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X Bolt or Model 70

Old 12-01-2011, 06:25 PM
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Need some help here fellas. Looking for a new hunting rifle in either 7mm-08 or 308 win. The two that I'm interested in our the Browning X Bolt Stainless & the Winchester Model 70 Extreme Weather. Which one has better accuracy out the box? If you own or have shot either one please post your likes & dislikes with them.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:00 PM
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Proud owner of a X-Bolt stainless stalker.

If the model 70 had a detachable box magazine, I'd own one of them too !
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Sheridan
Proud owner of a X-Bolt stainless stalker.

If the model 70 had a detachable box magazine, I'd own one of them too !
What caliber?
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:17 AM
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I sold my X-Bolt Hunter once I found the Winchester M70 Extreme Weather. If you go to a store and handle them side by side, I think you will find the M70 is the better built, more rugged rifle.

One thing I must admit concerning the X-Bolt is, it was very accurate and was not picky with bullet weight. The M70 is also very accurate but I have found it to be a little picky on what it likes.
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by VAhuntr
I sold my X-Bolt Hunter once I found the Winchester M70 Extreme Weather. If you go to a store and handle them side by side, I think you will find the M70 is the better built, more rugged rifle.

One thing I must admit concerning the X-Bolt is, it was very accurate and was not picky with bullet weight. The M70 is also very accurate but I have found it to be a little picky on what it likes.
I've been doing some reading around online & it seems like they are both great rifles but just comes down to how they feel to you. Going to swing by a local gun shop to see if they have both rifles to handle.

Next choice is which caliber to go with. 7mm-08 or 308 win.
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:11 AM
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GT,

Mine is in .338 Win Mag.

Light weight mountain rifle for me.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Sheridan
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Mine is in .338 Win Mag.

Light weight mountain rifle for me.
How is the recoil on that .338 WM?
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:52 AM
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Is the stainless worth the extra money other than looks? Most of my hunting will take place in a deer blind & some range time. I do like the look of the stainless though just not sure if that alone will justify the extra $200.
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:31 PM
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I own an X-Bolt Hunter in the 7mm08 caliber. It's a fine caliber to hunt with. Going with a 308 or 7mm08 isn't a big difference. Both calibers are proven deer hunting rounds.
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Old 12-02-2011, 02:31 PM
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Leaning towards the Composite Stalker non SS in 7mm-08. Love the look of the SS but its about $180 more.
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