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Blaser R8 Professional 30-06 Springfield, $3787

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GUN TESTS GRADE: A-
The R8 was pricey, but it offered interchangeable barrels, a safe firing system, fast follow-up shots, and good accuracy.

Blaser R8 Professional 30-06 Springfield, $3787

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Surplus/Collectible
Hunting
Recreational
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The SIG Tango6 optic was a good match for the hunting rifles, but we would have liked parallex adjustment, too.
The grip was small and a bit tight for shooters with large hands.
Two hex screws located on the underside of the forend are removed to swap barrels and change calibers; a magazine insert and bolt head may also be needed to change calibers.
Note how the bolt handle rotates rearward, in lieu of rotating upward, making a follow-up shot much faster.

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