Blaser -- What is all the excitement about?

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  1. Opposite Pole

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    The case gets closed with the barrels pointed towards the lid. The foam insert containing the barrels sits on top of the rifle with the soft side down. I had it precision cut by a company that specialises in making such setups for photographic and movie equipment so it is all nice and tight.

    As for the weight - total of approximately 24kg-53lbs. That’s with 3 barrels, recoil reducer in the stock and 3 scopes Nightforce ATACR 5-25x56, Zeiss 3-12x56 and Leica 1-6x24 so not the lightest of glass, ATACR itself is 1108g/39oz.

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  2. BigSteve57

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    AH! Got it. I figured I was missing something. Thanks for the reply, very much appreciated.
     
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  3. Opposite Pole

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    No dramas
     

  4. Philip Glass

    Philip Glass AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

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    I have the case you mention but have not loaded it up with 2 barrels and 2 scopes to see how heavy it is. It could be an issue but it is so very convenient. I hope to take my R8 with 2 barrels on a big Safari to Tanzania someday.
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  5. Tally-Ho Hunting Safaris

    Tally-Ho Hunting Safaris SPONSOR Since 2015 AH Fanatic

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    havent read all the posts so if i am repeating anything...im sorry....too bad

    the key with the blasers is really to choose your calibres carefully
    if done so you do not have to change the bolt head or magazine ...just the barrel
    on the plastic parts, i have owned blasers for around 10 years now and they are my day to day guns, i am a ph in SA, never had a so much as a clip break, had way more hassles with steel parts on other guns!!!!

    scope mounts are prices but worth every cent, no re zero after mount and dismount, they always spot on

    to be honest you are paying for the fantastic and precise engineering( man hours) that is integral in these weapons

    i own, sakos, voere, musgrave, CZ, interarms, mauser , lee enfield, rifles and honeslty wish i could dump them all and just get blasers

    pricey....sure, but well worth every cent!!
     
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  6. Rider717

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    Just got back from a SA safari with my R8. Took a .375 barrel and a .300 WSM. Used .375 on buffalo and a steenbuck and the .300 short on everything else from sprinbguck to roan. Sighted in at the range and both scopes on both barrels were dead on where I had been shooting back home. Switched barrels and scopes a couple of times there and multiple times at the range back home and have never had them deviate from the zero. Both barrels are tack drivers. The straight pull takes a bit of getting used to but when you have used it a few times it is very natural and fast. The cocking/safety lever is one of the best features. Again, once you're used to it it is very natural to use. They are pricey but well worth the investment in my opinion. Both my barrels are magnums so I can use the same bolthead saving me some bucks. If you have the means I think you would find the Blaser to be an outstanding choice.
     
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  7. DuncanF

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    I think you will find that the Mauser M03 is a push feed just like the M12 and M18.
     

  8. V.Veritas

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    Yes they are.
     

  9. Hearties

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    Yes indeed. Was just commenting on my preference for the M03 vs the R8. First prize would be an M98 Mauser.
     

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