Browning AB3 Short Action Calibers

Richard Johnson
by Richard Johnson
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Browning announced the expansion of the AB3 line of rifles to include short action calibers. When these bolt action rifles were introduced two years ago, only long action calibers were available. Now Browning will sell these rifles chambered for the following calibers:

  • .243 Win (21″ barrel)
  • 7mm-08 (21″ barrel)
  • .308 Win (21″ barrel)
  • .270 WSM (23″ barrel)
  • .300 WSM (23″ barrel)
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The receiver is steel and is drilled and tapped for scope mounts. The barrel has a target crown and is free floated. The matte black stock is synthetic, and the magazine is detachable. Browning includes an Inflex Technology recoil pad with the rifle.

The suggested retail price on these rifles is the same as the existing models: $599.

Richard Johnson
Richard Johnson

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  • Maodeedee Maodeedee on Aug 04, 2015

    What, no 6.5 Creedmoor (23" barrel) or 350 Remington mag (21" barrel)?

  • Ludwig_Vorgrimler Ludwig_Vorgrimler on Aug 04, 2015

    Mm, one of these beauties in .243 is an enticing thought. Where are these made - does Browning still have a plant in Japan? I recall their Japanese-made products were of very high quality and for $600 or so, the price is right.