Re: Savage mod 10 vs Browning BLR
Wait a minute, JLA. The Browning is not a regular old lever action rifle!
Winchesters and Marlin levers hold the bolt closed at the rear with vertical bar(s) whereas the BLR has a rotating bolt just like a bolt gun. The fact that the BLR is a lever should not lump it in with the other levers of earlier designs. The BLR receiver is not included in the strength issue (stretch during firing) as is the case with the others.
Agreed, the stock is attached such that it can not fully float like a bolt gun but the BLR can shoot accurately and is a MOA accurate gun given the right loads. At least mine in 243 is and it is not the coveted Belgium made version but the Japanese version, as are all the new ones made today.
Although the poster was only interested in pure accuracy (and your answer has the potential of being correct), when other things are considered like looks, handling, easy of carry for hunting, I think the BLR should be considered and not dismissed as just another lever gun, which it most definitely is not.