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Old 02-09-2011, 09:49 AM
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Anybody shooting Brownings?

I've been looking to get a Sendero either this year or next, and got to reading all about Remington's problems with the 700s firing for no reason. It seems the x-mark trigger is helping this a lot, but the 700 7mm that I have that is a couple of years old doesn't have the x-mark trigger. Thought about getting rid of it and trying one of the x-bolt rifles from Browning. Anyone have any experience with them? Good, bad or otherwise? Some of the guys I hunt with and myself all shoot Browning shotguns and love them. Just wondering about the rifles.
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:04 AM
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Re: Anybody shooting Brownings?

Don't know about the Browning rifles but I will say this about 'factory' triggers, their design is solely controlled by insurance companies and lawyers, doesn't matter which major manufacture we're talking about. If you're worried about your older Remington trigger, most 'smiths have 'a bucket full' of X-Pro triggers and will install one for you.
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:27 AM
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Re: Anybody shooting Brownings?

IMO, some of the problems with the walker trigger is that uneducated people were adjusting their triggers causing the unsafe conditition.
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:40 AM
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Re: Anybody shooting Brownings?

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I've been looking to get a Sendero either this year or next, and got to reading all about Remington's problems with the 700s firing for no reason. It seems the x-mark trigger is helping this a lot, but the 700 7mm that I have that is a couple of years old doesn't have the x-mark trigger. Thought about getting rid of it and trying one of the x-bolt rifles from Browning. Anyone have any experience with them? Good, bad or otherwise? Some of the guys I hunt with and myself all shoot Browning shotguns and love them. Just wondering about the rifles.
I have been buying and shooting Remington rifles since 1968. I still have my first one which is a 7MM BDL Remington. At this very minute I own 16 Remingtons. I have never had one to fire accidently. They only fire when I pull the trigger. From what I understand the problem is when someone with little or no experience tries to lighten the trigger pull weight and goes to far. By the way, three of my Remington's are Sendero's. They are great shooters.
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:00 PM
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Re: Anybody shooting Brownings?

Rem300ultra, you should sell muddycreek one of your Remingtons, so that he doesn't end up with a brand new crooked chamber, or missing rifling..

Someone I work with just yesterday mentioned one of his Remingtons has the trigger issue talked about. Seems that if the trigger were pulled with the safety on, it would fire -when the safety was released. I don't know if he had adjusted it, and he had never noticed until reading about it, then testing for it.
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:04 PM
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I have been buying and shooting Remington rifles since 1968. I still have my first one which is a 7MM BDL Remington. At this very minute I own 16 Remingtons. I have never had one to fire accidently. They only fire when I pull the trigger. From what I understand the problem is when someone with little or no experience tries to lighten the trigger pull weight and goes to far. By the way, three of my Remington's are Sendero's. They are great shooters.
I wish I could say that. My VS did it several times, and with two different triggers. Later I installed one built by a very well known bench rest shooter, and it seems to be OK. Still I don't think the remington problem is all in the trigger, as mine let go when the saftey was released (triggers were setup for about 2.5lb. to 3lb. of pull). My current trigger is a 1978 manufacture, and the others were much newer. But on the other hand I now don't close the bolt till I'm ready to shoot
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:08 PM
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Re: Anybody shooting Brownings?

I wouldn't get rid of your Sendero unless it just doesn't shoot that well because like some earlier posts stated you can easily get a new trigger installed even though my experience shows with the old Remington triggers you really don't have to worry about accidental discharges unless someone really FUBAR'd the trigger job.

That being said I have owned a few Browning rifles and currently have an X Bolt 300 WSM. For a rifle that weighs less than 8 pounds scoped and fully loaded it's one of the best shooting rifles I've ever seen (1/2 inch 3 shot groups at 100 yards). I had a Browning A Bolt in 270 Win that would shoot handloaded 140 grain SST's into less than 3/4 of an inch at 100 yards all day long and have never shot a Browning that I couldn't get 1 inch groups or better even with factory ammo. I know some people say that Brownings shoot awful but my personal experience shows all of them can produce better than MOA groups.

I was looking on Browning's website last night and they just released an A Bolt Long Range Hunter that looks like it could be a sweet gun. The trigger on the X Bolt is better than the A Bolt trigger straight from the factory but you can buy triggers springs off MidwayUSA for an A Bolt for less than $30 that make the A Bolt trigger feel awesome.

The reason I continue to shoot Brownings over any other brand is because they feel really nimble and lightweight and where I hunt I hate carrying any more weight than necessary. So if weight is not an issue keep your Sendero and have the trigger replaced if it is bothering you that much, but if you want something lighter and more nimble the Brownings rock.
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