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Old 03-06-2017, 11:05 AM
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I bought a brand new Browning SA 22 LR recently. The barrel keeps losing after I fire btween 25 to 50 rounds. I tighten the adjustment ring to where there is no play, lock it in place, only to have it loosen again. This has happened 4 trips to the range. FYI, I own 2 other Browning SA's, and they stay tight.

What could I be missing before I send the rifle back to Browning?

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Old 03-06-2017, 11:13 AM
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Not sure what is going on with your rifle. Since it is new, I would contact Browning and explain the problem. Browning should be able to advise you and may offer some solutions under warranty. All the best...
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Old 03-06-2017, 11:53 AM
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The adjustment ring should have a detent plunger that keeps the ring from loosening. It's under the take-down switch. Has it been lost?
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Old 03-07-2017, 04:41 AM
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JBelk... I didn't lose any parts. I didn't take it apart. It came from Browning loose, I tightened it by turning the adjustment ring, only to have it loosen each time I have taken it out. The gun is brand new. Just sayin.
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If all the parts are there, you have to remove the adjustment locker to adjust the ring, so unless you had to do something to adjust the ring, you have a part missing, I think. It's always possible Browning changed the design without me knowing it!

The adjustment ring has to be held in place by something....
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Thanks JBelk.... appreciate the input!
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Old 03-07-2017, 06:58 AM
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If you can post pictures of your rifle I can tell if its the same as my memory. I did Browning repair in the SE and it was common to have a dozen a week of those to adjust. I think I can do it my sleep.
BUT, not long ago a lawyer called and said he had a Browning A-5 that 'blew up' and blew the side out of the receiver. BS! An A-5 can't do that! He sent pictures of a gun labeled A-5 thats not even a nodding acquaintance of the original. Disgusting behavior by a gun company!!
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Old 03-07-2017, 04:07 PM
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Ditto the missing parts, there should be two springs and two plungers. I would also suspect that there may be some crud binding those parts. There may be some muddy looking crud leftover from the bluing processing.
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Old 03-13-2017, 04:09 AM
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You could be right about the crud Mainspring but I doubt there are any missing parts. The ring is hard to turn with the barrel off. There are auditable clicks when the adjustment is made.

I tightened once again on Saturday, took it to the range, and within 25 shots, it shot loose again. I will make arrangements with Browning to have them fix it. My other Browning SA 22's do not shoot loose.

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If you can turn the ring without taking it apart first, the detent is WRONG. The detent is supposed to keep it from turning unless you take the fore-end off, remove the adjuster, make the adjustment and put it back together.
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Below are instructions that were copied from the owners manual. I followed them to a T. Since the barrel will not stay tight, it is going back to the factory.

If the barrel is loose when mounted to the receiver, an adjustment
should be made as correct barrel-to-receiver fit is critical for accuracy.
On current SA-22 models, the serrated ring, located just forward
of the rear of the barrel, is turned to fine-tune the fit of the barrel
half of the rifle to the receiver half as explained below.
1 Remove the barrel from the stock/receiver portion of the rifle.
2 Hold the barrel with the muzzle pointed away from you and
turn the adjusting ring counterclockwise the space of one notch
(Figure 9). An audible click will be heard for each notch as the
ring is turned.
3 Reassemble the rifle and check for fit. If still loose, repeat the
process. Should you overtighten the barrel, (indicated by inability
to assemble the barrel to the receiver), reverse the operation by
turning the adjustment ring in a clockwise direction.
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Unless the takedown had been fooled with in the gun shop before you bought it, it might be that the thumb latch (which keeps the adjustment ring from moving) isn't fully engaged (forced back toward the receiver) AFTER the barrel is seated.





If the latch is fully engaged, but the barrel still loosens, the catch itself may be faulty (too short to engage, improperly made/cast, whatever).


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If you can turn that ring without taking the fore arm off, there's something wrong with the detent. LOOK at it.
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Thanks guys! It is in the box waiting for the UPS man to go to Browning as type this . I have wore myself out. There is tension on the ring, and even after it is tightened with the latch fully locked, it still wants to loose after 20 or so rounds. Appreciate the comments.
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Fort Valley Man--- It's obvious to me the detent, which is chisel-shaped and about the size of a grain of rice is GONE. That detent HOLDS that ring in place so it can't move. They're devilishly easy to lose so the factory assembly gal probably didn't even notice.
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