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Browning BLR Japan vs Belgium

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

  1. TexasEd

    TexasEd Member

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    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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  2. 351 WINCHESTER

    351 WINCHESTER Senior Member

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    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 Senior Member

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    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 Senior Member

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

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  5. ArmedBear

    ArmedBear Senior Member

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    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 Senior Member

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    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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