6 lb 1 oz. Browning BAR in 243 and 308


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Bigfoot
April 10, 2010, 12:18 AM
Would be real nice if true......

I've been watching Brownings site for several months waiting for them to change the claimed weights of a couple of their 2010 models. I haven't recieved an answer from them, can anybody confirm or shoot down these claimed weights?

http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/detail.asp?value=002B&cat_id=031&type_id=024

http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/detail.asp?value=002B&cat_id=031&type_id=025

I see that the first one uses the same pre-Shortrack receiver as my 90's vintage Stalker that weighs well over 7 lbs. :confused:

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squirrel sniper
April 10, 2010, 12:29 AM
I may be wrong, but since the "lightweight" stalker weighs in at over 7lbs, I'd say its most likely a typo somebody is too lazy to fix.

Maverick223
April 10, 2010, 12:47 AM
I imagine it should have been something like 6lb. 11oz. assuming the long action weights are correct...but that may very well be wrong too. http://forums.nitroexpress.com/images/graemlins/smilies/general/dunno.gif

Bigfoot
April 10, 2010, 02:37 AM
Well I'm already suspicious of the weights that Browning gives for the BARs. The ShortTrac models claim 6lb 10oz and the Longtrac 6lb 15oz. Now I know that these use the same receivers and if anything the ShortTrac should weigh a bit more because they need to block the mag. I figured they might have fudged the numbers because why would anybody purchace a 308 when the 30-06 is the same size and weight... So I went to a gunshop and weighed a 270 Longtrac with the poly stock. It weighed 6lb 13oz, yup, right about where I guessed beforehand.

I own two Browning rifles and I like them both but buyer beware.

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