Buddy at work saw a Browning A bolt .338

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Artbrownsr, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. Artbrownsr

    Artbrownsr Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    For $700. with a Burris 4X12 scope ( I know it has to say more than 4X12 but it doesnot) .I'm saying there is something wrong with that deal!
    What say the peanut Gallery.
    http://alaskaslist.com/1/posts/9_General/63_Guns_Hunting/437176_Browning_A_Bolt_338.html
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    Browning A-Bolt .338
    Location Wasilla, Alaska
    Price $700
    Telephone 907-982xxxx
    Browning 338 a bolt with a burris 4x12 scope very good condition had the stock hydro dipped so it has a nice rubber finish. Comes with some ammo and a sling call or text 907 982 xxxx I got a new number and the website won't let me change the phone number in the contact


    I obliterated the contact number and just copied the ad to show the content.
     
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  2. harkersislandnc

    harkersislandnc Active Member

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    Looks to be reasonable. The fact the stock has been fiddled with hurts value plus. The A-Bolt is a good rifle but we see them here in NC between $400-600 for comparable used rifles. Also good deals can be had on magnum rifles because the recoil on a light rifle is too much for a lot of folks. If the the rifle has the BOSS break I would not own it. They are loud and still kick like hell. The scope is nice but from the picture may be worth an extra fifty bucks. Used scopes don't hold value and it looks to be an older model Burris. If you want it lowball him at $550-$600. I would stop at $625. Keep in mind this is the time of year folks need money so deals are better than before hunting season.
     

  3. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    The Burris 4x-12x don't excite me, and wouldn't be MY personal choice so it would be replaced, but overall it's a good deal. The previous poster is wrong about the BOSS system. To begin with if you don't want the muzzlebrake, you can get the CR=conventional recoil module which still offers the increased accuracy of being able to tune & time the vibration cycle. I've had hands on experience with quite a few Browning A-Bolts and even BAR Safaris BOSS equipped, and admit to being very sceptical about the BOSS system until I actually saw the results of them on the range. The BOSS is simply another way of timing the bullet's exiting the bore more consistently, and at the same point of vibration cycle the same way that reloaders work up a load by adjusting the powder charge, and hence velocity. Basically it's mostly for people that don't reload and offers them the accurizing benefit, but with factory ammo. If you do want the BOSS (and I would!), you're not going to be shooting that much at game, and can use 1 of the many hearing protection types when you're ready to pull the trigger, and the felt recoil reduction makes the .338 feel like a 30-06. It's a stainless stalker so if it were ME, I'd try to get him down and keep the scope & discount the bare rifle if possible. That particular rifle/cartridge combo makes for dandy elk on up rifle, being way too much overkill on deer. I was looking desperately for a .338 at a bargain price before I went on my last elk hunt after winning the eastern Ky lotto but couldn't find any.
     
  4. Artbrownsr

    Artbrownsr Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Thanks gentlemen for the come back I've asked my buddy to join the club so I'm not going to give his name out until he shows a screen name. Then I'll bring him to this thread to see the info
     
  5. harkersislandnc

    harkersislandnc Active Member

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    I admit I hate any sort of a muzzle break and that have passed on a few Brownings with the BOSS system. I did not know about the CR module. The way people down here flip deer rifles after the season I may be more open to the Brownings.