

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sako851 View Post
    Stay loyal to the model 7
    Yea might be hard to give up the 7. Just have the option on a good second hand one but don't know anything about them.
    Seems like pretty positive response
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    Quote Originally Posted by Remmodel7 View Post
    Yea might be hard to give up the 7. Just have the option on a good second hand one but don't know anything about them.
    Seems like pretty positive response
    They are nice rifles man. Give it a go.

 

 

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