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Old 02-18-2013, 01:54 AM   #1
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Ok guys, I got a rare Browning Model 81 BLR in .284 caliber and it is brand new in the box. I'm debating if I want to use this gun or put it away. What are your thoughts?

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Old 02-18-2013, 04:25 PM   #2
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I would use it, but of course, it is your call. I have been thinking about a .284 for a while now, just can't decide on which one. A Winchester Model 88 would be pretty cool if you can find one.
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I really wonder how many are really out there since they only made them for 7 years. The reason they quit making them is bc they were not selling. Plus mine is brand new in the original box with all paper work!!

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I really wonder how many are really out there since they only made them for 7 years. The reason they quit making them is bc they were not selling. Plus mine is brand new in the original box with all paper work!!
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I'd shoot it. Of course, I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed.

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Ok guys, I got a rare Browning Model 81 BLR in .284 caliber and it is brand new in the box. I'm debating if I want to use this gun or put it away. What are your thoughts?
I buy guns to use so I would shoot and hunt with it, BUT that is entirely up to you.
It would be a good 'investment'!
You are one blessed individual to have one of those!
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I buy guns to use so I would shoot and hunt with it, BUT that is entirely up to you.
It would be a good 'investment'!
You are one blessed individual to have one of those!
I'm the same way, normally I buy a gun to use not to look at, however I was at a gun auction and when the bidding on this puppy stopped at $600 I had to jump all over it!!! I will probably end up selling it to a collector who will enjoy it and then buy a stainless steel BLR 7mm-08 + a scope for the deer woods!!!
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Spare mags for those are scarce. Is it a steel or aluminum receiver?

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Spare mags for those are scarce. Is it a steel or aluminum receiver?
I agree!!! I'm gonna find it a good home because I'm gonna be tempted to use it!!!!
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Anyone out there interested in buying a New In Box BLR .284?

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