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    Don't kid yourself, 700's make it out the door every bit as bad. You were the unlucky buyer of a bad rifle. How many manufacturers guarantee ANY kind of accuracy, let alone guarantee it past 100 yards? If Ruger did they would have gone out of the rifle business decades ago. The fact of where it's made has nothing to do with anything. Miroku made Japanese Browning's are some of the finest made firearms out there. You were just unlucky enough to get a bad one. I have 4 Browning A-Bolt rifles from .22 LR up to .375 H&H Magnum, and all are fine rifles. At least give them a chance to make it right. Granted, they're not going to turn it into a bench rest rifle, but they will fix it. Bill T.

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    All factory made rifles have a chance of coming off the line with fubar'ed crowns, bedding, chambering, engagement, etc. The problem is that they are factory made. Even 'custom' from the big manufacturers is a factory rifle that that has been pulled off the line and hand tuned. Except the manufacturer is going to charge you three times what a good gunsmith will and won't take any pride in the work. A good gunsmith can take a $400-$600 factory rifle and turn it into a $1500-$2000 custom with a moderate amount of work. My suggestion, if it is still horked when you get it back, is to take it to a good gunsmith. It will be worth it.

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    my uncle had a browning BAR in the same cal and it was all over the paper.

    IIRC the problem was traced down to the ammo. now he just uses this one type or his own reloads. i cant recall which brand/weight of ammo he is now shooting though.

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    Thanks to all for the info and sorry I have not yet been able to respond, but I took the fam to Disney. Unfortunately, I didnt get a chance to hang out with Tim, but did get to talk to him a bit.
    Anyhow, the rifle will be sent back to Browning and I'll see what they intend on doing about this issue.

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    Smile Disney.. Oh yeah

    Quote Originally Posted by upgrayedd View Post
    Thanks to all for the info and sorry I have not yet been able to respond, but I took the fam to Disney. Unfortunately, I didnt get a chance to hang out with Tim, but did get to talk to him a bit.
    Anyhow, the rifle will be sent back to Browning and I'll see what they intend on doing about this issue.
    Ah we will get together another time. Most important you and the family had fun, thats good.
    j427x could be on the money about the ammo. Still no excuse for a weapon too shoot improperly.
    Reach the rite person at Browning, toss some sand in the gears. The last thing these companies need now is bad reports. Someone will listen.
    Hell if that dont work. Drive to the factory and whip the whole friggen rifle right through there friggen window.
    That will get there attention.
    Then again there is that problem with the Police and and S.W.A.T and the oh just kidding.
    "Man needs but two things to survive alone in the woods. A blow up female doll and his trusty old AK-47" - Thomas Jefferson 1781


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    Quote Originally Posted by 4thIDvet View Post
    Ah we will get together another time. Most important you and the family had fun, thats good.
    j427x could be on the money about the ammo. Still no excuse for a weapon too shoot improperly.
    Reach the rite person at Browning, toss some sand in the gears. The last thing these companies need now is bad reports. Someone will listen.
    Hell if that dont work. Drive to the factory and whip the whole friggen rifle right through there friggen window.
    That will get there attention.
    Then again there is that problem with the Police and and S.W.A.T and the oh just kidding.
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    Thanks, Tim

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