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Browning A-bolt composite stalker

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Unread 07-19-2011, 09:16 PM
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Browning A-bolt composite stalker

Anyone got experience with these guns? I heard that they have a really skinny barrel and can be finnicky with most loads.

I have a chance to get a 300 win mag in a composite stalker (Brownings cheapest version of the abolt), but I plan on re-stocking it and doing a trigger job on it.

Other than that, is there much more I can do???
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    Unread 07-19-2011, 10:30 PM
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    Re: Browning A-bolt composite stalker

    Great gun out of the box ! mine is a 7mm rm and I took off the plastic stock and replaced it with a wood one that I bought off a member here . trigger is at 2.1 pounds . just ran 40 round down the tube and after 10 let it set for 10 min then did another 10 rounds . it was fine great shots . grouping was beyond what I expected . I will buy another maybe try the x bolt in a 338 wight gold I think will be my next . More info I bought mine used for 300 and the guy sold it to get a Remington Sendero in the 7mm rm. 3 months has gone buy now he wish he stayed with the a-bolt . he is 1500 into it and cant group what I can . Hope these helps
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    Unread 07-20-2011, 11:31 AM
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    Re: Browning A-bolt composite stalker

    Thanks for the info. sounds like you got a good deal and a good shooter. I am surprised that barrel didn't heat up on you though and start scattering the groups.
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    Re: Browning A-bolt composite stalker

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    Thanks for the info. sounds like you got a good deal and a good shooter. I am surprised that barrel didn't heat up on you though and start scattering the groups.
    we where surprised allso . it did a great job . mine is a stainless stalker I forgot to add that part.
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    Unread 07-20-2011, 02:49 PM
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    Re: Browning A-bolt composite stalker

    i was planning on putting a Bell & Carlson medalist stock on it, and doing a trigger job. the medalist has an aluminum bedding block in it. I was going to see how it will do with it.

    forgot to ask you earlier, what the muzzle diameter of your gun is. just curious if Browning uses a heavier "magnum" barrel on these guns than they do on there non magnum long actions like other manufacturers. I'm hoping it's atleast .650 inches at the muzzle.

    anyone else please feel free to chime in if you know, thanks.
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    Unread 07-20-2011, 02:59 PM
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    Re: Browning A-bolt composite stalker

    Try out the Timney trigger spring kits. Took 10 minutes to install and makes the factory trigger awesome.
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    Unread 07-20-2011, 03:04 PM
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    Re: Browning A-bolt composite stalker

    I have a 7mm in the original stainless stalker. and it shoots great.
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