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    Browning AB3

    Has anybody had any experience with these rifles?

    Have been offered one for (almost) free and it is barely used by a family friend who has no use for it nor the want to list on tardme or the likes.

    I understand that this is the "budget" Browning but are they worth a try?

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    The new blued one or is it an older ss one? Hardly say budget if it is the older stainless one and would have one over an x bolt any day

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    Nah it's one of the newer blue and synthetic jobs you see around for $7-800 new, I think the stainless was only the old A-bolt or maybe the A-bolt 2. But I can get it for a song, although if they are rubbish I will probably keep stashing change and go down the Tikka T3 or Sauer 100 route.

    Really just after a hack that is cheaper and gives a wee bit more legs than the 7.62x39.

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    If you're getting it for a 'steal', snap it up mate.
    Was given a Stirling M1400 22LR by the BIL.
    Would I sell it? Probably. Would I get a few $ for it? Probably not.
    Will I keep it? Guess so.

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    Yeah I'm thinking at worst it will be a good rifle for the missus to start shooting (never shot anything other than. 22) as this is a .243. And if it goes alright might be another toy for me also.

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    Still a little interested if anyone has had good (or bad) luck with them though?

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    I'd grab it if I was you,(especaily if the price is wright)I've got one and love it,nice crisp trigger,accurate to boot,I'm currently looking at getting the micro stalker in 243 for my boys,

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    @Hbwanderer I think it may be a micro model after further conversation. Fuck it, looks like im gonna need some 6mm cleaning kit.
    gadgetman and Nick-D like this.

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    Browning make the ab3 in a few models the composite stalker,with a 22inch barrel and a micro which has a 20 inch barrel and a shorter length of pull,I'm guessing the one you've been offered is the composite,check out Brownings website it will give you all the info

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    But in saying that,they ain't no sako,I've taken mine through some nasty kaweka srcub definitely not the sort of places I'd want to take a more expensive rifle and still it handled the knocks and stayed accurate when it counted

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    Grab it, it'e essentially an Abolt action and the rest is built to cheaper standard as many manufacturers are/where doing.
    You can fix the rest if you want , just don't go planning to rebarel any time soon.
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    A-B-3.... It's as easy as 1-2-C....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    just don't go planning to rebarel any time soon.
    Why is that?

 

 

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