Already available in other calibers, from .204 Ruger to .500 Jeffrey, the Blaser R8 modular rifle is now available in the popular 6.5 PRC. The 6.5 PRC is essentially a magnum version of the 6.5 Creedmoor with a flatter trajectory and higher impact velocity. The 6.5 PRC cartridge is a favorite with long-range hunters for its accuracy and long-range performance.
The R8 Modular Rifle
The straight-pull R8 bolt-action rifle is available in multiple configurations, allowing hunters to custom fit it to their needs. The R8 is available with multiple stock options, a recoil reduction system, adjustable comb, adjustable length of pull, and numerous barrels and bolt heads to quickly change calibers.
“If you combine all the different standard options on an R8, you can build over 47 million unique rifles and that does not even include custom shop options,” said Jason Evans, CEO, Blaser Group. “The interchangeability makes it incredibly easy to convert your rifle from one caliber to another by simply switching out the barrel and bolt head. This can be done in less than a minute. The engineering and craftsmanship is so extraordinary, after any barrel change, the rifle will shoot to within 1/2 MOA every time.”
Because of the modularity and overall compact length, the R8 modular rifle offers distinct advantages to hunters who travel frequently. The R8 allows them to carry one rifle and multiple barrels, as opposed to multiple full rifles.
The one-piece Saddle Mount system provides easy and precise mounting of your scope by allowing the base to fit into notches on top of the free-floating barrel. This mounting system becomes one with the barrel, allowing for repeatability once the scope has been zeroed. The Saddle Mount ensures that your scope is zeroed in, regardless of how many times you remove it.
To ensure 360-degree engagement, the R8 modular rifle features concentric locking lugs with 14 locking surfaces. As a result, the locking lugs, in concert with the locking surfaces, provide enhanced accuracy. With a focus on safety the R8 features a manual cocking mechanism, providing one of the safest actions available.
R8 Modular Rifle Availability
The Blaser R8 modular rifle is available now, MSRP varies based on options. For more info, please visit Blaser-USA.com.