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#7074554 - 11/14/12 07:46 AM Re: Browning BLR [Re: 257 roberts]
BlackFrog Offline
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Hornady is now making 358 Win ammo, so if you don't reload you're not stuck with trying to find older factory Winchester Silvertips:

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/666957/...point-box-of-20

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#7074631 - 11/14/12 08:07 AM Re: Browning BLR [Re: 257 roberts]
358win Offline
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I have newer model Browning 358 straight grip with leup. 2 X 7 scope.It will group my handloads into 1 to 1 1/2 at 100yds. 200 grain hornady interlock 48 grains h4895 wlr primers win brass. I taken a couple of deer and a hog. All one shot kills. The average range though was less than 50 yds. easy to carry and a quick second shot if needed.

358win

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#7093671 - 11/20/12 09:08 AM Re: Browning BLR [Re: 358win]
magshooter1 Offline
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Originally Posted By: 358win
I have newer model Browning 358 straight grip with leup. 2 X 7 scope.It will group my handloads into 1 to 1 1/2 at 100yds. 200 grain hornady interlock 48 grains h4895 wlr primers win brass. I taken a couple of deer and a hog. All one shot kills. The average range though was less than 50 yds. easy to carry and a quick second shot if needed.

358win


Dang! 358win you and I think alike. Mine wears a 1st Gen. Monarch 2-7 and I also shoot 200g Horn. SP albeit with a different powder and primer.
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#7099583 - 11/21/12 09:25 PM Re: Browning BLR [Re: 257 roberts]
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Registered: 11/12/05
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Loc: Northern BC
I have a soft spot for the older BLR 81 with the steel reciever. Had a couple in .243 but traded/sold them over the years. Just the other day I found another one and this time I'm keeping it. I make my living in remote areas of northern BC and pack a rifle for wolves during the winter. The .243 is a favorite for predators like coyote, wolf and wolverine (.22Mag for lynx) and the detachable mag on the BLR makes for a quick carbine to bring into action.

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#7101995 - 11/22/12 05:10 PM Re: Browning BLR [Re: FNG]
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Loc: TN


358 works for me....also considering a 300 WSM
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#7103404 - 11/23/12 06:54 AM Re: Browning BLR [Re: garyb11s]
Just a Hunter Offline
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Loc: MT
The only BLR I had was in 257 Roberts. I bought it for my mom to use, but the hammer made her nervous for some reason so sold it. I really liked it, but for the trigger. Even with that it would still shoot to 1-1.5" for three shots.

I have a 358 Win in a Win M88. I have killed 2 MN whitetail bucks with it. One at 10 yards and the other at 180 yards. Both using 225g Nos. PT. It worked very well.

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#7103632 - 11/23/12 08:07 AM Re: Browning BLR [Re: Just a Hunter]
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Registered: 02/25/05
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The 88 is a great rifle.

The BLR, not so much.......
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#7109010 - 11/24/12 08:23 PM Re: Browning BLR [Re: 2muchgun]
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Registered: 06/29/12
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Loc: Pennsylvania
Glad this thread came up as I am also thinking of a BLR lightweight in 358. I'm likin' 35s and don't own a 358. Plan on keeping it open sights, for whatever time I got left (eyesight) to be able to use'em for up in Maine and here in PA during poor weather.
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#7109068 - 11/24/12 08:48 PM Re: Browning BLR [Re: 2muchgun]
MOGC Offline
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Originally Posted By: 2muchgun
The 88 is a great rifle.

The BLR, not so much.......


Could you explain your reply in greater detail please?
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#7109413 - 11/25/12 05:06 AM Re: Browning BLR [Re: MOGC]
Hairtrigger Offline
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Originally Posted By: MOGC
Originally Posted By: 2muchgun
The 88 is a great rifle.

The BLR, not so much.......


Could you explain your reply in greater detail please?


Because some one on the internet said so!! No need to touch either rifle
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