Long Range Browning BAR?

Dean2

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Shot a lot of BARs, never had one that I could not get well under MOA to 500 yards, usually with factory fodder. I never hot loaded for a BAR, never saw the point. Thing I always like about the BAR is they actually came in LH.
 

bjtiger75

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My dad has a BAR that usually shoots sub moa or better. It doesn't like to be hot as groups open up quickly after 6-8 shots but that first group is usually solid with decent ammo. His is a 300 win mag.
 

Catskills

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I had a Safari in 300win that shot<moa with ammo it liked. Sold it in a weak moment....would love to replace it. Handled great, my only beef was the weight.
 

300 Driver

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I shoot a first production year BAR my grandfather left me in 243 Win. It has always shot sub-MOA with everything but 105gr and 55gr bullets. 70-100gr shoots great. The barrel twist is the problem there, not anything else. It will shoot factory Win Silvertip 95gr into tiny groups.
My father-in-law shoots an early 80s BAR in 300 WM. That rifle is also a sub MOA shooter and it’s never shot anything other than 150gr and 180gr Federal/Remington/Winchester cheap stuff.
 

Mostly Tailfeathers

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Lots of great info guys, 300D, I had always thought of the BAR as a gun for the 7mm/300WM type rounds but hat .243 must be a very nice gun to shoot. Maybe a great brush country coyote gun, hmmm. Thanks all. MT
 

DangerRanger

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One thing with BARs is they can be wildly variable imo. My family has probably owned over 20 together and some are incredible some are just good.

one 3006 is a diamond, wildly accurate for a semi and recoils less than an ar15. Truly incredible, needed some work once and the gunsmith tried to buy it at pickup time.

One 243 recoiled worse than a 300 win of the same rifle. Perhaps it got the wrong gas port size? Who knows

some of them have better triggers than others as well. My safari I shoot most is light and smooth but not much wall. That’s the nature of the BAR game, they are imperfect but man I love them.
 

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