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Old 11-09-2006, 11:23 PM
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Browning Abolt for long range rifle?

Long time reader first time poster.

I just have to say how much I like to read this site. Lots of great question and all the responces are good and well thought out.

I've been shooting a Browning Abolt in 338wm for the past year. The rifle is all stock with a Boss muzzle brake. Well I cannot get it to shoot worth a darn. On day it's better than an inch the next its throwing them to the moon. I've reloaded every bullet wt. with a many powder and primer combos. I would love to accurize it. Any idea where to start? Is a new barrel in a new chamber(since I'm not sure how much more load developement with a 338wm I can take)a good idea? Are the Abolts worth building a good 600yr rifle out of?

I've shot service rifle comp for a few year and am confident with a 600yr shot and open sites at the range but would love to break into long range hunting.
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Old 11-10-2006, 02:40 AM
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Re: Browning Abolt for long range rifle?

A pal of mine had the boss system on his rifle (Only in .308) but took it off and that improved the rifle no end.

Been looking at the same action as well as a win mod 70 for a 300wsm project. Be interesting to see who says what. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 11-10-2006, 03:35 AM
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Re: Browning Abolt for long range rifle?

Are you shooting from a bipod?
I have an A-Bolt in .300WSM and it shoots .9" at 100m with Factory loaded Accubonds.
If your not shooting from a bipod have you developed a "flinch"?
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Old 11-10-2006, 06:34 AM
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Re: Browning Abolt for long range rifle?

I've been shooting off a bench sometimes off a rest or sand bags. And I know I haven't develope a flich because I can pickup the 270 or the ar15 and button hole them all day long.

I just think there is more to the problem than ammo/shooter. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Old 11-10-2006, 07:39 AM
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Re: Browning Abolt for long range rifle?

Have you read this, Jon A's A-bolt .
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Old 11-10-2006, 08:57 AM
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Re: Browning Abolt for long range rifle?

I have the same set up and the accuracy improved when I put a new Timney trigger spring kit in. Browning has a brutal trigger that wasn't adjustable low enough for my liking. I estimate it near 2-3 lbs now and I love it. Its one thing for the gun to group but its another to have it go off when you want.
You have a 26" bbl as well so there is no reason it shouldn't group decent even with factory laods. I have a muzzle break on mine because its a synthetic stock and beat the heck out of me on the range. Also a higher power scope 4-14 helps get the groups tighter too.
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Old 11-10-2006, 09:11 AM
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Re: Browning Abolt for long range rifle?

It's not mine, I just remember reading about it.

A friend of mine does have a few A-Bolts and he thinks it shoots great when 6 out of 20 group (not necessarily in the same spot). Course he's the same guy who figures he's good to 500 yds even though he's never shot past 200. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

But he's still a friend. I avoid talking talk long range with him.
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