Greetings from Utah

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Greetings from Utah

Post by JJones » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:24 am

After perusing this site for awhile now attempting to increase my Blaser family knowledge, I believe an introduction is in order.

Although a long-time hunter and official 'gun nut', I'm a relative new comer to the world of these rifles. My first entry was about 5 years ago with the purchase of a Sauer 200. A few years later, and another Sauer decided to take up residence in the gun safe - this one a 202 in 375H&H, shortly followed by an additional 7mm Rem Mag barrel. After finding this site researching Sauer information, my attention was then turned to Blaser. A well-taken care of R93 in 300 WSM was just too good to pass up, and now sits comfortably beside the Sauers.

The R93 and 202 were recently deployed on an African trip where both operated flawlessly as well as being a joy to carry in the field (albeit the R93 was an absolute featherweight compared to the 202...). Of course now it's a tough emotional decision to decide which pieces and parts to buy for next, my Sauers or the Blaser, and what I may have to part with to continue funding this affliction... And then of course there's the K95. Having a particular soft spot for single-shots, I'm know this particular rifle will further complicate matters. So, for the time being I'm just trying to ignore any K95 posts for fear of what may result.

This site has been a great resource, and I look forward to further tapping into the knowledge and insight available.

Jason



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Re: Greetings from Utah

Post by 9.3x64 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:29 am

Welcome aboard Jason. Enjoy.

My vote is for the K95... :naughty:
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Post by mchughcb » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:42 am

Welcome Jason. Have you dropped into see Aleko at Heritage Arms in Utah? Last time I was there it was got me inspired to buy a BBF97 and a K95.

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Post by stokesrj » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:18 am

Hi Jason,
Welcome to Blaser Buds, I hope you enjoy being a member and share your adventures and experiences with us. Where abouts do you live in Utah? I'll be moving back out west in the coming months and plan to winter in Arizona and buy a ranch for the summer, spring, fall in a cooler climate. I've been considering Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana all of which I've hunted quite a bit. However some Utah ranches have caught my attention lately so it is on my radar as well. Where would you look at buying a ranch in Utah?
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Post by deerhunter338mag » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:22 am

Welcome Jason hope you enjoy it here.
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Post by pagosawingnut » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:49 am

Welcome aboard! Sounds like you're getting a good start.
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Re: Greetings from Utah

Post by JJones » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:09 pm

I am familiar with Heritage Arms. Several years ago prior to my first overseas trip Aleko did discuss the merits of a Blaser with me but it didn't catch at that time. He still has his shop, but I don't believe he is currently an authorized dealer. Remchesters and custom long-range rigs tend to dominate the intermountain west, demand for Blasers I'm sure a bit low in this area. He still has his shop, but it's been awhile since I've stopped by. Next time I'm in the area I'll drop back in.

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Post by JJones » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:28 pm

Robert - It would depend on what you're looking for, both habitat and size. We are primarily a high desert area, but do have some nice pockets of aspen and pines. Due to my proximity to the Salt Lake City area, I'm partial to the Uinta Mountains, but availability of private land may be a bit limited. I've also spent some time camping and hunting in some great areas east as well as SW of Price. If sagebrush and scrub oak are to you're liking, we certainly have a fair amount of that (can be some wonderful mule deer habitat).

However, despite living here for over 25 years, if I had my choice I'd be seriously looking in your original focus areas - Montana, northern Wyoming, or Idaho.

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Post by desullivan » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:04 pm

Welcome Jason!!

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Post by stokesrj » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:40 pm

JJones wrote:Robert - It would depend on what you're looking for, both habitat and size. We are primarily a high desert area, but do have some nice pockets of aspen and pines. Due to my proximity to the Salt Lake City area, I'm partial to the Uinta Mountains, but availability of private land may be a bit limited. I've also spent some time camping and hunting in some great areas east as well as SW of Price. If sagebrush and scrub oak are to you're liking, we certainly have a fair amount of that (can be some wonderful mule deer habitat).

However, despite living here for over 25 years, if I had my choice I'd be seriously looking in your original focus areas - Montana, northern Wyoming, or Idaho.
That is pretty much what I expected you to say, but you never know. I had made an offer on a ranch in Idaho but foolishly let another buy it from under me. Now it seems he couldn't come up with the financing so I may get another chance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wb3-cYb-37A
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Post by canalrifle » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:48 pm

Hope you get it. I will be happy to bring a house warming present.

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Post by sav338 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:37 pm

Welcome aboard Jason,
Enjoy

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Post by 7x57 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:08 pm

Welcome aboard Jason and glad that you are enjoying the transition to Blaser. K95 on my wish list as well.

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Re: Greetings from Utah

Post by SPEEDY » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:24 pm

Greetings and welcome, I can help you out.

Buy barrels for the R93, hell sell the Sauer's off and buy more R93 barrels and a K95.

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Re: Greetings from Utah

Post by Hawk in WY » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:05 am

Live Water Properties are the go to guys and gals for property in North West Wyoming, Eastern Idaho, and Southern Montana.

Good Luck.

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