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s8mdevo

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Fellas,

Could somebody please enlighten me as to why the blaser is frowned upon, i see heaps of posts that when a blaser is mentioned the mood of the thread changes. Why is this??

Sam
 

tikka2506

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A lot of people do not like Blaser due to the price.................end of story.
 
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Markfox

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I think it's because they are different , expensive and your automatically enrolled into a certain type of stalking group lol

Personally I like Blaser r8's as a compact package but I don't like the de cocking position

ive got a Mauser m03 essentially the same albeit a turn bolt and costs about the same and I love it and strangely no body bats an eyelid when you say I own a Mauser
 

Somerset

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Which Blaser rifle are you thinking about? You don’t say.

I owned an R93 for a few years and in many ways it was a fine rifle, but in the end I was glad to get rid of it. Here are my thoughts about it

Straight pull certainly has critics, but I liked it. Changing barrels is very easy and very quick. Dismantled, the components are very short, so they fit into a short case. A shorter case than my Sauer 202 will fit into. The Blaser riflescope mounts fit directly to the barrel, so the scope fits back more accurately after transport. With the Sauer, by comparison, the scope fits onto the action, and the barrel is a separate fitting. Nevertheless, even with the Blaser I would still want to check zero before shooting any live quarry.

The Blaser is expensive, but so is the Sauer. The R93 does not have a removable magazine. Each round has to be removed separately and that drove me nuts. A proper magazine is much easier. I found the safety catch on the R93 very hard work, especially in cold weather with cold wet hands. The movement is too stiff and is up and away at eye level and very difficult for me use without losing my view through the riflescope. I hated that after a while.

I looked at the R8 but I didn’t like the trigger-magazine arrangement.
I always found the Blaser UK support to be poor. It may be slightly better now, although I’m not too sure. I wanted a 7x64 barrel. Plenty of those on the continent, but Blaser could not offer one in the UK for many months. So I moved away and am glad of it.

Regarding Markfox’s comment - The Mauser M03 looks excellent and would have been my alternative choice, except it has the same UK support and I never, ever got a reply on the availability of the 7x64 from Blaser UK. Gave up with them in the end.
 

Jagare

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If someone wants to buy a Blaser good for them. I don't understand why an adult who buys a certain type of rifle would worry what anyone else thinks about their purchace. I've shot blaser and whilst nice rifles they just don't float my boat.
I too bought a Mauser M03. My money ,my choice and as an adult i don't give a flying phuck what others think. Simple.
 

Markfox

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Regarding Markfox’s comment - The Mauser M03 looks excellent and would have been my alternative choice, except it has the same UK support and I never, ever got a reply on the availability of the 7x64 from Blaser UK. Gave up with them in the end.

couldnt agree more Blaser/Mauser uk communications are shocking

it's took me 8 weeks of 2 calls and 2 emails weekley to finally get a price and availability for a couple of items one of the items Artur on here located for me brand new quicker



if an owner or perspective owner requires items buy S/H when they come up or source elsewhere



still love my Mauser tho :)
 

The Singing Stalker

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Well it is also a fact that all Blaser owners are as gay as a gay thing in a gay bar full of gays.

i would also echo a lot of somersets opinion on the blaser. But the pulling the bullets isn't driving me mad.....yet!!
i do change scope regularly, one for Bambi another for night vision and point of impact always remains the same.

i would prefer a pull out magazine though, just for ease.
i love the decocking mechanism but wish it wasn't so hard. Secret is to have warm hands, easy said.

now if you will excuse me I need to iron my tutu as I have a ballet lesson in the morning.......
 

Casual-T

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I think it's a bit like Range Rovers... an awful lot of assumptions get made about the owner. I actually met a nice RR owner once, and I even know a few nice Blaser owners and, amazingly, I met a nice guy who drove a Range Rover AND had an R8 Professional in the boot... I am sure no one will believe me but....

Personally love the R8 and the removable mag/trigger has addressed one of the big R93 bugbears. I know, however, that if I took it up to Scotland for the Reds in October and unsheathed it on day 1, the incumbent owner/stalker would be mentally thinking "...here we go...." and be worried my soft palms might get grazed by the synthetic stock... but, as per Jagare above, I am happy to shrug that off and enjoy the rifle for what it is.
 

tackb

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I think it's because a lot of blaser owners make outlandish claims to justify their purchase and then sulk and get offended when they are proven to be wrong and they realise that there blaser is no better or worse than a regular turnbolt rifle , just a lot more expensive than many..........
 

Hornet 6

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A lot of people do not like Blaser due to the price.................end of story.
Really, I don't like them because they are full of nasty little cast or stamped components.
The plastic stocks are one step below the quality of a cheap CZ rimfire one.
But most of all because they are without soul, yes I did own an R93 for a while, a short while thankfully.

Neil. :)
 

s8mdevo

Well-Known Member
Which Blaser rifle are you thinking about? You don’t say.

I owned an R93 for a few years and in many ways it was a fine rifle, but in the end I was glad to get rid of it. Here are my thoughts about it

Straight pull certainly has critics, but I liked it. Changing barrels is very easy and very quick. Dismantled, the components are very short, so they fit into a short case. A shorter case than my Sauer 202 will fit into. The Blaser riflescope mounts fit directly to the barrel, so the scope fits back more accurately after transport. With the Sauer, by comparison, the scope fits onto the action, and the barrel is a separate fitting. Nevertheless, even with the Blaser I would still want to check zero before shooting any live quarry.

The Blaser is expensive, but so is the Sauer. The R93 does not have a removable magazine. Each round has to be removed separately and that drove me nuts. A proper magazine is much easier. I found the safety catch on the R93 very hard work, especially in cold weather with cold wet hands. The movement is too stiff and is up and away at eye level and very difficult for me use without losing my view through the riflescope. I hated that after a while.

I looked at the R8 but I didn’t like the trigger-magazine arrangement.
I always found the Blaser UK support to be poor. It may be slightly better now, although I’m not too sure. I wanted a 7x64 barrel. Plenty of those on the continent, but Blaser could not offer one in the UK for many months. So I moved away and am glad of it.

Regarding Markfox’s comment - The Mauser M03 looks excellent and would have been my alternative choice, except it has the same UK support and I never, ever got a reply on the availability of the 7x64 from Blaser UK. Gave up with them in the end.
I was not thinking of a purchase at all, just wondering what all the banter was about.
 

fizzbangwhallop

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They shoot very straight with all ammo...known for being non-picky with the majority of factory stuff or your own, they're reliable, they feel the same whatever barrel is on the front, they come apart for easy cleaning, drying out, transport...and go back together without fuss and without loss of accuracy, less than 2 minutes to change calibre if required, they're light, very pointable, easy to carry, the cocking/de-cocking has never worried me in any temperature, quiet to cock and to load a round for a second shot..many a fox's mate could vouch for that, even those within 40yards.

What's not to like about an efficient working tool....I'm talking Off-road Professional or LRS2 here.

And yes... I have turnbolts too but only two... a Finnfire with a .17Mach2 barrel as an option and a .20Prac Sako A1 (But that's only 'cos I wasn't keen on a .204R which Blaser offered for the R8 although they would have done an R93 barrel for me)




Fizz
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Ah! it occurred to me that I actually have 3 turnbolts...... there's also a bog standard 595 .17Rem in there too. Strange how you forget the one that's the biggest grin factor.
 
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artschool

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They shoot very straight with all ammo...known for being non-picky with the majority of factory stuff or your own, they're reliable, they feel the same whatever barrel is on the front, they come apart for easy cleaning, drying out, transport...and go back together without fuss and without loss of accuracy, less than 2 minutes to change calibre if required, they're light, very pointable, easy to carry, the cocking/de-cocking has never worried me in any temperature, quiet to cock and to load a round for a second shot..many a fox's mate could vouch for that, even those within 40yards.
what are these outlandish claims i see before me!:lol:
 

timbrayford

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I always found the Blaser UK support to be poor. It may be slightly better now, although I’m not too sure. I wanted a 7x64 barrel. Plenty of those on the continent, but Blaser could not offer one in the UK for many months. and I never, ever got a reply on the availability of the 7x64 from Blaser UK. Gave up with them in the end.
I agree about the poor customer support. I recently enquired at Mulliners, Blaser Uk & Germany about the availability & cost of a 7mm BM barrel for my r8 & ammunition but not a word from any of them. Given the lack of interest by Blaser in supporting their own caliber I might get a 7 x 64 instead if I can source a barrel, I don't have any issues with the quality & operation of the r8 but for a premium brand their customer care leaves an awful lot to be desired.

atb Tim
 

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