Care of your BOSS equipped rifle

The BOSS is a precision instrument. in order for the boss to operate effectively it is very important your rifle remains in the same condition it was purchased. it is absolutely necessary for your rifle's barrel to remain free-floating and the action properly bedded.

This holds true for either the A-Bolt II or BAR Mark II. To check for adequate clearance, it is recommended that a piece of paper, folded once, be able to pass between the barrel and stock without any interference. If the barrel is not free-floating, lake your rifle to a competent gunsmith or send it to (he Browning Service Facility in Arnold, Missouri. Special rubber bedding in the barrel mounting screw area and magazine well area of your BOSS equipped A-Bolt II rifle is installed at the factory and aids greatly in improving accuracy. (Rubber bedding not needed for the BAR Mark II.) If you have any modifications done to your stock, make sure the rubber bedding has not been al-

increase barrel life, however, residues from copper and zinc also stick to the barrel and require more frequent cleaning. As top benchrest shooters have known for decades, copper solvent is the key to cleaning a barrel for optimum accuracy. The recommended cleaning procedure is as follows:

1 Clean the bore with a good powder solvent to remove all traces of powder residue. Performing this step before the application of a copper solvent will prevent the bore from refouling with copper so readily.

2 Swab llie bore with a good copper solvent using the manufacturer's recommended procedure. After neutralizing the solvent, generally with oil. il is important to swab the bore dry. Swabbing the bore dry will reduce copper buildup.

NOTE: DO NOT USE SOLVENTS OF DIFFERENT MANUFACTURERS CONCURRENTLY. A CHEMICAL REACTION MAY RESULT THAT WILL CORRODE EVEN STAINLESS STEEL BARRELS. IT IS IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURERS RECOMMENDATIONS EXACTLY.

tered. if the rubber bedding on your rifle has been modified send your rifle to the Browning Service

Facility in Arnold, Missouri.

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