Browning A-Bolt

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The A-Bolt Rifle is a bolt-action rifle designed by the American Browning Arms Company. It is manufactured by Miroku Corp in Japan. The A-Bolt replaced the Browning BBR in 1984. It is a popular hunting rifle due to its accuracy and availability. The A-Bolt rifle is a bolt-action rifle with a short-lift bolt angle of 60 degrees. It uses a non-rotating bolt sleeve (partial sleeve on first generation A-bolt rifles). When the bolt is unlocked, smoothness is achieved with three guide ribs aligned with three locking lugs, enabling precise movement (only on the second and third generation A-bolt rifles). hese three locking lugs also greatly increase bolt strength.[citation needed] The bolt's smoothness is also increased with a unique cartridge depressor; the cartridge depressor stays in place independent of the bolt's position. Near the end of the reloading cycle, when the bolt is re-inserted, the bolt moves gently over the cartridges in the magazine. The safety-catch is two-position, and is functioned using a thumb-slide on the action top-strap in the same manner as a shotgun. The barrel is free-floating and the recoil lug is glass bedded.

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Browning A-Bolt Features

The Browning A-Bolt is a series of highly-accurate and smooth-operating bolt action hunting rifles that have a rather unique 3-lug bolt.  They are available in long and short actions with barrels ranging in length from 22 to 28 inches and are offered in a handful of profiles.  The stocks can be composite, laminate or solid wood and the receivers are optics ready.

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Browning A-Bolt Capacity

The Browning A-Bolt is available in 243 Winchester, 7mm08, .308 Winchester, .30-06, .270 Winchester Short Magnum and .300 Winchester Short Magnum and feeds from an internal 4 round magazine.

The A-Bolt can weigh as little as 6 pounds and as heavy as 9.5 unloaded and can measure 42 to 48 inches long depending on the specific model you want.  If you get a heavier one, you’ll be glad that sling swivels are available with every gun.  The lack of protruding edges is the best advantage for mobility as it won’t catch on foliage as easily.

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Browning A-Bolt Ergonomics

The Browning A-Bolt is available in both left and right handed setups and has a stock that offers a full-pistol grip.  The bolt has a 60 degree throw, and the stock is checkered along the grip and forend.  All of the stocks include a rubber buttpad to help soften the recoil impulse.

Browning A-Bolt Fit & Finish

The Browning A-Bolt is built on a hardened steel receiver and can come in parkerized, blued, or stainless steel.  These rifles use a 1:10 twist across all barrel lengths and calibers and offer incredible durability.

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How much is a Browning A-Bolt worth?

In 2024 a new or used Browning A-Bolt value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a Browning A-Bolt and most rifles. The Price for a Browning A-Bolt has increased in cost by $0.00 in 2024 compared to 2023.

Estimated New and Used Values for a Browning A-Bolt Values are based on a basic model with no options or colors.

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $689.73 $901.96 $1,061.13
Excellent $636.68 $848.90 $955.02
Very Good $583.62 $848.90 $955.02
Good $530.57 $795.85 $901.96
Fair $371.40 $689.73 $848.90
Poor $265.28 $530.57 N/A

Gun Value Conditions explained:

New in box - 100% condition in unopened box. Excellent - 95%+ condition with or without box.

Very Good - 90% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Good - 80-90% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Fair - 30% - 80% condition, parts, and finish may or may not be original. Must function properly and shoot.

Poor - under 30% condition. Firearm has severe wear and tear, does not function, or is damaged.

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