Just a heads up. I bought a brandy new BAR in northern NH two days ago and have some serious concerns with it. I have attached my email to Scott Grange at Browning below.
I will post any response I get.
I bought a brand new BAR from LL Cote's in Errol, NH on Tuesday afternoon. I just returned from the range with my new BAR and have some serious concerns. It is effectively a single shot rifle. I own 3 BAR's made prior to the MKII series and have never had a jam. I cleaned the gas system as per the manual's instructions before going to the range. I tried 3 different types of factory ammo (in 2 different bullet weights, 150 and 180 grains). Still no luck. Also, the rifle shoots 3 feet to the left at 25 yards. I inspected the front and rear sights before attempting to adjust them and found that the rear sight was adjusted almost completely to the right (there were 2 clicks left of available adjustments) and the front sight was drifted as far to the left as the dovetail would allow. These adjustments are out of the box. I just contacted Alan at the service center in MO. and he identified the rifle as being 2005 manufacture. He stated that a rifle that old would be considered used and that Browning had no idea what could have happened to it during the past 5 years. That being said I was told that it would be up to me to pay shipping and insurance to the service center and then it would be a mystery as to what would be done about it.
At this point I would like to return the rifle for e full refund. The dealer said that decision is up to Browning.
I look forward to your response."