Browning has over 50 years of experience with bolt-action high-powered rifles. Today’s X-Bolt rifle inherits the strongest, most note-worthy features of its predecessors. The X-Bolt White Gold model has a Monte Carlo style stock, a feature recognized as the comb steps sharply down toward the heel of the buttstock, allowing more contact between the recoil pad of the stock and the shooter’s shoulder. With this design, the recoil of the fired shell comes directly back or in-line with the stronger part of the inner shoulder, making the rifle more pleasant to shoot, especially when a long day at the range is expected.
It is okay for some guns to be referred to as “beautiful” even though it is still a hard working hunting tool. The X-Bolt White Gold is beautifully adorned with a polished and engraved stainless steel receiver and stainless steel barrel. The stock is gloss-finished and finely checkered with rosewood fore-end and grip caps.
- Free-floated barrel that is bedded in the front and the rear of the action for stability and to help maintain barrel-to-stock spacing for consistent accuracy.
- 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.
- Short 60° bolt lift is fast cycling and allows you to work the bolt quickly
- Detachable rotary magazine
- Three-lever Feather Trigger
- X-Lock scope mount features a four screw per base
- Inflex Recoil Pad
- Polished and engraved stainless steel receiver
- Gloss finish Grade IV/V checkered walnut stock with raised cheekpiece, rosewood fore-end and grip caps
- Stainless steel sporter contour barrel for the ideal blend of accuracy and weight savings
|Action||Bolt||Canadian Legal Classification||Non-Restricted|
|Handedness||Right||Bolt Throw Angle (Degrees)||60|
|Stock Material||Black Walnut||Wood Grade||IV/V|
|Stock Finish||Gloss||Checkering||Cut 18 LPI|
|Recoil Pad||Inflex 1, Small||Adjustable Length of Pull||No|
|Length of Pull (in)||13 5/8||Adjustable Comb or Cheekpiece||No|
|Drop at Comb (in)||3/4||Drop at Heel (in)||1 7/16|
|Grip Type||Curved Pistol w/ Checkering||Pistol Grip Cap||Rosewood|
|Trigger Guard Material||Alloy||Trigger Guard Engraving||Buck Mark in Gold|
|Trigger Material||Alloy||Trigger Finish||Gold Plated|
|Trigger Pull (lbs)||~4||Magazine Type||Detachable Rotary|
|Magazine Capacity||3||Magazine Release||Magazine Mounted|
|Magazine Floorplate Material||Composite||Forend Material||Black Walnut|
|Forend Finish||Gloss Checkered Walnut||Receiver Material||Stainless Steel|
|Receiver Finish||Satin||Safety||Rear Tang 2 Position|
|Bolt Slide Finish||High Gloss||Optic Interface||Drilled and Tapped|
|Rear Sight||None||Front Sight||None|
|Barrel Material||Stainless Steel||Barrel Finish||Satin|
|Barrel Countour||Sporter||Chamber Finish||Polished|
|Twist Rate (in)||10||Muzzle Device||None|
|Thread||None||Total Length (in)||46 3/4|
|Weight||7 lbs 0 oz||Accessory Interface||Sling Stud Buttstock, Forend|
|Sling Stud Finish||Nickel|
Bolt Unlock Button
The bolt unlock button is a feature found on the Browning X-Bolt and the AB3 bolt action rifles.
It 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.
This feature is likely one of the most understated and underappreciated of Browning features until you actually use it. Then it becomes an integral part of the use and operation of your rifle.
- The bolt unlock button works in conjunction with the top-tang safety to provide an extra margin of safety when checking and unloading the chamber.
- Located on top of the bolt handle, the bolt unlock button allows the bolt to be unlocked and opened with the tang safety in the on safe position.
- The convenient tang safety blocks the trigger sear and features a firing pin block for added security.
For precise shooting in the field or off the bench, there’s absolutely no substitute for a good, predictable trigger. X-Bolt rifles feature the three-lever Feather Trigger that provides a clean, crisp pull with no take-up or creep and minimal overtravel. The trigger is screw adjustable from 3 to 5 lb. and factory pre-set at approximately 3 1/2-4 lb. An alloy trigger housing contains 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 finger piece levers, the Feather Trigger is designed right, from the very start.
Without a great trigger, a rifle’s accuracy is no more than luck. Our crisp and smooth three-lever Feather Trigger gives Browning X-Bolt rifles custom trigger performance straight from the box.
X-Lock – Rifle Scope Mounting System
Securely mounted optics are essential to the accuracy and precision of any rifle. To ensure the new X-Bolt rifle has the most stable mount possible, it features the X-Lock scope mounting system. The X-Lock system uses four screws per base, replacing the traditional two-screw system. The benefits are obvious, with the scope bases being secured at all four corners rather than only held at the center of the base. This allows for more accurate placement of the bases on the receiver. This revolutionary X-Lock system holds the base tighter to the rifle than ever before.
Inflex Technology – Recoil Pad Technology
The Inflex Technology recoil pad is the most comfortable, effective pad available. That’s because Inflex Technology is more than a mass of recoil absorbing material, the innovation is engineered into the pad. Underneath the material, an internal skeleton has been designed using the concept of directional deflection. When a Browning with the Inflex recoil pad is fired, the pad collapses, but instead of simply moving to the rear, directional ribs pull the comb down and away from your face for even greater shooting comfort and faster follow-ups.
Inflex Technology is on several Browning rifles and shotguns. The videos shown below explains the system on an A5 shotgun and Browning X-Bolt rifle. The same principles apply to the other Browning guns fitted with Inflex.
The new Inflex II Technology recoil pad is the next generation of the most recoil absorbing pad available. A softer new outer material provides even better recoil absorbing performance and is super slippery to prevent snagging on clothing when shouldering. Internal directional deflection construction guides the comb down and away from your cheek for greater shooting comfort and faster, more accurate follow-up shots.
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