I was in a well stocked & helpful gun shop today (independent - not box store) and was checking out a rifle. Just for the heck of it shouldered a new Browning BLR Lightweight in same caliber - .223. It fit beautifully. Eye went right down the iron sights. Felt great. Shop owner said - I'll sell it to you but its not what you want. Went on to say I don't want a lever rifle for target. I had to step away and think about what to do. Why not? Anyone?