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 Browning Bar carbine / barrel chop
htony1  [Team Member]
10/24/2012 8:41:58 AM
Have any of you guys ever taken a Browning Bar and cut the barrel down to 16.5-18" to make a brush gun fit for tight quarters? I have been pondering this over the last two years and don't know where I should look. I sent Short Action Customs an email this am so they may have some insight. Either a 308 or 30-06 would be my choice because it would only be used inside of 150 yards

along this vein
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Accountant30339  [Team Member]
10/24/2012 10:04:33 AM
Browning made a BAR Short-Trac carbine in .308 with an 18" fluted barrel. I have one and it is a great brush gun. Short, light, powerful, accurate - it's a great hunting gun!
htony1  [Team Member]
10/24/2012 10:13:01 AM
Originally Posted By Accountant30339:
Browning made a BAR Short-Trac carbine in .308 with an 18" fluted barrel. I have one and it is a great brush gun. Short, light, powerful, accurate - it's a great hunting gun!


I saw those on gunbroker, I wish I could have found one of the 18" LW carbine versions that were not the Shorttrac design. I like the original BAR / MKII design better
ChickenDaddy  [Team Member]
10/24/2012 5:56:59 PM
the FNAR in 308?
htony1  [Team Member]
10/24/2012 6:53:57 PM
Thought about that too but I cant get used to the pistol grip stock. They are heavier than a standard BAR and I can find a used BAR cheaper
meauxcg  [Member]
11/27/2012 10:11:25 PM
Subscribing!!

I'm ready to buy one. I really want the Stalker 18" fluted version if Accountant30339 would cut loose of his

Or have to default to a shorttrac if I can find one in the stores anywhere. I am the CIO for a firearms company and can cut and flute the barrel on one. I really like the idea of a sub 6# .308 semi auto with a short barrel for deer hunting.

. Its really aggravating that on a web search they show up on every auction site but they are sold or a retailer has them listed but sold out.
It's actually at the point of pissing me off that the sites leave them up like that.

Accountant, if you are interested I would be willing to pay a bit of a premium or a trade for an AR or Saiga or AK
meauxcg  [Member]
12/9/2012 12:52:18 AM
YEA! found one and its on the way!!!!
Accountant30339  [Team Member]
12/10/2012 9:37:57 PM
Originally Posted By meauxcg:
YEA! found one and its on the way!!!!


Very nice. I want to see pictures when you are done with the mods.

Accountant
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