Lifetime bronze benefactor
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 : 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.