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02-12-2007, 11:29 AM
Hello all, I have a rifle in which I think I may Sell . It is a Browning BLR in .308, I have a 3x9 wide angle scope mounted on top with an elevation dial from 100-500 meters. I purchased a second magazine for it in the tune of $100.00 so I could have two. This rifle is not in mint shape but rather a good used firearm. Now my question is how much is it worth on todays market ? The reason I don't want it is because I am not much of a lever action fan to begin with and I missed a huge deer with it, must be the guns fault :rolleyes
Thank you for your time in this matter :hat
02-12-2007, 01:01 PM
Brand new they sell for $819.95 plus tax without scope at Wholesale Sports.Not knowing the type of scope you have (brand name) makes it tough to appraise. However I bought a BLR 81 .308 two years ago. It was in good condition, came with 2 clips, had a hammer extension, and a bushnell 3x9 cheap scope. It also came with 4 or 5 boxes of ammo. I paid $650 for the whole package. Last fall I replaced the cheap bushnell with a leupold. I think I got a fair deal on this gun. I dont think it was a great deal, but I dont think I got ripped off either. I am happy with the gun and in my opinion the BLR 81 is one of the better lever guns out there (but my main rifle is a bolt).Hope this helps.
02-12-2007, 01:20 PM
The scope is a KASSNAR 3x9 wide angle with 100-500 meter elevation dial and the rifle is a newer one made in Japan.:hat
You rarely see used blr's for sale. I'd suggest adding up the price of the scope and rifle, ask 75-85% of that???
The caliber's not the most popular, but sure there's someone looking for your gun.
I'd gladly pay 650 for a good used 81 style blr with a decent scope in 300 or 30-06, maybe even another 270(son laid claim to mine)
Guys that like blr's LOVE them. A lever action browning, light, fast loading, accurate, what more could you want???
02-14-2007, 10:54 AM
<blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>The caliber's not the most popular....<hr></blockquote>Why is that?
02-14-2007, 11:15 AM
"The caliber's not the most popular...."
Actually I would say the .308 is very popular and esp. in a lever action rifle it is. And for good reason. I have always thought when people get talking about an "all round " deer rifle that a .308 lever, pump or auto with a low power scope (or variable) would fit the bill. (for more than just deer too)
Light and handy for getting on an animal quick and getting a quick second shot if needed. Yet with enough power and accuracy to make a "longer" 200 or 250 yard shot if needed.
If I didn't have my Sav. 99 in .300 savage, I'd be interested in a BLR .308.
Robin in Rocky
The only reason I say in a blr the .308 is not the most popular is the simple fact the only used blr's I've ever seen for sale(3 of them) were all 308's.
I think it's pretty fair to say most blr's that are bought stay "in the family"; I also think it's fair to say if browning ever quit making them, they would rapidly appreciate. But then I'm biased, we have 3 blr's, are shopping for another in either 30-06 or 300winmag. Had a blr 308 for a couple yrs, sold it.
02-16-2007, 09:10 AM
Hmmm well I use a 308 army rifle bolt action and its been real good to me with the help of my bushnell scope. I haven't tried other 308s so I personally can't give an opinion, except to say I don't need to try others since mine works just great. I like it better than its brother the 30-06. My 30-06 is an old army rifle as well, but with a new stock.
Any how thanks for the imfo.
06-18-2010, 01:51 AM
still interested in selling some of that stuff??? I may be interested in buying those 2 extra mags from you
09-20-2010, 12:36 PM
Are you selling the .308?
09-20-2010, 12:41 PM
Are you selling the .308?
I am not sure you will get an answer on this one. The seller orginally posted this thread in February 2007.
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