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    browning ab3

    Heya been browsing the forum for awhile now. But can seem to find out much about the browning a bolt 3 ive seen one in h and f and they look pretty good .but a browning under 1000 bucks seems to good to be true haha. Any info/opinions more than welcome. cheers

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    No experiences with ab3 myself but have owned a few a-bolts and would own another with no hesitation. The ab3 is just a budget priced rifle so I wouldnt expect much out of it. Might get lucky though. People around here rate the howas - possible choice?

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    Yea was looking at the howas aswell. My mossberg i got is starting to get a bit tired and is having ejection issues. But prob not worth the money to fix it haha. Also looking at the t3 but i kinda wabt something a little different. Thats what made me think of the browning

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    They are a cheaper Browning product to complete with the other second/third tier offerings from mainstream rifle makers.
    The stock certainly leaves a lot to be desired, for me anyway
    But the ones I've seen are as good as or possibly better than some of the other offerings
    I have never shot one.
    Apart from the weight, or even with it I think I'd be happier with the Howa/Weatherby type in that price range
    Or this at 895$ new, depending on calibre you want.
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    I recently had the chance to handle one in my local when the Rep was in showing the new Brownings. I had an A-bolt II for bout 10years and was very happy with it but my first impression of the AB3 was Browning have gone backwards trying to get a slice of the budget rifle market.
    The stock was very tuppaware-ish, noisey and flexible. The Rep also said they only come in blued and 270 at this stage.
    The impression I got was that the AB3 was to compete with Marlin, Savage and cheaper Remmy's.
    IMO I think you would be better spending a little more coin and get a Howa or Tikka if you can.

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    Cheers for the input might give it a miss then haha

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