Browning X-Bolt .375 H&H Magnum

Browning X-Bolt Medallion

The Browning X-Bolt rifle is now available in the .375 H&H Magnum big game cartridge.  Browning in chambering the X-Bolt Hunter and X-Bolt Medallion in the powerful cartridge, offering shooters a choice in the quality of finishing details.

The Hunter has a “low-luster” blued finish.  The checkered walnut stock has a satin finish.  The Medallion series X-Bolt rifle has an engraved receiver with a blued finish and a free floated barrel.  The checkered walnut stock has a glossy finish and a rosewood fore-end cap.

Both rifles feature an adjustable trigger and are drilled and tapped for the X-Lock scope mounting system.  The rifles do come with open sights standard.

Also standard is the X-Bolt rotary magazine, a polymer detachable mag that aligns each cartridge in the middle of the magazine for reliable feeding.

MSRP on the Hunter model is $939.99 while the Medallion is priced at $1,069.99.

Browning X-Bolt Hunter

The 375 H&H Magnum is a belted, rimless cartridge developed by Holland & Holland about 100 years ago.  The cartridge is considered to be excellent for hunting big game in Africa, with some handloads developing more than 4600 ft-lbs of energy.  Bullet weights generally run from 270-300 grains, with some lighter loads available.

While most reference texts suggest that the 375 H&H Magnum is not a good choice for North American hunting (bears being an oft-stated exception,) the Hornady Handbook of Cartridge Reloading (7th Edition) lists loads for a 220 grain flat point that it states is a “…good choice for deer hunting.”  It should be noted the book lists reduced loads for this bullet, with velocities ranging from 2000-2300 fps.

Federal 375 H&H Magnum

Federal makes ammunition specifically for African hunts. This .375 H&H Magnum load in the Cape Shok line uses a 300 grain Trophy Bonded Bear Claw bullet. Muzzle velocity is rated at 2400 fps.

From Browning:

Browning X-Bolt 375 H&H Magnum

For big game hunters across the globe, the Browning X-Bolt is now available in 375 H&H Magnum. The new X-Bolt has all the same features as the popular Browning X-Bolt model and is available in two versions, Medallion and Hunter.

The Medallion model has a steel engraved receiver with a blued finish. The barrel also has a blued finish and is free floated in the stock. The stock is a gloss finished checked walnut with a rosewood fore-end cap.

The Hunter model steel receiver and barrel have a low-luster blued finish. The stock is a satin finished checkered walnut.

The 375 H&H Magnum X-Bolt receiver is drilled and tapped for the X-Lock scope mounting system. The bolt action has a 60◦ bolt lift for easy use and quick function. The Feather Trigger™ is easily adjustable to give the shooter a clean, crisp trigger.

The detachable rotary magazine lines up each shell in the middle of the magazine for positive, consistent feeding. To help reduce felt recoil and muzzle climb, the rifle features Browning’s Inflex Technology Recoil Pad.

Suggested Retail Value for the Browning X-Bolt Medallion 375 H&H Mag. $1,069.99

Suggested Retail Value for the Browning X-Bolt Hunter 375 H&H Mag. $939.99

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Comments

  1. Have one in Stainless Stalker version. The most comfortable .375 H&H I’ve ever shot, especially considering its light weight. Very accurate as well.

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