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A-Bolt Rifles, Firearms
A-Bolt. Custom rifle accuracy right out of the box.
The innovative Browning A-Bolt delivers dependable, pinpoint accuracy that exceeds the stringent standards of the modern rifleman. The renowned A-Bolt is available in three action lengths in a spectrum of popular chamberings, materials and finishes to satisfy your needs in any hunting or shooting situation. Have a look at this broad line up of A-Bolt rifles and see for yourself that the A-Bolt leads the competition in variety, versatility and performance. Nothing hits the mark like today’s Browning A-Bolt.
View this video for a brief overview of what has made the A-Bolt 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 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.
The BOSS® System
Ballistic Optimizing Shooting System. The tunable BOSS is available as an option on the Stainless Stalker, Composite Stalker, Medallion, M-1000 Eclipse and Stainless M-1000 Eclipse. An interchangeable, non-ported BOSS-CR is also 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.
This accessory is included with all BOSS-equipped A-Bolt rifles and offers all the accuracy advantages of the original BOSS without the muzzle brake feature. The video below details the BOSS system. Although not found on any current, cataloged A-Bolt rifles, the BOSS system is found on many earlier production A-Bolt rifles -- this video of the BOSS is shown here for informational and historical purposes only.