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Old 03-21-2010, 09:03 PM
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Anybody shooting the new T-bolts?? Just interested in your overall impressions. I have been thinking about buying one of the left handed models. Just for a fun gun to shoot and chase some squirrels around the woods with. It will be tough to put down my 9422 for squirrel hunting, but the Browning T-bolt has always been intriguing to me. What kind of accuracy are you guys getting?? 5 shots inside a nickle at 50 yards?? How about inside a dime?? Tom.

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Old 03-21-2010, 09:56 PM
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Do some more reading here in the Browning section. 5 shots inside of a nickle is easy with these. I had two, and still have my sporter. With the right ammo, and maybe a little trigger work, they are capable of 1/4" groups... or less. The rest is up to the shooter and his choice of ammo.

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Old 03-21-2010, 10:29 PM
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I have a newer T-bolt and love it. I shoot some local 50' matches and w/Federal Match I can hang w/guys shooting Winchester 52's, Anshutz 54's and 64's and even a heavy barrel 40x. One of the best investments I've made.
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Old 03-21-2010, 10:54 PM
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Mine will certainly do nickle sized groups. I am very pleased with mine and definitely recommend it as a squirrel hunter.
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:43 AM
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Sheriff160, you have to keep teasing with that nice stock....
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:58 AM
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I've been using mine in local matches where the fast bolt throw makes it faster for timed events. Accuracy has been great, and my T-Bolt has not been picky with ammo, although it shoots the premium ammo better-no surprise there. Nickel to dime size groups at 50yds has been the norm if I do my part. The gun is not hard to look at either, with a great fit and finish. I prefer the extra weight of the varmint model for the balance, but you will have to decide which barrel goes best for you, tapered of bull barrel.
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:52 AM
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I'm a little happier with the old Belgian models but I find no fault with the new ones. You won't regret this purchase.
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I am in the market for one. Or else a Kimber of Oregon rifle. However I want one that has exceptional wood. And I really do mean exceptional-not above average. If anybody knows where one is at-please let me know. Tom.
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:48 AM
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Really nice wood on a T-Bolt may be a long shot, I've seen one on this forum that had near exibition walnut on it. If you're into woodworking you can get about any grade you want in a replacement stock from Silver Hill Gunstocks, He advertises on E-Bay. I know he can do it because I sold him a stock for a pattern. I found a better stock for mine on Gunbroker. Then your talking fitting,checkering, and finishing but you can end up with as pretty a stock as you can afford. I expect that $100 to $150 would get you a pretty decent stock. I bought one from him(Rob) for a Belgian T-Bolt that's an absolute knockout georgeous piece. I don't regret the cost one bit.
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:20 PM
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Thanks for the referral. I never get in a hurry. I am a handicapped person and I truly understand the word patience. I normally put the word out, then sit back and wait. I know they are out there, and I can wait to find one. Thanks, Tom.
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Sheriff160, you have to keep teasing with that nice stock....
I apologize gizzy.
Head001, I waited almost a year and a half before I bought mine. I was always intrigued by the action and liked the way the rifle felt. I just couldn't see spending $500+ for one with a plain jane, straight grained walnut stock. I bet I looked at 50 or more before I stumbled on mine brand new that had just arrived at one of my local gunshops. The stock is a bit unusual in that it is a light shade of walnut with lines of gray runing through it. I think it creates a natural camo in the areas I hunt in. Take your time and you will find one that meets your taste.
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http://s977.photobucket.com/albums/a...t=tbolt003.jpg

Since I can't figure out how to post a pic, I'll post a link to pics of my target/varmint T-bolt.
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http://s977.photobucket.com/albums/a...t=tbolt003.jpg

Since I can't figure out how to post a pic, I'll post a link to pics of my target/varmint T-bolt.
From the photobucket site, copy and paste the IMG code of the photo you want posted. I will help you on the first one:

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hmmm, I tried that and it came up blank. I must be slow.

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I suppose I will have to go take a picture of mine now...
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