Blaser Introduces R8 Rifle in 6.5 PRC

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posted on July 14, 2021
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Blaser has announced a new chambering for its R8 modular rifle—6.5 PRC. The R8's straight-pull bolt-action platform offers hunters a vast number of configurations to meet their needs in the field. Options include a wide array of stock options, a recoil reduction system, adjustable comb, adjustable length-of-pull, and numerous barrels and bolt heads to facilitate quick conversions to different calibers, depending on the type of game one is hunting.

“If you combine all the different standard options on an R8, you can build over 47 million unique rifles and that does not even include custom shop options,” said Jason Evans, CEO, Blaser Group. “The interchangeability makes it incredibly easy to convert your rifle from one caliber to another by simply switching out the barrel and bolt head. This can be done in less than a minute. The engineering and craftsmanship is so extraordinary, after any barrel change, the rifle will shoot to within 1/2 MOA every time.“

The compact overall length and modularity of the Blaser R8 offer distinct advantages to hunters who travel frequently, allowing them to carry one rifle with several different barrels instead of transporting multiple guns. The Blaser Saddle Mount system allows for easy and precise mounting of a riflescope by allowing the one-piece base of the mount to fit into notches machined into the top of the free-floating barrel. The barrel and saddle mount become one accurate unit, ensuring absolute repeatability once the scope has been zeroed, regardless of how many times the scope is removed from the barrel. Finally, the R8‘s concentric locking lugs with 14 locking surfaces provide 360-degree engagement, further enhancing accuracy.

For more information on the Blaser R8, which is available in numerous calibers, from .204 Ruger to 500 Jeffrey, and now including 6.5 PRC, please visit blaser-usa.com.

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