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Old December 19, 2004, 12:29 PM   #7
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I wouldn't have reamed the chamber larger in the 1969-vintage rifle below.

It's too nice, and I can make it work for me. Nor would I be assured that if I sent the rifle back to Browning they wouldn't do something I didn't ask for, like scratch the French walnut, garf the Belgian blueing, make the trigger heavier to comply with 2004 liability concerns, etc.

Small-base resizing dies are readily available from RCBS, and take care of the extra case diameter often found just above the extractor groove. You need the resizing die and a thinner shell holder, it's really a piece of cake.

Browning's manual for the rifle really didn't make mention of what bullet weights to use. I attribute it to the fact that the rifle uses the White system of gas operation, where it uses what it needs to cycle the action, then bleeds off the excess.

"Bother", said Pooh, as he chambered another round...

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