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#12203578 - 08/12/17 .450 Marlin  
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I am considering the purchase of a Browning BLR in .450 Marlin. I would appreciate comments from those of you who have owned these rifles. Are you glad you purchased this caliber over the more common 45-70? Did you get the take-down model? If you had it to do over, would you buy the same rifle?

I have experience with Browning bolt-actions, and they have all been solid, high-quality firearms. Was that your experience with the BLR?

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#12206345 - 08/13/17 Re: .450 Marlin [Re: ohio_jeff]  
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I'm going to bump this up because I'm interested too in the BLR in 450 Marlin for a gun to take camping and hiking in grizzly country. After shooting Marlin Guide guns in 45/70 and 450 Marlin there is no way I would want to own one since the stock doesn't fit me well. The BLR on the other hand fits me very well and I also appreciate the BLR's detachable magazine. I had a BLR 243 rebored to 260 Rem and I miss it a lot, one of those I should have held onto..............

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#12206451 - 08/14/17 Re: .450 Marlin [Re: ohio_jeff]  
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I've got the BLR in a 358 Winchester. I can't really comment on the 450 Marlin but I like the BLR. Solid rifle and they shoot like a decent bolt gun. If you want a 450 and can get brass for it I'd say grab one. My only gripe with the Browning is the heavy trigger. Other than that it's a great set up.


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#12207421 - 08/14/17 Re: .450 Marlin [Re: ohio_jeff]  
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.450 Marlin is just a more expensive, slightly hotter .45-70. I shoot buffalo bore 405 hrs soft pionts out of my .45-70 and couldn't be happier with the effects on game. My .450 sits in the safe. My suggestion is to get both 😬

#12207433 - 08/14/17 Re: .450 Marlin [Re: ohio_jeff]  
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Owned the cartridge, just not in that gun. I had a Marlin in 450, and now have a Marlin in 45-70. Nothing really wrong with the 450, but having had both, I much prefer the 45-70. Feeding a belted cartridge in a lever gun always seemed "wrong".

#12210837 - 08/15/17 Re: .450 Marlin [Re: ohio_jeff]  
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I own 2 BLR's in .450 Marlin (1 takedown model and 1 Monte Carlo model) these rifles are very high quality they function great and accuracy is also very good, both of my rifles will shoot 1"-1.25" 100yd 3 shot groups with Hornady factory ammo....My only gripe would be the lack of factory ammo choices.......Hb

#12218697 - 08/19/17 Re: .450 Marlin [Re: ohio_jeff]  
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Thank you for the input, everyone. I think it's a "go" on the BLR 450. Of course, I should take hunter4623's suggestion and get both ... :-)


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