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Old 11-11-2019, 04:35 PM
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Exactly, Oldtimr. A distinction without a difference.
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Old 11-12-2019, 07:23 AM
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It certainly seems to be a distinction which makes a difference to a great number of firearms owners, as weve collectively asked manufacturers to modify their firearm designs to allow administrative manipulation without disengaging the safety.

Lying to newer shooters like @Voyager28 to coddle them into believing they have to accept a rifle in which the safety has to be completely disengaged to cycle the bolt, on the false premise most rifles are like that, isnt really helpful. He can buy a different rifle from any of over two thirds of the rest of the market - INCLUDING AN UPDATED VERSION OF HIS CURRENT RIFLE - and assuage his discomfort. Far more fish in this particular sea do not require the safety to be fully disengaged to cycle, and shooters are right to be discomforted by designs which do, such its an easy decision to make.
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Old 11-12-2019, 08:27 AM
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Um wow. Best to leave this one alone.
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Old 11-12-2019, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Oldtimr View Post
There is no reason to turn this into a debate.
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Old 11-19-2019, 10:33 AM
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Point at Ground when cycling A.Bolt...
Keep finger off trigger.

Love my Abolt. and BAR even more!
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Old 11-19-2019, 01:31 PM
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If you had to buy a new rifle, would you prefer the A-bolt over the X-bolt?
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Old 11-25-2019, 09:19 AM
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I like a 2 position tang safety and enjoy having that and being able to open the bolt on safety with my older Rugar 77 Ultra Lite. Nice lite weight gun and shoots well. If I were to buy a new Browning bolt the X-bolt would probably be my choice.
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Old 11-26-2019, 05:53 AM
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I hear ya. My Savage Model 11 .308 is working well - too well to justify getting the X-Bolt Hell's Canyon that I want.
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