Blaser 500 Jeffery

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I agree, but sometimes you can get a deal on the entire package.
Even if it's not the barrel you want, but it should be in the same caliber group.
This is to avoid having to change a bolt head.
You can sell the unwanted barrel to fund the one you do.
And still be ahead in overall cost.
Very good point. So... did anyone happen to buy a R8 7 rem mag barrel they don’t want?
 

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Very good point. So... did anyone happen to buy a R8 7 rem mag barrel they don’t want?
I know a bloke you might be able to talk to about that! haha stop it
My prediction is he will become an R8 addict and will be up to his ears in barrels in 12 months time.;)
 

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Why Toby...did you get the feeling?
Well.....If I didn't already have hundreds of rounds of factory loads and loading components for the 7mm RM, you might have me on this one. Even though I doubt I'll ever take something smaller than a 375 to Africa. Which is really my only reason for buying the R8.
 

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Well.....If I didn't already have hundreds of rounds of factory loads and loading components for the 7mm RM, you might have me on this one. Even though I doubt I'll ever take something smaller than a 375 to Africa. Which is really my only reason for buying the R8.
Well then...I guess you are talking to me!!! :oops:
 

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I never said a word about the r8 until I shot one, though I have seen people singing its praises and never as much as held one.

I have heard many dislocate their jaws yammering on and on about how fast you can get multiple rounds out the end of the pipe and it has always made me wonder why the felt that to be so important? Is it because they just picked a round that at best could be the minimum that should be used? Or is it because their shooting stinks on ice?

Or is it just because they simply can't handle the recoil of anything bigger than the Queen of the Medium Bores like so many truly honest hunters here have admitted to ? How the hell would I know...... unless I took them to the range myself.

The 500 Schuller is a fine round.....what it come out of is insignificant to its stopping power.
True the 500 Jeffery is a fine round no matter what rifle it comes out of, but doesn't being able to make quicker follow up shots with the R8 compared to a conventional bolt gun have it's advantages? I think it does. Anyway Having said that I would be more than happy to own a 500 Jeffery in a conventional bolt gun as well. To be honest the main reason I landed on the R8 was more because of the calibre I wanted not so much the rifle. The 500 Jeffery is not easy to come by in Australia and from what was available at the time the Blaser R8 was definitely the best choice IMO and now having owned it for a while and spent quite a bit of time shooting it I love it.
 

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