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Old 12-11-2007, 09:40 AM
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Anyone know where I can find a BLR 81 in .284 win. ?????
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:02 AM
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Welcome to the forum.

Best best is going to be to keep an eye on the auction sites for such a critter. Was that a factory chambering?
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Yes, Mike they were factory chambered, though I understand they were never a fast seller at the time, bringing them near collector status now. Skin, haunt gunsamerica, auctionarms and all others you can find. BOL
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Old 12-12-2007, 12:24 PM
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Thanks guys, I've been looking for a while. This is a factory chambering, and I had the chance to buy a new one several years ago but passed on it, Oh well, just gotta keep looking
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Old 12-12-2007, 12:59 PM
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Welcome to the forum, I hope you enjoy it here.

Though you can't get the BLR in 284 anymore your going to find the prices on used one's pretty high. If you want a BLR in 7mm you can get the 7mm Rem mag chambering and it can be loaded to the 284 specs or to the hotter 7mm mag specs. That might be a consideration.
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Old 12-15-2007, 08:38 PM
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The BLR in .284 Winchester was chambered in the short action. Browning chambers the 7MM WSM in the short action; a .284 Winchester on steroids. What's not to like?
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Old 12-16-2007, 06:53 AM
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A BLR in 7-08 is another option.
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:02 PM
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Here is a winchester 88 in 284...
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...?Item=87612666
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I clicked on the link to gunbroker and saw that the pre-64 Winchester 88 in .284 sold for $1650 + $30 S&H. My first reaction was that the buyer was "crazy" for paying that much of a premium for an 88 in .284. But on second thought, he's crazy all right; like a fox. That rifle/caliber is rare and even more so in a pre-64.

Good investment and it will probably double in value over the next 10 years. You can't do that with a CD at today's interest rates. Several years ago I was at a gun show in Tulsa and watched a buyer pay $1200 for a nice one. The seller said that he sold 3 of them that weekend. A .308 for $600, a .358 for $850 and the .284.
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I saw a BLR in .284 on Gunbroker just a few days ago. It didn't last long.
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That one that didn't last long was probably the one that I bought,took some looking but I finally got one. As for the model 88 in .284, They are gaining in value every day. A guy had an 88 carbine in .284 new in the box, with the original hang tag on it that the last time I checked before it was sold,the bidding was over 5 grand!!! Wish I had a few of them in the closet
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