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Old 11-12-2010, 06:48 PM
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Browning BAR

I have to Browning BAR rifles in 7mm Mag and they will not group at all. The best group we can get out of them is about 4" at 100 they are up and down and left and right shooting the same way every time. It does not matter if it is factory or reloaded bullets. Does anybody have simular results or maybe an idea of what is going on?
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:52 PM
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Re: Browning BAR

Make sure the forend is not bearing on the barrel.
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:36 AM
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Re: Browning BAR

I would double check the tightness on the mounts.
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Old 11-13-2010, 06:35 PM
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Re: Browning BAR

I had a Browning Bar Mark 1 that did the exact same thing. It was a 300 Win Mag. I tried three different factory loads and two different Hand loads in it. I could not get any of them to pull better then 3.5 inches at a hundred yards. So yep you guessed it, It went away. If you find something that works to bring your groups in I would be interested to know what it is. I just got tired of trying and ran out of patience. I sold it and bought a Ruger Hawkeye 300 win mag that will shoot sub MOA all day. I was quite disappointed. I really liked the gun. Just unacceptable the way it shot.
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Old 11-13-2010, 06:54 PM
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Re: Browning BAR

This is common with a Browning BAR.
The normal fix is to place a washer on the stud that holds on the forend.

This alters the clearance of the forend to barrel and rails. It usually does the trick. You may have to play about with washer size and nut tension etc to get it just right.

Once you have it worked out that Browning should shoot very well. I had a BAR in .338WM that was very accurate after this mod. Pitty my Government made me hand it in to be destroyed, it was my favorite rifle.
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Re: Browning BAR

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This is common with a Browning BAR.
The normal fix is to place a washer on the stud that holds on the forend.

This alters the clearance of the forend to barrel and rails. It usually does the trick. You may have to play about with washer size and nut tension etc to get it just right.

Once you have it worked out that Browning should shoot very well. I had a BAR in .338WM that was very accurate after this mod. Pity my Government made me hand it in to be destroyed, it was my favorite rifle.


They have a history of shooting ether very good or very bad. They are good rifles and a
pleasure to shoot when they shoot. but when they don't they are a pain and there is not
much you can do to fix them.

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Re: Browning BAR

vanhornsky,
You might think about having a BOSS from Browning put on for you... I've seen that pick up the accuracy on the BAR's....
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