I am about to buy a new Brownin A-Bolt 30-06 and was wondering if anyone can tell me if the browning is a good choice
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Mon, 2006-05-22 11:49
Mon, 2006-05-22 16:02#1
I bought an A Bolt Micro Hunter in 300 wsm three seasons ago and have nothing but good things to say about it. No problems whatsoever.
The stock is in line with the barrel. Which helps cut back on felt recoil.
It has a removable clip.
A short throw on the bolt.
A very plain jane, light weight, work horse rifle. Built to hold up.
Mon, 2006-05-22 20:31#2
Browning, actually FN makes some of the best firearms in the world. Don't own an A-Bolt, but they are becoming popular. Have owned and currently own other FN/Browning guns. Never had anything but the best to say about them.
Tue, 2006-05-23 10:35#3
I've owned an A-bolt since about 1991. Great rifle.
Wed, 2006-05-24 12:57#4
Correct me if I'm wrong, but, besides being a wonderful all-around rifle, isn't the A-Bolt the most affordable 3-lug design there is? That's a nice feature, IMO.
Anyone who looks down on Browning on the basis of quality has awfully high standards...
Sat, 2006-05-27 14:54#5
It's a good choice. I own two of them, and they have been very good for me, no problems at all. Accurate as well.
Tue, 2006-05-30 19:29#6
Sure would like to get one someday. I have a Browning Bar 30.06 and love it.
Tue, 2006-07-25 10:25#7
When it came time for me to buy a rifle a few years ago, I went with Browning. I'm a one-gun kind of guy, so I went with the old .30-06. I ended up with the White Gold Medallion with BOSS. I didn't want to pay that much, but I was sold on the wood stock with stainless barrel combination. It's a gorgeous rifle and was dead accurate out of the box. The BOSS is fabulous at reducing recoil, but at the cost of extra noise. It's a much more "shootable" rifle than my brother's Remington .30-06 due to the reduced recoil. But, for hunting, you only take a few shots and adrenaline wipes out any recoil.
I'm a fan of Browning rifles. Yes, I know they're made in Japan, not Belgium. I still think it's a quality product. My hunting friends have Browning .300 Win Mag, Browning .300 Rem Ultra Mag (custom rechamber job), Remington .300 Win Mag, Remington .30-06, Savage .30-06, Winchester .270, and Remington .30-06 (oddly, no Weatherbys in the bunch). All are good guns, all are accurate, and all are reliable. A lot of it is like selecting golf clubs -- find what fits in your hands, gives you some confidence (based on fit and feel), and what you like.
My next gun will be a Browning, though. I just like them.
Wed, 2006-07-26 20:41#8
I have 2. A .300 WIN MAG BAR Safari w/BOSS, an a 25-06 A-Bolt Stalker w/BOSS. Both are awsome! I hand load 125gr Nosler for my .300 and it kicks way less than my 270 Remington ( which by the the way is also a great rifle) It would be worth your time to watch this video to better understand the BOSS Too bad there not made in the USA gun haters are making it hard on everyone. [/url]http://www.browning.com/video/
Thu, 2006-07-27 09:14#9
Yep, lots of bad feelings about Brownings being made in a country that essentially hates rifles. I seen some people boycott the Browing brand because of that. I think that if you go through the custom shop, you'll get a rifle that's manufactured in Belgium. Most people are fine with that, though I'd bet that Belgium doesn't exactly have a liberal gun policy (I have no idea one way or the other).
BTW, "If you're scared, say you're scared." I typically don't correct any spelling and grammar on forums, but since it's in your signature, you may want to correct it.