Blaser S2

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  1. Red Leg

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    After reading a lot of criticism of the Blaser, most I think generated by Wieland when he isn't indulging in his Rigby crusade, I finally decided to get one ::cool: Contrarian I suppose. So to the negatives first. It looks like a really big rifle. Blaser's design "floats" the barrels within sleeves and then sets them pretty far apart. The result is industrial rather than elegant. The gun also has an automatic safety/decocker which sounds like a metal garden gate slamming shut when it engages (i.e. fire one shot and then open the action to reload the one barrel). That pretty much sums up the negatives. Now to the positives - this thing will shoot. I have a two barrel set with the heavy caliber is 500/416. The rifle puts a LRxLR into 2 inches at seventy yards with monotonous regularity with very little perceived recoil. I had Hendershots send over three loads - A-Frames, TSX, and Kynoch solid. All three went into four inches right on the front sight. The second set is in 9.3x74 and I've put a scope on that set and have yet to shoot them. Like the K-guns, the Blaser uses a cocker rather than a safety. It is the safest system for following PH and trackers and is quiet and easy to use with the exception noted above. Sights are fabulous (any my 60 year old eyes can actually use are a revelation), and the gun comes up like one of my pigeon guns. I am thrilled.
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    Congratulations! those S2 look good, some of the wood and side plates on those rifles are amazing. I have shoot a few as well and they seemed to be acurate. I have several of the Blaser bolt rifles and they are all very good. The safety/ de-cocker and the barrel sleeve is what stopped me from buying one. But that is just me. I like ejectors on a double as well.
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    Red Leg good to see you like your new rifle and are getting on with it so well. i personally dont like blaser and krieghoff doubles, but it would be boring if we all liked the same things. i do like the two sets of barrels though, and you have the bonus of being able to use the irons as well. enjoy :beer: p.s. would you have been so keen to get one if wieland hadnt been so negative about them?
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    LOL probably not - but glad I did.
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    those impulse "i am going to get it anyway" buys work out well sometimes :D
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    I guess industrial must work well then.

    Pretty won't save you in the bush.

    Glad your purchase has worked out well.
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    Congretulations.
    A reality for you ... a dream for me ...:praying: :daydreaming:
    Tilting block lock : the best way.:thumb:

    But why the 500/416 ? Your opinion 500/416 vs 470 NE please.
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    Congrat's Red Leg! Almost went the Blaser route too. Glad your pleased!
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    I don't believe a buff or elephant could tell the difference, but I am real fan of the Rigby and the 500/416 duplicates it in a rimmed round.

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