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    Default Early Christmas for me

    Got the ok from the boss. Ever since my goat hunt this year with my 9+ pound .338, I have been thinking about a lighter mountain rifle in a larger caliber than my .270wsm, even it is 8 pounds. I though about Kimber, Tikka, Winchester, but I stayed loyal to Browning ( I have 2 A-bolts). New rifle is a X-bolt in .325wsm, topped with a leupold VXIII 3.5x10x40. Loaded and ready to hunt it weighs in at just a hare under 7.5lbs. I can't wait to take to the mountains with this rifle.
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    Think you could have your wife talk to mine?
    Beautiful combination you got there.

    Best of luck with that!
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    I have the Xbolt in 300 WM, great rifles and great accuracy. congrats, hopefully you fill your freezer many times over with it.
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    Nice looking rifle there sir. I did that same thing after lugging my 9 pound 338 on a goat hunt. Don't think you'll miss the 1.5 pounds at all.

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    You know, the upside to not having a wife is having no one to ask lol
    We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities; in shops, offices, stores, banks anywhere that we may be placed

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    Man I wish browning made this rifle in lefty. I do love my lefty savage .325, but I'd love the browning even more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWB View Post
    You know, the upside to not having a wife is having no one to ask lol
    I have found its better to just buy what you want and then ask for forgivness - much less grief!
    Nice rig hoose!
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    Take that sticker off the barrel - that is what you are sposed to do very first thing. I have the x in .338 with a loupy on her...seems to shoot straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey View Post
    I have found its better to just buy what you want and then ask for forgivness - much less grief!
    Nice rig hoose!
    The way it usually works is I have to give a little to get a little, so I already am counting on this rifle costing twice what I paid for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoose35 View Post
    The way it usually works is I have to give a little to get a little, so I already am counting on this rifle costing twice what I paid for it.
    That is so true. Nice rifle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoose35 View Post
    The way it usually works is I have to give a little to get a little, so I already am counting on this rifle costing twice what I paid for it.
    LOL - twice would be a bargain in my house! I wuz told before I could do another moose hunt I had "other" things the little princess wanted done. So far in last 2 months she has a new car, new sidewalks, 2 new patios, and I think she has worn me down to the point I can't make another hunt!
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    Congrats on the new bang stick. If you decide to reload for it and need some recipes drop me a PM. I have done some reloading for my 325WSM.

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    That set up, in my opinion, is the "do all" Alaska set up. Light enough weight gun and large flat shooting caliber. Envious. If I were able to buy a gun today that would be my choice.

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    Looks like the boss may be lurking in the background of your pic...

    Nice set up!

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