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My new (to me) Browning BLR (pic's) #14204150 10/15/19
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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

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Re: My new (to me) Browning BLR (pic's) [Re: Longhunter_1] #14204360 10/15/19
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i do not know if they are still made the same as the 70s guns . my cuzz stripped the gear drive out of his 243 twice shooting at nice bucks being run with hounds in the late 70s . he is a big feller grew up with a 1886 in 4590 so he prob. jacked it hard . I don't fault the gun just something that stuck in my brain when I was young

Re: My new (to me) Browning BLR (pic's) [Re: Longhunter_1] #14204442 10/15/19
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That's a beautiful BLR, Longhunter. Congratulations.


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Re: My new (to me) Browning BLR (pic's) [Re: Longhunter_1] #14204702 10/15/19
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I bought a 308 in 1989. I shot more deer with that gun than any gun I ever owned.

My son has it now and he has shot many head of game with it, including deer, antelope, axis deer and bear.

Action is smooth and strong, they are well made and tough, not sure how you could strip the action out of one without hitting the lever with a 3 lb hammer...?


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Re: My new (to me) Browning BLR (pic's) [Re: Longhunter_1] #14204748 10/15/19
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The old BLR and BLR 81 are fine rifles. I've owned a BLR 81 .308 for so long I'm not sure when I bought it. Shot it one heck of a lot. It is accurate, reliable, slim and fast handling.


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mmm...mmm...mmm !


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Re: My new (to me) Browning BLR (pic's) [Re: Longhunter_1] #14211698 10/18/19
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I have that exact one except in a .358 Win. Great shooting and handling rifle.

Re: My new (to me) Browning BLR (pic's) [Re: Longhunter_1] #14212768 10/19/19
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I think any magazine base on these cartridges with work in you rifle. These are all based on the .308.


.243 Winchester
.260 Remington
7mm-08 Remington
.338 Federal
.358 Winchester

Re: My new (to me) Browning BLR (pic's) [Re: Longhunter_1] #14213041 10/19/19
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BLR`S are a great lever rifle and very accurate too,probably the most over looked lever made.have a great time using this fine rifle. Pete53

Re: My new (to me) Browning BLR (pic's) [Re: Longhunter_1] #14214152 10/19/19
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Nice gun!

Bravo


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