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Old 07-02-2011, 02:55 AM
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Blaser R93 rifle

I've had quite a few questions regarding my Blaser R93 rifle. Even with 2 million rifles sold, it seems to be fairly uncommon / unknown in the US.
Well, it's an interesting rifle. Unorthodox for a bolt user perhaps, but it has proven to be a great tool for shooting and especially hunting. The barrel change, repeatable accuracy and "transportability" convinced me to make the transfer from ordinary bolt action rifles. So far I've used 6 barrels and they've all shot 0.4 MOA or better (with bipod/backrest) but I've yet to break the 0.25 MOA limit. I shoot mosly from 400-1000 meters (450 to 1100'ish yards) with most shots being 4-650.
I've made a short film on some of the features in my rifle. Even though this is a "no-gunsmith" rifle, aftermarket parts are steadily popping up and quite a few of them enhance or improves the features of this rifle. The film is on Youtube behind this link
There's also a post on the Blaser rifles on 6mmbrGun of the Week 12 and some info at Blaserpro and Blaser USA.

Hope this was of some interest.
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:54 AM
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Re: Blaser R93 rifle

No help on the Blazer but wanted to say welcome on here Thomas. Love watching your videos!!!
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:21 PM
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Re: Blaser R93 rifle

It's not that Blasers are unknown in the US, it's that they are out of most hunter's price range.
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:25 AM
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Re: Blaser R93 rifle

Thanks for that! The films have turnes into a small hobby now.

I reckon a R93 Professional rifle is around $3000 and the barrels about $1000 each. So in my case $5000 has replaced 3 rifles and I'm looking at $1600 a rifle and 1/3 MOA consistent performance.

I know that isn't "true math" but it's useful for the wife. I dunno, what do you guys pay for a LR rifle?
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Re: Blaser R93 rifle

I think your math is funny..
$3K for the gun,
$1K/barrel x3= $3K for 3 barrels,
$3K + $3K = $6K

Now, 3 LR scopes/mounts for 3 removable barrels will set anyone back another $3k+,
$3K +$3K + $3K = $9K for a 3 gun system

$9k - $5k = $4k dumber than American wives are..
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Re: Blaser R93 rifle

i've heard 2 guys say their outfitter would not allow their clients to take a blaser hunting with them. this was Alaska and brown bear was to be hunted. it seems the heavy kickers had a reputation of jamming due to the recoil.
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:40 AM
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Re: Blaser R93 rifle

There's no way to say a Blaser rifle is cheap. I simply made a "lifestyle choice" and drive a **** car, buy as much as possible 2nd hand and save, save, save to buy once. My hunting suit has lasted me 12 years now, my optics has been with me since forever etc...

I'm an ordinary worker. Most of my friends are also workers, but many of them have still made the transition to Blaser rifles. I was no 4 of my friends to get rid of my bolt rifles.

An original Blaser mount is $300 and a scope whatever you decide to put in it. The ONE mount and scope can be switched between the barrels. Just write down the needed click correction and you'll have no change of POI. I just happen to have two PMII's (was 3) from my "bolt days". I've gone from 4 to 1 rifles so the overall cost is more or less unchanged. The other day I got a 22 Hornet for fun, so I'm back to 2.

But that being said, Blasers are not for everyone (be that taste or money) and I'm not selling any - I just say they work and it was a good choice for me.

There is an incredible amount of rumours going on regarding the Blaser. I have never heard anything to indicate a jam problem - and I have a lot of Blasers around me in various calibres.
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