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Browning A-bolt composite stalker

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Unread 07-20-2011, 03:11 PM
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Re: Browning A-bolt composite stalker

awesome, thanks.
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Unread 07-20-2011, 05:20 PM
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Re: Browning A-bolt composite stalker

Originally Posted by Atlas 00 View Post
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.
So far I have had 3 Browning A-Bolts and I like them...Light to carry, thumb safety, comfortable tupperware stock and good shooters too. I still have the 7mm. It has become my go-to gun for everything from distant 'yotes to elk.

A-Bolt has the same problem as Remmy rifles...short magazines. VLD bullet loads need to be hand fed, or you can have your magazines extended like I did.

The skinny barrels get hot quickly, but still group well. It's just that heat kills accuracy in the long run, so I let the barrel cool every 3 shots.

hope this helps
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Unread 07-20-2011, 08:15 PM
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Re: Browning A-bolt composite stalker

My wife has a Abolt comp in 280 rem. This gun shoots .75moa all day with 160gr. partitions. The trigger is crisp and clean (don't know what the actual lbs are but around 3-3.5). The best part is that I bought the gun used and in great shape for $400. My hopes were for a 1.5 moa gun at best but now I am thinking of trying to shrink the groups to .5moa.
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Unread 07-20-2011, 09:36 PM
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Re: Browning A-bolt composite stalker

Sounds like you guys got some good shooters at some good prices. I was thinking of trying VLD's also, but have heard that they are too long as well and don't feed out of mag's very well.

wicked accurate from what I've heard. I want to try some in my 7mm mag, but they are also pricey.
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