Hello from Alaska

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Vaughan
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Re: Hello from Alaska

Post by Vaughan » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:08 am

stokesrj wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:15 am
Yes, it is an absolute requirement to have a 9.3X62 and 6.5X55 barrel for your R8 :)
Don't listen to him. If you have a 9.3x62 the 6.5 is just a waste of bbl steel.... :lol:


/Vaughan

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Re: Hello from Alaska

Post by shaneak » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:43 pm

Too many choices! Best thing so far about the R8 is all the great info I get to read on all of the options!

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Re: Hello from Alaska

Post by shaneak » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:47 pm

Finally was able to get to the range and shoot my R8 in 338 win mag. About the only thing I can say is that I wish I had the opportunity to get one 30 years ago. Nicest shooting rifle I have ever had the opportunity to try.

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Re: Hello from Alaska

Post by stokesrj » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:04 pm

Glad it workrled out for you.
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Re: Hello from Alaska

Post by shaneak » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:05 pm

Ok. When I first saw the comment about the 6.5 and 9.3, I thought "Why. The 338win should be fine." Now I have a 6.5*284 Norma on order, got talked out of the Swede by a sheep hunting buddy but will get one later, and am about to order a 9.3*62 20" barrel and give my 375H&H to my son. I should have listed to the advice from a month ago sooner!

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Re: Hello from Alaska

Post by SPEEDY » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:57 pm

Half the f7n of shooting a Blaser is buying new barrels, same gun that your used to and comfortable with but a whole new cartridge to play with whenever you like.
I'm soft and I don't care. :dance:

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