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Browning BLR Lightweight '81 308

Old 10-16-2006, 05:44 AM
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Default Browning BLR Lightweight '81 308

How would that be as a deer rifle? What is the accuracy of the gun? How is the .308?
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Old 10-16-2006, 06:13 AM
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excellent choice

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Old 10-16-2006, 11:42 PM
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Make sure you love the trigger because you will be stuck with it. Good luck.
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Old 10-16-2006, 11:44 PM
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Heard nothing but good things about the BLR.
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Old 10-17-2006, 12:08 AM
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Default RE: Browning BLR Lightweight '81 308

BLR's are practical/mechanically a bolt action that is operated with a accuracy is generally great. The .308 has killed too many deer to count. The only fault is the fact that you can't improve the trigger if you wanted to.

Besides that, its a browning so it would hold most its value if you decided it wasn't right. I'd love to have a 308BLR...but a shotgun-only state and limited funds makes that tricky.
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Old 10-17-2006, 07:55 AM
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Default RE: Browning BLR Lightweight '81 308

I only ever had one of those BLR's I hated to see them go all light weight. My hunting buddy has one in 308 and its deadly. Mine was 7mm-08. I didn't keep it very long though because the one I had didn't handle reloads very well. (Hard extraction and sticky cases) Didn't try a SB die set, that may have fixed the problem. Overall they seem to be a great gun.
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Old 10-17-2006, 07:20 PM
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Great handy rifles, crap triggers, very accurate and the .308 win is considered a perfectly adequate moose round up here and they are 4-5 times as big as deer. Buy it.
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Old 10-17-2006, 08:20 PM
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That's what I use for most of my deer hunting, and I love it. My trigger is fine...I don't know what all the fuss is about. The rifle is very accurate. I use superX 150 gr and it is perfect for whitetail
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