Ever notice that once you buy a brand and colour of a truck , you notice how many there are just like yours .
Well I never meet so many BLR owners until I bought one .
Reports of the gear rubbing on the hammer is one problem with some of the new Alloy models . Talked to about ten new BLR shooters with this problem
The thing with the case sticking in the barrel seems to be common with the first production steel BLRs made in Japan. The barrels would be machined and set back in the receivers , but this was only a temperary fix , as the problem would recur for the high volume shooter .
Now the older BLR I had was in 308W. It had the steel receiver . It operated great , but was a real "B" with different brand s of Ammo , and reloads . Any change and it would require a major sight in. Then it also required the use of a small base die. Buy remington ammo same lot # and you might be fine , but you needed to confirm every time.
Now My new BLR is now going on two years old . It has been out for repairs last summer for the bolt hammer rubbing problem ,. I got it back to in time to finish the last few days of the deer hunt and remained in the safe for the winter after being sighted in.
This spring I took it out to the range and this case sticking thing after firing started . You would think things would hold up a bit longer than three box's of shells. The point of the lugs locking into the barrels is "NOT QUITE So " I am told.So it is not like your Alloy shotgun that you have used for years with out any issues..
If the bolt hammers the receiver , be it steel or Alloy,where the receiver needs to be machined and barrel set back , then we have an issue
So it was a gain shipped back to browning , and I might again have it for the last few days of the deer hunt.
So we shall see what happens. If I can only hunt a few days a year while it spends the rest in the repair shop, then to me it is not worth having . If I can not shoot a few hundred rounds a year with out having some issues, then likewise it is noT worth having.
So Guys there seems to be a few high priced Lemons.
And I bought this unit to replace the 1895 Marlin Guide , that was also a LEMON.
:roll: "THE LUCK OF THE DRAW" :x
Now I have also heard from Many BLR owners , with units made by FN and on into Japanese production as of to date and they just love the guns.
Do we just have a Problem with Q.C . Or does Browning have some metal or barrel issues? :?
It would be nice to hear from other BLR owners that have had issues and how they were resolved .
Thanks to all for your time