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I love the rifle and cartridge combination, but my question is concerning the rack & pinion setup, and if it has been beefed up when compared to their original production guns in this chambering.

When we had the gunshop, several BLR 81's in .358 Win came through our hands, and of the dozen or more used .358 BLR 81's I examined there were only three that didn't show signs of stress cracks (or worse) in the rack & pinion. Oddly, I only observed this phenomonen on those guns chambered for the .358 Winchester. Not even in the big magnums did I see this breakdown that was so prevailing in the .358's.

I would be all for one of these guns for my own battery were it not for the previous experience I've had with the earlier production guns.

Any ideas?

God Bless,

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