The X-Bolt builds on the proven successes of past Browning rifles and adds numerous improvements that are certain to place the X-Bolt at the top of the pack. Most notable is a completely new adjustable three-lever Feather Trigger system that offers the best feel on any Browning rifle ever. The X-Bolt is free-floated by bedding the front and rear of the action for stability and to help maintain barrel to stock spacing for consistent accuracy, while a recessed muzzle crown helps protect the rifling from damage. A new bolt unlock button works with the top-tang safety to offer enhanced safety while unloading. New styling features more compact dimensions for a smaller, quicker, sleeker look and feel, and also trims weight. To ensure the stability of optics, scope bases are attached to the receiver using four screws per base. Constructed from a durable lightweight polymer, the detachable rotary magazine is designed to feed cartridges directly in-line with the bolt, instead of offset as with traditional leaf-spring magazines, for a straight shot right into the chamber. The proprietary construction and material of the Inflex Technology recoil pad promote a directional deflection of recoil forces, pulling the stock comb away from your face to reduce felt recoil and muzzle climb. The X-Bolt Varmint Special's green laminated Altamont Paladin stock has unique cooling vents cut into the forearm and is specifically designed to shoot with a bi-pod. The stock also features a checkered and stippled grip area and sling swivel studs. This rifle is calibered for .300 WSM ammunition and has a 26-inch heavy barrel.