Picatinny bases needed for BROWNING A-BOLT

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by cwinner, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. cwinner

    cwinner Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know of a high quality Picatinny base for a browing A-Bolt short action? I have found EGW on the web and Warne for long actions, but no other luck. Any help would be appreciated, I am having my old 284 re-barrelled and would like to trick it out a bit once it's ready.

    Thanks.....I use NEAR bases on my Weatherbys' and am looking for someting similar in quality for the new stick. gun)
     
  2. cwinner

    cwinner Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have experience with thest EGW bases? I have seen some mixed reviews and am looking for a few oppinions............I have a couple of months before I need one.
     
  3. bb204

    bb204 Well-Known Member

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    I have used EGW Pic bases on several A-bolts in 300 Win. Mag. and 7mm Rem. and have never had a problem with any of them. You can spend as much as you want but why not try the lower cost first ? Near's are definitely top of the line, but again EGW has always worked well for me. Good luck with your project.
     
  4. cwinner

    cwinner Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the input....I have not had any luck finding anything other that EGW so I guess I;ll order some and try them out.....not many options for this action.
     
  5. bb204

    bb204 Well-Known Member

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    One of the pop-ups on this site makes them. Look for the Titanium scope mount ad. But they are big bucks $$$$. Again, I like the EGWs.
     
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    cwinner Well-Known Member

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    I just found out that NEAR manufacturing is making these for both long and short actions.......my new short action base 20MOA NEAR base came in last week and I replaced the EGW base I had been using.

    I thought I would update this thread with this new information.
     
  8. Gene R.

    Gene R. Well-Known Member

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    What were the short comings of the EGW that caused you to switch? Alum to steel?

    Gene
     
  9. cwinner

    cwinner Well-Known Member

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    I don't know there was anything wrong with the EGW's but The steel vs aluminum thing was bugging me......I mainly switched them to make me feel better.gun)