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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-22-2016, 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by wncchester
Arguments about what's the "best" all around game cartridge. Many are suggested but few people get it right; the correct answer is the .257 Roberts. It's not the right cartridge for brown bear in Alaska or elephant in Africa but such critters are not routinely in the common hunter's sights.
I'm sure that mine being chambered in .257 Roberts has A LOT to do with why I like my A-Bolt II so much. The symbiosis of rifle and cartridge makes for a very versatile package that serves me well for everything I actually use a centerfire rifle for.
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I bought one a few weeks back, in .270...

You can order them from Bass Pro, composite stock and stainless steel barrel...
I put a 3x9x40 Leupold on her with the Heavy Duplex reticle and have her sighted
in with 130gr Hornadys Interlocks...
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-25-2016, 09:49 PM
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Bought one in 280 about 25 years ago I think. Put a 3X10 Leupold 50mm on it. It is still a great deer rifle and I don't think I have ever had to retune the scope from the initial sighting. Will shoot as well as any of the dozen or so deer rifles I own. Have taken it elk and deer hunting. After getting the 280, I added a 280 AI. Not worth the difference and a shorter barrel works fine.
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-20-2018, 08:15 PM
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Mine is the A-bolt II with a BOSS in 25-06. It is blued with the plain synthetic stock. I traded for it used .... I let my , 77 tang safety in 270 Win go for it that never would group for beans, handloading and all.

I went to the Browning web site and found the suggested setting of the BOSS for 25-06 and set it accordingly. I tested a few different combinations of handloads and found this Browning to be a reliable .600Ē shooter at 100 yards. That is better than half the group size I ever got with just one load on itís bets outing with my tang Ruger 77 in 270!

So everything I run through that Browning stays at 6 tenths .... color me happy!

My brother recently changed his trigger spring on his A bolt 300 Win Mag of many years and gave me the lighter of the two springs (I am a varmint hunter, mostly predators) and I have set it but not fired it on paper yet. I know from experience that my Browning likely will group even tighter now!

Canít get any better than that!

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Rusty, ****, tell us about the ELK. and do you want to sell it?
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I know this is an old thread, that really doesn't take away from the reliability of the Browning A Bolt or its accuracy. For instance, I haven't shot my old friend in a couple of years, cleaned her and put her in the safe a couple years ago and got distracted by her sister in 25-06, an A Bolt II. I was shooting a little bit today and decided to warm her up just to see if she needed any adjustment. I fired four rounds in the space of maybe 4 mins. Here are the results. From the location of the group , she's still printing where she's supposed to , I don't know which bullet was the 1st round, but at that rate I am not complaining. Wish they still made them like that. I don't know why the pics are sideways ?
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