New Memeber wanting info on Browning BLR TD SS

Discussion in 'Small Stuff--22s, 20s, and 17s' started by Dan Kersey, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. Dan Kersey

    Dan Kersey

    Jan 11, 2016
    I have always wanted a Lever Action rifle and Browning has come out with a new design for their bolt in the model 81 TD model. Has anyone had any experience with lever action weapons in the 22.250 caliber with a 20" barrel and 1-12 twist? Will it stabilize a bullet of 55 grains of factory load ammo?

    I do plan on reloading this and working up a 70 or 85 grain bullet for killing hogs if the weapon can take it without burning the barrel out too quickly. I also am planning on it being suppressed (flash & noise) for night hunting for pigs.

    I have plenty of larger bore weapons but the opp to purchase the lever action at this time just fits my retired budget. According to the Browning advertisements it is supposed to be quite the little killing rifle with the 55 grain bullets (3600 to 3800 FPS) but I think for pigs I might need more bullet weight. Any opinions? I do not currently have any ballistic software to help me with this project so I figured with all of you as a great source I might as well ask for some help.

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