Browning® BLR Lightweight '81 .308 Winchester Lever Action Rifle
With a timeless beauty that's more than skin deep, the BLR Lightweight '81 is ready and waiting to be your lever action hunting rifle. The gloss finish on the straight-grip walnut stock contrasts beautifully with the deeply polished blue finish. But, like we said, the beauty goes much deeper than the surface.
Each barrel is triple-checked for straightness, then individually finished with a hand-reamed chamber, making for tighter tolerances and precise headspace. The rotating multi-lug bolt head offers maximum-strength lock-up. And the generously-sized ejection port and drilled-and-tapped receiver makes it a perfect match for any scope you choose. This is what a serious lever action rifle should be, and what every other lever action wishes it was.
But we've barely scratched the surface...read on for more on what makes the BLR Lightweight Lever Action Rifle one of the most versatile and trusted hunting rifles in the USA.
- The button-rifled barrel is triple-checked for straightness and interior finish, and then air-gauged to ensure a consistent diameter
- The barrel's target-type crown enables a more uniform release of gas as the bullet exits the muzzle, helping prevent any unwanted shift in bullet trajectory. The barrel crown is recessed to help protect it from accidental impact damage that can degrade accuracy
- Low-profile adjustable square notch rear sight and a high-visibility front blade with gold bead fitted on a raised ramp-style base
- Richly blued steel finish on all external surfaces
- Aircraft-grade alloy receiver is precision machined to provide outstanding reliability and years of dependable service
- Lightning fast, glass-smooth rack and pinion lever action
- Rotating multi-lug bolt head locks into the barrel extension to produce bolt-action accuracy and magnum-level strength
- Strong enough to use today's most popular magnum cartridges
- Generously-sized side ejection port allows fired cases to instantly clear the action without hitting you or your scope
- Folding hammer provides an added measure of safety when the hammer is at half-cock, having two positions in that mode so the status of the rifle can be instantly seen and felt
- The trigger is unique in that it travels along with the lever as it's cycled, meaning that pinching your fingers between the lever and trigger on closing the action is a thing of the past
- Fingerpiece is nice and wide with vertical friction ribs to prevent your finger from slipping, giving you more precise trigger control for those demanding long-range shots
- The detachable steel box magazine makes for quick reloading, both in the field and on the range
- Unlike lever actions with tubular magazines, the BLR's detachable steel box magazine lets you use aerodynamically-superior pointed bullets, which opens up a whole new world of ballistic performance that is usually found in bolt-action and autoloading rifles
- Stock sculpted from fine walnut and the cut checkering in the grip and fore-end is crisply executed for lasting good looks and a more solid grip
- Well-formed recoil pad helps reduce felt recoil and flinching
- Steel sling swivel studs are pre-installed for easy mounting of your sling or bipod
- Drilled and tapped for a scope