Are Take Down Lever Action Rifles Accurate?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by WhipLash, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. WhipLash

    WhipLash New Member

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    Hello everyone. I am wondering if anyone knows whether take down rifles are accurate. In particular I'd like to know if lever action take down rifles are generally accurate.

    I am considering a purchase of a Browning BLR take down in .243 or 7mm-08.
     
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Please define your version of "accurate".

    In the realm of "hunting game" - Yes, they can be quite accurate.

    In the realm of "human hunting" or benchrest shooting - No, not even in the same ballpark as the word accurate. It might not even be in the same sport. :eek:

    JD
     

  3. WhipLash

    WhipLash New Member

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    Lets compare the accuracy of a Browning BLR in take down vs a Browning BLR that is not a take down. Are there noticable differences in accuracy at 100yds, 200yds, 300yds? I am talking hunting and target shooting -- not people shooting.
     
  4. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Should be just as accurate as all the firing mechanism is housed in the upper the lower holds the trigger group.
     
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    If well made a take down lever gun can be about as accurate as a solid version. It is entirely possible the take down gun will shoot about 1/2" larger groups than the comparable non-takedown versionk.
     
  6. WhipLash

    WhipLash New Member

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    Thanks for the info Robocop. I have a lever action Marlin in 336 and it shoots 1" at 100yds. This may be the exception rather than the rule but I think most lever actions should shoot about the same at this distance. Now whether to buy a take down or not is the question. Thanks for the help.