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Old 09-17-2017, 03:11 PM
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T-bolt accuracy? Consistent? Yes/No?



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I know owners are not happy with triggers like the BL-22. Dang shame Browning does this on both..........

Heard mixed reviews on the T - anyone have accuracy info?

Thanks.
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Old 09-17-2017, 06:18 PM
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T bolt

Love my T bolt, it's a highly accurate .22
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I've only got 3.
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Old 09-18-2017, 03:48 AM
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I've only got 3.
Same here... 22lr target varmint, 22wmr target varmint, and just picked up a 22lr Sporter... all three shoot great
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Old 09-18-2017, 04:29 AM
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I know owners are not happy with triggers like the BL-22. Dang shame Browning does this on both..........

Heard mixed reviews on the T - anyone have accuracy info?

Thanks.
Hi, I'm a BL-22 owner who thinks they are the lightest, handiest, little short throw lever action on the market. Nothing wrong with the trigger. Same with the triggers on my SA-22 and BAR-22. My Buckmark sporter rifle had a little bit heavy trigger (4.5#) but the Heggis flip knocked that down to 3#.

And my T-bolt shoots just as I would expect a sporter rimfire to. 3 pound trigger and honest 1.5 MOA average accuracy at 100 yards with TAC-22 ammo. Plus it's beautiful and unique.

Don't listen to scuttlebutt, pick one up and find out for yourself.

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Scuttle butt... haven't heard that in a long time
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Scuttle butt... haven't heard that in a long time
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My T-Bolt shoots many 1/2" 5 shot groups at 50 yards with CCI SV. I am very happy with this, cheaper ammo and still good groups off the bench. The trigger is a heavy 3 pounds but very crisp with no over travel, it feels lighter. I have the sporter so it is not a bench gun anyway. The trigger is perfect for hunting. This T-Bolt is the lightest 22LR rifle that I own, lighter than a Sako Quad, CZ 455 or RAR. My T-Bolt weighs 6 pounds with a Leupold 4-12x40 AO scope mounted.
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My Uncle's T-bolt took a little breaking in, but its pretty consistent. The trigger is crap in comparison to the CZ's and worked over 10-22's, but I can still manage a decent group from time to time. I just don't shoot a heavy trigger well and not much you can do with a T-bolt when you're comparing it to 1.5lb triggers.
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Old 09-18-2017, 11:23 PM
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On the other hand, My BL22 is a beautiful little rifle. Love the thing. Trigger licks a butt though. It gets shot more than my muzzleloader, but less than about everything else in the safe. I just have to be in the mood to dig it out. Have a Henry youth for one of the kids thats just looks like a wannabe BL22. But the trigger on it is better. Still won't part with that Browning though. Remarkable looking little piece.
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Old 09-19-2017, 01:55 AM
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Put a Jard ? Trigger on it,expensive but it works
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I know owners are not happy with triggers like the BL-22. Dang shame Browning does this on both..........

Heard mixed reviews on the T - anyone have accuracy info?

Thanks.
I bought a slightly used Browning T-Bolt on RFC back in July to use this squirrel season. I love the rifle. It is become my favorite rimfire. I had issues with the trigger like most have commented. Even after adjusting the trigger to the lightest setting I still found it inferior to my CZs and rebuilt 10/22. The trigger is extremely crisp with not much creep, but it the pull was very heavy. The rifle was very accurate, but due to the trigger I found it easy to torque my shots especially when shooting offhand. I read a post on this forum about opening the trigger enclosure and shaving "the lawyer shelf." I was leery of trying something I could not reverse, at least in this early stage of ownership. I also did not want to purchase the JARD trigger right after purchasing not knowing if the T-Bolt was going to be a keeper. In reading online, I found an article on the T-Bolt on some varmint hunting forum that suggested bending the trigger spring up about 1/16 of an inch upwards with some needle nose pliers. I thought I would give it a try since I could always bend it back or in worse case scenario replace the spring. This seemed to help. I bent the arm of the spring at the coil in slight increments, reassembled, tested, and repeated this process until I got my desired trigger pull. The bend got the trigger pull down to about 2 pounds at the lowest adjustment of the screw. It made a great difference. It is now very much on par with my CZ 452 and 455. In some scenarios, I find it even more accurate due to how light the rifle is overall. I have taken 65 squirrels with it this season thus far. Hopefully more to come.
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That's great thanks for the info
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