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« on: March 14, 2016, 06:02:16 AM »

I today submitted the following email Message to Browning North America President & C.E.O., Charles Guevremont:

Browning BAR ShortTrac: Basis for a 21st Century high-tech auto-loading center-fire Bullpup

"Mr. Guevremont,

"Researching today's auto-loading center-fire rifle designs, the Browning BAR ShortTrac:

(http://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2009/5/12/browning-bar-shorttrac-270-wsm/)

(http://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2009/5/19/browning-bar-shorttrac-270-wsm-specs/)

(http://www.guns.com/reviews/browning-bar-shorttrac-stalker/)

"stands-out as a viable basis for incorporating within a 21st Century high-tech auto-loading light-weight (polymer) Bullpup rifle chassis. I'm particularly impressed with the ShortTrac's capable Bolt-Breech design, and its adaptability between standard (.308 Winchester) cartridges ---

(http://www.midwestgunworks.com/page/mgwi/prod/browning-bar-rifle-parts/B317604514)

"and short-action magnum (.270 Winchester Short Magnum, .300 Winchester Short Magnum, etc.) cartridges ---

(http://www.midwestgunworks.com/page/mgwi/prod/browning-bar-rifle-parts/B317604704).

"For all those hunting/shooting scenarios, where a short, compact, light-weight precision shooting instrument makes the difference.

"I welcome Browning North America join The Bullpup Revolution!

"CC: The Bullpup Forum"

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And, on a related matter (http://bullpupforum.com/index.php?topic=9652.msg95924#msg95924), I received an encouraging email-response from Jason Hornady, "Thanks [S-N-S]. We have some things up our sleeve."
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2016, 08:01:33 AM »

That would be one rifle I would be VERY interested in. They already have a light weight version with an aluminum receiver. It would be nice to have a light weight 30-06 bullpup with the legendary reliability of the BAR.

John Browning's design is still one of the most reliable and robust actions made to date.
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2016, 06:05:52 AM »

To update:

I just came across an interesting Bullpup conversion for the Browning BAR ---

(http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2009/11/18/browning-bar-bullpup-conversion/)

And, I'm happy to note that Browning has offered their BAR ShortTrac, in a left-hand version, as well --- (http://www.browning.com/products/firearms/rifles/bar/select-bars-no-longer-in-current-production/bar-shorttrac-left-hand-oil-finish.html).
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2016, 08:00:33 AM »

It looks like it has a standard HK SL8 top rail mounted on it. Looks promising.
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2016, 07:00:27 PM »

Yeah I looked into that before for my .338 win mag BAR. But the company that makes the stock is German, and I was never able to nail down a price let alone away to import it. Didnt know they made it for the short track version only thought it was designed around the longtrack version (30-06 length action).

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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2016, 07:30:34 PM »

Just tried all my previous links for the Waffen-Greger stock, they are now defunct. The stock with a shortened 22" barreled BAR .300 win mag action measured 31.4" and weighed just under 10 pounds.

I was hoping to combine the stock with a detachable magazine to create an Uber SMIR (Super Match Interdiction Rifle). My build quickly hit hard into big obstacles. Mainly converting a BAR to detachable mag and aquiring the Greger Stock.

SMIR + Bullpup would equal pure awesome. 

http://www.armstechltd.com/products.php?id=smir_rifle

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2009/11/18/browning-bar-bullpup-conversion/


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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2017, 06:12:25 PM »

I would think a WA-2000 type stock would be an easy conversion for a BAR in .300 or 30-06.


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