Browning BLR Japan vs Belgium


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TexasEd
July 18, 2009, 01:54 PM
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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351 WINCHESTER
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.

Maverick223
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. :)

Cocked & Locked
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.

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/17383006/346298775.jpg

ArmedBear
July 18, 2009, 04:22 PM
Yes the steel receivers are better than the alum. ones.

Some of those steel guns are HEAVY, though.

If that's what you want in a lever action, by all means, steel is strong stuff. Personally, I wouldn't bother with a lever gun that feels like a Garand.:)

Maverick223
July 18, 2009, 10:18 PM
Some of those steel guns are HEAVY, though.True, but the finish is much better IMO, no arguing that it is heavier though. The finish is what would sway me towards the steel receiver model. :)

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