Browning T-Bolt Feeback?


November 7, 2009, 08:59 AM
I really like the way this rifle looks and feels and I love the action, but there were some mixed reports early that these guns were very finiky with ammo.
For a gun at this price, I'd expect it to be a tack driver with amost anything, but just prefer certain loads.

Also, the first ones off the line were smooth, but the last 5 I handled were kind of choppy. Will these break in or is there something wrong?

Any recent feeback? Thanks in advance.


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Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
November 7, 2009, 03:31 PM
I'd be interested to hear too - I was thinking of possibly getting one. But at that price, it had better be good!

November 7, 2009, 05:50 PM
All rimfires are cartridge sensitive...
I have Volquartsen, Cooper, Kimber Super America, Winchester 52D, target rifles by Walther and Anschutz, sporters by Anschutz and all of them like different ammo to various degrees...

I had an original T-Bolt that I sold off as I needed the funds and kicked myself for 40 years until I bought a new one two years ago...They are slick guns to shoot, very accurate--with the right ammo, solidly built and the fastest bolt action you'll ever use...

I was able to buy back the one I sold originally a few months ago and IMO the newer rifles are better...I'm just waiting for some funds to clear and I'm going to buy the WRM and HRM Target/Varmint versions of it...But then I'm Browning biased...

November 7, 2009, 07:03 PM
I've read good things and saw some groups at the range about 1 year ago. The guy next to me was shooting really nice groups @ 50yds. One thing I've noticed just handling them is they are very quick pointing and light. Great little guns. One of the few you can find these days that's actually not bead blasted. I like that.

November 7, 2009, 07:06 PM
I looked at the new T-bolts very closely while shopping for a quality lightweight .22 bolt action repeater. I thought a rifle of that level should not have a plastic trigger guard so I looked more at the older ones. I really liked the old ones but at that level I liked The Anschutz, and Kimbers better.

November 7, 2009, 07:18 PM
Not just the trigger guard, the trigger itself is plastic. That used to bother me but I'm OK with it now. I like lightweight and have never had a polymer part fail me. I remember spending a summer in boot camp beating the *&% out of a plastic stocked M16 that looked like new when I turned it in. Uncle Sam's been using plastic guns for over 40 years.

November 7, 2009, 09:33 PM
The gun is expensive, then you still need to by the rings, base and a scope.

So it will be an expensive package. I still want one though. I'm trying to see stuff to make some room.

Then again I'd like a colt detective special in nickel and a sxs 20g.

Ok I have to stop now.

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