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We don’t want to leave objectivity completely at the door, but TTAG hearts Wild West Guns. Last year they sprinkled some pixie dust and transformed my deplorable Marlin 1894 into a cowboy race gun, and now they’ve opened a new shop in Nevada and turned their attention to Browning’s top-shelf BLR.  

The combination package starts out with a .300 Winchester Magnum BLR. The BLR gets a Wild West tune-up until it’s slicker than snot on a doorknob, and then it gets an additional custom Wild West barrel and fore-end in your choice of .375 Ruger or .416 Ruger. The .300 Win. Mag barrel has a cantilever scope mount which retains zero, and the big-bore barrels have a hooded front sight and Wild West’s home-grown BLR ghost ring aperture rear.

The ghost-ring rear will also be sold separately, for BLR shooters who want a quicker and more rugged rear sight.

Globe-trotting hunters are often restricted in the number of firearms they can travel with, and the Wild West BLR Combo will smoke-check anything from antelope to elephant.  In style.

Prices: TBA.

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  1. FYI, I’ve talked to WWG about getting this combo (I actually wanted .270/35 Whelen) and they shut me down multiple times. The closest thing to a yes I got was at least $1500 a barrel (with me supplying the gun) and probably more than a year wait. Basically, they want top dollar and it will happen when ever they feel like it because it is out of their norm. Their bread at butter is the marlin copilot, there is a lot of demand and at $3g’s a pop that’s a lot of butter. I can’t really blame them. It does say on their website that they do these but that doesn’t really make a difference. Now maybe if you’re a movie star or something the answer might be different. They do have the ghost ring set up available. I got one, it’s not bad. It’s well protected with the heavy side wings. If you want to throw on a peep aperture you will need the extended length. You will also need a monster front blade too. It might not be as extreme with the 450 (bigger, thicker barrel) but with a 30-06 it takes quite a lot to get high enough to line out with the receiver mounted sight.


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