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Browning BAR Safari

Hey there,

just wanted to know if anyone has had experience with this rifle.
It looks awesome, and the specs seem interesting. I was thinking of a .30-06

Anyway still researching...

Thanks.

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I just read a few reviews and found nothing unfavorable and would give the Browning great consideration if I was in the market for one. And in 30.06, how could you go wrong Thumbs up

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Hammer1 wrote:
I just read a few reviews and found nothing unfavorable and would give the Browning great consideration if I was in the market for one. And in 30.06, how could you go wrong Thumbs up

Thanks man! Hopefully I can find one around my area and check it out.

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Browning BAR Safari

Brownings are very excellent firearms. The BAR has a great track record. Just not sure why Browning guns are so darn expensive. I mean both Fabrique Nationale in Herstal Belgium and Moruku in Japan make most of Brownings sporting arms. FN marked guns and Moruko marked guns are not all that expensive. For some reason when someone puts the name "Browning" on the same gun, price increases dramatically.

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Browning BAR Safari

Its kinna Like Nike Verses Converse...The converse gonna last longer but you have to PAY for all that advertisement for Nike...Brownings are, for the most part, fine weapons....But not worth the money as far as Im concerned.

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Browning BAR Safari

I just ordered my Browning BAR Safari Stalker today. I have a 10 day wait period and am going to be out of town anyways but I'll let you know how it goes after I get it. If you happen to be in the sacramento area you're welcome to shoot it after I get mine. I will be getting the .270 by the way.

The Safari Stalker is identical to the Safari except it has a synthetic stock instead of wood and it does not use the BOSS system.

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Location: Maryland
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hostage67 wrote:
I just ordered my Browning BAR Safari Stalker today. I have a 10 day wait period and am going to be out of town anyways but I'll let you know how it goes after I get it. If you happen to be in the sacramento area you're welcome to shoot it after I get mine. I will be getting the .270 by the way.

The Safari Stalker is identical to the Safari except it has a synthetic stock instead of wood and it does not use the BOSS system.

Hey thanks. I'm in MD, but thanks anyway. Let me know how it shoots. What are you going to be hunting?

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Browning BAR Safari

I will be hunting mostly Blacktail but on rare occassion Elk as well. I might try hog hunting just because it's cheap and pretty much limitless out here.

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BAR

Stay away from the Alum. action model. Better yet, find a orginal BAR grade 2 made in Belgium in 270 or 30-06.

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Browning BAR Safari

Ok I've had my BAR for a little while now and have shot over 200 rounds through it. So far my most accurate rounds are the managed recoil which I hit approximately a 1" MOA with. The other types of ammo so far have given anywhere from approximately a 1.25"-2" MOA.

I have attached a target using managed recoil ammo. As you can see it hits approximately 1" MOA with one flyer out there(that flyer was all me).

I love the gun and am very happy with it. The only problem I have with it so far is that it can't auto load the managed recoil loads which just happen to be the most accurate in my rifle so far, so I'm a little dissapointed in that aspect.

I intend to take it to a local gunsmith to have an action job done to it which should hopefully help smooth the action out enough so I can use the managed recoil loads without any problems autoloading.

Anyways that has been my experiences so far. I still have a bunch of ammo testing that I want to do, I am hoping to find some heavier bullets that will get better groupings than what I have seen so far. Most testing done up to this point has been using various remmington ammo, I have some winchester and other ammo now, just haven't gotten a chance to test them yet.

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Browning BAR Safari

I have a BAR Safari II in .30-06 with nice wood stocks. I've had it for a few years, I love it but, I bought the gun when I was 17. Paying about $700 for a gun at that age then scope rings bases and what-not it was tough for me to take that gun into the wood that I hunt. A year or so later I bought an A-bolt .270 composite stalker and even though I have about $1500 in my A-bolt for some reason that money came easier and it doesnt bother me too hunt that rifle.

The BAR is a incredible rifle just make sure that your willing to pay that much for it when the A-bolt is just as nice and a little easier on the wallet.

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