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Old January 7, 2007, 12:20 AM   #1
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How about the New Browning T-Bolt?

Anyone tried the Browning T-Bolt? That looks like a really neat rifle.


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It looks like a really interesting rifle. I like the stock and finish, with an interesting action. The mag is different. And an adjustable trigger.

Wish they had it in .17 HMR!
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Old January 7, 2007, 10:44 AM   #2
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I'm attaching my name to this thread, as I'm curious too.

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Old January 7, 2007, 08:22 PM   #3
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They are truly beautiful guns and I have to agree that they should consider the 17's.
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Old January 8, 2007, 02:28 AM   #4
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The Browning T-Bolt is a re-introduction of a classic from the past. I remember seeing them 30 years ago. They were considered to be kind of strange and were quite pricey then. They shot very well, though. I would hope the new ones do too.

Since it is a re-issue, it's not likely they will do a 17. But who knows?
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Old January 8, 2007, 03:16 AM   #5
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I haven't tried the re-intro yet, but I really liked the original T-bolt. One of the ones on my short list of rifles that I need one of these days, along with a M1 Carbine. I really don't need either one, it's just that I like them.
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Old January 8, 2007, 12:50 PM   #6
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my father and I each have one of the older models. They are awesome. As far as the new ones are concerned I am pretty dissapointed. They dont come with a peep sight, and they feel sort of cheep. I dont know if they shoot good or not, but to me the classic T-bolt feel just isnt there.

I would like to know if they shoot though. For the money I would probably by another old one.
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Old January 8, 2007, 01:06 PM   #7
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I was very excited about them until I read the American Rifleman review and found out that they have a plastic trigger group. I was OK with it on my $100 Remington 597, but I don't think it's OK for a $600+ sporter.
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Old January 8, 2007, 09:04 PM   #8
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Anyone know what the old T-bolts going for now days? Checkered and non-checkerd.
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Old January 8, 2007, 09:35 PM   #9
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Here are some examples of what they are selling for. I have had mine for several years now, and cant remimber how much my dad paid for it. The one I own has the original receipt from JC Penny I think its like 69$ or something.

about the trigger group thing. The old ones might have plastic trigger guards too, but im not shure. There is definitely no comparison in fit / finish and feel. Without a doubt my favorite squirrel rifle.

here are some prices. follow the links

http://www.gunsamerica.com/classifie...976754362.aspx

http://www.gunsamerica.com/classifie...976695129.aspx
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