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Browning Stainless/Syn A-Bolt

Old 02-27-2004, 01:14 PM
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Anybody have one of these badboys? I have a few Medallions. Shoots like nobodies business. But thinking I need a good all weather lightweight gun. I have heavy guns with H-S and McMill's on them and think those are top notch stocks. I have had such bad luck with the tupperware stocks on Rems 700 and wins 70s,that I am kinda turned off by the synthetics unless its a H-S or McMillian. Only way I could get the syn stocks on rems and wins to shoot is to pillar bed them. And have only experience with wood stocks on the medallions. And those were not big recoilers, only 308 and 243. Thinking of a 270 or 7mm WSM Stainless/Syn combo.
Old 02-27-2004, 01:34 PM
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Old 02-28-2004, 07:46 PM
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I just purchased a used SS stalker in 270 win with BOSS as my first centerfire rifle. It was made in '95. I mounted a Bushnell Elite 4200 2.5x-10x x 40mm FireFly with Burris sig rings and base. I've had a chance to shoot here in NC in near freezing weather up to today's roughly 60 degree weather. I've shot winchester PP 130 and 150 grain, Hornady custom 130 and 150 grain, and Remington corelokt 130 and 150. I've done by far most of my shooting at only 50 yards to work on BOSS settings. I've shot about 25 three shot groups. Almost without fail I shoot in 1/2" groups or less. Four were larger than 1/2" with one today clearly being my fault, and 2 others being attributed to changing the BOSS system past optimum for the load. I've shot 6 less than 1/2" with a couple at or just under 1/4". I been out to 100 yards for only 3 groups. Those were 7/8", 1 3/8", and 1 3/4" BEFORE I've found more optimum BOSS settings for those rounds.

I love the accuracy I can shoot with this gun so far and how all amunition shoots in similar areas. I could shoot all 6 different loads I've fired into a sub 2" group at 50 yards. That's not great for a group, but I like how this gun doesn't seem to mind shooting any ammunition. It does seem to favor the Corelokt's and Winchest powerpoints more than the Hornady custom loads...go figure.

I really liked Winchester's 3 position safety. I liked the look of the Model 70 stainless. I figured I had found my choice, until my local dealer said he had a used Browning SS. I figured I wouldn't loose much if I didn't like it, so I jumped on it. After 3 days of shooting a total of 100 rounds through it. I'd have no problem recommending a Stainless Stalker.
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