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    I have heard these are very well made rifles that are manufactured in Japan.
    Can I get some feed back from some one that owns and has fired one please?
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    I have a stainless/synthetic in .325. I really like the feel and it's an ok shooter too. Not a huge fan of the detachable magazine, but it's really the only thing i don't like about it

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    I bought a ss/syn in 308 cal last year and really like it. It has a very nice trigger, shoots very tight groups, stock feels great and is very easy to grip not slick like some syn stocks. The det magazine tucks in to the contoured well nicely and does not stick out or have to worry about dropping it out on accident. I like it a lot....
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    Although I don't own an X-bolt for many years the A-bolt was the only rifle I believed worthy of my ownership - they are all manufactured at the Miroku plant in Japan (along with many other firearms_ Miroku has established an extremely well deserved reputation for doing a great job, over and over again - If not mistaken, the AB 3 is also made there - I don't understand why they went to the drop out magazine, the A-bolt 2 design is and was perfect in my estimation

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    I don't care for the grip on the x-bolt. It feels cramped for my larger hands. They seem solid other than that preference issue. Th A-bolt is more comfortable for me to handle.

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    Thanks to each of you for the infromation.

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    I have two of them and one A-bolt. The A-bolt is wood and blued - I think she's perty - and in .300 WM with a boss is a tack driver for a factory rifle. .75"- 5 shot groups with it IF I do my part. This rifle eats handloads of most any flavor except skinny short bullets (tried 110gr for prarie doggin).

    My .338WM is SS Synthetic and it shoots pretty good - maybe not a tack driver, but a solid 1"+ 5 shot grouper. This rifle likes a 225 TTSX with a full case of RL19 (or was that RL17??).

    My third is a .270WSM. I really thought she'd be a shooter, and really it isn't too bad but not what I was hoping for. Best group out of 4 diff bullet and 2 diff powder combos (and multiple seating depths) was .84" - 4 shot group. She likes best some 30 year old nosler partitions in 130 gr with a tight packing of RL17 (or maybe that was RL19??).

    I don't like the fact that my preferred rifle is a non USA model......but I do like my Brownings.

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    I have a 7mm-08 with BOSS...sweet trigger and a tack driver as well. It likes factory loaded Hornady SSTs. Mine is a wood stocked medallion (present from the wife).

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