Blaser for backpacking?

Discussion in 'Backpack Hunting' started by apples, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. apples

    apples Active Member

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    I'm thinking about making the jump and going to blaser. My safe is getting too full and needs and clean out. My question is is anybody using a blaser as a pack in gun? They seem to be a good unit but I'd value anybodys opinions..
    Cheers apples
     
  2. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about backpacking specifically. But, I know several guys with R93 Blasers including my brother with several of his own and they love those rifles. They are well made and accurate.

    I would think they would make a great backpack rifle. I suppose interchangeable parts might make them a lot more flexible for a backpacker.

    -- richard
     

  3. apples

    apples Active Member

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    Thanks for the reply mate. Yeah they seem to fit the bill nicely.
     
  4. ssphoger

    ssphoger Active Member

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    I'm thinkin it would be great, I love my R93 but can't stop buying barrels.
    If you take it apart come up with a soft case you could slide it in your pack and never know its there, Not great if hunting while packing but would be great to get to camp then put it together and hunt.
    Heck you could even take a different barrel say 28ga or 223 and and do some birding or varmints after you fill your other tag.
     
  5. Villreinjeger

    Villreinjeger Well-Known Member

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    Why not go the whole nine yards - Blaser K95.

    I've just ordered a K95 for my backpack hunting. Very Nice to be able to splitt it in two when packing it away.
     
  6. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    If you're ok with a single shot break-open rifle, you could go in style with the K95, or possibly look at the TC Contender.

    I would rather hunt long range with bolt. It's easier to stay in position and get back on target.

    But, either could be effective.
     
  7. Villreinjeger

    Villreinjeger Well-Known Member

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    I do very much agree on the point about staying on target. A break open needs to be tilted over like a lever action when shooting prone. Reloading is quicker than you think though, especially with a german blitz cartridge holder on the side. but, on a sheep hunt, do you really need those quick 3-4 follow up shots? I mean, when you need more than one deliberate shot in the mountains you're really screwed? the chances of hitting good in a stressed situation is less likely than to begin with? I know - everbody can make a bad shot, but that's the exception of the rule, not the rule..


    I' m not convinced about the R93 in rough contotions though. I'd much rather have a Kimer Montana than a R93! (I had a .308 Montana - soldit to get the K95 - couldn't afford both..) the R93 is a truly engineer-rifle.. not something to go to war with!

    It doesn't take much debries in the mechanism to render the R93 useless. You won't be able to lock it and fire until you've cleaned it. all when the trophy of a lifetime walks away..

    With a proper bolt, there has to be a lot to make it jam! Mind you, I have had an old Tikka bolt-action jam due to ice on a winters hunt. Ice is the worst - it doesn't give one bit..

    It is a bit different with the K95 when it is closed it is safe and clean - just wipe off snow etc before opening and you're fine when you close it again.
    Beeing able to go loaded, yet not cocked is a good thing.
     
  8. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    Potential issues due to jamming, weather, wounding, etc make it challenging and worthwhile.

    Plan for the worst and hope for the best.

    -- richard
     
  9. eyeball 2

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    what kind of accuracy do you get with those blasers? thanks
     
  10. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    My brother has a couple of R93's and an assortment of barrels.

    I don't think any have been over MOA. Some shoot around 1/2 MOA.

    There's a forum at blaserpro.com where you can get a lot of info.

    -- richard
     
  11. eyeball 2

    eyeball 2 Active Member

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    thanks
     
  12. brk

    brk New Member

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    I've used an r 93 on 6 sheep hunts 2 horseback 4 backback never had a problem.