What kind of accuracy from a BAR?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 4bycamper, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. 4bycamper

    4bycamper Well-Known Member

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    Looking at getting a short track BAR in 243 Rem. Got a night sight and I want to drop some coyotes in the dark. My first BAR, I'm usually a bolt kinda guy and I like Browning A Bolts so...
    What kind of accuracy can I expect? As good as a bolt or not quite?
    Is it even possible to re-barrel this rifle if this turns out bad...?
    Anyone ??
     
  2. DZelenka

    DZelenka Well-Known Member

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    Why not try an AR-10? It can be had in .243 and is a proven accurate system.

    My .30-06 BAR was respectably accurate. I don't have any details because it was a long time ago.
     

  3. MOOSE39465

    MOOSE39465 Well-Known Member

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    The Browning Bar safari is my favorite rifle. I have a 270 win and it will shoot a half inch group at 100yards. That is with 130 sierra gameking 53 grains of IMR 4350. The only things that has been done is re crowned, Trigger job and I lapped the chamber some so it would cycle better. Very nice rifles. I have a few friends that own the short track and are not even close to the safari accuracy. Another rifle that my friend has is a FN 308 that is built like the bar and it shoots real well. Before buying the Short track check out those 2 rifles.
     
  4. 4bycamper

    4bycamper Well-Known Member

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    DZ and Moose Thanks

    Like your rifles, some of my friends shoot the BAR with a steel receiver.
    Heavy but they shoot well.
    I think the short track uses an aluminum receiver, and I was wondering how it shoots.

    Thanks for the heads up.
     
  5. MOOSE39465

    MOOSE39465 Well-Known Member

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    I have two friends who I have reloaded for shoot Browning shot tracks. One is grouping around 2 inches at 100yards and the other is doing a little better but not much. One of the guys has a 30-06 long track and unless that rifle is spotless it will jam.
     
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  6. 4bycamper

    4bycamper Well-Known Member

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    Ouch.
    Maybe the New Browning isn't like the old Browning?
     
  7. RockZ

    RockZ Well-Known Member

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    I have a safari in 300wsm that shoots.5"groups.
    I also have a short trac in 243 that I haven't shot yet.
    Ill put some factory ammo in it next week and give you a report