Browning X Bolt Micro Midas

Spent most of yesterday range testing the new youth sized X-Bolt from Browning. They call it the Micro Midas. Not a big fan of the name but it is indeed a fine shooting rifle. It’s also sized right for young shooters.

Browning's new youth rifle.

The Gunwriter Assistant is about five feet tall and weighs about 85 pounds. Even with a total rifle weight of seven pounds (the scope weighed one pound) he was able to heft it for off-hand shooting. The 12.5 inch length of pull helped a great deal. And, the soft butt-pad cushioned the recoil of the 7mm-08.

Browning's new Micro Midas X-Bolt gets a thumbs up from the Gunwriter Assistant.

A full review of this rifle will appear in a new general rifle and shooting magazine from Harris Publications.


About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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