Personally I can work a lever action more quickly than a bolt and while keeping it pointed in the general direction i need it for a follow up shot. Love my little 30-30 my grandfather game me decades ago. Problem with levers in 30-30, 35 Remington and such has always been range and that the tube magazine requires round nose bullets. The BLR has a standard magazine, some models come with back up sights and it comes in some useful cartridges like 30-06, 7mm mag 300 win mag, etc. I know the BAR is illegal in Africa, but what about the BLR? Does it feed reliably enough? What am I missing?