Blaser Group is proud to introduce the newest and lightest version of their R8 rifle yet – the new R8 Ultimate Carbon Rifle. This new variant of the R8 straight pull rifle still includes access to virtually any hunting cartridge on the market (including 22LR) as well as Blaser’s newest 100% hand-laid carbon fiber thumbhole stock that not only lightens the entire package but helps the rifle perform better in cold mountain conditions. According to Blaser, this new variant is perfect for mountain hunters or those who simply value a reliable, durable, and high-end lightweight rifle that can hack it in the worst of hunting conditions.
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The R8 Ultimate Carbon – Blaser’s 100% Hand-Laid Lightweight Rifle
San Antonio, Texas (May 31, 2023) – Blaser Group adds to its top-performing carbon series with the introduction of the new Blaser R8 Ultimate Carbon bolt-action rifle.
Designed for maximum performance and minimum weight, the R8 Ultimate Carbon features a 100% hand-laid carbon fiber thumbhole stock built to withstand the most brutal hunting conditions. Featuring vibration and recoil reduction technology and high tortional strength, the Ultimate Carbon is ideal for mountain hunters and others who value craftsmanship, accuracy, repeatability, and reliability in a durable lightweight rifle.
This newest version of the modular straight-pull R8 has elastomer grip inserts while the R8 Ultimate Carbon Leather model features handsome dark-brown weather-proof leather on the grip, forearm, and cheek piece. Like other R8 rifles, the Ultimate Carbon comes with the Blaser precision trigger and manual cocking system.
Optional upgrades include an adjustable comb and a recoil absorption system or adjustable recoil pad.
“The ruggedness, accuracy and ergonomics of this newest rifle in our top-performing carbon series make it an ideal choice for tough hunts in mountainous terrain or the backcountry when every ounce counts,” said Jason Evans, CEO, Blaser Group.
Available in numerous calibers from .22 LR to .500 Jeffery, including 6.5 Creedmoor and 6.5 PRC.
Now, I’m sure most of you expected this already but the new ultra-lightweight trim of the Blaser R8 rifle is going to set you back a pretty hefty sum of money – almost $11,000. The MSRP of the new R8 Ultimate Carbon rifle starts at a whopping $10,540 and will likely be more depending on your final configuration after you’ve selected all of your customization and cartridge options. Customizations can include leather highlights, or the option to include an integrated silencer. If you’d like to see how much debt you can put yourself into with one of these fancy hunting rifles, you can visit their website here to learn more about the lightest R8 straight-pull rifle yet.
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