Browning BAR in .308 Winchester

Ever since my brother and I hunted the sinkhole at the house where we grew up, I have thought it would be a good idea to have a semi-automatic hunting rifle. I purchased this one in an all-around hunting caliber, capable of hunting deer, black bear, and feral hog.

This Browning BAR Mark III is chambered in .308 Winchester.

Caliber:.308 Winchester
Barrel:22" hammer-forged, 1 in 12" twist, polished blued
Action:Short action semi-automatic, 4 round magazine
Stock:Turkish walnut, grade II, oil finish
Scope:Leupold VX-3i 3.5-10x40mm Duplex reticle
Weight:8 lb. 4 oz. (w/scope)

This rifle was purchased in 2020.


Zeroed for Sierra factory (165 gr. TGK) ammunition. It's in huntable condition, but I intend to send the trigger assembly in for a trigger job.


It is presently zeroed for Sierra factory ammunition, the 165 gr. Tipped GameKing.

Further testing is warranted for Winchester Deer Season XP using the 150 gr. Extreme Point.

Eventually, I would like to develop a handload using 150 gr. bullets. I have some 150 gr. AccuBond bullets.