How good is the Blaser R8?

In use, the R8 Ultimate Silence is well balanced, accurate, quiet, and extremely easy to use and shoot. I would love to see the range of Silence calibres increase to include . 243 Win, and maybe after that even a . 22-250 Rem – these calibres would surely find favour among UK shooters.

How much does the Blaser R8 cost?

The rifle is available with a synthetic stock for $3,200, but with wood stocks the sky is the limit on pricing.

Where is Blaser R8 made?


Blaser R8
Place of origin Germany
Production history
Manufacturer Blaser Jagdwaffen GmbH
Produced 2008–present

What is a straight pull bolt-action rifle?

A Straight Pull Bolt is an alternative loading mechanism to the original turn-bolt design in the category of bolt-action guns. It features a bolt that is pulled straight back to empty the firing chamber and then simply pushed back into its original position to load the next round.

What is a straight pull bolt?

Where is Blaser rifles made?

For more than 60 years now, we have been developing and manufacturing innovative hunting rifles with an uncompromising commitment to quality at our location in Isny im Allgäu / Germany. As active hunters, inspiration for our innovations comes when we are out in the field.

What caliber bullets do snipers use?

The most popular military sniper rifles (in terms of numbers in service) are chambered for 7.62 mm (0.30 inch) caliber ammunition, such as 7.62×51mm and 7.62×54mm R.

Why do snipers use bolt-action rifles?

The bolt action is still common today among sniper rifles, as the design has potential for superior accuracy, reliability, lesser weight, and the ability to control loading over the faster rate of fire that alternatives allow.

What kind of bullets do snipers use?

How accurate are bolt-action rifles?

Typically, the bolt-action precision rifle is considered more accurate than a semi automatic. However, this depends on numerous factors with regard to both firearm and ammunition, and modern semi-automatic rifles can be exceptionally accurate when designed with long-ranging shooting in mind.

What is the R8 Professional Success leather?

The R8 Professional Success Leather combines a robust synthetic stock with non-slip stock inlays made of specially impregnated leather. Different stock and leather colors provide an individual look .

What is the Blaser R8 Professional s?

Like prior R8 rifles, at the heart of the Professional S is Blaser’s revolutionary radial locking system.

Is there a Stutzen version of the R8 Professional Success?

Once a hunter has tried a thumbhole stock, they rarely want to use anything else. The R8 Professional Success is also available as compact Stutzen version. Please find here a pdf overview of all calibers, barrel diameters, barrel lengths and profiles.

Is the Blaser professional s a good rifle?

Offering hunters a lightning-quick cycling motion and impressive accuracy, the Blaser Professional S is a no-frills, high-performance straight-pull rifle. Ever since 1993 when Blaser introduced the world to its innovative R93 rifle, the company has been known for its finely crafted and highly functional straight-pull bolt-action rifles.