Re: Savage mod 10 vs Browning BLR
LD, the BLR is a fine levergun, but it is still a split stock, Bedding inconsistencies fore and aft, and will never shoot as well as a Bolt action of similar quality. Yes a BLR might outshoot a Marlin XL7 with its cheap chinese plastic stock, but the BLR is a 800 dollar leveraction, lay it on the bench next to a 800 dollar Rem 700 XCR and the BLR will lose each and every time. The design of the rifle prohibits the bedding consistency required to shoot SUB MOA.
You show me a Leveraction that can string 10 shots into an inch at 100 yds. Just 1.. I can show you countless bolt actions that can string 20 into an inch at 100 yds. I own 3, and if I were to scope my Garand, 03A3, and M39 id own 6.
It takes 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 3 for proper trigger squeeze.
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