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remington or browning

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by nationaltrp, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. nationaltrp

    nationaltrp

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    Need some advise. My teenage son is going to get a rifle in .308 and has narrowed it down to either a Remington stainless steel synthetic stock Model Seven or a Browning A-bolt Micro Hunter. Which would you suggest? Thanks for the help.
     
  2. lazarus

    lazarus Hard to Kill

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    I don't know much about the Browning in question, but the Remington is the standard by which all others are judged.

    If it is just going to be used for hunting, then the model seven is a good choice. It has a lighter barrel profile, and is lighter in weight. If you think there is a chance your son might want to do any target shooting with it, you might want to consider a 700. The heavier barrel will perform better with subsequent shots.
     

  3. f1b32oPTic

    f1b32oPTic R4d104c71v3

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    both are nice, ive had both.

    i had a stainless stalker in 30-06 but i sold it to move and bought a remington 700 in .308 the second time around...

    i d like to have an a-bolt in .270 if i were to buy another one for the gaming room
     
  4. RMTactical

    RMTactical Battle Born CLM

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    I like the remingtom but both would be a good choice.
     
  5. f1b32oPTic

    f1b32oPTic R4d104c71v3

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    one feature that i miss about the abolt is the short throw bolt arm.

    the browning action has more moving parts and three locking lugs
    whereas the rem700 design is simpler with fewer moving parts and two large locking lugs. advantage remington

    i like the safety on the browning better than the remmy 700 safety.
    it is quieter and smoother to disengage.
     
  6. vafish

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    Both are good guns,

    My only comment would be to check where they are manufactured. I don't know about the A-Bolt Micro hunter, but a lot of Browning guns are manufactured in Japan. I hate supporting an antigun country if I have another alternative.
     
  7. f1b32oPTic

    f1b32oPTic R4d104c71v3

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    chances are that your browning will be japanese made.
    i bought mine 12 years ago and it was

    they have great fit and finish and the crowns are nice on them too
     
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    I would go with the Browning, they make a really nice rifle and all that ive seen have shot well too. I shoot a Browning A-bolt in 7mm remington mag, i really like the rifle. It does have the shorter bolt throw, you can mount the optics closer to the reciver which could be a benifit in fiting the rifle and optic to your son. The browning is made in Japan by FN(who also owns Winchester). I like the location of the safety on the Browing as well. You really cant go wrong with either one. My vote goes to the Browning
     
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    Browning makes a nice rifle but has the worst customer service in the firearms industry; whereas Remington has one of the best. Your money, your choice.
     
  10. f1b32oPTic

    f1b32oPTic R4d104c71v3

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    as nice as the brownings are, i will definately be holding on to my 700ltr

    it is the perfect bolt gun for me and ive carried enough to where i absolutely comfortable with it..
    a sling definately helps
     
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    i would have to say Remington as well. every long gun i own is a Remington. they are good quality and very dependable. my father is exactly the opposite. he is a Browning man. same story for him though. never had any problems.

    either way, you will be getting a quality rifle. i would lean towards the Remington though...:).
     
  12. GUNZEALOT

    GUNZEALOT Up all night

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    I have the Browning A-bolt in 30-06 and I like it a lot. I bought it a few years back and was also looking at the Rem 700. I decided to go with the Browning because I liked the design of the shorter bolt throw and the placement of the safety.
     
  13. ILikeFtLbs

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    I like the Browning, but have nothing against the Rem. I see them made in Belgium and Japan. Check the individual gun. A store may have an A-bolt from Japan next to an A-bolt from Belgium. I don't think it matters.
     
  14. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    I'd take the remmy, but make sure he's seen the Ruger M77 II's they are sweet little rifles, I'll never own another factory gun for hunting.
     
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    striderglock HVACR

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    Last thread I saw about rifles alot of folks recommended Tikka rifles. Supposedly priced similiar to Remmy's but much better quality.