With long-range rifle competitions popping up across the country, shooters are putting their equipment through the paces like never before and enjoying the satisfaction when a rifle, optics, ammunition and personal performance come together. One of the biggest competitions is the National Rifle League Production Class. Here, shooters are limited in weight and the modifications they can make to their rifle. Thus, the out of the box features and accuracy of their rifle are paramount. Fortunately for competitors, winning is a specialty of Browning and we’ve developed the new X-Bolt Target Lite MAX.
The foundation of this rifle is a stiffer, heavier, full-diameter receiver that helps stabilize the rifle. An alignment flat is machined into the receiver to aid in scope alignment/leveling. The recoil lug is pinned to the receiver to ensure perfect orientation if the barrel needs to be replaced. The included 20 MOA Picatinny optics rail is held in place with four oversize 8-40 screws and an additional steel pin that secures the rail to the receiver. The bolt features a longer handle to reduce opening force.
X-Bolt Target rifles feature the Xtra Capacity Magazine System that utilizes popular Accuracy International Chassis System (AICS) pattern magazines. These magazines are available in 5- and 10-round capacity. X-Bolt Target rifles ship with one MDT 10-round polymer box magazine. (For optimal feeding reliability we recommend MDT 10-round and Magpul® 5-round magazines.) The front of the magazine well is sturdy enough to be used as a barrier stop.
The patent-pending Browning Target DLX Trigger brings the light touch you need for accurate shooting. This three-lever design has zero creep, zero take-up, zero overtravel and a glass-like break. The Target DLX is adjustable with a range of 2 to 3.3 pounds and comes factory set at 2.5 lbs.
To help make the 12-pound weight in NRL Production Class (rifle, optics and mounts), this rifle is fitted with a stainless heavy sporter profile barrel is that fluted to reduce weight and increase surface area for faster heat dissipation. The barrel is suppressor ready with 5/8"-24 SR threads and includes a Recoil Hawg muzzle brake that effectively reduces felt recoil for improved shooting comfort – a must in competition.
The adjustable MAX stock gives you the versatility to customize the fit the rifle to your unique needs. The comb is height adjustable to put your eye in perfect alignment with your scope. Length of pull spacers are also included. The vertical grip is comfortable standing, seated and prone and allows for an easy reach from the finger to the trigger. A Picatinny rail on the bottom of the forearm is included and makes attaching today's precision, rail-mounted bipods a snap. The rail is also easily removable and three secure mounting points make it easy to mount the popular ARCA/Swiss rail (not included).
NOTE: Unless specifically listed as included with a firearm, accessories shown such as scopes, optical sights, rings, ring mounts, optic rails, bipod rails, ammunition, etc. are NOT included. Accessories are available at authorized Browning dealers and here on Browning.com.