Christensen Arms

Predator Masters using UBB.threads ™ Infopop Corporation.
PM Gear Moon & Weather

Welcome to the Predator Masters Forums
Be sure to visit the main Predator Master website at





PM Gear
PM Gear
PM Gear
The Official Predator Masters Search Engine
Search Predator Masters

Page 2 of 2 < 1 2
Topic Options
#3027480 - 01/04/17 08:30 AM Re: X- bolt for coyote? [Re: Bill S]
longhair49709 Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 01/17/05
Posts: 158
Loc: Atlanta Michigan
I bought my first BA CF rifle 40 years ago and have had lot more since then. Browning, Ruger, Savage, Winchester, Sig, TC, Remington and maybe one or two others I forgot about.
All this to say my X-bolt is by far the best of them all.

Top
#3027502 - 01/04/17 09:36 AM Re: X- bolt for coyote? [Re: Bill S]
MoYoBomber Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 01/01/15
Posts: 311
Loc: Western Missouri
Mine is super accurate, bug hole groups with more than 1 load combo. Only complaint I have is the short magazine, cannot load to lands and have more than a 2 shot gun. Wish they had a blind mag or floor plate.

Trigger not too bad at probably 3# with no creep but not the 2# I prefer on my coyote rifles, may do a spring swap after this season.

Weight of the rifle is nice, heavy barrel and slim forearm, none of that beavertail stuff manufacturers think a heavy barrel needs. Bolt is as slick as any Tikka I have owned or been around.

Aftermarket there is no support so be aware of that if you want to do any mods.

Top
#3028025 - 01/05/17 07:07 AM Re: X- bolt for coyote? [Re: Bill S]
VAhuntr Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 09/06/10
Posts: 399
Loc: VA
I had a Browning X-Bolt in 270 Winchester for a while and it was a very accurate rifle. It had a very good factory trigger and the bolt operation was smooth as glass. I can't imagine that the 223 would not be extremely accurate. I wound up selling mine to fund another project. Aftermarket support may be an issue depending on what you want but I highly doubt accuracy will be a problem.



Edited by VAhuntr (01/05/17 07:08 AM)
_________________________
"Never stand and take a charge...charge them too."

General Nathan Bedford Forrest, CSA

Top
#3028113 - 01/05/17 11:02 AM Re: X- bolt for coyote? [Re: Bill S]
cdb Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 10/29/12
Posts: 293
Loc: Justin, Tx
I'll take an X-Bolt any day over any Savage model, RAR or Remington. With Tikka it would be a much harder decision.
_________________________
Assistant Secretary - U.S. Dry Bean Council

Top
#3028282 - 01/05/17 04:43 PM Re: X- bolt for coyote? [Re: cdb]
COpredator Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 02/01/07
Posts: 133
Loc: Cortez, CO
I own an x-bolt predator hunter in .204, no complaints so far. It is listed as a heavy sporter weight, so it is a dream to carry. It is my first and only browning but it is crazy accurate with 2 seperate loads.

Top
#3028320 - 01/05/17 05:41 PM Re: X- bolt for coyote? [Re: Bill S]
coyotezapper Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 06/03/16
Posts: 350
Loc: New Mexico
Very good and accurate rifles. Upgrade options are limited but most of the time not needed.

Top
#3028825 - 01/06/17 04:45 PM Re: X- bolt for coyote? [Re: Bill S]
FullMoonYoteSkin Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 12/06/14
Posts: 233
Loc: Mn, USA
Originally Posted By: Bill S
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


Hi Bill,

I've shot my hunting partner's x-bolt .204 (it is the eclipse model). I think the eclipse is the same action just with a difference barrel and stock???? Not sure, but anyway....it might honestly be the most accurate rifle I've ever shot at 200-300 yards. It shoots flat and he has no issues with accuracy, even from the 32gr fiochiis that he shoots that I've heard other guys say aren't as accurate for them. THat's all I know about them. I love the 60 degree bolt throw too, I know you will too - wish the ruger I use for pred hunting had only 60 deg throw.... frown
_________________________
Can't hit something you don't shoot at wink

Top
#3030876 - 01/11/17 03:55 AM Re: X- bolt for coyote? [Re: Bill S]
Bill S Offline
New Member

Registered: 06/26/10
Posts: 15
Loc: Oklahoma
Well, this was a tough decision. After a "reasonably" objective selection process I went with two rifles. The .223 ended up to be a Rem 700P LTR. The x bolt sure looked good to me although I was nervous about negative reviews. Regardless, I read a lot of positive stuff here and that convinced me to replace the old 22-250 with an x-bolt predator in 22-250. I'll be selling off a lot of guns to pay for these big .22s.
_________________________
Bill - Oklahoma

Always looking for time to shoot









Top
#3030891 - 01/11/17 07:34 AM Re: X- bolt for coyote? [Re: Bill S]
reaper4 Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 02/25/14
Posts: 1951
Loc: maryland eastern shore
You won't be disappointed
_________________________
Jeremy

Top
#3030924 - 01/11/17 09:46 AM Re: X- bolt for coyote? [Re: Bill S]
Winny Fan Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 2236
Loc: Central Texas
There are lots of agendas floating around on the internet that tend to muddy the waters for some people. Good luck with your choices and enjoy them.
_________________________
I guess I stayed at the party longer than someone's self-imposed curfew for me allowed....?

Some people think that they are quoting Einstein when in fact they are saying something that would make even Einstein say, "HUH?".

Ain't that right, Bill?

Top
#3031153 - 01/11/17 06:48 PM Re: X- bolt for coyote? [Re: Bill S]
MoYoBomber Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 01/01/15
Posts: 311
Loc: Western Missouri
You will like it. Bet its a shooter too.

Top
#3031699 - 01/13/17 12:19 AM Re: X- bolt for coyote? [Re: Bill S]
Bill S Offline
New Member

Registered: 06/26/10
Posts: 15
Loc: Oklahoma
Thanks, I'm confident they'll both be good shooters. I'll post some photos after I get scopes mounted.

Bill
_________________________
Bill - Oklahoma

Always looking for time to shoot









Top
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2



Moderator:  Infidel 762 

© Predator Masters™, All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.