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Johnny C said that the BLR was back in .358 so I went to the site and low and behold! It is now available in the .450 Marlin too.

Should be interesting. It looks like Browning has done some work and is adding calibers to many of the rifles.
 

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No Way! I almost busted the mouse trying to click this thread open! A BLR in a 450 Marlin?????

I'm sick.....In Love!

Just gotta gotta gotta have one :D

Coug
 

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The question was asked "what makes a BLR in 450 stand out over the marlin?" My opinion is that the Marlin, while a good rifle, major drawback is the tubular magazine. Thus requiring the use of flat nosed bullets for safety reasons. the Browning BLR has a detachable box magazine that lets you use spitzer, round nose as well as flat nosed bullets. The use of spitzer type bullets really lets you know what the .450 Marlin can do. Now if Browning would just bring it out with the option of a 22 or 24 inch barrel then they would have something. Lawdog
 

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Apart from the box magazine which permits the use of spitzer bullets, doesn't the BLR have front locking lugs which are stronger than the Marlin action?
 

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rotating bolt

It has a rotating bolt and is made to handle the 30/06, 300 WSM, 7mm WSM, 300 Win Mag. and 7mm Win. Mag.

It would seem to me then that it would surly handle higher pressures than the Marlin.

With a 20" barrel, 7 pounds, it would seem like an ideal Alaskan rifle. More perfect if it were stainless. :)
 

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Already asked!

I try to use common sense sometimes.......

I figure that if they make it in 30/06 (correct action length) and also .358 Win. (barrels), then they should be able to make a .35 Whelen with a reamer.

Am I wrong??? :?
 

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You got a point there Dave!

You're right about the .35 Whelen. Kind of reminds me of why anybody would offer a Winchester 1895 in .270 Winchester while ignoring the .35 Whelen chambering.

I guess the bean-counters rule the world!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! :biggun:
 

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BLR FOR HUNTING??????

The BLR is a great concept, however I don't hunt with mine anymore. The reason is that it makes to much noise when you "CLICK" back the hammer to fire. In most cases this doesn't matter, in my case it did. For deep woods hunting I've switched to Remington 308 pump.
 

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The BLR in 450 would have to me the ultimate bear gun in my book.At least for hound hunting bears .It would be easy to carry and the 450 is an excellent bear round. I love a heavy calibre when the dogs have one bayed up and the shot is at 10 yards or so!!
 
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