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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-10-2012, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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358 Win in Browning BLR

I was fortunate to find a used Browing BLR in 358 Win on consignment at my local gun store. The gun is cherry!! Scarcely a mark on it! I have hankered after one for some time and the price was right! Now it is off to Mag-Na=Port to have a Mag-Na-Brake muzzle break installed. I am planning a moose hunt in Ontario this fall and a bear hunt in Michigan. This gun will be just the ticket!
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-10-2012, 02:04 PM
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Re: 358 Win in Browning BLR

might want to shoot it first. the 358 really isn't a hard kicker. might save yourself some dough for ammo.

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Re: 358 Win in Browning BLR

I agree with PG, the one I shot didn't kick bad at all. Compare it with some other of your favorite calibers here: http://www.chuckhawks.com/recoil_table.htm. Nice gun though, in a very over looked caliber!
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Re: 358 Win in Browning BLR

Awesome gun but I wouldn't port a .358. They aren't that bad. Luv the moose hunt idea though.
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I am porting the rifle because I have torn both rotator cuffs and am waiting for surgery on the right shoulder which is my shooting shoulder.
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Well then that makes sense. Carry on.
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Re: 358 Win in Browning BLR

Gotta love the BLR. I have a couple of older ones. Wish I had one in .358. Good luck with it.
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Re: 358 Win in Browning BLR

I have a 358 BLR. recoil is n0t bad at all. It sure anchors deer. Hornady came out with a 200 gr. compotent. Midway is carrying them for around 30 dollars a box. For PA hardwoods it is my favorite go to rifle.
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i think the BLR is one of those "love 'em or hate 'em" guns. i never liked the looks of them and then i handled my buddies 308. what a slick little gun. the action is smooth as glass and nothing like a 94 or 336. and the selection of calibers and models is impressive. i will own one one of these days. i just need to decide which caliber. good luck it that one and let us know how it shoots.

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Re: 358 Win in Browning BLR

I have always wondered why the Browning BLR never caught
on in PA. I see Marlin 336s and Winchester 94s everywhere
but seldom see a BLR in the deer woods. Every now and
then I see one for sale in 22-250.
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