BLR is much heavier than a 336 or '94.This doesn’t make sense…
Buy one with the button safety.Put the safety on and run the cartridges through the action.I never viewed a lever as safe for a beginner!! When unloading you have to cycle rounds thru the chamber. Much too dangerour for a beginner in my opinion. A bolt where you take out the chambered round and remove a clip is what I setup for my youngsters!!
Thanks for sharing. Does my heart good, a great way to start the day.I can understand their enthusiasm for lever guns. My boys inherited a Md 94 in 30-30 from their grandfather and it was the "John Wayne gun" immediately. It is probably what led my youngest son to become the ultimate gun nut. The oldest son has used his mother's Savage 99 in 308 (now his) to fill the freezer w/ deer meat more years than not. Both guns date from the mid 1950's.
We hand load for both guns and we settled on 130 gr for the 30-30 to lighten the recoil a bit. The 308 shoots best with a fairly hot load so it has some wallop to it - it is a 99F so it only weighs just over 7 lbs. Neither one has ever bothered the boys even when young.
Ryan with his very first deer.
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