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Re: A Browning BLR 81 .308 ? [Re: Rustyzipper] #14076695 08/25/19
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I have had a pile of these rifles both fixed barrel models and takedown models and they have all been fantastic rifles. I sold a BLR .308 Win a while back that I regret letting go, I think i will be replacing it very soon 😁.....Good hunting ....Hb

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Re: A Browning BLR 81 .308 ? [Re: Rustyzipper] #14077525 08/26/19
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i started target shooting BLR`s about 4 years ago and probably should have got one 40 years ago ,BLR`s to me were a real surprise in accuracy . i now own 4 of them ,these BLR`s shoot wonderful and are just a very neat lever .

Re: A Browning BLR 81 .308 ? [Re: Rustyzipper] #14083504 08/28/19
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Originally Posted by Rustyzipper
I am, but with a Ruger peep sight milled into the back of the scope base with QD rings. Have to get another EGW base for the 358 BLR. Have one on the .308 already. Just need to get the peeps milled in. There is that little detail about the J-head needing the four basic parts being put back together so I can use the mill. It is just time.... Be well. Rusty


Can you post a picture of this setup? I'd love to have a scope mount with a peep sight built in for my 1978 BLR .358.
Thanks, Mike

Re: A Browning BLR 81 .308 ? [Re: Rustyzipper] #14155811 09/26/19
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Don't have the photo, but if you go to scoutrifle.org, look at the subforum by CousinBongo. He uses that setup on some of his rifles. The flip up peep itself is about $15 at Brownell's. It is the mini-14 rear sight assembly. Someone handy with a mill could do the job for you. Be Well. Rusty

Re: A Browning BLR 81 .308 ? [Re: Rustyzipper] #14159597 09/27/19
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Originally Posted by Rustyzipper
Don't have the photo, but if you go to scoutrifle.org, look at the subforum by CousinBongo. He uses that setup on some of his rifles. The flip up peep itself is about $15 at Brownell's. It is the mini-14 rear sight assembly. Someone handy with a mill could do the job for you. Be Well. Rusty

Thanks! I will hunt that thread up.
Mike

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Re: A Browning BLR 81 .308 ? [Re: Rustyzipper] #14160200 09/28/19
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I went to Scoutrifle.org after saying that and found some photos. Then it renewed my interest in Scout rifles if that is possible. The fire hasn't gone out since I believe 1966 when the Jeff Cooper article first came out. Just gets stoked from time to time. I have mine...…. the Steyr Scout Rifle. But my quest for variations hasn't let up. The Ghost Ring in the back of a scope base is a standard. I use rifles with a ghost ring every now and then. Just to see if I can still shoot 200 yards or better. My eyes aren't what they used to be but the ghost ring helps, as far as iron sights go. Shoot lots and Be Well, Rusty.

Re: A Browning BLR 81 .308 ? [Re: VaHillbilly] #14194391 10/11/19
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I'm a lefty and was raised on my Dad's mod 94 and Marlin 336. I own Winchester, Marlin, Savage and Henry lever guns. I have coveted a Browning BLR for some time and finally found one at a gun show a couple weeks ago in .308. It looked like new but the guy said his grandson hunted with it but wanted to change to a bolt action. He was asking $650.00 but ended up taking $600. He didn't have an extra clip but said I could get one for $50....I ordered on line and with shipping paid $72.00

I had an old Redfield 2 3/4 power with a post reticle and put it on and bore sighted the gun. At the range I was amazed that my first two shots from 50yds were low right in the 3" bull. I tried 3 different ammo brands and ALL of them grouped tight in the bull.

I can hardly wait until deer season my only worry is my other levers will end up gathering dust .

Re: A Browning BLR 81 .308 ? [Re: Rustyzipper] #14196802 10/12/19
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in my son`s hands his 308 BLR off the bench his rifle shoots groups at 100 yards 1/2 inch 5 shot groups very easy. my BLR in a 300 Win.mag shoots 3/4 - 1 inch groups at a 100 yards but the recoil on this rifle is nasty too. i also have a takedown BLR 30-06 with factory ammo shoots 1 - 1 1/2 inch groups at 100 yards ,i am sure with developed hand loads it would probably be under a 1 inch groups too.the BLR takedown in 30-06 is my favorite too,all my BLR`S are S.S. rifles ,leupold scope too.

Re: A Browning BLR 81 .308 ? [Re: Rustyzipper] #14197010 10/12/19
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Originally Posted by Rustyzipper
What do you guys think about this in .308? Used with some stock marks in the thick finish, metal good. What is it worth? The glassy looking finish would disappear no matter what. Thinking about a JES rebore to 358 Winchester. I will now have three guns to be rebored. All to .358 Winchester! What would a good price be with the damaged finish? Thanks and God Bless. Rusty

Have had two bolt actions rebored by JES, one in 358 Win and the other in 35 Whelen both were good shooters BUT I also have had 2 BLR factory 358 Winchester (a 81 and pre 81) and would shop around for a factory BLR 358.


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Re: A Browning BLR 81 .308 ? [Re: Rustyzipper] #14204892 10/15/19
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I have a rebore BLR in 358 now. It looks good to me. I have studied the bore from the muzzle. It looks good from there. I ordered a bore scope so I will have fun looking at the 358 rebore. I also have a rebore in 358 in a 7600, from 243. I will shoot them both as soon as I get off my duff. I have some volunteer stuff to do at the local Missouri V. A. Home on Wednesday AM then will be free. I have some LC brass loaded with Remington SPCLs and some Winchester factory loads. Should shoot quite similar. I think I have some targets but will use a large slab of cardboard to shoot up close. Then go to 100 to check. Will see if my current mounts and scopes can cut the mustard. I have a 350 R.M. to check. A 673 needs to be limbered up. Good luck with the fall hunting season. Be Well, RZ.

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I wish they would make them in 257 Roberts again. The 35 Whelen would’ve been nice too.

Re: A Browning BLR 81 .308 ? [Re: Rustyzipper] #14206953 10/16/19
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I just missed one in the Bob. Someone said I'll take it. I had a 35 Whelen at one time. Goofy me, I sold it for a pretty penny. I don't think I'll ever sell either of the BLRs or 7600s. Kid and grands can arm wrestle over them all. A guy found me here that wanted my stock set from the 358 and I wanted his synthetic set for the 7600. So we worked out the deal and both are happy. Will put up a photo after I camo it. If the grandson will help the old man. Thanks for all the comments and Be Well, RZ.

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