Today we have a semiautomatic showdown between two storied brands: Browning and Remington, the BAR and the Model 740. It’s also a 7mm Magnum vs .30-06 fight. The BAR, a gas gun, was designed by John Browning’s grandson, Bruce Warren Browning, and debuted in 1967. It has been made in several variants in many standard and magnum calibers in grades I–V, and a Safari grade. The Remington 740 debuted in 1955 and was replaced by an updated version, the 742, in 1960. The 742 begat the redesigned 7400, which begat the 750 in 2006. The 740 was made in several grades and calibers, but not in a magnum.