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Browning BLR Lighweight Stainless Takedown Scout
« on: January 28, 2011, 01:48:32 PM »


I'm on record as thinking the BLR alloy receiver looks a little chubby - especially compared to the older steel frame models - but pretty is as pretty does.  The specifications have me thinking we ought to make weight (the revised 3.5 kg standard) and length by bobbing the barrel an inch, drilling an extra weight saving hole in the stock, and selecting alloy rings.  There are times when a takedown scout might be a very handy implement.  The stainless gun seems to lack the "too pretty to take outdoors" finish that Brownings usually puts on their rifles and the laminate handle would be sturdier than regular wood.  The takedown lever complicates (prevents?) the installation of a third swivel but I understand our gracious host has a solution for that, right Andy?  



All that and the same gun in 325 WSM loaded with 250 gr Woodleigh Weldcores becomes a lever super scout...weighing only 8 oz more than a 308.  Whatcha' think?



But wait, there's more.  By virtue of its design the BLR takedown can be a switch-barrel rifle too (if the factory were cooperative).  A fella might beg the factory to fit a 22-250 or 243 barrel for 'yote chasing in the off season...

http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/detail.asp?value=003B&cat_id=034&type_id=015&content=blr-lt-wt-%E2%80%9881-stainless-takedown-firearms

http://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/browning-blr-takedown-review/

http://www.browning.com/library/infonews/detail.asp?id=196

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=740593

« Last Edit: January 30, 2011, 01:57:23 PM by michaelb »
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Re: Browning BLR Lighweight Stainless Takedown Scout
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2011, 11:20:49 AM »
I like it. 

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Re: Browning BLR Lighweight Stainless Takedown Scout
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2011, 06:32:37 PM »
You mean something like this?



I can tell you it will be a little difficult to keep the weight down.  IIRC, the one above comes in at about 8.2 lbs.  I can get a better weight when I get home.
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Re: Browning BLR Lighweight Stainless Takedown Scout
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2011, 06:47:41 PM »
Nice set-up.

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Re: Browning BLR Lighweight Stainless Takedown Scout
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2011, 11:18:29 PM »
You mean something like this?

Yup.  Pictures of your rifle is what got me reconsidering the BLR, chubby receiver and all.
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