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#5705187 - 04/17/15 02:45 PM Browning BAR Shorttrac
bradyf Offline
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Registered: 07/15/14
Posts: 116
Loc: Iowa
I am looking at getting a new style Browning BAR. Does anyone on here have any reviews on the rifle good or bad? I have never owned a semi auto rifle before. I'm looking at 308 or 300 win mag. I have plenty of experience with bolt action rifles but was wanting to try something new. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks

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#5705276 - 04/17/15 03:31 PM Re: Browning BAR Shorttrac [Re: bradyf]
BigPig Offline
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Registered: 08/27/09
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Loc: Forney, Tx
Got one in a 30-06, high figure and high gloss wood stock. Beautiful gun that doesn't see enough use. It's an absolute joy to shoot. Light weight for a semi. I'd get the 300WM if I was looking for a new one
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#5705305 - 04/17/15 03:58 PM Re: Browning BAR Shorttrac [Re: bradyf]
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Registered: 09/16/09
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I've shot several and hunted with some guys that used them. 243 Win, 270 Win, 30-06, and 300WM. I like rifles that will shoot very good, and the BAR's are not known for their accuracy. 2" groups are considered good. The 300 WM I shot was 3" with some fliers. The 243 shot the best. If you are ok with that, then they are not bad rifles. They are longer and a little heavier.
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#5705850 - 04/17/15 09:13 PM Re: Browning BAR Shorttrac [Re: bradyf]
BigPig Offline
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^^^^ what Chad said. My BAR is at best a 1.5 inch gun, but I've never fed it anything other then Rem Corelok
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Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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#5706078 - 04/18/15 06:10 AM Re: Browning BAR Shorttrac [Re: bradyf]
spg Offline
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Might consider a bolt action if your looking for accuracy. Even with handloads it'll be hard to get 1in groups out a BAR.

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#5706417 - 04/18/15 02:33 PM Re: Browning BAR Shorttrac [Re: bradyf]
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With the older Safari models with the BOSS tuner, it was a different story.
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#5706476 - 04/18/15 03:50 PM Re: Browning BAR Shorttrac [Re: bradyf]
bradyf Offline
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Registered: 07/15/14
Posts: 116
Loc: Iowa
Thanks for the input, I appreciate it. Not too sure that 1.5 to 2 inch group will work.

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#5708447 - 04/20/15 09:45 AM Re: Browning BAR Shorttrac [Re: bradyf]
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I have the camo/ synthetic model in 7mm wsm. It is light, well balanced and generally a pleasure to shoot. My current load shoots into 2.5" at 200 yards. My load testing wasn't extensive and I didn't find the rifle to be temperamental. Yes, I have more accurate bolt guns, but I'm very happy with the performance of my Short Trac.
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#5708504 - 04/20/15 10:20 AM Re: Browning BAR Shorttrac [Re: bradyf]
BigPig Offline
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I think a good trigger would go a long ways to improving accuracy, but I say that about all rifles. And yes, the BOSS system is a good system and helps with accuracy
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Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

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Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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