Changing the B.O.S.S.

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by 1969SS396, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. 1969SS396

    1969SS396 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2010
    Messages:
    261
    Location:
    the "Mitten" state
    Has anyone changed the BOSS system?

    I bought a Browning 25.06 with the "muzzle break" (the one in the top of the pic) which is incredibly loud and would like to change to the one pictured in the bottom of the photo.

    Anyone do this? Costs? Good idea/bad idea?

    As always....thanks for any input.

    Attached Files:

  2. 1969SS396

    1969SS396 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2010
    Messages:
    261
    Location:
    the "Mitten" state
    .....bump.....
  3. Country101

    Country101 Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2004
    Messages:
    2,171
    Location:
    Dardanelle, AR
    Sorry bud, dont know diddly about it.
  4. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Messages:
    18,236
    Location:
    Heart Of Texas
    should unscrew. swap em out.. Maybe a set screw under the adjustment ring. i know the ruger Mini14 target rifles have 4 set screws that actually follow the threading for the boss system.
  5. 1969SS396

    1969SS396 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2010
    Messages:
    261
    Location:
    the "Mitten" state
    Thanks JLA
  6. Bindernut

    Bindernut Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Messages:
    3,005
    Location:
    ND, USA
    Lop it off and recrown the barrel! :D


    Otherwise, just follow Josh's suggestion and swap the unit for the non-vented one.
    They are held in place with a nyloc type insert on the barrel threads. No setscrews on the Browning setup.
    If you don't have a copy with your rifle, search on Browning's site for the manual for the BOSS system. http://www.browning.com/customerservice/ownersmanuals/index.asp

    They are available (order a BOSS CR instead of the original BOSS). Get the one that matches your caliber.
    http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/accessories/detail.asp?fid=028J&cid=114&tid=001&bg=x
  7. GunHugger

    GunHugger Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2007
    Messages:
    1,472
    Location:
    SW PA
    I think that I have a solid BOSS here, I'll have a look.


    I do have one.

    This one just has "Browning........80/95" stamped on it.

    [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2012
  8. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Messages:
    18,236
    Location:
    Heart Of Texas
    check yours over good. some of the browning boss' ive seen with the ported boss actually turn a 1/4 to cover the vents.
Similar Threads
Forum Title Date
Technical Questions & Information Difficulty in Changing Barrel on 742 Jan 28, 2013
Technical Questions & Information Changing out the stock on SKS Oct 14, 2011
Technical Questions & Information changing trigger of High Standard Trophy May 3, 2011
Technical Questions & Information Changing a P220 hammer Jun 26, 2010
Technical Questions & Information Changing barrels Aug 4, 2009