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I just acquired a used, but never fired Browning BLR Light Weight w/take down barrel. It's my first BLR. The wood on the rifle is nicer than any rifle I've ever owned, and I will be installing a Burris E1 2-7x35 scope. I have several hunting rifles including another 7mm-08 (Tikka T3) but, for whatever reason, I'm really excited about this rifle and working to develop a new load.

I have a couple of other lever action rifles and I know that traditionalists usually don't care for BLR's (I understand that) but I'm really looking forward to hunting with this rifle. I was hoping to have it ready for a MO deer hunt next week, but I've ran out of time. Maybe next year.


Start young, hunt hard, and enjoy God's bounty.
 
Posts: 382 | Location: Oklahoma | Registered: 24 December 2011Reply With Quote
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I love my BLR



Mike



What I have learned on AR, since 2001:
1. The proper answer to: Where is the best place in town to get a steak dinner? is…You should go to Mel's Diner and get the fried chicken.
2. Big game animals can tell the difference between .015 of an inch in diameter, 15 grains of bullet weight, and 150 fps.
3. There is a difference in the performance of two identical projectiles launched at the same velocity if they came from different cartridges.
4. While a double rifle is the perfect DGR, every 375HH bolt gun needs to be modified to carry at least 5 down.
5. While a floor plate and detachable box magazine both use a mechanical latch, only the floor plate latch is reliable. Disregard the fact that every modern military rifle uses a detachable box magazine.
6. The Remington 700 is unreliable regardless of the fact it is the basis of the USMC M40 sniper rifle for 40+ years with no changes to the receiver or extractor and is the choice of more military and law enforcement sniper units than any other rifle.
7. PF actions are not suitable for a DGR and it is irrelevant that the M1, M14, M16, & AK47 which were designed for hunting men that can shoot back are all PF actions.
8. 95 deg F in Africa is different than 95 deg F in TX or CA and that is why you must worry about ammunition temperature in Africa (even though most safaris take place in winter) but not in TX or in CA.
9. The size of a ding in a gun's finish doesn't matter, what matters is whether it’s a safe ding or not.
10. 1 in a row is a trend, 2 in a row is statistically significant, and 3 in a row is an irrefutable fact.
11. Never buy a WSM or RCM cartridge for a safari rifle or your go to rifle in the USA because if they lose your ammo you can't find replacement ammo but don't worry 280 Rem, 338-06, 35 Whelen, and all Weatherby cartridges abound in Africa and back country stores.
12. A well hit animal can run 75 yds. in the open and suddenly drop with no initial blood trail, but the one I shot from 100 yds. away that ran 10 yds. and disappeared into a thicket and was not found was lost because the bullet penciled thru. I am 100% certain of this even though I have no physical evidence.
13. A 300 Win Mag is a 500 yard elk cartridge but a 308 Win is not a 300 yard elk cartridge even though the same bullet is travelling at the same velocity at those respective distances.
 
Posts: 9317 | Location: Loving retirement in Boise, ID | Registered: 16 December 2003Reply With Quote
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I'd love a BLR takedown in .300 Win Mag with a second barrel in .375 or .416 Ruger. Just need to find the right one.

Have fun with your new rifle.

Jeremy
 
Posts: 1430 | Location: Indiana | Registered: 28 January 2011Reply With Quote
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Fine rifles. Sure like my short action takedown BLR's (got 358 Winchester & 450 Marlin).

450M


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Posts: 833 | Location: 香格里拉 Shangri-La | Registered: 03 May 2012Reply With Quote
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That swell old .358 pops up yet again ...


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Posts: 13785 | Location: Alamogordo, NM | Registered: 03 June 2000Reply With Quote
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4Sixteen, a 358 win would be a perfect caliber in a BLR. I have a Ruger Hawkeye stainless in 358 win and it is one of my favorites. It punches hard. Maybe one day.

Thanks guys for your replies.


Start young, hunt hard, and enjoy God's bounty.
 
Posts: 382 | Location: Oklahoma | Registered: 24 December 2011Reply With Quote
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358 Winchester: compact hard hitting round well-suited for short action BLR.







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