Hello from Alaska

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shaneak
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Hello from Alaska

Post by shaneak » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:21 am

Hello to the group. I just purchased and R8 with Arrowgun stock from a great guy here in Anchorage and am rapidly getting used to it for a deer hunt in Kodiak in about 2 weeks. I have been reading the posts and learning as much as I can. Thank you all for sharing your info on these amazing rifles.

I am a pilot and lifelong Alaskan who loves to hunt and fish.



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Re: Hello from Alaska

Post by ebrownw2 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:41 am

Welcome, shaneak. Congrats on obtaining the world’s best hunting rifle. What barrel did you choose to start with? Please share a hunt report and pics with us after the trip.

Eddie

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chalky
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Re: Hello from Alaska

Post by chalky » Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:40 pm

Welcome to the forum, sounds like you picked the perfect rifle to go with the hunting opportunities you have in Alaska, as already mentioned don’t be afraid to share hunt reports and pictures

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Re: Hello from Alaska

Post by deerhunter338mag » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:49 pm

Welcome to the board Shaneak, what an awesome part of the world you’re from. An outdoorsmans paradise. Looking forward to some great photos and stories with the new R8.
Measure it, when it’s on the deck

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Re: Hello from Alaska

Post by Joe338ST » Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:04 pm

Welcome aboard. You'll learn lots here......
Joe

I hunt, I shoot, I camp, I fish. They are the great reset buttons in my life.

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Re: Hello from Alaska

Post by sav338 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:06 pm

Welcome to the group. What a great place you live in and now paired with a great rifle. I look forward is hearing about your exploits . Enjoy your Kodak trip, your R8 and blaser buds.
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Re: Hello from Alaska

Post by Rod » Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:08 pm

Welcome to the forum. Good luck on the Blacktail !

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Re: Hello from Alaska

Post by pagosawingnut » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:18 pm

Welcome aboard!
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Re: Hello from Alaska

Post by TheoR8 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:27 pm

:text-welcomewave: to BlaserBuds Shane. :handgestures-thumbup:

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Re: Hello from Alaska

Post by stokesrj » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:47 pm

Welcome to Blasebuds from a former Alaskan.
Robert J Stokes

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Re: Hello from Alaska

Post by SPEEDY » Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:31 pm

Dangerous occupation from what Ive heard, but nice choice in rifle and welcome.
I'm soft and I don't care. :dance:

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Re: Hello from Alaska

Post by Vaughan » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:41 am

shaneak wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:21 am

I am a pilot and lifelong Alaskan who loves to hunt and fish.
I hate you already... :lol: :lol: Hope you enjoy the rifle!!
/Vaughan

shaneak
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Re: Hello from Alaska

Post by shaneak » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:18 pm

Thanks for the welcome everyone. I'll be sure to post some pics. Rifle came with a 338 win mag and composite stock made by Arrowgun. This trip I will just be back up for my son and I'll be glad to have the 338 as our bear back up. I have a feeling I'll be on the lookout for another R8 for him soon!

If anyone is planning a hunt or trip to Alaska don't be afraid to contact me if there is any way I can help.
Shane

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Re: Hello from Alaska

Post by SPEEDY » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:41 pm

What you really need for bear is a 9.3x62 barrel, you know you need one. :dance:
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Re: Hello from Alaska

Post by stokesrj » 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 :)
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