Sighting in the rifle

The BAR is available with or without open sights. This section describes the BAR with installed open sights. Since the path of the bullet follows a slight arc from the muzzle of the rifle over the 200 yards distance, the point of impact will be slightly high at any intermediate distance between these two points. This deviation is listed in the following table for the calibers in which the rifle is presently made.

This table shows that even though there is some difference between where the bullet will strike at 100 yards and the point of aim, the deviation is not sufficient to put it out of the killing area if the rifle has been aimed correctly. Furthermore, with the rifle zeroed at 200 yards, the bullet will not drop sufficiently to exclude an effective shot over an additional distance of approximately 50 yards. (See Figure 6) A zero at 200 yards, therefore, represents an optimum compromise sight setting for any distance up to 250 yards, since the bullet will not deviate sufficiently from the point of aim to miss the vital areas of big game animals found in North America.

It is always advisable for the shooter to sight in his rifle himself, using the particular cartridge of his choice over the distance at which he desires to shoot. Please remember that an absolutely precise zero for the rifle would require a different sight setting for each cartridge, each bullet type and weight, for each range and wind condition encountered and also, most probably for each individual shooter.

To sight in the rifle for such a specific set of conditions, the following procedure is recommended:

□ Select a shooting area providing the required distance. It is preferable, of course, to use a regular rifle range where safety conditions are assured. If no range is available, be sure that the place you have chosen provides an adequate backstop to ensure that the bullet will be absorbed safely. The shooting direction should also be selected to eliminate any effect of cross wind.

(Sighting in the rifle continues on page 28.)

BROWNING BAR SEMI-AUTOMATIC HIGH POWER RIFLE

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Browning M1919 Parts Diagram

IMPORTANT! When ordering parts, llat part number, part name, caliber, model and aerial number.

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P076277

P07ÍI39

PO 76286

P07C145

P076284

PO 76281

P07SI33

P076131

P07ÍI05

P076239

P07603S

P076I55

P07609SS

P076II7

P07S294

P0761S5

PO 76236

P076232

P07620S

P07C1S4

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P076J50

P07S202

PO76296

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P076336

P07S070

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