Greetings from Alaska

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Greetings from Alaska

Post by yhc » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:40 pm

I was first introduced to Blaser while living in Germany. I had a chance to handle some nice rifles and shotguns, including Blaser, at a "local" Kettner's and Frankonia. While hunting with German hunters I got to see some R93s in action and admired at the engineering of straight pull bolt action. Seriously considered purchasing one at the time but never pulled the trigger. Many years later I ended up purchasing a nice used R8 Safari Pro from a well known forum member.

I mainly hunt moose and bears in Alaska. However I am an equal opportunity hunter so anything that's legal to hunt I am game. A couple months ago I had a chance to put my R8 into action while hunting for a Kodiak brown bear and Sitka black tail deer. It came in handy to have interchangeable barrels for sure going from shooting a giant bear to small deer.

Considering another R8 in the near future so looking forward to learning more about it from other members.

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Re: Greetings from Alaska

Post by 9.3x64 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:49 pm

Welcome aboard mate, I am sure you will enjoy this forum.
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Re: Greetings from Alaska

Post by yhc » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:57 pm

Thanks. I was just in your neck of the woods last year. You live in a beautiful country.

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Post by TheoR8 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:34 am

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

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Re: Greetings from Alaska

Post by Rod » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:53 am

Welcome yhc, would love to hear more about and see some photos of your hunts on Kodiak Island. Haven't got to Kodiak yet but I've been near enough to see her on a clear day.
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Re: Greetings from Alaska

Post by sav338 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:12 am

Welcome to BB ,
now Kodiak has an awsome reputation, big bears, black tail , weather and hard country to hunt.
I look forward to some photos and hunting stories from you.

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Re: Greetings from Alaska

Post by yhc » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:24 am

I didn’t realize that there are so many Aussies on this forum. Thanks for the warm welcome mates!! 😉

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Post by deerhunter338mag » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:05 am

Welcome aboard Yhc must be amazing living in Alaska. Looking forward to seen some fantastic photos of your hunts. Yep the joints full of Aussie so watch out for the piss taking.
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Post by stokesrj » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:46 am

Welcome to Blaserbuds, there are a lot of helpful folks here eager to share what they know about Blasers. Alaska is a beautiful state, I lived there in the 70's and guided on the Brooks Range and a little on Kodiak, Afognak and Raspberry and then went to work for the Alaska State Troopers. I moved away in 84 and wonder why I did some times. It is a wonderful state with many wonders to marvel at. You are a lucky man living there with a Blaser in hand.
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Re: Greetings from Alaska

Post by yhc » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:04 am

stokesrj wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:46 am
...It is a wonderful state with many wonders to marvel at. You are a lucky man living there....
Yes indeed I feel blessed.

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Post by Joe338ST » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:00 pm

:text-welcomewave: A big welcome to the forum..... :text-welcomewave:

Alaska is just about as good as Victoria.....only kidding....
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Post by pagosawingnut » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:21 pm

Welcome Aboard!
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Re: Greetings from Alaska

Post by yhc » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:18 pm

Thank you all for the warm welcome.

Regards,

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Re: Greetings from Alaska

Post by deerhunter338mag » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:23 am

Joe338ST wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:00 pm
:text-welcomewave: A big welcome to the forum..... :text-welcomewave:

Alaska is just about as good as Victoria.....only kidding....
Yes they have man buns there as well. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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