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I guess they are an afterthought, when maybe they shouldn't be. The two that I've fired had TERRIBLE triggers. But for those who like Savage 99s and the like, why wouldn't they like a BLR? Don't know. They seem a little chunkier than most lever guns, but still less than most bolt actions. So maybe it's like a sleeper couch, neither a good couch, nor a good bed.

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I think the majority of experienced hunter's simply don't hunt with lever action's period, Browning or otherwise. What does one of them cost anyway?

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I consider myself an experienced hunter and lately my go to rifle is my BLR stainless 7 mag it shoots great groups with plain jane Rem core-lokt ammo the price is a little high for most hunters but I also have some bolt actions that Ive paid well over $2000 for so $800 for a nice lever seems like a good value. As far as triggers are concerned the two BLR's I own one in .308 and the other in 7 mag both came from the factory with a 5lbs pull like any other rifle I own I had my smith adjust them to a nice crisp 3lbs, and I do enjoy the nice detachable box magazine the BLR's utilize it beats dumping the shells on the ground like all my bolt actions. In my opinion the Browning BLR lighting's will hold up against any bolt action rifle I own when it comes to accuracy and reliability.

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Must be the cost. $800 is a lot of money for any rifle much less a lever action. Would be tuff to get a lever guy to part with that much money. I've got a mod 70 featherweight I didn't pay that much for.

I am courious, just how goo does it shoot, whats it weigh and how's recoil? I have never handled one. I did shoot a Sako Forester in 243 many years ago though and it was one accurate lever action rifle.

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The Blr that I'm mainly talking about is the Stainless Camo Composite, I have a Leupold VX3 on top 3.5-10x40mm I just had it at the range last weekend and it prints three shot groups I can cover with a 50cent piece.I had two shots touching each other and the third about a half inch away from the first two. It shoot just as good as my fancy Sako AV Deluxe. The recoil was much less than I thought Browning makes a very good graphite composite stock it absorbs the recoil very nicely, also the stock design has something to do with the low recoil it has a Decelerator pad also. I will post a picture of mine.[/img]

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One of my BLR'S sorry for the blurry picture . 7 mag Satinless Camo Composite With Leupold VX3 3-10x40 The weight without the scope is
7 lbs 2 oz

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That's a pretty good group for any hunting rifle and super for the majority of levers. Must be the price keep's people away.

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