Browning X-Bolt Wins 2009 Rifle of the Year From American Rifleman.
Release Date: 2/13/2009
NRA Golden Bullseye Award -- One Year Ago.
The press release below, provided by NRA Publications, details the 2009 award criteria for the NRA Publications Bullseye Awards, and announces the Browning X-Bolt as "Rifle of the Year." It is always an honor to simply be nominated for this prestigious award -- and we are very pleased to receive the "Rifle of the Year" distinction from American Rifleman magazine. American Rifleman's editorial staff is known for its extreme firearms knowledge and their critical eye when it comes to new products and firearms innovation in general.
The X-Bolt was introduced a year ago and has been the subject of significant testing by members of the NRA Publications staff during the past year. Rifles in the running for the award presented notable competition which adds greatly to the significance to the award.
You can read the text version the X-Bolt portion of the release below or view an image of the release from the NRA Web site at the bottom of this article.
For Immediate Release
February 11, 2009
NRA MAGAZINES ANNOUNCE
2009 GOLDEN BULLSEYE AWARD
Fairfax, Virginia – NRA Publications will present its annual Golden Bullseye Awards and Golden Bullseye Pioneer Award at an invitation-only reception during the 2009 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, May 15-17, in Phoenix, Arizona.
“The Golden Bullseye Award honors our winners for bringing to market products remarkable in their utility to shooters and hunters,” said Joe H. Graham, Executive Director of NRA Publications. “The award, now in its seventh year, has become a symbol of excellence and innovation in firearms, accessories and related equipment. We are confident shooters and hunters will receive this year’s winning products with enthusiasm, and we congratulate the winners.”
The Golden Bullseye Pioneer Award specifically honors outstanding personal achievement. “The award spotlights the exemplary achievement and cumulative body of work of an individual, members of a team or partnership, or family who were responsible for the development and introduction of shooting equipment that has made a profound, positive and enduring impact on the way Americans shoot and hunt,” said Joe Graham. “This year’s winners are legend in our industry.”
The 2009 Golden Bullseye Award:
For American Rifleman, NRA’s 123-year-old flagship publication:
Rifle of the Year