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I finally got my new Succes stock in the house. I have been waiting for it for a while cause i am a lefty. 
My R8 Camo was great but the Camo dress started to peel off.  ( Should not happen on a rifle at THAT price fi you ask me)
Here it is mounted with my Aimpoint Pro.


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sweet, liking the aimpoint?
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Claus, that is a great looking rifle...
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I was looking at those. My initial impression was good... surprising since I've never been enthralled with thumbhole stocks. Alas, at over $4100 (U.S.) it seemed a bit much. Congrats on yours. Excellent
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I loved my Blaser, just couldn't fall in love with the bolt pull like I thought I would.  messed me up everytime I grabbed a different gun to go out with other than it.  
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Thanks guys.
I am real pleased with it. From the first time i shouldered it, it felt right. The pistol grip is formed so it feels like it's made for my hand only. Big GrinBig GrinBig Grin
Im learning to use the Aimpoint right. Went on a drivenhunt in Germany in December and learned a lot about shooting at moving target.
 
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Looks great good hunting with it.Do you use the Bindon method with your red dot?
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Yes, i shoot with both eyes open. It took a little while before i got used to it, but it actually is a fantastic way to aim, i think.
Before the Germany trip i was practicing on the tv, having a wild boar hunting movie on it, driving my wife crazyBig GrinBig GrinBig Grin
Must have shot at least 100 pigs before i went hunting.Roll on Floor Laughing
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Excellent Claus how does she shoot and how do you like the success stock compared to the old synthetic one. I can only find right hand ones here in SA, which doesnt help me as im left handed.
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Originally posted by Claus Claus wrote:

Yes, i shoot with both eyes open. It took a little while before i got used to it, but it actually is a fantastic way to aim, i think.
Before the Germany trip i was practicing on the tv, having a wild boar hunting movie on it, driving my wife crazyBig GrinBig GrinBig Grin
Must have shot at least 100 pigs before i went hunting.Roll on Floor Laughing

Isn't that hard on the TV's
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Well the TV's still alive, as i didn't have beans in the rifle Big SmileBig Smile
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Chris:
It shoots as well as the other Blasers i have had. This is the first 6 shots, on 200 meters, after sighting in the last one i had. The Succes are doing the same thing, but i have no photos yet.
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Thats some real good shooting Claus, especialy at 200m. Do you prefer the feel and handling of the success over your old stock. I have never been a fan of thumb hole stocks, because i'm left handed they dont suit me. I have tried to find a left handed Success stock here in SA to have a feel, but cant find any. Whats your input and thoughts on the left handed Success stock?
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I like both stocks, but i think the hole stock gives me a more controlled grip. The hole was something i had to get a little used to, especially if repeating is supposed to go real fast. It's not a problem, just something i had to get used to.
The grip really feels like it's made especially for my hand. My buddy is also a lefty, he had the same feeling and he is a big guy with a lot bigger hands than me. 
Why don't you send an email to Blaser and ask them if there is any dealers around you, who has a left hand stock? 
http://www.blaser.de/index.php?id=89&L=1


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There are several left handed R8 Success rifles listed on Gunbroker right now. Obviously, they are available.
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Nice rifle, and good shooting, Claus!

I've never been a fan of thumbhole stocks, but I like the proportions of that one.

I have a Blaser K-95. Blaser's quality and accuracy is both outstanding!
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Originally posted by Claus Claus wrote:

I like both stocks, but i think the hole stock gives me a more controlled grip. The hole was something i had to get a little used to, especially if repeating is supposed to go real fast. It's not a problem, just something i had to get used to.
The grip really feels like it's made especially for my hand. My buddy is also a lefty, he had the same feeling and he is a big guy with a lot bigger hands than me. 
Why don't you send an email to Blaser and ask them if there is any dealers around you, who has a left hand stock? 
http://www.blaser.de/index.php?id=89&L=1


Did ask the local Blaser guys, and nobody has any on the shelf, I opted to order a left hand R8 with a a wood stock. Its costing me 500 Euro's more just to order a left hand rifle, bloody crazy if you ask me. Thats a lot of money to pay to turn a machine around to cut a left hand stock, and put a bolt handle on the left side of a bolt. But I figured seeing as Im paying so much anyway I may as well do it right and go left hand.
 
 
 
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Excellent shooting, Claus.  I have mixed feelings on thumbhole stocks, but the one on my CZ700 "feels" good and I like it.  Some don't fit my hand well.  That appears to suit you pretty well.
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I've never been a fan of thumbhole stocks, but I like the proportions of that one.
I have a Blaser K-95. Blaser's quality and accuracy is both outstanding!
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That is the exact same thoughts i had... Acturly i felt the Succes stock was a bit to " hi tec " the first couple of times i saw it. I changed my mind when i shouldered it the first time. 
I have only seen the K95 on pictures. It looks REAL nice, and i have no reason to doubt the accuracy. Excellent


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Did ask the local Blaser guys, and nobody has any on the shelf, I opted to order a left hand R8 with a a wood stock. Its costing me 500 Euro's more just to order a left hand rifle, bloody crazy if you ask me. Thats a lot of money to pay to turn a machine around to cut a left hand stock, and put a bolt handle on the left side of a bolt. But I figured seeing as Im paying so much anyway I may as well do it right and go left hand.
 
 ExcellentExcellentExcellent I am pretty sure you will not regret your choise. When does it arrive, do you know?
You are right.. Their prices are far out. But when that's said you get a first class shooter imo. Second is that the first Blaser gives you sleepless nights pricewise, but from there on it's not that bad i think, cause they last in price. Up here at least. I have never lost a whole lot of money on the ones i have sold. Blaser increase their prises every year, i was told. Maybe that´s one of the reasons.
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Excellent shooting, Claus.  I have mixed feelings on thumbhole stocks, but the one on my CZ700 "feels" good and I like it.  Some don't fit my hand well.  That appears to suit you pretty well.

 
Thank you.

Couldn't you post a couple of pictures of your CZ700?
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Originally posted by Claus Claus wrote:

 
 
 ExcellentExcellentExcellent I am pretty sure you will not regret your choise. When does it arrive, do you know?
You are right.. Their prices are far out. But when that's said you get a first class shooter imo. Second is that the first Blaser gives you sleepless nights pricewise, but from there on it's not that bad i think, cause they last in price. Up here at least. I have never lost a whole lot of money on the ones i have sold. Blaser increase their prises every year, i was told. Maybe that´s one of the reasons.
 
Claus I ordered the rifle in September, and they applied for the import permit on the 12th of December. That can take anywhere up to 3 months to get, and then the rifle will be shipped here. I cant wait for it to come, I'm rifleless at the moment as I had to sell my 30-06 to help pay for the Blaser. 
 
I opted for a 308Win 20 inch Semi weight barrel threaded for a can, as I want a calibre to use in our Hunting association shoots. I then want to order a 9.3x62 and 30-06 barrel for hunting. Its hard to motivate two licences for the same calibre here in SA, and the lady who bought my old 30-06 Ruger hasnt got her licence yet. So it also made sense not buy the 30-06 barrel first. For the money im spending it better be a shooter.
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I cannot post pictures from here, right now.  Do not know why.  I don't have many... Brandon has the rifle perhaps he could post a few.



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Chris: What a sh*tty situation... I didn't know it took so long to get it to SA.

WOW it sounds like you get fully equipped when it comes to goodies. ExcellentExcellentExcellent

Hmm. I thought Denmark was the only country in the world with stupid, stupid, laws that makes it all ridiculously difficult to have and own firearms. 

Kickboxer: No problem. It's good to have things coming, as long as it ain't bad things Wink


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