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    BLR Questions:

    Hi Team,

    Recently bought the 7mm08 off here and top bloke too and beautiful condition rig.

    Trigger

    Can anyone tell me please who is the go to in NZ for getting BLR triggers lightened and tuned?
    It's not the end of the world but I reckon it would be a nice to have.

    Bedding

    Mine is a 2002 lightning I think: seems to shoot an inch with Fed 150's which is my go too anyway, but laddered the Winchester 140's over 3.5inch vertical
    Hates the PPU.

    Has a cheap ranger ballistic reticle scope on it ( seems ok, could that be an issue? ) That's coming off for sure, I just wanted to see what it liked.

    Can you bed these bad boys? It doesn't have the barrel band like the 81.

    Cheers,

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    i had one in 308, total tack driver until you shot it 5 times quick. but hell it was a hunting rifle and if you cant stop mr piggy with 5 rounds of 308 you need to be a faster runner than usain bolt
    gundoc did the trigger, wasnt super light but very crisp and no creep.
    i wouldnt bother bedding it, they shoot just fine until they get hot because of the skinny barrel
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    This might give you a few answers Shooting with Hobie
    Yep the triggers are a bugger.
    Had mine done and it really improved matters.
    As for bedding Nathan Foster has mentioned doing a few so maybe check out his website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    i had one in 308, total tack driver until you shot it 5 times quick. but hell it was a hunting rifle and if you cant stop mr piggy with 5 rounds of 308 you need to be a faster runner than usain bolt
    gundoc did the trigger, wasnt super light but very crisp and no creep.
    i wouldnt bother bedding it, they shoot just fine until they get hot because of the skinny barrel
    Thanks mate. It definitely shoots the 150's really well. Is that Gundoc here?
    Where is he based?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    This might give you a few answers Shooting with Hobie
    Yep the triggers are a bugger.
    Had mine done and it really improved matters.
    As for bedding Nathan Foster has mentioned doing a few so maybe check out his website.

    Thanks Sideshow. will check it out.

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    Retired now from gunsmithing I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSP HUNTER View Post
    Thanks mate. It definitely shoots the 150's really well. Is that Gundoc here?
    Where is he based?
    retired way down south.

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    Ive been down this path somewhat. Theres a few discussions out there re accurising a blr. Basically stop over thinking it and enjoy what a great pointing rifle it is. 1i ch is very good for a blr. To get under youd need to hang the forgrip from the action housing. Its a hassle amd its flexi. Trigger is not something easily done.. Ines fine these days but could be better.
    Best option is enjoy the rifle for below 200 shooting and get something else for long or tops shooting. Heres my latestName:  IMG_20200224_195943.jpg
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    Ps, barrel bands should floated off apparently

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    Think I saw it on here where someone just cut the barrel band but left it in place for looks.
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    Think I saw it on here where someone just cut the barrel band but left it in place for looks.

    Just found this on another sight.

    “blr trigger how to fix
    heres what I found with mine (1)wrong sear spring-it had to many coils so it compressed solid and bent on the first action cycle. check this on yours,if you think your lucky and got a good trigger I would examine how well your sear is engaging.(2)large burr in sear pin hole,This was big enough to put a large gouge in the retaining pin.(3)Sear lip and full cock lip on hammer not parralel (spell check) look at the back of hammer where the sear rubs on cocking the rub marks should be evenly distributed.This is where the long drag and catch comes in.This requires the removal of some metal if your not qualified hire someone who is. These thing and some very light polishing with 1000 grit wet or dry paper have made my trigger excellent. Incidentally the sear spring is the only way to change trigger pull.The sickening lock time (or why it shoots better from the bench) The only ready solution I see is to reduce the mass of the hammer spring by replacing it with one with a more aggresive coil angle. too close to opening to start with this.”
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    Also found this which might be better.

    I took my blr 308 trigger from 5 3/4 pounds down to 4 1/2 pounds just by putting in a new sear spring. This did not require a complete takedown of the gun.

    You can buy an assortment pack of 100 small wolff springs for about $15. It's trial and error. Get a gun digest centerfire assembly manual. Also put tap over the pins before you tap them out. They have a dome top and your brass punch likes to slide off. Basically your just trying to slide the sear out to replace the spring. As long as you don't take the bolt and pinion gear out you don't have to worry about timing.

    I use mine for hunting and the 4 1/2 pound trigger is fine. You could also try cutting a few loops off your hammer spring.I do that on my Win 94's . If you cut off to many you will get misfires. $10 for a new spring and start over.

    I sold my blr in 7 mag because the trigger pull was so heavy and I couldn't find a gunsmith that wanted to deal with it. After thinking about it . I did what I have told you with my 308 and it works just fine.
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    mount a low power scope as low as possible and just shoot stuff with it....they are primo bush rifles. mine was sub MOA with reloads so 350ish wasnt completely off the cards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowboy View Post
    Ive been down this path somewhat. Theres a few discussions out there re accurising a blr. Basically stop over thinking it and enjoy what a great pointing rifle it is. 1i ch is very good for a blr. To get under youd need to hang the forgrip from the action housing. Its a hassle amd its flexi. Trigger is not something easily done.. Ines fine these days but could be better.
    Best option is enjoy the rifle for below 200 shooting and get something else for long or tops shooting. Heres my latestAttachment 133702
    Thanks cowboy, mines much the same.
    I can live with the trigger, I dont this firearm has
    Had much use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    mount a low power scope as low as possible and just shoot stuff with it....they are primo bush rifles. mine was sub MOA with reloads so 350ish wasnt completely off the cards.
    It could be time to bring the leupy M8 3x into
    action on this one MD.
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