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R8 Success Individual
The success story of the Blaser thumbhole stock continues. The well-known classical silhouette of the R8 rifle with the two-piece stock – made from precious walnut wood – is available starting June, 2017 with the ergonomic perfection of the Blaser thumbhole stock.
The innovative character of the R8 Success Individual, however, does not stop there. For the first time, the natural raw materials wood and and leather are combined. The specially treated leather inlays, which have proven to be comfortable as well as robust, ultimately create the perfect complement to the wodden stock; forming an exquisitely well-designed, beautiful rifle. In addition to the brown leather inlays, the R8 Success Individual boasts a matte black receiver, a gold-coloured R8 logo and will be available in wood class 4 and 7. Delivery starts mid-2017.
Calibre 10,3 x 68 Magnum
Originally designed in the late 1800s for single shot, Martini action rifles, the evolution of the 10,3 x 60R cartridge is as important and the advancements made in bolt action rifles. Now the world’s most advanced bolt action rifle, the R8, has added the 10,6 x 68 magnum cartridge to its product line. The success of the 10,3 x 60R, traditionally used in the Swiss Canton of Graubünden, is a highly performance cartridge perfectly suited for hunting Europe, Africa and North America. The innovative bullet design guarantees precise shot placement with maximum stopping power on game, even at long range. Two bullet types to chose from, the Speed Tip Pro and the environmentally responsible lead free Evo Green.
Available from RWS:
- Evo Green bullet weight 13.5 g/208 gr/Vₒ=920 (m/s) at 3018 (ft/s)/E=4373 Joule (100 m) and 3305 (ft.lbs).
- Speed Tip Pro 18.8g/286 gr/Vₒ=810 (m/s) and 2657 (ft/s)/E=4983 Joule (100 m) and 3740 (ft.lbs).
The Argali 3.0 jacket and trousers come in a sophisticated blend of olive and brown shades. “By using a special technique to apply the colour onto the material we have created a unique look“, says Simone Schmidt, Head of Blaser Outfits. At the same time the colours have been chosen so that they match perfectly with the Argali² jackets and trousers.
But Argali 3.0 is not only about a new appearance. Blaser Outfits uses an advanced Primaloft insulation, for which they secured for one year the exclusive right to use it in the hunting sector. “This Primaloft has the feeling of down, however the care is much easier”, says Schmidt. Moreover, the high-tech material is lighter than its natural counterpart but offers the same thermal performance. “It is also extremely silent, even at temperatures well below zero”, adds the Head of Blaser Outfits. With the Teflon coating on the outer fabric, Blaser Outfits is again at the forefront of new technologies. Schmidt: “We are using the first plant-based finish, that consists of 60 percent renewable raw materials.” This is an important design consideration of Blaser Outfits mission to act responsibly with respect to people and nature ultimately, using raw materials in a sustainable way.
For the autumn/winter collection 2017, Blaser Outfits offers an innovative combination with the Argali 3.0 Rafael jacket and the Rudolf trousers. The attractive women’s Rafaela jacket provides efficient protection against rain, wind and cold, all the while keeping style and fashion at the forefront. Schmidt: “Like the whole Blaser Outfits collection, Argali 3.0 offers ultimat comfort without compromise, allowing for unencumbered movement necessary to face the challenges of hunting and everyday activities”.