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Gear Review: Browning T-Bolt

Gear Review: Browning T-Bolt

For many shooters, their first experience shooting a "real gun" was a .22-caliber rimfire rifle of some kind, and for many it was a Browning T-bolt. Here's a quick look at the reintroduction of the T-bolt and why you may want to put one on your shopping list.
Browning T-bolt

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from Kody wrote 2 years 38 weeks ago

I could knock a burr off a bulldog's butt without him flinching with my T bolt Browning. Furthermore, I could shoot again with that lightning fast bolt and have a sip of coffee before someone cycled the next round with the more conventional bolt actions. The mechanism is terrific, the trigger is equally good and the barrel accurate. Mimbly1040 and I either lucked out or Uncle John and newbrog have seen the only T Bolt lemons ever made. Perhaps you old squirrel hunters need to learn some new tricks. Quality usually costs more. Like Jimbo says the Anschutz will lighten your wallet even more. I would not argue that it is a step up from the Browniong. Don't hesitate to buy a T Bolt--- the wood stocks and overall finish make the CZ (Which is a decent rifle) look uncommonly bland.

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from jimbly1050 wrote 3 years 14 weeks ago

Funny, newbrog, I have had mine since 1966 and can still put 5 shots of Walmart match Federal into a ragged hole half a dime big at 50 feet. Can you hit anything?
It still looks great (is a 2 without checkering) and works as smoothly as silk. Maybe yours was abused by the first owner. I agree with Jimbo Kern. In 1966 mine was not that expensive.

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from Jimbo Kern wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

I like these rifles.

The are exceptionally light weight, at 4.5lbs for the synthetic sporter, and also quite thin: These attributes make for a sleek and handy rifle.

Yes, they cost more than entry level economy guns like Marlins or Savage, but retail is similar to most of CZ's new guns, with which I would compare the quality. In any case, it is far cheaper than other high end sporters such as the Remington 597, Anschutz 64, and Kimber.

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from Uncle John wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

Yes I think the rifle is too radical, and too expensive, I love Browning but not this one. I have never seen one at the range and we hold the world squirrel rifle championship there every year. This rifle is just not popular.

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from newbrog wrote 4 years 1 week ago

I still own an original Browning T-Bolt and I think it was a terrible rifle. I used it very little and to this day you couldn't hit a foot square target at 50 feet. It is just like the rifling is shot. Did they have a problem with this on their first models ??

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from Kody wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

I look forward to shouldering one of these Browning T-bolts at my local sport's shop. I had the opportunity to handle a older used model and was impressed with the bolt. Must have felt guilty about buying another rifle and talked myself out of the purchase. Where are the sights? I believe a .22 should be shot with open sights until the users eyes are not up to the task. Most shots are within 50 yards with a .22 so why do otherwise.

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from Kody wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

I look forward to shouldering one of these Browning T-bolts at my local sport's shop. I had the opportunity to handle a older used model and was impressed with the bolt. Must have felt guilty about buying another rifle and talked myself out of the purchase. Where are the sights? I believe a .22 should be shot with open sights until the users eyes are not up to the task. Most shots are within 50 yards with a .22 so why do otherwise.

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from newbrog wrote 4 years 1 week ago

I still own an original Browning T-Bolt and I think it was a terrible rifle. I used it very little and to this day you couldn't hit a foot square target at 50 feet. It is just like the rifling is shot. Did they have a problem with this on their first models ??

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from Uncle John wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

Yes I think the rifle is too radical, and too expensive, I love Browning but not this one. I have never seen one at the range and we hold the world squirrel rifle championship there every year. This rifle is just not popular.

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from jimbly1050 wrote 3 years 14 weeks ago

Funny, newbrog, I have had mine since 1966 and can still put 5 shots of Walmart match Federal into a ragged hole half a dime big at 50 feet. Can you hit anything?
It still looks great (is a 2 without checkering) and works as smoothly as silk. Maybe yours was abused by the first owner. I agree with Jimbo Kern. In 1966 mine was not that expensive.

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from Jimbo Kern wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

I like these rifles.

The are exceptionally light weight, at 4.5lbs for the synthetic sporter, and also quite thin: These attributes make for a sleek and handy rifle.

Yes, they cost more than entry level economy guns like Marlins or Savage, but retail is similar to most of CZ's new guns, with which I would compare the quality. In any case, it is far cheaper than other high end sporters such as the Remington 597, Anschutz 64, and Kimber.

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from Kody wrote 2 years 38 weeks ago

I could knock a burr off a bulldog's butt without him flinching with my T bolt Browning. Furthermore, I could shoot again with that lightning fast bolt and have a sip of coffee before someone cycled the next round with the more conventional bolt actions. The mechanism is terrific, the trigger is equally good and the barrel accurate. Mimbly1040 and I either lucked out or Uncle John and newbrog have seen the only T Bolt lemons ever made. Perhaps you old squirrel hunters need to learn some new tricks. Quality usually costs more. Like Jimbo says the Anschutz will lighten your wallet even more. I would not argue that it is a step up from the Browniong. Don't hesitate to buy a T Bolt--- the wood stocks and overall finish make the CZ (Which is a decent rifle) look uncommonly bland.

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