Browning BAR sporting....???

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.45colt
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Browning BAR sporting....???

#1 Post by .45colt » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:30 am

Local Fun store has a Belgium Browning 30-06 BAR . Anyone ever have one? Good ,Bad or ugly..... :) .

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Re: Browning BAR sporting....???

#2 Post by Pete44ru » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:38 am

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Once upon a time (mid 1970's), I had a then new .30-06 Browning Grade I BAR, upon which I top mounted a Williams WGRS receiver peepsight.

The one I has was marked "made in Belgium" & "assembled in Portugal".

It was reliable, accurate and pretty good-looking (IMHO), over the 5 or 6 years I owned it.

For hunting, I reduced the shiny finish via applying a coat of paste wax, letting the wax dry w/o cleaning/rubbing it off.

I took one of the biggest Maine Whitetail bucks I've run across with it, the Fall after I bought it.

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#3 Post by Booger Bill » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:49 am

Here you go. A Belgium browning M-7 serial # 2069 that my favorite uncle bought new way back and I inherited from my dad. Dad shot his last buck with it at about 86 years old I believe it is a first year. I have a 2<7 Leopold on it.
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Re: Browning BAR sporting....???

#4 Post by Booger Bill » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:54 am

Forgot to say it`s also 30-06. Does anyone make a hi cap magazine for it? It could be a ultimate battle rifle on D-Day!

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#5 Post by Pisgah » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:45 pm

Booger Bill wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:54 am
Forgot to say it`s also 30-06. Does anyone make a hi cap magazine for it? It could be a ultimate battle rifle on D-Day!

Here's the one you need to look for...


https://fnamerica.com/products/disconti ... -standard/

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Re: Browning BAR sporting....???

#6 Post by harry » Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:17 pm

Pisgah wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:45 pm
Booger Bill wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:54 am
Forgot to say it`s also 30-06. Does anyone make a hi cap magazine for it? It could be a ultimate battle rifle on D-Day!

Here's the one you need to look for...


https://fnamerica.com/products/disconti ... -standard/
It would be kind of hard to get a 30/06 in a 308 magazine
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#7 Post by Pisgah » Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:48 pm

harry wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:17 pm
Pisgah wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:45 pm
Booger Bill wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:54 am
Forgot to say it`s also 30-06. Does anyone make a hi cap magazine for it? It could be a ultimate battle rifle on D-Day!

Here's the one you need to look for...


https://fnamerica.com/products/disconti ... -standard/
It would be kind of hard to get a 30/06 in a 308 magazine

And equally hard to explain why a .308 wouldn't do just as well as a .30-06 in a battle rifle.

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