BLASER INTRODUCES NEW R8 ULTIMATE BOLT-ACTION RIFLE AND .22 LR CONVERSION KIT
May 6, 2019
Source: Blaser USA news release
San Antonio, Texas - Blaser USA is pleased to introduce the new R8 Ultimate bolt-action rifle. This latest addition to the Blaser R8 line is available in two options: R8 Ultimate and R8 Ultimate Leather. Both feature an ergonomic synthetic thumbhole stock that ensures a comfortable, relaxed shooting position and optimal control of the rifle when firing. The new modular stock options can be tailored to individual needs and include an adjustable comb, adjustable recoil pad and adjustable recoil absorption system.
A .22 Long Rifle (LR) conversion kit is also now available for the Blaser R8. This long-awaited .22 caliber rimfire kit includes the barrel and newly designed magazine and bolt head. This new offering will allow current and future R8 owners to easily change from larger calibers to the small bore .22 LR for training.
"We are excited to expand our R8 rifle product line with the addition of the Ultimate and Ultimate Leather models and new .22 LR conversion kit," said Jason Evans, CEO of Blaser USA. "Our customers have been asking for a .22 caliber model. This is an ideal add-on for those who like to train intensively with their hunting rifle but want the option of reduced recoil and less expensive ammunition. The new R8 Ultimate stock options are our most ergonomically advanced to date and provide serious hunters with numerous options that can be tailored to their specific needs and personal preferences."
Black-brown synthetic stock with black elastomer inlays
R8 Ultimate Leather
Black-brown synthetic stock with cocoa leather inlays
Adjustable Comb: The intuitively operated, multi-level adjustable comb ensures perfect mounting.
Recoil Absorption System: The easily inserted recoil pad with recoil absorption system makes for a pleasant shooting experience, even with larger calibers. The internal absorption elements are availale in different hardnesses, depending on personal preference, and can greatly reduce muzzle rise while shooting.
Adjustable Recoil Pad: The adjustable length, height and pitch of the recoil pad allows for quick and easy adjustment for different shooters or, depending on weather, different clothing.
R8 Ultimate Rifle: $4,519
R8 Ultimate w/ Leather Inlays Rifle: $5,663
Ultimate Adj Comb - Elastomer: $492
Ultimate Adj Comb - Leather: $616
Recoil Absorption System: $308
Adjustable Recoil Pad: $556
R8 Rimfire Conversion Kit: $1,450
(Includes Barrel, Magazine Insert, & Bolt Head)
Available in July 2019.
About Blaser USA Inc.
Blaser USA Inc. is the official US importer for iconic German firearms brands Blaser, Mauser and J.P. Sauer, and English gunmaker John Rigby & Co. Established in 2006, the company which is based in San Antonio, Texas works with over 200 authorized Blaser dealers across all North American states, with this figure continually growing. Today Blaser USA's industry-leading product portfolio includes bolt-action, combination rifles and over-and-under shotguns designed specifically for game hunters and competitive target shooters. Its custom shop offers exclusive engravings, design work and custom finishing for bespoke guns. With recent innovations, Blaser has gone on to expand its product portfolio into cutting edge optics and accessory lines. For more information about the company and product lines, visit: www.blaser-usa.com.