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A-Bolt Rifles, Firearms
The Classic A-Bolt II. Custom rifle accuracy right out of the box.
The classic Browning A-Bolt (often referred to as the A-Bolt II) delivers dependable, pinpoint accuracy that exceeds the stringent standards of the modern rifleman. The renowned A-Bolt has been produced in popular chamberings, materials and finishes to satisfy your needs in any hunting or shooting situation.
Limited Distribution. A-Bolt II rifles are often more specialized than in the past and most are available only in limited distribution at a limited number of dealers, in special models only. But the features that made it famous for decades are still there. Have a look at A-Bolt II rifles and see for yourself why the A-Bolt II continues to lead in versatility and performance. Nothing hits the mark like a Browning A-Bolt.
View this video for a brief overview of what has made the A-Bolt II rifle one of the most revered Browning rifles in history.
A very sophisticated bolt action.
With a short 60° lift, the bolt incorporates a non-rotating bolt sleeve that runs the full length of the bolt. When unlocked, three guide ribs on the bolt sleeve align with the three locking lugs to allow the bolt to slide smoothly. When locked, these three lugs provide massive bolt strength. The A-Bolt II feeds very smoothly because of its unique, patented cartridge depressor that stays in position, independent of the bolt rotation, as the bolt slides gently over the cartridges in the magazine. The bolt face is recessed, completely surrounding the cartridge base. A cocking indicator located at the rear of the bolt offers visual and tactile firing pin status.
The barrel is free floating and glass bedded at the recoil lug and front of receiver to maintain the proper spacing around the barrel for consistent accuracy. The recessed muzzle crown helps protect the rifling. Barrels are triple checked for interior finish, straightness and air-gauged for uniformity.
A chrome-plated trigger sear provides cleaner, crisper trigger pull. Screw adjustable and pre-set at approximately 4 lbs.
Hinged floorplate with detachable box magazine makes it simple and fast to load a spare magazine.
For all A-Bolts except Micro Hunter — Magnum calibers, including WSM: Three in magazine, one in chamber. Standard calibers: Four in magazine, one in chamber. 223 Rem.: Five in magazine, one in chamber. For A-Bolt Micro Hunter only: Three in magazine, one in chamber.
Other aspects of the A-Bolt II rifle system.
The BOSS® System
Ballistic Optimizing Shooting System. The tunable BOSS was available with some A-Bolt II models over the years. An interchangeable, non-ported BOSS-CR is included at no extra charge.
To give your A-Bolt a personalized touch, your name may be engraved on the bolt body. Click on the link for information or call (800) 333-3288. Not available on the Mountain Ti model.
What is an A-Bolt? The A-Bolt, A-Bolt II and AB3.
The A-Bolt was built in two main series. The original A-Bolt and the A-Bolt II. Both are very similar rifles and are considered part of a design family. The new AB3 -- sometimes also referred to as an A-Bolt -- is a different model and design. Accessories, such as bases and rings, magazines, etc. made for the original A-Bolt and A-Bolt II will not fit the AB3.