The two attached images are of my Browning BLR Lightweight Takedown in 450 Marlin. This is my light rifle carry rifle that I will leave in Alaska for others to use. I choose it over the Marlin for various reasons.
• It is much stronger and can handle magnum calibers.
• It can shoot true spitzers of quality when used for hunting.
• It is more accurate, in line with a quality bolt gun … this with good spitzers makes this lever gun a 200-yard gun with iron sights, and further with a scope.
• It uses a removable box magazine; therefore you can carry a spare magazine with heavy hard cast loads or solids if the need arises while hunting. This gives it versatility spanning defensive needs of high power and large caliber with solids, or spitzers that can take game at long range. You can go back and forth quickly and safely.
• It is a takedown, which can be very advantageous in Alaska with the small aircraft and boat travel methods used there all the time.
• It is reliable, as good as any lever gun, a CRF bolt gun it is not, nor is any other lever gun.
I am not being negative about the Marlins, only bringing up the positives of the Browning. No offense to Marlin shooters, a fine lever gun. This is about choice and having options, All American enterprise.
Are there any other Browning shooters out there? I do not see many on this forum.
The cartridges below the rifle and the two 450 rounds are: L to R, 416 Rigby, .458 Lott, 460 Weatherby, 505 Gibbs, and 600 Nitro!