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#7174790 - 12/12/12 12:22 PM Re: Browning BLR [Re: 257 roberts]
Joe Offline
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I really like my first model .358 BLR. I also had a 99 Savage in .358 but, when I got the BLR, the 99 went away. Yeah, I wish now some 30 years later that I'd kept the 99.
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John said: "It takes a vivid imagination to slander the .30'06" I agree and will add that is doubly so for the 7x57!

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#7182995 - 12/14/12 12:16 PM Re: Browning BLR [Re: Joe]
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I just blasted a yote @ 105 yards this am w/my 1975 vintage BLR 243 win. w/2.5-8 vx3 w/B&C reticles. Loading a 87 berger @ 2900 FPS. tested reticles the other day out to 400 yards & dead on. Cool little back up rifle as my 2 yote rifles are gathering dust @ my gunsmith's!
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#7183264 - 12/14/12 01:31 PM Re: Browning BLR [Re: kimberyote]
lightning Offline
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I have an early 70's steel receiver BLR in 358 that always seems to head out the door with me. Lots of other rifles, but none seem to carry as easy as the BLR. And the deer don't like em at all! Just my 2 cents.

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#7189451 - 12/16/12 06:52 AM Re: Browning BLR [Re: lightning]
MZ5 Offline
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Registered: 10/11/08
Posts: 789
Loc: Arizona, USA
I love the BLR platform. For whatever reason, it seems that most folks associate lever operation with a 'carbine.' That draws them to the short actions. Personally, while I do appreciate the compactness and quick-handling of the short actions at times, I don't find it particularly different or more useful than a 'full-size' rifle for most of what I do. The BLR is still very quick and handy even in long-action chamberings (never handled a magnum-length BLR, though); quicker to operate than a bolt gun by quite a ways, IMO/E.

They're also super-strong of lock-up in their current form (lock up almost exactly like an AR), and the take-down models are super-cool. smile

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#7189977 - 12/16/12 08:47 AM Re: Browning BLR [Re: MZ5]
Laguna Offline
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Registered: 12/10/12
Posts: 1905
Hi FNG,

What would be your intended use?

I like BLR's, although I don't own one. I saw a hunter using one this year. It looked to be a .308 Win, which would be a perfect BLR fit. For big game out to about 350 yards...probably farther, a .308 will get the job done.

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#7192659 - 12/16/12 07:00 PM Re: Browning BLR [Re: Laguna]
Johnny_Dangerfield Offline
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Registered: 04/28/12
Posts: 55
Loc: Way Up North
I sure like my stainless laminate takedown BLR .358 Winchester, shown here with a Leupold 2.5x Scout scope cool -


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#7243218 - 12/30/12 05:27 AM Re: Browning BLR [Re: Hairtrigger]
Hairtrigger Offline
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Registered: 09/22/03
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Originally Posted By: Hairtrigger
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

I just reread this!! did not read it the way I meant it to read. I get a bug over guys making opinions with no experience.
I have a Win 100 and would love to get a 88 to match it. I have a couple of BLR s and cannot figure out why any one would have a negative opinion of them.
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#7280530 - 01/07/13 11:05 AM Re: Browning BLR [Re: Hairtrigger]
old_willys Offline
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Registered: 04/19/08
Posts: 4102
Loc: Ventura County CA
Had two BLR's in 358 and one in 308 win, sadly I sold them to fund another project. Really miss my short action .358 BLR and if I were buying one today it would be a 7mm-08 takedown!
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#7280539 - 01/07/13 11:08 AM Re: Browning BLR [Re: old_willys]
old_willys Offline
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Registered: 04/19/08
Posts: 4102
Loc: Ventura County CA
The only issuse I know with BLR's is Browning trigger, but a trip to Neil Jones and they all work like a dream!
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#7285690 - 01/08/13 12:01 PM Re: Browning BLR [Re: old_willys]
1tnhunter Offline
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Registered: 12/25/11
Posts: 1760
Loc: Tennessee
How are the triggers on these rifles? I've heard that they are on the heavy side and some smiths will not work on them.

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