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I am interested in adding a Blaser R8 to the gun collection and would like to hear the Pro's and Con's of the Blaser R8. Thanks in advance!
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Hello Narrow Gap if you can afford a R8 they are definetly worth the money. I have a 308 barrel and a 6.5x47 Lapua both are extremely accurate, more accurate than I can shoot. The only downside is the price, a few of my friends also own R8 Rifles. And they are getting rid of all their other rifles, to make space to purchase barrels.
Pros Accurate.
        Modularity.
        Short overall length when compared to standard bolt rifles.
        If you are prepared to wait a bit, you can custom orde the rifle exactly how you want it

Cons The price

My 308 Barrel is 20.5 inch and I had it threaded at the factory, with my Ase Utra Suppressor on. It's shorter than my friends 20 inch 308 Howa with out his Suppressor on. It makes for a extremely short hunting rifle. If you do a lot of hunting in the mountains, have a look at the K95 from Blaser. It's very light and Handy to carry but you do get a bit more recoil. The Germans seem to like slimy recoils pads.

I hope this helps you
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Another pro:

They are sexy as hell! Wink
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Another pro:

They are sexy as hell! Wink


So true 😜😜😜
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More pros to the R8 and Blaser rifles in general:

You can carry the rifle totally uncocked (no compressed firing pin spring) with a round in the chamber. This is because the "safety" on Blasers is the cocking lever. In other words, when you slide the safety lever to the "off" position, you are cocking the firing pin. This means that "flicking off the safety" requires more travel and a little more resistance than is typical with most rifles, so I guess that could be considered a con.

Blaser triggers are fantastic...very crisp and fairly light. 

Their saddle scope mount system with the QD levers is nicely designed and provides spot on return to zero after dismounting and remounting. They take down to a fairly compact package and fit into a small case that doesn't look like it contains a rifle.

You can get some really nice wood in the wood stocked versions, but at a price premium.

You can get quite a few custom options, if you're willing to pay for it. Again, it can get pretty expensive!

As stated, the main con with any Blaser rifle -- and it's a pretty significant con -- is they are very expensive.

Disclaimer: I don't own a Blaser R8, but I do own a Blaser K95. It's a beautifully made, elegant rifle that really shoots. I love it!
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