R8 - My Sick Rig!

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  1. Philip Glass

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    Here is a short video with my new Blaser.




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    Sweet rifle! Love the stingray leather. Is that a custom piece or is it an upgrade offering? By the way, great conservational arguments in the Netflix documentary. I really enjoyed it.
     
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    Drooling with envy!
     
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    Will thanks so very much!
    Yes stingray leather is an option amongst many other leather offerings for the R8. I had to wait a while on it but wow pretty neat!
    Philip
     
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    I really love it and it has changed the way I look at rifles.
     
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    Still considering selling my rifles and investing in an R8 in 375 H&H and 300 WM. Keeping a Leupold VX6 1-6x for the 375 and VX6 2-12x for the 300 Win.
    Oh I’m such a dreamer!
     
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    @Philip Glass really nice video. Impressive modern rifle, but those shorts you are wearing are definitely old school PH. BTW, it must be nice to live on a ranch with your own shooting range and a 800 yard gong. I envy you.
     

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    Very nice!
     
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    Very cool rifle and video! I’ve never seen an R8 in person. Don’t think anyone in Colorado owns one? Really slick barrel change with the scope attached.
     
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    Indeed a fantastic rifle!
    Does that Z8 have the color coded turret? I ask because of I’m trying to figure out what to set my Z6 with the ballistic turrets on. For now I plan to zero at 100 and the go 200, 300, 400 for the .375H&H and .300win mag and 6.5CM.

    Did you add the kick stop? I put one in my son’s R8 and it makes a difference.

    Final question, did you weigh the J Sip barrels?

    your next video should be a rapid fire drill so you can demonstrate how fast these R8’s can be shot.
     
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    Keep your other rifles and just buy the R8 - it is what I did and is a far less traumatic course of action.
     

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    Nice rifle, I keep looking at the R8. Do you have the contact info for the barrel maker?
     
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    Just come off of some of that dusty old money you keep hoarding and buy US one DAD!!! I'll take 300 WM, 375 H&H and 416 Rem Mag. Thanks in advance!
     

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    Phil, how about sweetening the pot a little with targets shot at 100 & 200 Yards? BTW is that a wet weather creek or does it flow year around?
     
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    My wife and I did that very thing.
    Sold our other rifles and will each have our own R8's.
    Although I suggest, if you can afford it, to do as @Red Leg suggests.
    Keep your other rifles and just add the R8.
    For us it wasn't such a big deal to sell three rifles and get the R8's.
     
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    The part I hate about all of this is, I could honestly replace nearly half my safe with one R8 and 3 barrels. Of course, one R8 and 3 barrels would probably cost as much as all of those rifles put together, if I didn't include the Heym 404.
     

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    Hmmm...sadly it doesn’t appear Blaser makes an R8 with the 404 J!:cry: Guess I’ll have to pass!:ROFLMAO::LOL:
    Whey! I needed some excuse!
     
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