New for 2024: Browning X-Bolt 2

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posted on January 25, 2024

Browning has introduced its X-Bolt 2 rifle, represented here by the X-Bolt 2 Speed submodel. Building on the success of the company's original X-Bolt, the gun brings a number of new features to the table to further enhance the shooting experience.

The most notable update is the gun's modular Vari-Tech stock, finished in OVIX camouflage. This will offer length of pull (LOP) adjustment with four different, stackable shims and a thick Inflex recoil pad; an adjustable comb to optimize eye alignment with the scope; and even a choice between two rubber overmolded grips, for the perfect finger position on the trigger. That trigger, meanwhile, is a three-lever DLX, with no creep, takeup or overtravel. It is adjustable down to three pounds even, though it comes factory set to 3.5.

Draper Shooting X-Bolt 2 Speed

The X-Bolt 2 Speed's fluted, sporter-contour barrel sports a radial muzzle brake from the factory along with a standard thread protector, both tapped to fit the M13x0.75 TPI muzzle. A Browning Recoil Hawg Sporter muzzle brake can also be added to the package. For reliable accuracy, the action is bedded and the barrel is free floated.

For those shooters looking for a suppressed hunting experience, Browning has also debuted the X-Bolt 2 Speed SPR. This rifle will have a barrel that is four inches shorter, to make adding a suppressor more viable, as well as a muzzle threaded to the more common 5/8x24 TPI.

Within the action, additional bolt guidance surface area has been added for smoother operation. A short, 60-degree bolt lift allows for faster lock and unlock times, while simultaneously clearing larger optics. A bolt unlock button works in conjunction with a top-tang safety, for more security when checking the chamber and unloading. Finally, an X-Lock mounting system makes for rock-solid optic mounting. 

For more on the X-Bolt 2 Speed or any of the X-Bolt 2 line of rifles, visit browning.com or check out the video embedded above.

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