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Old December 1, 2012, 09:43 PM   #1
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New Browning BLR 308 stainless

If you were following my other thread this is old news. I drove 300 miles round trip for a new Browning BLR (Browning Lever Action) in 308 stainless. I love it. It is a little bigger feeling than the Marlin 1936 30-30 I just sold but it is just as light. It has nice open sights, much more precise sight window, and the finish in and out is perfect. I gave it a thorough inspection at home and there are no, get that no imperfections that I can see. $869 is a lot but I think its worth it. Gear driven, twisting lock bolt, glass smooth receiver, chamber, barrell, etc. High gloss stock. (don't like thinking of banging that up.)

I shot it today, shot great, a little high at 75 yards. Will sight it in eventually more thoroughly but I was surprised on how light the kick was. I'm a big guy so that helps. I shot 150 fusion bla bla... cartridges. I really like it. If your wondering about getting one, you will not be disappointed. Put a nice Browning leather strap on and off to the woods in am. Won't take a shot past 80 yards or so as I don't have scope and haven't sighted past 75 yards. Again, thanks for all the info on 308's and lever actions etc.
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Old December 2, 2012, 05:12 AM   #2
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yeah I have already decided that this will be my next rifle

straight stock or pistol grip?

it will be great for driven game/flushing kind of hunts for me. and the benefit of having an ambidextrious loaner rifle (I'm shot LH but none of my friends do)

it shot a little bit high you said but did it group well? 1 moa?

all new ones takedown?
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Old December 3, 2012, 03:25 PM   #3
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mine is pistol grip, non take down.

I can't say enough about this rifle.
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Old December 4, 2012, 07:18 AM   #4
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They are certainly popular in the non-Military cartridges around here for hunting and they do seem well built.

Enjoy your shooting.

Where are you based Husqvarna? I'm in Switzerland myself.

ATB,

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Old December 5, 2012, 01:46 PM   #5
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Sweden, we don't have any calibre restrictions but alotta red tape when it comes to guns.

They are probably gonna ban semi autos now.
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Old December 5, 2012, 02:24 PM   #6
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Ah, semi auto rifles. I'm from the UK originally, new concept to me until moving here!

I feel your pain on tightening regulation...

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Old December 5, 2012, 05:26 PM   #7
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Congrats on the new rifle! The SS finish does look great!
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