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    Posted: January/28/2011 at 06:27
I used to have a Blaser R 93, and was very satisfied with it. Now i skiped it for trying out the Blaser R8.
There is not a whole lot of difference on them. They are both short and handy rifles. 
The R8 is a little thicker out front which gives a better grip. It contains 4 rounds in the mag. where the R93 only has 3. 
Both are take downs and with a streight pull reloading system that kicks ass after a little practice.
So far i am pretty happy with it. It's shooting hole in hole on 100 meters Yippee I am looking foreward to try it out in the field, hunting for deer.. Season opens May 16 so i still have a little time to play with it on the range.Sharp Shooter





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Hey did you know the bolts on the wrong side?Loco
 
Just picking.  Looks good man
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I know.. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Glock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/28/2011 at 08:10
Congrats Claus happy hunting with the new toy, what caliber did you opt for?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Claus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/28/2011 at 08:25
Thank's Chris.
I bought two barrels and mag. One in 6,5-55 and one in 30-06.
I have allways been shooting 30-06 and are very happy with that caliber, but I have acces to cheap 6,5 - 55 ammo for training purposes and i like to spend time at the range.
On top of that, the 30-06 is overkill for roedeer which i hunt the most. A good buck is approximately 55-60 pound.
Here is one of the better ones i have running at the farm. Taken with a trailcam.


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What optic are you using?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stud Duck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/28/2011 at 08:54
Excellent pictures.....I don't know what is prettier, the rifle or the countryside.
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 Thanks. SVT. It's a Leupold MK 4 - 4,4-14x50 LRT. 

Stud Duck. Smile Thank's. Yep it`s pretty out here. We were on the hunt for five long years to find that place. 
A little old farm with 25 accres of fantastic nature surrounding it. 
Roling hills, three creeks and a couple of lakes. ( We just got permission to create one mere on 13000sqft todayYippee
This foto was taken in one morning September. And no... it's not been through photoshop.Big Smile
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looks good bro Big Grin
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Nice rifle.  Beautiful landscape.
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I would have posted sooner, but I had to clean the drool out of my keyboard.

Very nice rifle!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lucytuma Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/28/2011 at 20:58
Never handled one, but have always been fascinated with the bolt design. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Claus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/29/2011 at 08:49
Lucytuma: Next time you visit your gunpusher, try'n see if he has one in stock. I bet you will like it.
I have seen that you can get a Blaser R8 packet deal for a good price in the US. 
Unfortunately we can't get it over here. Check it out.Devil

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Savage 93 17.HMR.    Tikka T3 Lite,SS 30-06.    Blaser R8 6,5-55 Beretta Silver Pigeon. Remmie 1100 S.A. +++

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