Greetings from The Netherlands

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Greetings from The Netherlands

Post by BigDutch » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:08 am

Hello Blaser Fan`s,

I just ordered my first Blaser as following:

R8 Professional Success
• Right-hand (stock and bolt assembly)
• Barrel countour SemiWeight
• Caliber .30-06
• Barrel Profile Round
• Barrel length 580 mm / 23”
• Without open sights
• Blaser Dual Muzzle Brake
• Professional Stock Color Dark Green
• Recoil pad 2 cm / ¾” for Professional
• Buttstock Length (Length of Pull) 375 mm (14.8”)
• Trigger Gold-coloured
• Saddle Mount Zeiss Rail

• Zeiss HT 3-12x56 Scope

Now waiting for delivery, estimated January 2018 :pray:

Greetings from The Netherlands!!



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Post by SPEEDY » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:12 am

Pretty good all round setup, it should serve you well.

Then a few more barrels down the track and your laughing fir anything you want to hunt.
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Re: Greetings from The Netherlands

Post by BigDutch » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:20 am

SPEEDY wrote:Pretty good all round setup, it should serve you well.

Then a few more barrels down the track and your laughing fir anything you want to hunt.
Thank you Speedy,

Wanted to buy a solid Brand/platform for all hunting desires.
Next barrel will be 22-250 or .22 Nossler if they will take the 22 Nossler in production

Time will tell.

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Post by RexMundi » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:35 am

Hi BigDutch, where in the Netherlands do you live and where do you hunt? I live in Apeldoorn and hunt nearby (kleinwild).

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Post by deerhunter338mag » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:39 am

Welcome aboard Bigdutch sounds like a top set up.
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Post by canalrifle » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:42 am

Sounds like you have all that's needed for "Success."

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Post by SPEEDY » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:02 am

The 22/250 is a great choice for varmints and I guess you shoot them funny birds too so doubly good.
It also saves buying another bolt head, the 22 nosler will need a mini bolt head, so the 22/250 still makes more sense IMO l.
I went with a 6mmBR purely because I saw one for sale cheap and it was unusual, and I didn't need a mini bolt head.
It also gives me a good range barrel if I want to shoot some targets for fun.
It never hurts to have a range barrel for plinking away an afternoon.
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Re: Greetings from The Netherlands

Post by BigDutch » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:20 am

SPEEDY wrote:The 22/250 is a great choice for varmints and I guess you shoot them funny birds too so doubly good.
It also saves buying another bolt head, the 22 nosler will need a mini bolt head, so the 22/250 still makes more sense IMO l.
I went with a 6mmBR purely because I saw one for sale cheap and it was unusual, and I didn't need a mini bolt head.
It also gives me a good range barrel if I want to shoot some targets for fun.
It never hurts to have a range barrel for plinking away an afternoon.
Speedy thx for the reply,

https://www.americanrifleman.org/media/ ... nosler.jpg

why would you need a mini bolt head ? seems to me it goes with the same as the 22-250..

sorry if I'm wrong

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Post by SPEEDY » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:57 am

BigDutch wrote:you`re right Speedy,

found it!

http://www.blaser.de/fileadmin/editor/c ... _R8_DE.pdf

I know, I had to look it up :lol:

I'd never heard if the 22 Nosler so I had to look it up.

It would be great to re-barrel an old 223rem to, actually it would be great to neck up to 6.5 or 6.8 for a great little short action small dear and pig gun.

But it is essentially a 22/250 for small bolt face rifles.
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Post by 7x57 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:20 pm

Welcome aboard - as you can see îts only the start :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by pagosawingnut » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:40 pm

Sounds like a great start! Welcome aboard.
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Post by 9.3x64 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:47 pm

Welcome aboard mate. Great to have you join us.
The 30-06 is never a bad choice as they say.

One question.
Did you handle an R8 with a semi-weight barrel and a standard profile barrel before deciding?
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Re: Greetings from The Netherlands

Post by BigDutch » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:01 am

9.3x64 wrote:Welcome aboard mate. Great to have you join us.
The 30-06 is never a bad choice as they say.

One question.
Did you handle an R8 with a semi-weight barrel and a standard profile barrel before deciding?
Thx for the reaction.

The salesman in the store handed me both barrels, you`ll feel the 0,66 pound difference, either way in my opinion recoil is less with a heavier barrel, next to that is looks better too.

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Re: Greetings from The Netherlands

Post by SPEEDY » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:14 am

I don't actually notice the difference between my two 308win barrels, one is a standard and the other is a fluted match barrel
But I definitely notice the difference when carrying them.

Although I was surfing youtube today as nd found a channel where they seem to like using the match barrels on wood stocks, a nice black edition and what looked like a varmint with a standard but stock.
Looked damn good, I might have to get a second forend for the Luxus yet.
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