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mikewalker 09-24-2008 07:02 AM

anyone shooting the BLR 7-08 ?
How accurate is it and dependable? I like the idea of take down for travel (airlines) heard the barrel gets hot real fast? anyway how has it performed for you?

R-BOLT 01-20-2009 02:03 PM

I am not, but that was going to be my pick last December as I was purchasing a 7mm-08. What took it out for me was having to mount the scope so far forward, scout scope style. I know that is a fairly common set up, but I have not seen one. Nor have I ever seen such a scope advertised for such a long eye relief. With a little research, I am sure it would be just fine. But I was not wanting to take the time and with rifle and scope well over $1,000 + I could not afford to buy a set up I did not get along with. The BLR is very well balanced, well made, and I have had one in the past. It was a very accurate rifle. On the BLR I had many years ago, was able to mount the scope like a bolt action rifle. Resale on a BLR is also strong in my area. It would be hard to go wrong in that caliber in a BLR. Myself, I do not like the magnums in a lever as such a long throw with the lever to reload.

stick_man 01-22-2009 03:00 PM

I have a BLR in .223Rem and love it. I have put probably 500 rounds through it and it is very dependable and pretty accurate as well. Only thing I don't really like about it is the high gloss finish and no sling.

bobbyb13 01-27-2009 02:39 PM

BLR = good rifle
I bought my Father a BLR in 7-08 years ago. It has always shot within a 1.5 three shot group with factory ammo. My Oldest son has it now. It is a very good dependable lever gun that he treasures. Darn good on whitetails too.

rugermike 01-27-2009 10:46 PM

This is probably the best deer round in my opinion. I've use 22 hornet, 223, 41mag, 20ga, 12ga, muzzleloader in 45 and 50cal, 204, 243, 7mm08, 260, 270, , 280, 30/30, 308, 25:06, 30:06, 7mm mag, 45/70, 375 H&H and probably more that I don't remember at this time? But all that being said the 7mm-08 is probably as good of a deer cartridge that has ever been made. JMO

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