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Old 03-04-2013, 10:06 PM
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Re: Win Model 70 or Browning A Bolt in 300wm

The brownings are throated normal instead of long so the mag length isn't an issue. If you want to make an issue of it there is a thread here on how to lengthen the mag's. I shoot my browning 300 win at 3.34" oal and it's got a .020" jump to the lands after 1500 shots.
I've also never to really be able to get a browning to shoot poorly, and the trigger actually adjusts easier than the m70's, so if you have an issue with it pop off the stock and turn a screw. You don't even have to beat the rifle getting the bedding loose like I did on my m70 coyote. I'm sure browning has put out at least some bad rifles; they all do. I've had good service from my browning.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:41 PM
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Re: Win Model 70 or Browning A Bolt in 300wm

I'm going to pick up a 260 or 308 sometime again, sometimes people just dump them n Gunbroker. I do like the shorter bolt throw, it's one of those things that's a little different. Lots of good rifles out there but if I was a 1 rifle guy, I'd probably buy a Browning A-Bolt. They are now on A-Bolt's but they still are making the original A-Bolt.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:53 PM
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Re: Win Model 70 or Browning A Bolt in 300wm

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The brownings are throated normal instead of long so the mag length isn't an issue. If you want to make an issue of it there is a thread here on how to lengthen the mag's. I shoot my browning 300 win at 3.34" oal and it's got a .020" jump to the lands after 1500 shots.
I've also never to really be able to get a browning to shoot poorly, and the trigger actually adjusts easier than the m70's, so if you have an issue with it pop off the stock and turn a screw. You don't even have to beat the rifle getting the bedding loose like I did on my m70 coyote. I'm sure browning has put out at least some bad rifles; they all do. I've had good service from my browning.


the newer Brownings may be throated normal but the older ones werent! To touch the lands the bullet had to be seated to a much longer oal. I had 3 different 300 win mags and couldnt get them to touch or even close and fit in the mag. I even milled the mags out as much as possible and them still function correctly. Im not downing a Browning!!! Thats the only problem I ever had. I do hope the newer ones have larger mags. I would luv to hear from people that have bought Brownings less than 2 yrs old! My experience is with older ones 5 yrs & older.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:42 AM
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Re: Win Model 70 or Browning A Bolt in 300wm

Dakota, one of the earlier posts on here suggested to just call Browning and get the 338 win mag box and install that. That appears to solve the oal problem?
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:05 AM
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Re: Win Model 70 or Browning A Bolt in 300wm

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the newer Brownings may be throated normal but the older ones werent! To touch the lands the bullet had to be seated to a much longer oal. I had 3 different 300 win mags and couldnt get them to touch or even close and fit in the mag. I even milled the mags out as much as possible and them still function correctly. Im not downing a Browning!!! Thats the only problem I ever had. I do hope the newer ones have larger mags. I would luv to hear from people that have bought Brownings less than 2 yrs old! My experience is with older ones 5 yrs & older.
Dude, my browning pipe in 300win is 15 years old!!! They haven't changed a thing. I bit of jump is a good thing anyway as it helps smooth out peak pressures. The only thing that sucks about mag. restristions is you can't seat long nosed pills like the 225 hdy hpbt out enough. That's what my 300 rum is for anyway.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:31 AM
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Re: Win Model 70 or Browning A Bolt in 300wm

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I have a 338 magazine in my A-Bolt 300wm I am at work so I cant measure it for you now. I am telling you without a doubt the 338 magazine is a lot longer than the 300wm magazine.
Thanks! Let me know!
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:38 AM
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Re: Win Model 70 or Browning A Bolt in 300wm

I have 3 A Bolts, all three are maxed to the end of the mag and are not touching the lands. It would only take me a few minutes to see if I can push the bullet out. Sometimes it helps, sometimes it doesn't.
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