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Browning BPR

I finally got one of the guns ive always wanted today, a browning bpr but with some funny backstory. Back two years ago my now ex girlfriend went to school at mansfield and i would go up to visit and naturally as a gun nut i would have to visit all the gun shops in the surronding areas. So i go into this one shop and i notice a browning bpr in 7mm mag not knowing about it i keep looking no thought about it. After i come home i look it up and find out they’re actually somewhat rare and only made four years. So know im kicking myself for not buying it, but then other guns caught my interest and i forgot about buying but never forgot about it. Two weeks ago my buddy sent me a link to one online and how much they were going for and i couldn’t believe my eyes, of course i told him about the one i saw in the mountains two years ago but doubt they still had it. Just out of curiosity sake I messaged the shop on Facebook just to see and low and behold that sucker was still there two years later. Hearing that was more than i could handle so my buddy and i drove four hrs up and four hrs back there so i could buy this thing. I got a really great deal i think. I absolutely love that its a different design and love the lines of it. I just cant believe that after two years of having this thing in the back of my mind I finally have it! To top it all off its a first year production gun from 1997, im curious how many they actually made, if you know shoot me a pm! Im really interested in these guns! I will be doing some bear and deer hunting with it here in pa and i will be taking it down to the marsh in Maryland for sika deer! Heres some pictures of it with my custom 760 338-06 and one of the action! Love seeing those 7mm mags in the magazine! I will be replacing the scope and mounts most likely to a much more appropriate setup.
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Those Sikas are tough, you sure you have enough gun ? Lol, looks like you made a good purchase, shame you can't use it here is PA. Political correctness I think had a large part in not approving AR for deer. Game comission helping to cut their own throat. I would be curious as to what kind of accuracy you will get.
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I can use it in pa, its a pump rifle
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Congrats on a cool rifle, I have much respect for anyone willing to drive 8 hours to buy a gun they like. I think they never became popular because of the way the the pump pivoted. Personally I like the looks of the full forend. I can definitely understand how people could mistake the BPR for a BAR. How does it shoot?

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Congrats on a cool rifle, I have much respect for anyone willing to drive 8 hours to buy a gun they like. I think they never became popular because of the way the the pump pivoted. Personally I like the looks of the full forend. I can definitely understand how people could mistake the BPR for a BAR. How does it shoot?

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I havent shot it yet but will maybe today. The innards are very similar to a bar. I read some stuff on the internet about people saying dont take them apart youll never get them back together, but me being a gun nut and having to know how it works. I took it apart yesterday morning. Actually comes apart easy, those guys must not be worth a hoot in assembling Or disassembling stuff. I take apart my 760s and 7600s regularly and its very similar actually. I can see where they pulled some ideas from it. I just love these older and unique guns. I just acquired a pre 64 winchester 100 in 308 thats a first year production. I had a remington 740 and I really like the design of the winchester alot better and alot easier to break down and clean. Ill be taking it to West Virginia and Maryland this year as well since i can shoot a deer with it in pa, yet!
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Nice. I had one of those in same caliber. Couldn't warm up to 7mms so off it went. Enjoy many good hunts with it.
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Went and shot it yesterday, i dont like the scope, could barely see the lines of the target at 100. After i got the scope adjusted i put 9 shots in an 1.6” group which isnt bad for just factory ammo. I got a set of dies coming and a vortex crossfire. Debating now if i should take my leupold Vx1 off my ar and put it on the bpr and put the vortex on the ar.
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I can use it in pa, its a pump rifle
I saw your post in that hunting pa facebook page. You had people all kinds of twisted because they thought you were hunting with a semi

Nice looking rifle.

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I can use it in pa, its a pump rifle
I saw your post in that hunting pa facebook page. You had people all kinds of twisted because they thought you were hunting with a semi [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.huntingpa.com/forums/images/smilies/rotfl.gif[/IMG]


Nice looking rifle. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.huntingpa.com/forums/images/smilies/thumbs.gif[/IMG]
To be honest the reason i put that picture up there on that page was to troll the anti semi people, theyre so easy to get going because of how they “FEEL”. Worse part of it is half the people that were hating on the post dont even know you can use a semi shotgun in the whole state for everything. Then the guy trying to tell me its a 742 was just the icing on the cake. The two dont even remotely look the same.
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