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Browning A-Bolt II Composite Stalker .270 WSM

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The A-Bolt II favored the heaviest loads. Bolt action remained smooth and fast, and was unaffected by pressure.

Browning A-Bolt II Composite Stalker .270 WSM

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Special features we liked were the box magazine that swung outward and was removable from the floorplate. The shape and angle of the bolt handle helped us keep the gun mounted during fast action shots. The cocking indicator was the ribbed, chrome tab extending from beneath the bolt just above the thumb safety (arrow). It was easy to see and feel.
The barrel had a sharp taper and the forend was rigid despite offering distinct separation from the free-floated barrel.
We left the Browning's trigger set at 5 pounds for our tests, but we might have improved our shooting by adjusting it to the factory-recommended low of 3.5 pounds. Adjustment was a simple chore provided you have a small screwdriver typical of those found in an eyeglass repair kit.

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