I am in the process of choosing a new rifle. I am going for a .25-06, and after much deliberation and handling of various rifles I have decided on a Blaser. As I'm sure you are aware, Blaser no longer make the R93 in .25-06, and it has never been an option in the R8. As such I am in a slightly tricky situation, and have a couple of questions I was hoping someone on here might be able to answer.
1) The obvious option is to wait for the full rifle to come up for sale 2nd hand somewhere.
2) I have found a couple of .25-06 R93 barrels for sale. Is it possible to buy the action/stock separately as well? As yet I have not found this available. All I can find for sale are either full rifles or barrels. Would a gun dealer swap the .25-06 barrel onto another R93, and then sell the other barrel separately?
3) Is it possible to get a Blaser barrel custom made? I have a feeling this isn't possible, but would be happy to be told otherwise!
4) Another option would be to get another calibre on my ticket, buy the full Rifle in that calibre, and purchase the .25-06 barrel. Whilst tempting, I don't feel I could justify another rifle.
Any other thoughts? And before people start telling me to choose a different calibre and/or rifle, I am set on this combination, and am simply seeking advice on how best to get hold of one.
Thanks in advance.