Looking at the Browning BAR & Remington Model 8

Remington Model 8

The Model 8 “Remington Autoloading Repeating Rifle”–as it was originally called when it was introduced in 1906–was by far the most successful of the early centerfire autoloaders. Like a variety of early rifle designs, the Model 8 is simply taken down into two shortened parts. This makes it more compact for transporting as well as enables the bore of the barrel to be cleaned from the chamber end.

The Model 8 also has an action spring located inside its buttstock, but because it has no tubular magazine, its barrel recoil spring is wrapped around the outside of the barrel and kepted in place by a steel jacket. The jacket wraps the barrel all the way out to its muzzle, giving it a fat appearance that often causes those who are not familiar with the Model 8 to mistake it for a shotgun.                                     


The Model 8 was created as a sporting firearm, and throughout its prime the.35-caliber model was regarded to be sufficient rifle for all North American game, including moose, elk, and grizzly bear.


Browning BAR rifle

The Browning BAR has a lengthy reputation and tradition for reaching bolt action like accuracy in an autoloading rifle. Some of this is accounted for in the extreme level of precision and mindful workmanship that goes into every rifle. But the model really sets it apart. The gas system integrated with a 7-lug rotary bolt give the shooting substantial recoil reduction for comfort, while simultaneously locking in bolt action-like accuracy.

The fluted stock design incorporates a full pistol grip with an undercut and is contoured for use with open sights or a scope. The forearm is full and hand-filling. LongTrac and ShortTrac stocks are shim adjustable for cast on/off and drop. Sling swivel studs are installed in the stock and forearm.



Here are some videos with an overview of each rifle:

Browning BAR:

Model 8:


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