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Old 08-20-2016, 11:10 AM
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I recently purchased the newest of the BLRs, it is a straight grip .270 Win. A great saddle gun, light weight, flat under your leg and takes a scope...A saddle gun in a long range caliber..Ive been a cowboy all my life, hunted horseback all my life, rope for a hobby and competition, and been in the hunting business forever, and been in the need for such a gun for a long time...I have been a Savage 99 fan and opted for the 250-3000, .284 ,and .308 in the past, and thought this one should perhaps be a little bit better..It sure shoots great groups btw..
I had a BLR for awhile , and thought I would be better off then the 35 Marlin or the 94 winchester in 30/30 , but here in the eastern bush that 35 REM / Winchester 30/30 ,was really all that was needed .
Never could hook up with a decent savage 99 and think if I bought one and been happy with just that .

My Wife has me figured out . She said I do NOT NEED another rifle - just practise with the flipin, one you got!!!

Guess She Never heard the guy with the most toys - WINS!!
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Old 08-20-2016, 02:15 PM
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I think I've found an excellent method, been married a very long time. Just have enough guns so that it's really difficult to know if there's another around. I DO NOT always keep my guns put away; rather I have them out in my den and even the bedroom so she is used to seeing guns. Once my wife decided to figure out just how many guns I owned and told me. HA! She was off by more that 20 long guns (In not sayin which way in case she sees this)

All in all, I'm pretty honest anymore and sell before or as I buy (no more places to hide!). Work on it fellas, you can do it!!!!
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Old 08-21-2016, 04:33 PM
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A lot of guys have a hard time getting a new gun in the house without the wife knowing. Just grab an empty gun case and tell her that you are going to the rifle range. Purchase the new rifle and put it in the gun case. When you get home, no problem.
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thats what a boresnake is for... and a can of spray cleaner.
Yep, I mainly just boresnake the BLR. I do have a muzzle guard in case I think I need to really scrub the bore, but I really don't ever _need_ to do that.
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Old 09-25-2016, 07:00 AM
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I recently purchased the newest of the BLRs, it is a straight grip .270 Win. A great saddle gun, light weight, flat under your leg and takes a scope...A saddle gun in a long range caliber..Ive been a cowboy all my life, hunted horseback all my life, rope for a hobby and competition, and been in the hunting business forever, and been in the need for such a gun for a long time...I have been a Savage 99 fan and opted for the 250-3000, .284 ,and .308 in the past, and thought this one should perhaps be a little bit better..It sure shoots great groups btw..
You sound like me ,always looking for a saddle gun.This one, a BLR takedown/.270 win is great.I put a scout scope on it ,shortened both ends and it now is as long as my model 94.I'm always horseback and can carry this across the swells of my saddle or take it down and put it in dry pack in a storm.Always keeps its point and fits into a custom made scabbard like it should.It is my sheep rifle.If I have to pasture rope it doesn't get in the way to much
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Old 09-25-2016, 08:34 AM
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I have owned a laminated BLR SS takedown in 308 for a good 15 years. Love the rifle. I scoped it with a 4x scout scope so as not to lose the zero when taking it down. I get a solid 1.5 moa on the 300 yard range on a no-wind day with several types of factory ammo, so I have never bothered handloading for it.
Only thing I don't like: the trigger is a fairly clean but heavy break (about 7 lbs). I have been wanting to send it out for trigger work for years but somehow never found the time.

I would buy the rifle again in a heartbeat, it is one of my favorites. I will never sell it. One of the rifles that will go to my sons some day, hopefully not too soon:-)
"A SOLID 1.5"@ 300 YARDS" Thank your lucky stars & leave it alone IMO. Gunsmiths gotta love the people taking the shooters version of the walk of shame, entering their shops with a gun in pieces. I've seen that many times with the Ruger MK 22 pistols. A good reason to familiarize yourself with the fieldstrip/cleaning/inspection of your gun in a relaxed atmosphere BEFORE it's during a needed/more stressful time, may reduce the miles walked doing the walk of shame. Lot's of things are more difficult/stressful the first time.
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I put a trigger shoe on it and repeated use has smoothened the trigger(I think)I have messed with mine alot,especially the bedding,I found the factory bedding wanting.Cleaned up the barrel channel and redid it a couple of times until it was just right for me.Maybe if it was laminate I would not of needed this.
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I have two. One for me a 308 and the wig has her 243. both guns have a nice trigger pull and are a joy to carry in the field. The only challenge I have is getting a good elk lad for it. It will shoot a nice easy load for deer, but try supping it up a little and accuracy drops off
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I have a Browning BLR .308, one of the older steel frames. Yep, it did need a trigger job when I bought it new, and I had a gunsmith do that for me, and the trigger has also gotten a lot better over time. I have bought and owned a lot of rifles over the years but, this one has been my favorite, and my go to gun for about 27 years now even though I still experiment with other guns. But for me, nothing else has ever kicked it out of it's top perch. It's the best, most deadly gun (for me anyway) that I have ever hunted with.

I mounted a 2 x 7 Leupold scope on it, and took about a 1/2 inch off of the length of pull, and removed the iron sights.
It's fast as lightening, and comes up like a fine bird gun, fast for repeat shots on running game, accurate enough for a 300yd shot, and not too loud, and is easy on shoulder, what more could one ask for. Load it with 180gr Winchester Silvertips and never look back.
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the BLR is a nice saddle gun, most of them shoot very well indeed..Ive owned a couple of them and I liked them..but I prefer a Savage 99 in .308 and 250-3000, but that's just my preference for no good reason..
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Big 5, the Savage 99 is a very good rifle, as good in it's way as the BLR. Handles a little different and is simpler (no exposed hammer to think about). If I were "back there in the day" when I bought my .308 BLR over the Savage 99- knowing then what I know now- I might well choose differently than I did.
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Old 03-26-2017, 02:42 PM
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99's are cool, but I like the hammer on the BLR. With the 99 you have to either carry a loaded and cocked gun with the safety on, or carry it unloaded. With the BLR, it was designed, (the older ones,anyway) to be carried hammer all of the way down on a loaded round. I find this to be very safe, as the BLR has an inertia firing pin, unlike the older Winchesters etc, requiring the use of the the half cock notch.

You can take a BLR, lower the hammer all of the way down, on a loaded round and hit it with a ball-pen hammer and it won't fire. And it's not going to fire until someone pulls that hammer back. A 99 is cocked all of the time.
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Old 03-28-2017, 03:48 AM
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I have a BLR in .308, have had it for a number of years. I like it very much. If I were to make any negative comments they would be the trigger, but now am use to it, and sometimes it does not like to eat some of my reloads, but I think I've resolved that issue. All-in-all it is a good gun, and very accurate.
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Old 03-28-2017, 08:56 AM
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I have an older BLR (one of the ones with the steel receiver) in .308. One of my favorite guns!

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I liked the BLR in the short action for the .308, it was accurate and made a great saddle gun..but eventually I went back to my old standby the Savage mod. 99F or EG in .308 or 284 Win..I tried the BLR in a .270 and it was just too long in the action and wasn't my cup of tea, but it was a great shooter at under an inch every time for 3 shots..Today if Im horseback and I always am I pack my 99EG .308 (rare caliber in .308) for elk and my 250-3000 takedown Sav. 99 for deer when horseback..If Im on foot I take the 338 for elk and the 06 mod. 70 for deer..I also have a Ruger 77 fwt. 250-3000 that sees a lot of deer hunting.

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I have a BLR 81 "lightweight" in 450 Marlin. The octagonally railed bolt carrier and the robustness of the bolt itself is what made this lever so attractive to me. Mags vs Tube..I actually prefer the tube often times you can hold 5-6 rounds in a tube version vs bigbore or magnum BLR's only holding 3 rounds. (I use flextip hollowpoints Hornady's or Barnes so not really worried about primer ignition). And as others had mentioned, there isnt much that can be done for the trigger, on the bright side it comes down with the lever so you cant pinch your finger.

Under my 450 bushy, I wrapped it to protect it from Indiana brush.
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