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#3025854 - 12/31/16 05:14 PM X- bolt for coyote?
Bill S Offline
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Registered: 06/26/10
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Loc: Oklahoma
I'm looking for a light weight .223 to shoot coyote at no more than 150 yards. The x bolt stalker came up in a search and got my attention. Has anyone here had experience with this rifle? I read a few reports that accuracy was a problem. Is it as accurate as a Rem 700 or Savage .223?

This is my first post here although I've stopped by many times.

Your response will be appreciated.

Bill
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#3025857 - 12/31/16 05:22 PM Re: X- bolt for coyote? [Re: Bill S]
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The X-bolt is plagued by failed support of the parent company and after mart companies. There isn't many options available for it in general. I have shot a few that were rather accurate, but nothing in the 223.

What is your budget for this project?
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#3025895 - 12/31/16 06:55 PM Re: X- bolt for coyote? [Re: Bill S]
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Savage Axis or Ruger American or T/C Venture. Light weight and easy on the pocket. Sorry, don't know much about the Brownings.


Edited by pyscodog (12/31/16 06:56 PM)
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#3025957 - 12/31/16 08:28 PM Re: X- bolt for coyote? [Re: Bill S]
Redleg84 Offline
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Registered: 01/30/12
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Loc: Maine
Too many good options with the reputation of good accuracy and nice triggers to even bother with questionable rifles IMO

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#3025961 - 12/31/16 08:34 PM Re: X- bolt for coyote? [Re: Bill S]
nr123 Online
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Registered: 12/11/08
Posts: 677
Loc: Georgia
Check the post below ref: Tikka and Remington. Good info there.
I've had great luck with Tikka's.
Welcome aboard!

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#3025966 - 12/31/16 08:53 PM Re: X- bolt for coyote? [Re: nr123]
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Registered: 09/27/04
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I prefer the Tikka's, many pages about them here. New model is T3X, previous T3's are on closeout many places.
My latest one is 5.9 lbs and 7 3/8 lbs with scope/mounts.
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#3025985 - 12/31/16 09:28 PM Re: X- bolt for coyote? [Re: Bill S]
kal52 Offline
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Registered: 08/14/07
Posts: 1035
Loc: ND
i have the varmint stalker in .243, I love it
accuracy is pretty good, no complaints at all

my savage 25 is my best shooter, and the ugliest
a lot of good options out there

good luck

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#3025991 - 12/31/16 09:37 PM Re: X- bolt for coyote? [Re: Bill S]
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Registered: 01/09/15
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Welcome aboard Bill.
I've had two A-bolts and they both were accurate & reliable.
Traded one for an Ruger American Predator (RAP) and am happy with the change. They were in 243.
Liked it enough that picked up a RAP in 6.5 Creedmoor, its probably the most accurate gun I own.
The RAPs also have an easy DIY trigger improvement, are threaded muzzles, and as accurate if not more so, than my A-bolts.
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#3026000 - 12/31/16 10:02 PM Re: X- bolt for coyote? [Re: Bob_Atl]
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Registered: 03/09/06
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Loc: Huntin' Somewhere In Colorado
You can't go wrong with a X-Bolt. It's my go to gun for big game hunting. Very accurate. However, my go to .223 is an older Remington 700 VTR. Lots of choices out there. I have really been wanting to try the Ruger American Predator but I'm already rifle heavy and I swore to myself that I'm keeping it to one safe full from now on. LMAO!
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#3026045 - 01/01/17 12:51 AM Re: X- bolt for coyote? [Re: pahntr760]
Bill S Offline
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Registered: 06/26/10
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Loc: Oklahoma
Originally Posted By: pahntr760
The X-bolt is plagued by failed support of the parent company and after mart companies. There isn't many options available for it in general. I have shot a few that were rather accurate, but nothing in the 223.

What is your budget for this project?


Budget is right around $800 for the rifle. There are a couple Remington and Savage rifles on my list but I've already received some good options here.
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#3026049 - 01/01/17 01:06 AM Re: X- bolt for coyote? [Re: LUCKYDOG]
Bill S Offline
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Originally Posted By: LUCKYDOG
You can't go wrong with a X-Bolt. It's my go to gun for big game hunting. Very accurate. However, my go to .223 is an older Remington 700 VTR. Lots of choices out there. I have really been wanting to try the Ruger American Predator but I'm already rifle heavy and I swore to myself that I'm keeping it to one safe full from now on. LMAO!


I'll do some more research. The x bolt looks good and the weight is perfect, if I can be sure the .223 will shoot decent it will be on my short list.
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#3026078 - 01/01/17 06:25 AM Re: X- bolt for coyote? [Re: Bill S]
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Registered: 03/09/06
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Originally Posted By: Bill S

I'll do some more research. The x bolt looks good and the weight is perfect, if I can be sure the .223 will shoot decent it will be on my short list.


I've owned A-Bolts, X=Bolts and BAR's in big game calibers. They all shot as good or better than any factory rifle I have ever owned. I can't believe that a 223 would be any different.
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#3026261 - 01/01/17 02:47 PM Re: X- bolt for coyote? [Re: LUCKYDOG]
Bill S Offline
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Loc: Oklahoma


Originally Posted By: LUCKYDOG
I've owned A-Bolts, X=Bolts and BAR's in big game calibers. They all shot as good or better than any factory rifle I have ever owned. I can't believe that a 223 would be any different.


It makes sense that any rifle Browning makes should be about as accurate as any other rifle made these days but I need to be careful.
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#3026361 - 01/01/17 07:41 PM Re: X- bolt for coyote? [Re: Bill S]
Matt K Offline
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Registered: 08/04/16
Posts: 74
Loc: Fountain CO
I can't speak from experience when it comes to dealing with the manufacturer, but my x-bolt composite stalker 25-06 is a very good shooter. It's a sporter weight gun but can shoot 1/2" groups with factory ammo. I've been very happy with mine as a deer gun.

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#3026432 - 01/01/17 11:09 PM Re: X- bolt for coyote? [Re: Bill S]
tack Offline
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Registered: 02/10/11
Posts: 75
Loc: nova scotia
I have an x bolt in 270 wsm and it is the most accurate rifle I have ever owned. It is light to carry and nice to look at. I'm very happy with it. I am also looking at getting one in .223 and I have no doubt it will perform well.

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