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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-13-2015, 02:25 AM Thread Starter
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Browning BLR lightweight pistol grip

What's the downlow on this rifle? Is the finishing of the rifle as nice as they make it out to be? Hard to find high gloss walnut and high gloss blued rifles anymore. Very interested in these. Just wondering if they are worth the money that they ask for haha quite expensive, would like to get others Input
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-13-2015, 10:59 AM
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Re: Browning BLR lightweight pistol grip

Every thing you touch on that browning high gloss on the stock makes a mark. And makes it look like heck, the straight grip is waaaay more comfortable than the pistol grip, feel awkward. I had one in .358 for one year, sold it for what I paid that winter, next owner stripped the stock and refinished.

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Re: Browning BLR lightweight pistol grip

I had a straight grip for about 25 years. If the finish is like mine was, it was beautiful - like the point I didn't want to take it out to the woods to mark up the stock. I started taping it up when I took it out to the woods.

Ultimately I didn't like thumb dropping the hammer on a live round to get it back to safe. I just traded it in this year for a Ruger American.

The BLR was a good shooter.

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Re: Browning BLR lightweight pistol grip

had one in 7MM-08. Dang thing kicked so hard that I developed a bad Flinch when I shot it !! Nice light carry Gun and never paid much attention to the finish. Sold It also. Now, My Grandson bought one in .308 with the straight Grip, and it is nice to shoot. Don`t know if it is in the Stock design or what but sure is a difference.....
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Re: Browning BLR lightweight pistol grip

I had two of them in 358 Win.......Beautiful guns, Action was as smooth as butter....Had a problem though....At times when I would close the action I could not get the hammer to fire. Here the action closed but it still had a tooth to go on the "rack & pinion"....The trigger will not disengage unless the action is 100% cycled, and that got frustrating because all I ever fired out of the rifle was factory ammo......Sold both of mine but I still like them...But I'll just stick to my Winchester 88's for now.
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