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What’s everyone’s thoughts of the browning BLR in 358?

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I like mine. Accurate and handles well.


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Love mine as well. Only complaint is it likes to rear up under recoil so have a goodly eye relief optic.

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I had an early one. The magazines were poor so I sold it. Likely they fixed the issue.
Other than the magazines I liked mine.


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I like mine. It's a pre 81 straight stock model.


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I'd love to have one and contacted Browning about availability. Their response was there are no new production BLR rifles in 358 due to lack of sales orders and demand. Used is going to be your only avenue or perhaps a rebore of an 308 BLR.

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I've had mine 15+ years. Great, accurate rifle.

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Really like mine a lot, would love to find another with a pistol grip.


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good cartridge and an excellent lever the BLR , i prefer the newer S.S. levers myself .


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Love mine! Steel receiver and straight grip. I use Hornady 180gr Single Shot pistol bullets and IMR4895 powder. Stays under 1-1/2" for 3 shots at 100 yards all day. It also likes the Hornady 200rgr spire point and H335 powder for 2,550fps. I never chronographed the 180's.

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I have the blue pistol grip version and love it. Accurate and ergonomic.

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Have 1979 steel frame straight stock. Love that little rifle. Topped it with a VX-II 2-7 with custom post and duplex reticle that I got on the fire.


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I’m not sure if I ever handled one of the pistol grip ones I am kind of partial to the looks of the straight stock

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Mine is a BLR 81 steel frame . It is one of the four rifles that I absolutely would not part with. I would not care to have one of the alloy framed ones they sell now but the steel framed ones are a great rifle.


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