View Full Version : Should I sell my older .358 BLR for the 'new' one?
02-03-2004, 02:48 PM
Just wondering if I'm holding on to my pet for no reason now that Browning has decided to re-introduce the .358 in the BLR Lightning? Mine is the First model with the ugly box magazine. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-rolleyes-green.gif Also, anyone know of good sources of loaded .358 Win. ammo, other than the 200 grain Silvertips? I'm just wondering if I should try on a new one in .358 or stick with old 'thumper'. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-sideways-laff-aqua.gif
02-03-2004, 09:18 PM
I'm always looking for an excuse to buy another firearm, but I don't get sometning I already have, and I don't sell the old ones.
If the BLR you have works, get one in that shoots a different round.
03-02-2004, 11:15 AM
I'd keep your old one as it is a "more desirable" to collectors. The old '81BLR has a steel reciever, and the new "Lightning" '81 BLR's have aluminum recievers. They are lighter, but some oldtimers don't trust them. Although the lock-up is steel to steel.
I plan on buying a newer '81 BLR model in a .358Win because I have to, the older steel ones are so hard to find.
08-25-2004, 02:17 PM
Here are three makers of loaded ammo for your .358 Win (and many others) to check out. they load Barnes, Speer etc. and in a variety of weights.
www.cpcartridge.com (Conley Precision)
www.owlnet.com (Quality Cart.)
www.arizonaammunition.com (Arizona ammo)
Hope this helps.
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