Drove over to Osage Co Guns today and had a first hand look at a Browning BLR today. Some of the posts in my other thread made me wonder about some of the features of this rifle. While there I also inspected a BAR but rejected it immediatly because of it's weight alone.
The one I looked at was a 243, the prefered cal is 308 and they did have one in stock. The first thing I noticed was the beautiful finish on both the wood and metal. Outstanding fit also. The rifle is very light weight and it shouldered perfectly for me. The lever throw was shorter than I expected and I was totally surprised by the length of the bolt (and this is a short action) that protruded from the reciever. Also the lever had a unique safety feature that was very interesting. The iron sights looked very nice and were sharp to my eye.
At the front of the handguard was what looked like a tube with a cap on the end. Don't know what it's for unless it has something to do with disassembly. Anybody know? Also what about sling fixtures?
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