browning bar 300

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by steep slope, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. steep slope

    steep slope Active Member

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    I first bought a bar .270 and a tasco world class bdc scope after I got out of the military in 1987. I shoot lefty, so the semi-auto works perfect plus I dont have to take my eyes off the target. So thats why I ordered the bar 300. The new models come with an adj. brake (not sure how to adj. that). I have to wait for them to build it. Cant wait to get it. Please be gentle, but I have a p1 shepard scope have had it for some time now. So thats where Im confused. I have been on so many ballistic drop sites trying to match the bullets to the scope It has mad me totaly lost. The drop figures in inches for the scope is(just to name a few) -49.00 at 600,-172.46 at 800 and-320.9 at 1000yds. cant seem to figure the right hold over, versus the bullet bc and velocity. Didnt think it would be this complicated. Any help would be greatly aprieciated.
     
  2. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Call Shepherd, they are good guys and will talk you through it in a few minutes.

    Keep in mind that this rife is designed to provide you decent accuracy to about 400yds and that's about it, so beyond that isn't really an issue for you anyhow.
     

  3. steep slope

    steep slope Active Member

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    from my experience with my .270 and my cheap tasco scope ive taken several deer and desert dogs alot farther than 400yds. yesterday, I was very depressed by the reply so I went on a research binge. The adj brake is the boss system. You are to adj. it to as they say the sweet spot. Then even more finer tuning to even tighter groups. Plus I had a one on one chat with the guys at browning.I told them if it is only acurate to 400yds I dont want it. Holy smokes I think I opened a big can of hold on to your seat. Any way they gave me advice on ammo and optics that thier professional shooting team uses with great long range results.
     
  4. roninflag

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    do you reload??
     
  5. steep slope

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    my father has a nice reload system. my first 300 dont have the dies ect. Good point though,as my father dont use it any more because of his age. Im going to sweet talk him out of it.lightbulb
     
  6. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    I'm just curious,,, how far do you expect this BAR .270 to be accurate to?
     
  7. steep slope

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    Im good with the distance my.270 shoots. Its the new bar .300 that is being built from browning,that I havent got yet. Im hoping to try and be comfortable with it at 800yds if its do able. If not, I will be happy with a humane shot at shorter distance.
     
  8. steep slope

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    thanks for the wakeup call. Talked to my father,he gave it to me:D I pick it up on x-mas. So I get to start a new trend in my shooting.
     
  9. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't expect any factory built .300WM to be a humane game taker at much beyond 500yds. I'm sure there are exceptions, but..........
     
  10. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    The reply is accurate. The BAR is not designed to be a precision long range weapon. It is specifically designed for the average hunter who wants semi auto capability. You may get better in one occasionally but that is what it's designed for.

    Check on Youtube and I'll bet you can find a video on how to tune the boss. I had one on a model 70 years ago and found it to be a frustration POS and replaced it with just a nice muzzle brake.
     
  11. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    STEEP - The 300 wm is an awesome long range round. with my bolt action remington sendero my son inlaw and son each shot 15 shot groups at 1000 yards you could cover with a sheet of notebook paper.
     
  12. dixiemagnum80

    dixiemagnum80 Well-Known Member

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    Steep,
    I bought a BAR from a friend of mine in 338 Win Mag that shoots 1/2" groups at 100 yards. Not saying it will hold this accuracy to any distance but I was pleased to say the least. Good luck with your new rifle!
    Chuck
     
  13. steep slope

    steep slope Active Member

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    thank you all for your replies. I aprieciate all the honesty. If I have to sneek closer to the game,so be it. That will test my stalking skills. At a range, Im going to practice to see what me and my rifle can do.