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Need a Browning BLR 81 .284 magazine

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Eric841226
Joined: December 2012
Posts: 2
Posted: December 31, 2012 11:21 AM
Hi all, I'm new to this forum but considering all the help I receive on ArcheryTalk forums I wanted to see if anyone here could help me out with my BLR issue! I recently was lucky enough to pick up a beautiful Model 81 BLR .284 rifle at a collectors estate auction. The gun is in mint condition but is missing the magazine. Since the gun was only produced for 7 years (1989-1995) I got a feeling it's gonna be hard to find a clip! I've looked on gunbroker, eBay and gunauctions but can't find one. Anyone know of anywhere else I can look? Any help is greatly appreciated!!! Thanks for looking!! -Eric
Ezequiel
Joined: August 2011
Posts: 5695
Posted: December 31, 2012 01:23 PM

One of the problems with this cartridge is that is neither fish nor fowl...it is the first USA developed cartridge that used a rebated rim,the rim is 308 Win size(.473) and the body is a larger mangum size (.500-.475"and to make it just a litle tougher..the case length s longer(2.170") than the .308 Win (2.015")based rounds, yet shorter than the 30-06 (2.494")based rounds> meaning that the practice of taking a magazine marked for another cartridge(usings a .308 Win magazine for the .243 or 7mm-08) may not be feasible..However  using a .308 magazine may be possible if the feed lips are opened up and you moniter the OAL of your handloads to fit that magazine length....However...before you play   try: www.browning.com and Google Search... or give The Clip Joint a call(814)827-2371   or Goggle  Jack First,Inc

Eric841226
Joined: December 2012
Posts: 2
Posted: December 31, 2012 08:02 PM

Thanks for the info!! I'll give them a call after the new year!!

Eric841226
Joined: December 2012
Posts: 2
Posted: December 31, 2012 08:39 PM

Thanks for the info!! I'll give them a call after the new year!!