Browning X-Bolt Max Long Range – SHOT Show 2019

A look at the action of the Max Long Range

With the popularity of long range shooting at an all-time high, Browning has introduced their take on a rifle that extends a shooter’s effective range. The new X-Bolt Max Long Range comes with a 26-inch heavy fluted sporter-profile stainless steel barrel with a 7.5 twist rate. It’s also threaded for muzzle devices.

The threaded barrel ready for a suppressor.

The Composite Max stock features an adjustable comb for easy eye-to-scope alignment. It comes with three swivel studs for a sling and a bipod. The magazine is detachable and capable of holding four rounds of 6.5 Precision Rifle Cartridge or 30 Nosler or .300 Remington Ultra Magnum, depending on your preference.

Detachable four-round magazine

The Max Long Range was a joy to shoot, the trigger was light and crisp, and it cycled easily due to the extended bolt handle. At 8 pounds, 3 ounces without scope or ammo, it isn’t too heavy. The stainless steel barrel matched with the black and grey splatter on the stock gives it a sharp-looking appearance as well. The MSRP comes in at $1,269 and it will be available to ship late this winter.

The adjustable comb has plenty of room to adjust to different shooter’s builds.

Specs

  • Composite Max stock offers an adjustable comb to dial in eye-to-scope alignment
  • Black and gray textured stock finish
  • Stainless steel, fluted heavy sporter barrel for long-range accuracy
  • Muzzle brake with 5/8-24 threads (thread protector included)
  • Extended bolt handle
  • .25- and .6-inch length of pull spacers included

I really enjoyed shooting it.

For more information, visit Browning.com.

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About the author: Jordan Voigt is a lifelong passionate outdoorsman. He has been blessed to hunt in numerous countries and several different states, as well as having worked for outfitters in Montana and Alaska as a camp jack, packer, and guide. He lives in Montana with his beautiful wife and is busy teaching his two sons about the outdoors and chasing the next adventure. You can follow him on Instagram @jordan.voigt

{ 6 comments… add one }
  • Donald Jones January 24, 2019, 2:12 pm

    Three. Not four…

  • Donald Jones January 24, 2019, 2:11 pm

    Have no idea what round made the author “enjoy shooting it”. Maybe all four?

  • Michael Christensen January 24, 2019, 1:45 pm

    Comes in 11 calibers, not just the three listed

  • Michael Christensen January 24, 2019, 1:42 pm

    Shorter scope rings would help the sight picture on this.

  • R. Brock Watkins January 24, 2019, 9:43 am

    Where is the 224 Valkyrie? Would be the best long range Pronghorn/whitetail light weight rifle on the planet. I have an AR 224 but my hunting club only allows AR’s for non regulated varmints. Go to the snipers hide Web-site and there are lots of other people wanting a 224 Valkyrie in a sporting rifle.

    • T February 13, 2019, 8:44 am

      This is definitely not a light weight rifle, 8lbs empty. 224 Valkyrie is hardly “the best” Pronghorn/Deer cartridge.

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