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browning T-Bolt .22

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by whalerman, Jun 1, 2011.

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  1. whalerman

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    I always enjoy shooting .22's and I'm looking at the Browning T-Bolt. Any thoughts or experiences? The darn thing sure is expensive for a rimfire.
     
  2. supercalvin56

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    I know the early ones were very often salt guns. If you are looking at those....look closely.
     
  3. VA27

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    I had one of the early ones and it was very accurate with nearly everything I ran through it. A friend of mine bought one in 22 mag and let me shoot it. Very light and accurate and very accurate with ammo that it likes.
     
  4. whalerman

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    What is a salt gun?
     
  5. Cypress

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    Back when Browning was getting the guns from FN (Belgium made guns) they were using salt to cure some of the stocks. Turned out to be a bad idea and many of these old treasures are severly pitted below the wood line. Check carefully. If your talking about the new manufacture T-bolts then salt is not an issue. By the way, the old school T-bolt is my all time favorite .22 rifle. I'd love to find a few.
     
  6. natman

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    Just to put the salt wood problem in perspective, this happened in the late 60s - early 70s. The only T-bolts it could affect are some of the first design.

    If you're considering buying a new redesigned T-bolt, it's a non-issue. They are very nicely made guns.
     
  7. whalerman

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    I didn't realize the design had been that long. Learn something every day. I sure didn't know about salt. All I knew was I was supposed to eat less of it.
     
  8. DM~

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    I think the "salt" issue is much over blown... Yes, there were some guns ruined by salt but i bet at most, it was only a few T-bolts.

    Here's my origional T-bolt,

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    I wish Browning had stayed with the origional design, but that doesn't mean the new ones aren't good guns. I just like the steel magazine and older trigger design much better.

    DM
     
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    I've got one of the new ones and it's a really good shooter. Very light and points well. Very well thought out gun that balances well. Mine shoots just about everything O.K.
     
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