I might get a bit of stick for this but I have read so much about Blasers on the site I thought it might be an idea to write a quick, honest review of my R93.
I have owned a fair few bolt action rifles, single shots, lever guns (1). the majority have been Tikka's, a Ruger, a Parker hale, a winchester, and a Dave tooley. unfortuantely I suffer from the terrible affliction of being left handed. Sadly this really narrows your options for new rifles unless you are prepared to use a right handed bolt. Prior to my buying a Blaser I had a Tikka LH 695 in 6.5x55. It was a good solid rifle and it shot 1/2" groups from the bench.
One day I got it into my head that I wanted to try something different so I started looking around for a new rifle. The LH 595/695 Tikkas were discontinued. You could only get Sako's in certain calibres or stock options. Eventually I started looking at the R93.
For me, the R93 was available in lots of different stock/calibre options as a true left hander. I liked the safety system. It was factory threaded with a spiggot which I like. I found it to be a very nice handling rifle. It was a bit different from everything else.
In the end I bought a R93 off road in .270 (about 2 years ago now)
When I took it out of the box and put it all together I was very impressed with the build quality and the way it went together. The plastic off road stock is quite flexible in the fore end and I was concerned that this would be a problem when shooting off the bipod (it wasn't) I had Gregor fit a proper front stud as the Blaser one was to narrow for a bipod/qd sling.
I decided to research the best mod to fit and discovered that not all mods are made with the M15x1 spiggoted fitment. So on went a T8 that I allready had.
Some things I have found out about the R93.
The off road Pro stock is much nicer than the off road
if you dont keep your case length trimmed down correctly you will get miss fires
The trigger is great
The QR scope mount is adjustable and can in some rare cases need to be tightened with a very thin screwdriver (this turned my rifle from 1" groups into tiny groups instantly. Wish id realised 12 months ago)
If you wear loose cotton gloves it can be possible to get one trapped under the safety catch as you release it.
no matter how slowly I close the bolt it still works.
you can load it quietly, no problem.
I will probably never need to use the breakdown feature but I can and it will deffinately return to zero (I have tested this to death)
If you like tweaking you rifles the R93 is not for you (there is nothing you can do to them) buy a remington.
If I had one thing I miss it is the lack of a detatchable mag but I new about that before.
Would I buy another? yes if I could just find an excuse for a 9.3 tracker with an aimpoint on it.
Interested to see if any other Blaser owners can build on this.