In looking at the Browning BLR I would like to know if there is a big differnce in the rifles made in Japan vs Belgium as well as your opinion of the BLR steel version. I would like to get an all steel receiver model because I like the idea of that steel being there. I am looking at the 358 & 308 - deer, boar and elk are in the picture. I have a few bolt guns in 30-06 FYI - Your thougths are welcomed
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July 18, 2009, 02:11 PM
No difference. As I recall they were only made in Belgium for a very short time. The Japanese ones are just as good as the Belgium ones. Yes the steel receivers are better than the alum. ones. The blr's have a long length of pull and I found it necessary to cut of about an inch and a half to fit me. Never had that problem with remington or winchester.
July 18, 2009, 02:41 PM
No difference.I call BS, there is 5800 miles (+/-) difference :neener: but the newer Miroku guns are just as good as the originals. I do like the steel better, but have't heard anything ill about the alloy receivers. :)
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July 18, 2009, 02:57 PM
I have a steel receiver Japanese .243 one and love it. Shot two deer with it last year then liked it even better.