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Old 08-08-2009, 04:32 PM   #1
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What makes Browning rifle cost more than Remington's, Ruger's and others as well. I see nothing more to them maybe the 60* bolt throw because it has 3 locking lugs and not the std 2. The BOSS doesn't count because some one lights one of them off next to me I will shot it up there ARES.

I think Browning makes a fine looking rifle the action lines are some of the best looking out there. But when it comes right down to it. No aftermarket actions are based on a Browning A-bolt, the A-bolt is your youngest of any bolt action on the market today.

So tell me why I should pay $400 more for a browning varmint rifle in 223 than a Remington varmint rifle in 223?

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Old 08-08-2009, 05:23 PM   #2
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Ahh.....it's a Browning! It's the same with Glock handgun calibers being over priced to high over comparable other brands in the same calibers, like S&W. Just my opinion through observation. The higher calipers, .30.06, .270 and .300 do make a fine bolt-action hunting or sniper rifles if you prefer.

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Somebody has to pay for all those high priced slick ads Browning has printer...they chose YOU the consumer for that privilege !

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Ah, its all in the name and it's a shame. Browning puts out some fine rifles, but I would rather buy a Remington for less money or build my own and out shoot the Browning. Browning could have a larger chunk of the market if they lowered prices without lowering quality, to compete with the other manufactures....................

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I guess I'm weird but I'm 1 of those people that actually like browning a-bolt/x-bolt rifles. To begin with, the Brownings are only selling locally for about 760$-and that's for the Medallion, the fancier model. According to my math that's not 400$ difference.

The BOSS is a great thing if you shoot factory ammo only & want the best accuracy. They ARE available in the CR model=Conventional Recoil, which makes no more noise than regular barrels.

The main features I like about them are:
3 locking lug bolt
60 degree bolt throw
convenient tang safety
cocking indicator you can feel in the dark
better magazine design
fairly light weight, stiff action
factory glass bedded
factory free floated barrel
usually great out of box accuracy
some of the best production barrels I've seen in general
comfortable shaped bolt handle
very slick bolt operation
fast locktime
superior fit/finish of wood & metal
factory adjustable trigger
trigger is very easy to rework
never had to send 1 back for warranty work
never had to actually repair 1-usually only do trigger jobs on them
I've built several rifles from a-bolt rifles and they're great actions to build from-makes GREAT custom rifles. Is that enough or do you want more reasons?

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I guess I'm weird but I'm 1 of those people that actually like browning a-bolt/x-bolt rifles. To begin with, the Brownings are only selling locally for about 760$-and that's for the Medallion, the fancier model. According to my math that's not 400$ difference.

The BOSS is a great thing if you shoot factory ammo only & want the best accuracy. They ARE available in the CR model=Conventional Recoil, which makes no more noise than regular barrels.

The main features I like about them are:
3 locking lug bolt
60 degree bolt throw
convenient tang safety
cocking indicator you can feel in the dark
better magazine design
fairly light weight, stiff action
factory glass bedded
factory free floated barrel
usually great out of box accuracy
some of the best production barrels I've seen in general
comfortable shaped bolt handle
very slick bolt operation
fast locktime
superior fit/finish of wood & metal
factory adjustable trigger
trigger is very easy to rework
never had to send 1 back for warranty work
never had to actually repair 1-usually only do trigger jobs on them
I've built several rifles from a-bolt rifles and they're great actions to build from-makes GREAT custom rifles. Is that enough or do you want more reasons?
This is about as well said as can be. Browning rifles are excellent, and worth every penny.
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Whoopie it has 1 more locking leg than a remington or Ruger.

My trigger is very good on my Remington Oh wait it is a timney.


More give me more. I want to see more reason.

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Why did Oldsmobiles sell for more than Chevys?

This is why Breyers has 31 flavors- not everybody likes Rocky Road. I do have my Dad's Grade 2 BAR in .243, made in Belgium, that purely factory condition shoots 1/2 MOA at 100 meters. About the only factory pure auto I have had that does that, no tweaking. Rifle has taken more deer than will fit in a 5 ton dump truck, and my grandkids are shooting it now. With a little care, will probably be good for 2-3 more generations of us.

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why did oldsmobiles sell for more than chevys?

This is why breyers has 31 flavors- not everybody likes rocky road. I do have my dad's grade 2 bar in .243, made in belgium, that purely factory condition shoots 1/2 moa at 100 meters. About the only factory pure auto i have had that does that, no tweaking. Rifle has taken more deer than will fit in a 5 ton dump truck, and my grandkids are shooting it now. With a little care, will probably be good for 2-3 more generations of us.
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