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#3305861 - 07/29/13 08:14 PM Browning X-Bolt, Remington 700 Which One?
MooreEagle
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I am going to buy my youngun a new rifle. I want to get him a nice one he will have for the rest of his life...any advice? I was thinking of a 7mm-08 Thanks
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#3305901 - 07/29/13 08:39 PM Re: Browning X-Bolt, Remington 700 Which One? [Re: MooreEagle]
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Tough choice. I'm partial to the 700s simply because they are made in the USA oppposed to the Browning being made in Japan. You did pick an excellent caliber though.
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#3305921 - 07/29/13 08:51 PM Re: Browning X-Bolt, Remington 700 Which One? [Re: Rubberduck270]
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Between those 2, Xbolt. I would check out the Win model 70 as well. A 7-08 Featherweight wouldn't suck.
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#3305968 - 07/29/13 09:28 PM Re: Browning X-Bolt, Remington 700 Which One? [Re: Kimberman]
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Remington 700 if you are going to spend the money for a good one. Don't fool with the cheaper ones.
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#3305988 - 07/29/13 09:48 PM Re: Browning X-Bolt, Remington 700 Which One? [Re: rdl65]
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How young is your youngun. I wouldn't rule out a rem model 7
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#3305999 - 07/29/13 10:06 PM Re: Browning X-Bolt, Remington 700 Which One? [Re: Jcalder]
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Ruger might be worth considering also,American made excellent quality and good shooters.
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#3306034 - 07/29/13 10:48 PM Re: Browning X-Bolt, Remington 700 Which One? [Re: dmonty]
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i would find an older 700 adl in walnut. not the new cheapo 700's with the flat black action and barrel and plastic stock.been several nice ones sell in the classifieds
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#3306038 - 07/29/13 10:53 PM Re: Browning X-Bolt, Remington 700 Which One? [Re: redblood]
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best guns remington ever made. here is one in 308. it sold for 450.00

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#3306039 - 07/29/13 10:54 PM Re: Browning X-Bolt, Remington 700 Which One? [Re: redblood]
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I'd also suggest a Kimber like we donated to the young man a little while back. Super nice guns that hold their value well.
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#3306041 - 07/29/13 10:59 PM Re: Browning X-Bolt, Remington 700 Which One? [Re: Rubberduck270]
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 Originally Posted By: Rubberduck270
I'd also suggest a Kimber like we donated to the young man a little while back. Super nice guns that hold their value well.



cant go wrong with a kimber


my 84 classic has served me well. it is 7mm08




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#3306107 - 07/30/13 05:33 AM Re: Browning X-Bolt, Remington 700 Which One? [Re: redblood]
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One thing the X-bolt has going against it is the magazine. 30 years from now the X-bolt may not be made anymore and if he loses the magazine, it may be hard to find a replacement. The A-bolt would be a better choice IMO if you wanted a Browning.
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#3306122 - 07/30/13 06:05 AM Re: Browning X-Bolt, Remington 700 Which One? [Re: Model70Man]
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What is it about the magazine? Im open to the a bolt as well. So the new 700 is not as good as the old?

Thanks fort all the help fellas

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#3306154 - 07/30/13 07:06 AM Re: Browning X-Bolt, Remington 700 Which One? [Re: MooreEagle]
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If your going to get a 700, spend the money and get a BDL, CDL or one of the other higher end 700's that Remington makes. The model 700 XCR II is nice with the TriNyte coating. Supposed to be just as weather proof and rust resistant as stainless.

http://www.remington.com/en/products/firearms/centerfire/model-700/model-700-xcr-ii.aspx
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#3306214 - 07/30/13 08:18 AM Re: Browning X-Bolt, Remington 700 Which One? [Re: rdl65]
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 Originally Posted By: rdl65
If your going to get a 700, spend the money and get a BDL, CDL or one of the other higher end 700's that Remington makes. The model 700 XCR II is nice with the TriNyte coating. Supposed to be just as weather proof and rust resistant as stainless.

Great suggestion. WalMart 700 ADLs and SPSs are blued differently than BDLs and CDLs. They have a rougher finish and are generally less attractive. A BDL in 7mm-08 would definitely last him a lifetime. Dad still hunts with his that he bought new in '78. And thanks to the Kane gun chap that he bought at the same time, the stock looks brand new.
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#3306262 - 07/30/13 08:59 AM Re: Browning X-Bolt, Remington 700 Which One? [Re: Rubberduck270]
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rem 700 7/08


i own a cdl sf
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#3307258 - 07/31/13 06:42 AM Re: Browning X-Bolt, Remington 700 Which One? [Re: redblood]
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I kind of like a 700
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#3309644 - 08/02/13 09:16 AM Re: Browning X-Bolt, Remington 700 Which One? [Re: KPH]
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Can't go wrong with either as long as it fits him correctly, excellent caliber choice! I bought the stainless 700 7/08 and put a zeiss conquest on it for my son when he was 6. I really like the x mark trigger too!
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#3310459 - 08/03/13 08:02 AM Re: Browning X-Bolt, Remington 700 Which One? [Re: W.Seay]
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I bought my son a Browning X Bolt last Christmas.
They don't make the A Bolt anymore or I would have gotten that.

After feeling it, I will NOT say I like it better than my A Bolt, but it is very very nice. Very nice.

In my humble opinion There is no finer rifle than the Browning.
You will get as many answers as there are rifles out there, but between the two choices you gave, Browning hands down.

I am sure the Remington is a fine rifle because there have probably been more 700's sold than any other bolt rifle out there.

I had one.... true that you can get any bad gun from any maker but after my nightmare I will never own another one.


Best of luck to ya man.
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#3310817 - 08/03/13 04:12 PM Re: Browning X-Bolt, Remington 700 Which One? [Re: RUGER]
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Did you get the lightweight version? I cant seem to find any aftermarket youth stocks


uote=RUGER]I bought my son a Browning X Bolt last Christmas.
They don't make the A Bolt anymore or I would have gotten that.

After feeling it, I will NOT say I like it better than my A Bolt, but it is very very nice. Very nice.

In my humble opinion There is no finer rifle than the Browning.
You will get as many answers as there are rifles out there, but between the two choices you gave, Browning hands down.

I am sure the Remington is a fine rifle because there have probably been more 700's sold than any other bolt rifle out there.

I had one.... true that you can get any bad gun from any maker but after my nightmare I will never own another one.


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#3312811 - 08/05/13 07:23 PM Re: Browning X-Bolt, Remington 700 Which One? [Re: RUGER]
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 Originally Posted By: RUGER
...They don't make the A Bolt anymore or I would have gotten that...




I agree that the A Bolt is a great gun, and I prefer it to the X-Bolt, but why do you think they don't make them anymore? Ive seen them in the stores last time I looked, and their website still shows nine variations of the A-Bolt II, and one of the new A-Bolt 3 that was just introduced this year.

I never cared much for the 700.
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#3312912 - 08/05/13 08:19 PM Re: Browning X-Bolt, Remington 700 Which One? [Re: MooreEagle]
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 Originally Posted By: MooreEagle

Did you get the lightweight version? I cant seem to find any aftermarket youth stocks



No, the full sized rifle with a 26" barrel.
My "little man" is bigger than I am now. \:D
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#3312917 - 08/05/13 08:20 PM Re: Browning X-Bolt, Remington 700 Which One? [Re: RUGER]
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jakeway,
I guess when I was shopping I didn't ask about any A Bolt 2's.

I assume they meant the original A Bolt.

As it turns out I think he likes the X Bolt better than mine anyway. \:D
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#3316459 - 08/08/13 08:01 PM Re: Browning X-Bolt, Remington 700 Which One? [Re: redblood]
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I have them both and can tell no difference. So just get one in camo!!!!!!
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#3317423 - 08/09/13 04:49 PM Re: Browning X-Bolt, Remington 700 Which One? [Re: redblood]
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ive got three model 700s in 7mm-08 caliber. I love them all. great caliber no matter how old you are. pretty light recoil also.
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#3319841 - 08/12/13 12:13 AM Re: Browning X-Bolt, Remington 700 Which One? [Re: MooreEagle]
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 Originally Posted By: MooreEagle
I am going to buy my youngun a new rifle. I want to get him a nice one he will have for the rest of his life...any advice? I was thinking of a 7mm-08 Thanks


Awesome caliber,Tikka or and A-Bolt.
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