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Why no love for the A bolt?

 
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Old 12-24-2009, 03:30 AM
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Re: Why no love for the A bolt?

My Stainless Stalker 7mm mag is near perfect as it is, both accuracy and features wise. After tuning the BOSS just a bit, mine will do just over two inches at 300 yards with Federals Premium 160gr Nosler Partitions. AND it kicks less than my old Winchester '94!
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Old 12-24-2009, 09:41 AM
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Re: Why no love for the A bolt?

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There is a reason there are very few aftermarket parts. My builder did not work on them when he had his shop open. I have a friend who has one in 284 and it shoots pretty good for a factory rifle --- in the 1 inch range at 100 yards.
I can only assume that it is a supply and demand situation. If there were more Browning running off the shelf than any other brand, there would be after market accessories. Did your smith not work on them because they were too hard to work on? Or were they just not common enough to become proficient at working on them?

Merry Christmas Hoss,

Steve
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:43 AM
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Re: Why no love for the A bolt?

Most smiths do not like to work on them because of the fine threads on the barrell. Only down side I see is their are only a few calibres offered in anything longer than a 22" barrell. All of mine shoot .75 or less w/handloads. I have had 3 rebarrelled to get a longer heavier barrell. Not many aftermarket componets because none are needed other than a Timney trigger spring change out. Maybe another reason the smiths don't like them is no need to have the bolts trued nor install Sako extractors.
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Old 12-24-2009, 12:07 PM
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Re: Why no love for the A bolt?

My 325 wsm shoots ok I HAVE A 3/8 AND 1/2" target for 100 hanging in my shop, but it holds about 1 moa out to 6-700 still working with it.
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Old 12-24-2009, 01:07 PM
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Re: Why no love for the A bolt?

I really like the brownings. I have several of them. I havent really had a chance to shoot them much though. I have a .300 WM, a .325 WSM, .338 WM. I also have a .30-06 in the BAR. The fit and finish on all the rifles is great.
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Old 12-26-2009, 10:20 AM
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Re: Why no love for the A bolt?

I have an A-Bolt in 280 REM and my son has an A-Bolt II in 270 WSM. Both shoot fine, in the .5 to .75 range.
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Old 12-26-2009, 10:31 AM
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Re: Why no love for the A bolt?

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I can only assume that it is a supply and demand situation. If there were more Browning running off the shelf than any other brand, there would be after market accessories. Did your smith not work on them because they were too hard to work on? Or were they just not common enough to become proficient at working on them?

Merry Christmas Hoss,

Steve
Merry Christmas to you as well---my Smiths are Speedy Gonzalez and Chuck Grace. Speedy is well known in the BR circles and is a HOF Shooter as well. He only worked on the custom, Remington's and the clones with respect to actions. I have one Ruger short tube 308 that I had to beg him and Stick to work on and they cussed it the whole time lol. Accuracy is the name of the game for me on competition as well as sporters so I learned after spending hundreds of hours in the shop that I would stay with what worked every time.
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