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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.