I have 2 BLRs . A 308 and 300 WSM . Both straight stock, 300 is stainless/ aluminum receiver/ laminated stock. Both are extremely accurate. BLRs have a multiple rotating locking system, you gotta keep receiver clean. When using reloads, if you seat your bullets out a hair to far, the action has a hard time locking up. Factory loads never seem to be an issue. I like both guns.
FEW MONTHS AGO I walked into a sporting goods store and there on the rack was a beautiful BLR with steel receiver in 257 BOBCouldn't get the money out of my wallet fast enough Seems these are few and far between