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sparky357
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Posted - 02/20/2011 :  09:54:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have researched this rifle by it serial number and have found it to be a 2002 production rifle in 300 WSM.

Here is what I do know. It has a camo synthetic stock with palm swell. The barrel states it is stainless, 300 wsm, made in Japan, light weight for an abolt, about 22" barrel ( maybe longer).

The previous owner stated that it has a titanium receiver. I can't locate any info about a ti produced by Browning in 2002. The rifle does not state anywhere I can see that it is ti, yet it is very light. I had an abolt 2 micro medallion 308 years ago and I believe this rifle is lighter that it yet this one is a full length rifle.

So if anyone has further info I would greatly appreciate it.

nononsense
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Posted - 02/20/2011 :  12:11:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
sparky357,

Without taking away from your research, Browning did manufacture the A-Bolt Mountain TI in .300 WSM. That particular barrel was stainless steel and 23" in length.

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sparky357
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Posted - 02/20/2011 :  7:30:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
nononsense I appreciate the input. I know Browning first produced the 300 wsm in 2001. My rifle is dated as a 2002. What I want to know is if they introduced a titanium rifle in 2002. Thanks
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nononsense
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Posted - 02/20/2011 :  8:55:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
sparky357,

That's what that little (TI) stands for after the name...

From Browning's website of news releases:

For Immediate Release
1/1/2004

Browning Introduces The A-Bolt Ti (Titanium) Rifle

MORGAN, UTAH—At 5 1/2 pounds, the new Browning A-Bolt Ti (titanium) rifle offers the discerning rifleman a lighter, tougher, short-action rifle that's next-to-nothing to carry. Available in the popular 270 WSM, 7mm WSM, and 300 WSM calibers, the new A-Bolt Ti is packed with features such as:

* Titanium Receiver
* New Composite Bolt Sleeve (3oz. lighter than original)
* Weather-Resistant, Lightweight Bell and Carlson Stock In Mossy Oak Camo With Dura-Touch® Armor Coating
* Pachmayr Decelerator® Recoil Pad
* 23” Stainless Barrel

Suggested Retail: $1,620

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sparky357
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Posted - 02/20/2011 :  11:01:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nonsense

My rifle has the mossyoak camo pattern, rifle alone weighs 6lb 8 oz on my postal scale, I would say the barrel is 23" and a decelerator pad.

No where is there any letters (TI).

The info you listed I found as well but am assuming it is for the 2004 models. Mine is a 2002 model. In addition, mine weighs more and my bolt does not appear to have any carbon properties in order to reduce the weight.

The reciever does have a slight conture and not just flat top. I was told that the TI recievers have this where the non (TI) are flat tops.

I plan on contacting Browning Monday and hopefully get answers from them.

Again thank you for the input.


SP357
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sparky357
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Posted - 02/22/2011 :  4:16:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well I got my answers today as I had to wait to contact Browning because they were closed on Monday due to Presidents day.

It turns out that the Browning ti was introduced in 2004. Since mine is a 2002, it can't be a ti. The front end of the receiver top is round and not flat like the typical abolts. Also mine did weigh 1 lb more. But, the Browning people ID'd mine on the serial number and it is a stainless stalker a-bolt II. The camo was an after market addition.

Just want to say thanks for the inputs and maybe this may help someone else.
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