All business, no nonsense. The X-Bolt stalker isn't flashy, but it is durable, accurate, simple, and has all the elegant lines and curves you'll find on its "prettier" siblings.
More and more hunters are turning to the Composite firearms for many reasons. Probably the biggest is that they no longer want to bang up that pretty Walnut stock. The X-Bolt Composite Stalker is an excellent rifle choice for deer hunting in conditions where a hunter may not wish to take the traditional Walnut stocked rifle. The X-Bolt Composite Stalker's stock is made from tough, Composite material that can take a beating. Don't think it would be slippery, unattractive or uncomfortable to fire. The stock is textured for a secure grip from forearm to pistol grip. It also has a comfortable palm-swell and a Dura-Touch Armor Coating over a flat, black finish. The barrel, bolt and receiver are also finished in a flat, durable non-glare surface. This is a rifle with all the deluxe features of the X-Bolt family, but rugged enough for the demanding hard core deer, elk and sheep hunters.
- Button-rifled barrel is triple checked for quality and individually hand chambered and air gauged to ensure consistency and accuracy.
- The target Crown enables the uniform release of gas as the bullet exits the barrel, preventing a shift in trajectory. The Crown is recessed to protect it from accidental damage that degrades accuracy.
- Free floated barrel eliminates contact interference from the fore-end, enabling the superior barrel craftsmanship to perform consistently and accurately.
- Drilled and tapped for X-Lock scope mounts that use four screws for each base to provide a rock solid optic platform.
- Adjustable Feather Trigger minimizes the "human factor" by eliminating creep and take-up — providing a crisp trigger pull that "breaks like glass."
- Low profile action allows you to mount the scope extremely close to the center of the bore to minimize the offset between point of aim and Point of Impact.
- 60° bolt lift keeps the thumb and fingers clear of the scope when cycling the action and allows the bolt to be operated in a smoother/quicker motion.
- Top-tang safety offers easy accessibility without removing your firing hand from the stock. The shooter can quickly manipulate the safety, or verify the position of the safety, without losing your sight picture or cheek weld.
- Detachable Rotary magazine is built from tough polymer and is designed to stop forward movement of the cartridge by contacting the shoulder of the case rather than the tip of the projectile. This prevents bullet tip deformation and recoil induced bullet seating depth change.
- Bolt Unlock Button allows the bolt to be cycled with the safety engaged.
- Innovative Inflex Technology recoil pad uses directional deflection to pull the stock down and away from the face to reduce perceived recoil.
- Durable low-luster blued finish reduces reflective glare
- Dura-Touch Armor Coating provides positive gripping surface that is both comfortable and easy to hold onto during all weather conditions
BROWNING X-BOLT VIDEO COLLECTION. In this series of videos Browning's top gun designers and engineers explain in detail what sets Browning apart from the rest. Browning broke new ground with the X-Bolt design and Browning remains the true bolt action rifle innovators. Since the beginnings of the company -- with John Moses Browning as our chief designer and inventor -- ground breaking innovation has been in our blood. Click to become an expert.
|SA||035201211||243 Win||22"||41 3/4"||13 5/8"||11/16"||1/2"||6 lbs 5 oz||$859.99|
|SA||035201216||7mm-08 Rem||22"||41 3/4"||13 5/8"||11/16"||1/2"||6 lbs 5 oz||$859.99|
|SA||035201218||308 Win||22"||41 3/4"||13 5/8"||11/16"||1/2"||6 lbs 5 oz||$859.99|
|LA||035201223||25-06 Rem||24"||44 3/4"||13 5/8"||11/16"||1/2"||6 lbs 11 oz||$859.99|
|LA||035201224||270 Win||22"||42 3/4"||13 5/8"||11/16"||1/2"||6 lbs 9 oz||$859.99|
|LA||035201225||280 Rem||22"||42 3/4"||13 5/8"||11/16"||1/2"||6 lbs 9 oz||$859.99|
|LA||035201226||30-06 Spfld||22"||42 3/4"||13 5/8"||11/16"||1/2"||6 lbs 9 oz||$859.99|
|LA||035201227||7mm Rem Mag||26"||46 3/4"||13 5/8"||11/16"||1/2"||6 lbs 13 oz||$899.99|
|LA||035201229||300 Win Mag||26"||46 3/4"||13 5/8"||11/16"||1/2"||6 lbs 13 oz||$899.99|
|LA||035201231||338 Win Mag||26"||46 3/4"||13 5/8"||11/16"||1/2"||6 lbs 13 oz||$899.99|
|SA||035201246||300 WSM||23"||42 3/4"||13 5/8"||11/16"||1/2"||6 lbs 8 oz||$899.99|
|SA||035201248||270 WSM||23"||42 3/4"||13 5/8"||11/16"||1/2"||6 lbs 8 oz||$899.99|
|SA||035201249||7mm WSM||23"||42 3/4"||13 5/8"||11/16"||1/2"||6 lbs 8 oz||$899.99|
|SA||035201277||325 WSM||23"||42 3/4"||13 5/8"||11/16"||1/2"||6 lbs 8 oz||$899.99|
|SSA||035205208||223 Rem||22"||41 1/4"||13 5/8"||11/16"||1/2"||6 lbs 3 oz||$859.99|
|SSA||035205209||22-250 Rem||22"||41 1/4"||13 5/8"||11/16"||1/2"||6 lbs 3 oz||$859.99|
|SA||035205274||204 Ruger||22"||41 1/4"||13 5/8"||11/16"||1/2"||6 lbs 3 oz||$839.99|
Weights listed are approximate. Drop at comb and heel are measured from centerline of bore.
Images, photographs, etc. shown do not necessarily represent the product in its entirety. They are shown for examples only.
The new benchmark in bolt-action rifle design.
The bolt-action rifle was forever changed with the introduction of the Browning X-Bolt. The X-Bolt builds on the proven successes of past Browning rifles, and adds numerous improvements that place the X-Bolt at the top of any side by side comparison. Most notable is an adjustable three-lever Feather Trigger™ system that offers the best feel on any Browning rifle ever.
A bolt unlock button works with the top-tang safety to offer enhanced safety while unloading. Styling features offer more compact dimensions for a smaller, quicker, sleeker look and feel, and also trims weight. To ensure the stability of optics, scope bases are attached to the receiver using four screws per base. Innovation is the Browning tradition, and the X-Bolt is just the latest example. Click on the image at left for interactive content on every X-Bolt feature (requires a Flash-enabled browser). Click below to watch the X-Bolt 30 second commercial.
X-Bolt Feather Trigger™
For precise shooting in the field or off the bench, there's absolutely no substitute for a good, predictable trigger. The X-Bolt's new three-lever Feather Trigger provides a clean, crisp pull with no take-up or creep and minimal overtravel. The trigger is screw adjustable from 3 to 5 lbs. and factory pre-set at approximately 3 1/2 lbs. An alloy trigger housing contains the hard chromed steel components that are highly polished on all critical contact surfaces. Precise engagement angles mean the X-Bolt Feather Trigger feels light and right and stays that way through many thousands of rounds. Unlike competitors' triggers with secondary fingerpiece levers, the Feather Trigger is designed right, from the very start.
X-Lock™ Scope Mounting System
Securely mounted optics are essential for accuracy and precision on any rifle. To ensure the new X-Bolt has the most stable scope mounting system possible, the X-Lock mounts feature an all new four screw per base design that replaces the traditional two screw system. The benefits are obvious, with the bases being secured at all four corners, rather than only attached at the center of the base for more accurate placement on the receiver.
Bolt Unlock Button
The bolt unlock button works in conjunction with the top-tang safety to provide an added measure of safety during checking and unloading of the chamber. Conveniently located on top of the bolt lever, the bolt unlock button allows the bolt to be unlocked and opened with the safety in the on safe position. The safety blocks the trigger sear and features a firing pin block for added safety.
60° Bolt Lift
Short 60° bolt lift is fast cycling and allows you to work the bolt quickly without the scope getting in the way. The all new bolt is machined from a block of solid steel bar stock for strength and custom rifle precision. Three locking lugs provide exceptional bolt strength.
Inflex Technology Recoil Pad
Inflex Technology recoil pad is standard on every X-Bolt rifle. This ultra soft pad offers the best recoil absorption available on any rifle. The proprietary construction and material promote a directional deflection of recoil forces, pulling the stock comb away from your face to reduce felt recoil and muzzle climb.
An all new detachable rotary magazine is incorporated into the X-Bolt. Constructed from a durable lightweight polymer, the magazine is designed to feed cartridges directly in-line with the bolt, instead of offset as with traditional leaf-spring magazines, for a straight shot right into the chamber. An ergonomic magazine-mounted release lets the magazine rotate directly downward and into your hand. The magazine sits flush with the bottom of the rifle for a sleeker appearance. Additional magazines can be kept loaded and carried in your pocket or pack for easy access.
Accuracy and Barrel
A free-floating barrel is essential for utmost accuracy. The X-Bolt is free-floated by bedding the front and rear of the action for stability and to help maintain barrel to stock spacing for consistent accuracy. A recessed muzzle crown helps protect the rifling from damage. Barrels are triple checked for interior finish, straightness and air-gauged for uniformity.
Innovation is in Our Blood.
BELOW: In a series of informative videos Browning's top gun designers and engineers talk about what sets Browning apart from the rest. Browning broke new ground with the X-Bolt in 2008. Other companies are attempting to immitate Browning, but Browning remains the true innovators and Browning consistently develops and patents new concepts and features that no other company even comes close to providing. Since the beginnings of the company, with John Moses Browning as our chief designer and inventor, ground breaking innovation has been in our blood. You be the judge.
THE BROWNING X-BOLT VIDEO COLLECTION.
Infex Recoil Pad
X-Lock Scope Mounts
Bolt Unlock Button
Original X-Bolt Product Overview (2008)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Some X-Bolt rifles are pictured with scope bases, rings and scopes mounted. This is for illustration purposes only. No actual models come with scopes, rings and bases unless specifically listed in the specifications for that model.