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Browning T-Bolt Target/Varmint No. 025176202 22 LR, $750 (Grade: B+)

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The T-Bolt offers a shooting experience apart from other rimfire rifles. Its snappy trigger and fun-towork action makes this rifle very attractive.

Browning T-Bolt Target/Varmint No. 025176202 22 LR, $750 (Grade: B+)

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Removing the bolt on the Browning rifle began with pulling back the tang mounted safety lever to the on position (right arrow). Next, the bolt was opened but left as far forward as possible. Then we had to reach down beneath the tail of the bolt and press down on the stainless slide catch (left arrow) to release the bolt. It wasn’t ideal in our view, but not as difficult as it sounds.
The Browning Double Helix magazine made it possible to store 10 rounds without jutting out from the bottom of the receiver. The rounds were stored in an “S” shaped line snaking around two paddle wheels. We found the system to be foolproof during cycling, loading and unloading. Installation and release from the magazine well was smooth every time.
The T-Bolt system required a pull straight to the rear without rotating the bolt. This was similar to the Blaser rifle system and a number of Biathlon rifles.

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