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Briley Sporter .17 HMR

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Sporting a colorful stock that we'd love to have on a hunting rifle, the good looks of the Briley Sporter belie its problematic guts. Many rounds failed to fire due, we believe, to insufficient spring force on the hammer. This ought to be a simple fix, and may also have resulted in mediocre accuracy results from this well-made rifle.

Briley Sporter .17 HMR

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Note the non-Ruger profile of the trigger guard at its front. We didn't like the vague trigger, despite its light letoff. Ruger rings hold our 36X Leupold.
That rod in front of the trigger guard let us change magazines quickly. Just pinch with thumb and forefinger, and the magazine came out.

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