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Old January 30, 2013, 04:07 PM   #1
Join Date: April 19, 2009
Location: NW North Dakota
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BAR question

I just bought a Browning BAR Mk. II .30-06 that appears to have been Manufactured in 1982. Serial # 137PYxxxx.

The bore, receiver, trigger group and bolt appear like new, as though the rifle had been fired very little. Aside from a couple of small scratches above the trigger guard and a small 1/2" ding on the buttstock, the rifle looks brand new.

My question is, given it's age, (31 years old if I read the serial number correctly) whether there should be any limitations on shooting factory loads of 150- 200 gr? I won't be able to get to a 'smith for awhile and would like to shoot it before I can get to him.

Your opinions and info are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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