You might have to explain "supermodel in a gremlin" to me haha I haven't heard that one before. Yeah look so far it has exceeded my expectations, especially the stock, for a synthetic stock it seems very sturdy, I also get a very good cheek weld even with the red dot mounted, the only thing I would say so far I don't like is how "plasticy" the magazine is, it still sees very sturdy and well made but I will be very surprised if it doesn't end up with excessive wear over time. Also something I am surprised with is how well balanced it is even with that massive barrel profile it is not heavy in the front, the recoil reducer in the stock balances the rifle almost perfectly. Anyway the proof is in the pudding as they say, we will soon see how well it shoots and functions.My first thought on this thread was "Supermodel in a Gremlin", but after reading it and seeing you images, I'm pretty impressed. I have no intention of parting with my CZ 550 in 500 Jeffery, but have changed my mind about Blasers.
What chamberings in the safari weight barrels do you have? And is yours a steel or alloy receiver? I think the PH is a steel receiver in all calibres?We also found the balance of the rifle to be very good with the kickstop installed.
The PH and Intuition we have both are excellent with the safari weight barrels.
Let us know how load development goes.
It's actually built like a tank, very solid, it weighs in at 240 grams. Mind you a lot of this weight is the integrated mounting system, which I am also pretty impressed with, quick and easy to use. The dot is clear, plenty of different levels of dot intensity to choose from for different hunting situations (night or day). I will follow up with some more details after I have zeroed the rifle and actually used it out hunting. I'll be hunting with it next weekend.
Yeah its really quick to reload, cycles very smoothly, I actually fired 3 shots while hunting yesterday, I also shot a small colt and put a finisher into the grey stallion. Its common for me, property I have access to has a lot of brumbies, these are proper wild horses where I am hunting there is a very good chance most of them have never even seen a human before so a sudden change in wind or one twig snapping under your bought and all you will see is dust and all you will hear is a rumbling of hooves.
This is what I originally thought, however I was not completely correct.Only certain models. The professional hunter goes up to the big boys. The regular professional only goes to 375 HH. Wish I'd known that 3 years ago!
18 rounds fired yesterday, a combination of bench rest for zeroing the dot and shooting off hand out in the field hunting. First impressions, feeds, extracts, ejects flawlessly, very smooth and quick cycling obviously what Blaser is known for.Nice Aussie Hunter. Give us a report on how it goes.
My rifle is the PH stock, with the steel receiver and kickstop.Not sure if the polymer stock can be opened up but this is good to know. Many thanks!
A 500 Jeffery on the lighter-weight aluminum receiver of the standard model should be "lively".
I know the standard advice on recoil is to work your way up, but I have to say that after shooting the 404 or 375 a while, a 30-06 feels like a cap gun.