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Browning BLR Japan vs Belgium

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by TexasEd, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. TexasEd

    TexasEd New Member

    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
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2009

    351 WINCHESTER New Member

    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.
  3. Maverick223

    Maverick223 New Member

    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. :)
  4. Cocked & Locked

    Cocked & Locked Active Member

    I have a steel receiver Japanese .243 one and love it. Shot two deer with it last year then liked it even better.

  5. ArmedBear

    ArmedBear New Member

    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.:)
  6. Maverick223

    Maverick223 New Member

    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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