NRA American Hunter Says Browning Hell’s Canyon Speed X-Bolt Rifle is for the Hunter Who’s “Fast and Smart.”
“(Hell’s Canyon Speed is for) hunters keen for hot technology in a style that fits their go-all-out mindset.”
“Over the past year, Browning has been building a new sub-brand designed for ‘Buckmark Nation’ hunters keen for hot technology in a style that fits their go-all-out mindset,” Zent said. “Hell’s Canyon Speed (HCS) matches the smarts, intensity and work ethic that spread from extreme high-country pursuits to hunting camps across America. Inspired by adrenalin-fueled mornings and long, hard, satisfying treks back to camp, the HCS collection encompasses four different product categories and rates serious consideration wherever hunters seek epic encounters with game.”
“The HCS collection encompasses four different product categories and rates serious consideration wherever hunters seek epic encounters with game.”
Kicking off the Hell’s Canyon Speed line is a new rifle model. “Based on Browning’s flagship bolt-action, the X-Bolt Hell’s Canyon Speed is an award-winning update loaded with accuracy upgrades,” Zent notes “The action is glass-bedded fore and aft; the fluted barrel is free-floated and comes equipped with a recoil-taming muzzle brake (which can be easily swapped out with a thread protector). Also present is the X-Bolt’s adjustable Feather Trigger, a 60° bolt lift makes reloading quick and easy, and a detachable rotary magazine that can be swapped out for a spare in seconds. Decked out in HCS’s A-TACS AU camo, the stock boasts a springy Inflex recoil pad and textured grip panels.”
“…The X-Bolt HCS boasts the hottest contemporary look of any production bolt rifle.”
But having a hot-looking rifle is just part of the Hell’s Canyon Speed equation. Browning has created a full line of active hunting clothing and accessories that carry the HCS theme. If you are a serious, athletically-inclined hunter who hunts hard under difficult conditions and keeps hunting in wild weather extremes, then you need top tier hunting clothing. Browning Speed excels at every level and every situation—from the form and fit, right down to the smallest details like reinforcing and fasteners.
“I’ve worn Hell’s Canyon Speed clothing … and even after several hard days, the stuff looks brand new,”
“I’ve worn Hell’s Canyon Speed clothing in foothills and mountain terrain in pursuit of big game and in lowlands calling turkeys, and even after several hard days, the stuff looks brand new,” Zent noted with enthusiasm. “The basic pants, shirts and undergarments are made from supersmart, high-tech wicking fabrics that somehow keep you comfy in summery temperatures, then warm when it cools down. But Browning can turn up the furnace, too, with a PrimaLoft-insulated coat that blocks out winter chill and yet weighs very little. Also, A-TACS camo blends in like it grew there, AU on plains or western mountains or FG in eastern and southern fields and woodlots—two highly concealable options.”
Original article copyright American Hunter/NRA November 2016. Review copyright Browning December 2016. Review written by Browning staff writer Scott Engen. Photos copyright American Huntere/NRA and Browning.