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Browning x-bolt accuracy

06 Dec 2015
@ 04:46 pm (GMT)

Phil Wierenga

I have an x-bolt in 300wsm with a vortex viper 4-12 and can not get a consistent grouping with it. I have loaded with sierra gameking 180gr and hornady sst in 180gr. ive tried w760, h4350 and imr4350and 4831. I am not afraid of the magnum kick and have a pretty good shooting table. I can get a group of about 1.5 @100yds but at 200 I start to get flyers it seems. Looking for suggestions as I do like the gun otherwise. Thanks, Phil.


06 Dec 2015
@ 05:21 pm (GMT)

Thomas Kitchen

Re: Browning x-bolt accuracy
hi phil
there's a lot that could be going wrong.
the problem being its a light rifle in a high recoil round is hard to work with.
if it was in something like 243 we could blame the rifle or if it possibly was something like a tikka in 300 win mag we would look at shooting technique more.
my suggestion is buy Nathans books as this will help you work through the issues.
other thing is try and down load it as much as possible and see what happens.
06 Dec 2015
@ 07:40 pm (GMT)

Warwick Marflitt

Re: Browning x-bolt accuracy
Yes what Thomas said.
Phil the book series will transform your knowledge levels and provide you with the information. Teaching fault finding through elimination processes that are honest and robust. You have to be prepared to invest your own time Reading and honest effort to accept "DO" and understanding the processes. If you're not committed to the process and open to learning new skills and changing poor technique you won't find it easy.
Have a read of this.

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