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Thread: Should I go to the dark side?

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    Should I go to the dark side?

    Hi All:

    I have been tempted lately of throwing in the towel and going dark, under the premise that somehow my life would become easier with a Blaser: modularity, compactness, the same muscle memory for all calibres, ease of use, interchangeable scopes etc. You know the drill. A dark sider is also trying to convince me that this is the way things are going.

    But, isn't there beauty and simplicity in Paul Mauser’s design that has been with us for well over a hundred years? What would he think of the Blaser R8 today with all its intricate parts, straight pull and complexity? I shot my first Chinese Water deer this morning with an old Sako (or should I say old faithful) that still shoots accurately after 50 years. Just think of where that rifle has been and how many stories it could tell. And then there is my battle proven Remington 700 and elk scarring Weatherby…enough bloviating! I am confused, or maybe just have nothing else to think about on a Sunday night.

    I know this topic may open up a can of worms, but what do you guys think?

    -Z

    PS: "A member of the pink handbag club" "White Land Rover" "Harkila head to toe"

    Well that's part of the problem...I like my green defender and old wool clothing
    Last edited by Sidewinder; 12-12-2016 at 19:45.

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    Yes, go for it, but remember that "Desire is the Cause of all Suffering" - Buddha ��

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    Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom, a Blaser R8 and the guidance of virtue. - Buddha


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pointer View Post
    Yes, go for it, but remember that "Desire is the Cause of all Suffering" - Buddha ��

    Yes, after over 40 years on the planet, I still lack wisdom. :-)

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    Yes , just be prepared to suffer loads 0f abuse, jealousy , and become a member of the pink handbag club but it's worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewinder View Post
    Yes, after over 40 years on the planet, I still lack wisdom. :-)
    for what its worth i used to shoot sako and browning rifles and got on well with them. i made the mistake of handling a blaser r8 at one of the game shows years ago and bought one soon after.

    4 years later the only extra thing i have purchased is a 308 and a 375 barrel.

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    Only get one if they throw in an harkilla jkt and boots free.
    DONT START

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    No, resist, resist.

    Alan (who didn't)

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