New for 2022 – Big game bolt-action hunting rifle with carbon fiber stock with accent graphics, Cerakote Burnt Bronze finish on a stainless steel barrel and action, spiral fluted bolt, 26" spiral fluted and lapped heavy sporter contour barrel, threaded muzzle, Recoil Hawg muzzle brake and thread protector included.
Browning is delving into semi-custom rifle production with the new X-Bolt Pro. What classifies the X-Bolt Pro as a "semi-custom rifle" is the level of specialized finishing touches and higher end construction above the already top-tier X-Bolt family of hunting rifles. First, the X-Bolt Pro features a true carbon fiber stock — now lighter than previous versions — making it extremely lightweight and rigid. The stock is filled with a noise-dampening foam.
Additionally, the Cerakote finish on the stainless steel action and barrel is also on the exterior of the stock for added protection. The Burnt Bronze hue mutes the color of the stock for better concealability. The barrel features a new proprietary lapping process to provide consistent accuracy and easier bore cleaning, avoiding the need for a time-consuming break-in process. Other features include a spiral fluted bolt and bolt knob, threaded muzzle with our new Recoil Hawg muzzle brake that reduces felt recoil up to 77% depending on caliber, effectively taming your favorite magnum cartridges.
- Carbon fiber stock with accent graphics
- 1/4 pound weight reduction over previous models
- Cerakote Burnt Bronze finish on stainless steel barrel and action
- 26" spiral fluted and lapped heavy sporter contour barrel with 5/8"x24 muzzle threading
- Recoil Hawg muzzle brake and thread protector included
- Spiral fluted bolt with rust-resistant Cerakote Burnt Bronze finish
- Picatinny accessory rail (swivel studs included)
- Fast-twist rifling on select calibers
Carbon Fiber Stock
Lightweight, rigid and super tough, the second generation carbon fiber stock is immune to the elements and flex. It is constructed using a 360° carbon fiber weave. A compression molded carbon fiber recoil lug block is bonded to the stock and contributes to the low weight.
When compared to the traditional blueing process, premium Cerakote finishes offer the combination of increased durability, corrosion resistance and abrasion resistance.
The Browning Recoil Hawg ranks among the most effective muzzle brakes available. It reduces muzzle jump to keep your target in the scope and has been shown to reduce recoil up to 76% (depending on the caliber). Specially designed directional porting blows gases up and to the sides to minimize dust signature.
The X-Bolt is free-floated by bedding the front and rear of the action for stability and to help maintain barrel to stock spacing for consistent accuracy. A recessed muzzle crown helps protect the rifling from damage.
The X-Bolt's three-lever Feather Trigger provides a clean, crisp pull with no take-up or creep and minimal overtravel.
X-Lock scope mounts feature a four screw per base design that replaces the traditional two screw system. The benefits are obvious, with the bases being secured at all four corners.
This recoil pad has proprietary construction and material to promote a directional deflection of recoil forces, pulling the stock comb away from your face to reduce felt recoil and muzzle climb.
Bolt Unlock Button
The bolt unlock button works in conjunction with the top-tang safety to provide an added measure of safety during checking and unloading of the chamber.
60° Bolt Lift
Short 60° bolt lift is fast cycling and allows you to work the bolt quickly without the scope getting in the way.
A detachable rotary magazine is incorporated into the X-Bolt. Constructed from a durable lightweight polymer, the magazine is designed to feed cartridges directly in-line with the bolt.