The BAR MK 3 is an unstoppable big game rifle. Accurate and reliable, it already stands out from the competition. The sporting BAR's contemporary design offers shooters and hunters the option to shoot standard and magnum calibers from a semi-auto platform without spending thousands of dollars on heavily modified modern sporting rifle designs. And you can do it with a rifle that weighs between 7 to 7½ pounds.
Browning rifles consistently produce the most accurate shot groups in their class. This is due in large part to the quality of their barrels. The BAR is built around a hammer-forged barrel made in a thoroughly controlled and tested process.
The BAR relies on a gas piston design to operate its lightweight action. The gas piston design mitigates shooter-perceived recoil and reduces excessive carbon residue that other modern gas-impingement designs vent into the moving parts of the action. Like most modern sporting rifles, the BAR utilizes a multi-lug rotary bolt - a component that allows for a lightweight alloy receiver.
The BAR MK 3 feels and handles like the purpose-built hunting rifle it is - lightweight, quick to shoulder and point. Add in the benefits of a well-designed semi-automatic, and you get quick follow-up shots and less perceived recoil than with your standard bolt-action hunting rifles.
Receiver– Aircraft-grade alloy; Drilled and tapped for scope mounts
Barrel – Hammer-forged
Action – Gas-operated autoloader; Multi-lug rotary bolt; Detachable box magazine; Composite trigger guard and floorplate; Crossbolt safety
Stock – Composite; Matte black finish; Overmolded gripping panels; Shim adjustable for cast on/off and drop at comb
Features – Sling swivel stud for bi-pod; QD swivel cups, swivels included
Action Length Short Action
Caliber 243 Win
Barrel Length 22"
Overall Length 44 1/8"
Length of Pull 14 3/8"
Drop at Comb 5/8"
Drop at Heel 1 1/8"
Weight 6 lbs 10 oz
Magazine Capacity 4
Twist Rate 10"
Barrel Finish Matte Blued
Stock Finish Matte Black
Receiver Finish Matte Black
Chamber Finish Chrome Plated Chamber
Barrel Material Steel
Barrel Contour Sporter
Stock Material Composite
Recoil Pad Polymer
Pistol Grip Cap None
Checkering Overmolded Grip Panels
Sling Swivel Studs Steel Integral
Receiver Material Aluminum Alloy
Trigger Finish Gold Plated
Magazine Type Hinged Floorplate with Detachable Box
Trigger Material Alloy
Trigger Guard Material Composite
Trigger Guard Engraving Buck Mark in Gold
Floor Plate Material Composite
Drilled and Tapped for Scope Yes