ABOUT BLASER R8
BLASER R8 BOLT ACTION RIFLE - unique in every way.
More than just a rifle it is a platform that allows you the flexibility to interchange calibers while providing ergonomic perfection in stock design and unequaled trigger performance.
WHY A BLASER R8?
New hunters or hunters looking to upgrade often ask what are the rifle recommendations when it comes to purchasing a new firearm? Its simple: the R8. There always is astonishment, guaranteed, as you go through the models and versatility of the R8. How easy it is to exchange barrels, bolt heads and stock configurations. Of course the question that is always asked what is the "best" caliber. The answer; why be limited to just one? The R8 never fails to impress when you discover the modular system which allow you to interchange calibers at any time and adapt to the hunting situation you are in.
Trigger, stock length, handling – everything remains just the way you are used to. Thanks to interchangeable barrels, the R8 is the ideal companion on all continents no matter what kind game you are hunting.
Every barrel is prepared for the Original Blaser Saddle Mount, so each rifle scope and illuminated dot sight that is zeroed to the barrel can be interchanged.
If you are expecting bad weather or rugged terrain, the precious wooden stock can be removed and replaced with the R8 Professional synthetic stocks.
Most R8 models are available as a true left-hand version including stock, bolt assembly and ejection.
Features a purpose-built stock which takes into account the anatomy of women.
The perfect choice whenever build and size of the hunter require a shorter stock.
The unique design of the R8 magazine above the trigger allows the overall length of the R8 to be significantly shorter than any conventional bolt action rifle.
The well-balanced weight distribution allows for fast handling and quick target acquisition.
More comfort when stalking over long distances: The R8 is stripped down, packed away and reassembled in a matter of seconds without the slightest change in the point of impact.
The desmodromic trigger mechanism guarantees your trigger will function even when iced or heavily soiled. The mechanical advantage of a simple lever will ensure success even in the harshest conditions.
Barrel and Saddle Mount form one accurate unit: Notches machined into the top of the barrel, directly above the chamber, insure while your barrel freely floats your point of impact remains constant.
The large-scale bedding of the barrel exclusively in the solid receiver guarantees repeatable accuracy when exchanging the barrel. Stock deformation due to extreme weather can never affect the position of the barrel.
Precision and durability: The barrel and chamber are cold hammer forged at the same time for most calibers. Barrel and chamber are perfectly concentric.
Stability and reliable accuracy: The extremely strong, concentric locking system locks directly in the barrel without any rotary motion. 14 locking surfaces provide 360-degree engagement.
For decades, Blaser’s manual cocking system has set the benchmark. It is acknowledged as one of the safest in the world. There is no mechanical safety system that guarantees the safety of an un-cocked firing spring. The R8 is cocked the very moment before shooting. Should the shot not be taken, by simply pressing down on the cocking lever, it will slide back smoothly, de-cocking the rifle.
If the R8 with integrated trigger guard is taken out, the cocking lever can not be set in cocked position.This is without doubt the safest protection against unauthorized use!
If the R8 is de-cocked with a locked bolt, the bolt handle is blocked. To safely open the bolt, the cocking lever needs to be moved slightly forward (approx. 3 mm/1.8"), but not cocked, while simultaneously pulling back on the bolt handle.
Even when in the bush, the R8 can be taken down and reassembled within a few seconds. Snow, dirt, leaves or needles are easily removed.
Maximum reliability – even when iced or heavily soiled. The trigger system of the R8 is force-controlled. Cycling the receiver automatically resets the trigger.
The R8 magazine is only released when simultaneously pressing both release buttons. Accidental drop out of the magazine by unintentionally pushing the release buttons is thus virtually impossible. In addition, both release buttons can be locked by a lever inside the magazine.
The closed construction of the R8 receiver prevents damage caused by foreign objects. When the magazine is stored outside the rifle, a protective cover keeps the dirt out. All metal parts are either made of rustproof material or protected against corrosion with a specific finish. The inside of the barrel and chamber are polished and only need conventional care.
Fast as lightning with a relaxed posture: The bolt handle is located in an ergonomically perfect position, just above the trigger guard. Rifle and eye remain focused on the target giving more time to aim exactly and ensure a perfect shot.
The R8 can be loaded and unloaded in two ways: with the magazine taken out or left inside the rifle. With an open bolt, cartridges can be inserted or removed from the top of the magazine very quickly and easily.