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  1. I have a browning bar short track 308 (new model) and a 300 mag R1 with comfortec stock. Both rifles are new 07 models and i am very disapointed with the R1. i read some good write ups on the R1 and was keen to get my hands on one, then the trouble started. First the magazine would only take 2 rounds, but with 3 in the magazine was almost impossible to fit in, so tried locking the bolt back then fitting the mag but then the bolt wouldnt slide forward so out with the pliares and 5 minutes later i got that working. it looked like the mag was not pressed at the factory properly and was jamimg the thrid round. But the mag was still hard to fit with 3 rounds in it and it did say 3 rounds on the mag, anyway i got over that. Now it was time to test this thing out on a trip! But on the return trip i noticed that the butt pad had fallen off while walking through some alpine scrub, so when i got the thing home, i found out that there were no screws that hold the pad to the end of the stock it was just cliped in place and when i found out that the pad alone was worth $300 New Zealend dollars to replace i was starting to lose interest in this rifle. All of the pads in the comfortech stock look to soft and are all just pressed in there not screwed. Then when cleaning the rifle (no shots had been fierd through it just wet new zealand conditions) found that there were sticks and small leves behind the bolt due to the large opening along the side of the riciver brownings also have this problem but there is very little opening on a browning compared to the R1. Then more loading problems when the bolt was pulled back with 3 rounds in the mag the spring in the mag wouldnt lift the back of the 3rd shell up to catch the bolt as it closed. At this point the R1 had fired 18 rounds and only 2 weeks old! At $3300.00 to the brownings $2200.00 N Z prices. I expected better. The short track is a graet bush rifle that handels better then the BAR safaries so am looking at the long track 300 mag now but am not to sure how durable the action will be with the recever being all alloy?
  2. I have a browning bar short track 308 (new model) and a 300 mag R1 with comfortec stock. Both rifles are new 07 models and i am very disapointed with the R1. i read some good write ups on the R1 and was keen to get my hands on one, then the trouble started. First the magazine would only take 2 rounds, but with 3 in the magazine was almost impossible to fit in, so tried locking the bolt back then fitting the mag but then the bolt wouldnt slide forward so out with the pliares and 5 minutes later i got that working. it looked like the mag was not pressed at the factory properly and was jamimg the thrid round. But the mag was still hard to fit with 3 rounds in it and it did say 3 rounds on the mag, anyway i got over that. Now it was time to test this thing out on a trip! But on the return trip i noticed that the butt pad had fallen off while walking through some alpine scrub, so when i got the thing home, i found out that there were no screws that hold the pad to the end of the stock it was just cliped in place and when i found out that the pad alone was worth $300 New Zealend dollars to replace i was starting to lose interest in this rifle. All of the pads in the comfortech stock look to soft and are all just pressed in there not screwed. Then when cleaning the rifle (no shots had been fierd through it just wet new zealand conditions) found that there were sticks and small leves behind the bolt due to the large opening along the side of the riciver brownings also have this problem but there is very little opening on a browning compared to the R1. Then more loading problems when the bolt was pulled back with 3 rounds in the mag the spring in the mag wouldnt lift the back of the 3rd shell up to catch the bolt as it closed. At this point the R1 had fired 18 rounds and only 2 weeks old! At $3300.00 to the brownings $2200.00 N Z prices. I expected better. The short track is a graet bush rifle that handels better then the BAR safaries so am looking at the long track 300 mag now but am not to sure how durable the action will be with the reciver being all alloy?
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