Browning X-Bolt Hell’s Canyon Speed
If you hunt rugged terrain and you’re in the market for a tough rifle that can keep pace with you and the ground you hunt, Browning’s X-Bolt Hell’s Canyon Speed is a great option. The rifle utilizes a rugged composite stock that wears an A-TACS AU (Arid/Urban) camo, and it features a Cerakote Burnt Bronze finish on the barrel and action. The barrel is fluted and free-floated and comes drilled and tapped for Browning’s X-Lock scope mounts. The rifle is lightweight, weighing between 6 pounds, 5 ounces and 6 pounds, 13 ounces depending on caliber, and has a short, 60-degree bolt lift. It features Browning’s Adjustable Feather Trigger and is available in an array of popular hunting calibers. ($1,199.99-$1,239.99; Browning.com)
Although the market for AR-style rifles and concealed carry guns has exploded in recent years, long guns such as shotguns and more traditional rifles have always been, and remain, a huge sector of the firearms industry. Because of this, manufacturers have continued to devote a great deal of resources toward developing all new rifles and shotguns, and toward improving and innovating existing models. Whether you’re a dedicated hunter looking for a dependable gun for the woods or the open prairie, a hardcore long-range shooter searching for something capable of ringing steel at 1,000 yards, or someone wanting a great new plinker for the range, there’s a firearm for you in this gallery of great new long guns.
Editor's Note: This article appeared in the Winter 2016 Gun Digest the Magazine.