BAR Safari 300 , 325, or 338????

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by nighthunter264wm, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. nighthunter264wm

    nighthunter264wm Well-Known Member

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    Considering another gas gun and am interested in the Browning BAR Safari in 300, 325, or 338. Does anyone have experience with felt recoil and/or performance on these gas guns??
     
  2. gonehuntingagain

    gonehuntingagain Well-Known Member

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    My dad has a BAR in 338WM. Off the bench it beats the crap out of me (and recoil doesn't usually bother me). If you get one, get one with the BOSS on it, your shoulder and retinas will thank you.
    Accuracy is about 1" or so at 100 yards. It's a great gun in the woods, I'm not sure about the long range accuracy potential of the rifle.
     

  3. nighthunter264wm

    nighthunter264wm Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the feedback. Definitely planned on a boss regardless of what I select.
     
  4. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    My dad had one in a .338 WM and shot the Federal 210g Partitions. It grouped 3/4" at 100 yards. He took a couple spike elk with it, and one was 500+. The recoil is not that bad. Its a semi auto, it soaks up quite a bit. I dont think you'll need a BOSS, but obviously you said you want one. My dads did not have the BOSS and we had no problems getting 3/4" off the bench. Another note, one of my elk hunting buddies has shot a 300 WM in a BAR for 20+ years. He has shot a bull every year with it. It is also very accurate and has taken elk out to 600 yards. Browning BAR's are very nice rifles. You wont go wrong with either.
     
  5. nighthunter264wm

    nighthunter264wm Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the post! I bought my first BAR Safari last year in 25-06 for my wife to use deer hunting. After the first season, it's already got 5 whitetails under its' belt! My wife loves it!
     
  6. kraky2

    kraky2 Well-Known Member

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    Unless they've changed them the boss is terribly loud. I had a 270 win with one and I thought it was louder than my 300 wby with factory brake. I can't figure why these factories have to port the sound and blast back at the shooter instead of straight out the sides.
    Usually shooting in the field the sound of my 300 wby is absorbed but the crack on my boss equipped .270 left my ears ringing. My gun was terrifically accurate and if I'd have known they were coming with the crf I wouldn't have sold it. Just my $.02 cents worth.
     
  7. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    Yah I second that the Factory brakes are RIDICULOUSLY loud. Just like the above poster, I seen a guy come with a .270 with the BOSS, the thing was like shooting a 300wizbangsupermagloudenboomer. I could not believe it. I had my 25-06 with my muzzle brake from score hi gunsmithing, and it was no where near as loud. I guarantee it.
     
  8. nighthunter264wm

    nighthunter264wm Well-Known Member

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    If I'm not mistaken, they make a cover for them that screws on for manners at the range.
     
  9. oldfamily

    oldfamily Well-Known Member

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    I might be wrong but I think that the boss system comes ported and non ported. My brothers 300 win mag shot like a 243 just that dang ported boss system would hurt you.
     
  10. Gabe V

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    I have Bar Safari mark-II 270 weatherby mag with no boss on it and don't seem to kick much to me it shoot 3/4 inch groups at 100yards.Gabe