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Old 11-06-2019, 06:52 PM
Electraclyde Electraclyde is offline
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Talking Browning BL 22 Lever action rifle

I have been looking at/thinking about one of these. Club I belong to has a slighty enlarged, old style shooting gallery. Distance is set at 15 yards. Short throw lever action like this would probably be lots of fun. What say the .22LR experts here?
I know, its not a 1911 pistol, but it could be lots of fun.
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Old 11-06-2019, 07:06 PM
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Very reliable. Can shoot .22lr or .22 long or .22 short.
Ergonomic. Short throw lever.
Trigger on lever prevent pinching by accident. The lever mounted trigger does have more play, but not too bad.
Factory sights are small black bead. Be sure you can see them.
At the gallery range should be good to go.
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Old 11-06-2019, 07:22 PM
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They are, in a word...... Awesome!!!!! They hold 22 rounds of shorts - talk about shooting gallery fun. Reckon you can tell I like them!!!!

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Old 11-06-2019, 09:27 PM
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I've had a Henry, a Marlin, a 9422, and a Browning. I think that's the Quadfecta of .22 lever guns.

Frankly, I liked them all. Not a bad gun in the bunch. The Marlin & the Browning being top 2 & 3. However, all got sold or traded away except for the Winchester. Because it's always seemed superior to me.

Hey, this is just one guy's opinion. Then there's pricing, which is another issue altogether.
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Old 11-06-2019, 09:28 PM
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That said, don't get me wrong. The Browning is a fantastic gun.
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Old 11-06-2019, 11:36 PM
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I've to the little Browning, a 39A and a 9422. They're all fantastic guns to shoot with s nod to the BLR as to being the lightest, easiest to handle and the quickest one to shoot. A fun little rifle.

Look around.....find a full line Browning dealer if one is close by. Some really cool special models out there such as those stocked in curley maple. A real eye catcher.
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Old 11-09-2019, 08:19 AM
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Looked around and only found one. A grade one model at Cabelas outpost in Saginaw. Long story short, I bought it yesterday. Going to the range later today for the first run. Will report back later.
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Old 11-09-2019, 06:33 PM
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Today was "range day" Fired about 150 rounds thru this rifle at our "shooting gallery" today. Very smooth and accurate when I do my part. Sights are very difficult for my 75 year old eyes to see. Will be looking into something better for me. Hopefully I can find a combo fiber optic front and a rear peep sight.
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Old 11-10-2019, 09:11 PM
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Today was "range day" Fired about 150 rounds thru this rifle at our "shooting gallery" today. Very smooth and accurate when I do my part. Sights are very difficult for my 75 year old eyes to see. Will be looking into something better for me. Hopefully I can find a combo fiber optic front and a rear peep sight.
I recently put a Skinner rear aperture sight and one of their gold bead front sights on the Winchester 9422 I bought with my paper route money more than 40 years ago. They also make a fiber optic front sight that you might be interested in. Scroll down on this link to see the fiber optics: http://www.skinnersights.com/front_sights_5.html

My buddy and I like to set up hanging AR500 gongs from 4" down to 1" at 20 to 25 yards. GREAT FUN!
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Old 11-11-2019, 10:27 PM
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Keep your hand away from that hammer when you cycle the action. It will hurt ya.
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Old 11-12-2019, 08:30 AM
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Old 11-16-2019, 03:49 PM
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I live about 60 miles away from Williams Gunsight in Davidson, MI. Yesterday I took a ride there to look at sight possibilities. I came away with a dovetail mount rear peep sight Part #1481 (WGRS) a .250 front sight riser part # 13053, and a fiber optic front sight # 56438, .450 height. Installed them last night and went to the range today to sight in. Windage was right on and the elevation was about 1" low. Made an elevation adjustment and am now shooting dead center at 15 yards. (I always sight open sights at 15 yards) Looking things over, I still have room to move elevation up or down as needed for different ammo or distance. A thumbs up to Brian at Williams Gunsight for taking the time to measure things on my rifle and calculate what I would need for front sight height.
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Old 11-16-2019, 05:46 PM
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You did great especially being able to get the sights set up for your purpose so quickly. What a nice little lever action!
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Old 11-16-2019, 08:10 PM
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I live about 60 miles away from Williams Gunsight in Davidson, MI. Yesterday I took a ride there to look at sight possibilities. I came away with a dovetail mount rear peep sight Part #1481 (WGRS) a .250 front sight riser part # 13053, and a fiber optic front sight # 56438, .450 height. Installed them last night and went to the range today to sight in. Windage was right on and the elevation was about 1" low. Made an elevation adjustment and am now shooting dead center at 15 yards. (I always sight open sights at 15 yards) Looking things over, I still have room to move elevation up or down as needed for different ammo or distance. A thumbs up to Brian at Williams Gunsight for taking the time to measure things on my rifle and calculate what I would need for front sight height.
I'm glad you found something you like. That rear sight looks perfect on your rifle! Hope you have many happy hours with it.

BTW, we're almost neighbors. I'm about 20 minutes from Davidson, haven't been to the Williams' store/range yet. I do most of my shooting at the DNR range in Ortonville, or out to BWSA near Port Huron.
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Old 11-17-2019, 09:57 AM
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Nice! I put a similar Williams set-up on my 10/22 years ago, loved it from day one.
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Old 11-17-2019, 10:51 AM
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I'm glad you found something you like. That rear sight looks perfect on your rifle! Hope you have many happy hours with it.

BTW, we're almost neighbors. I'm about 20 minutes from Davidson, haven't been to the Williams' store/range yet. I do most of my shooting at the DNR range in Ortonville, or out to BWSA near Port Huron.
I live in the Tri City area (Bay City, Saginaw, Midland) and shoot at the Midland County Sportsman Club where we have recently installed an old fashion style shooting gallery. Most fun I have had with a .22 since I was a kid at the county fair shooting gallery in the 50's
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Old 11-17-2019, 06:34 PM
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I have marlin 39 and the Bwowingn. The Browning short lever action makes shooting chambering a round so much faster and smoother than the Marlin. I prefer it. Vut i burn thru ammo more quikcly
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Old 11-19-2019, 09:13 AM
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I have a Marlin Mountie and a Winchester 942, but I prefer shooting my Browning. I have peep sights on all 3, and at 62 can still do well with them.
If things get worse eyesight wise, I might have to go to a red dot.



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Old 12-02-2019, 01:20 PM
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My favorite rim fire rifle. Just pure class compared to most others.
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