Technical perfection merged with classical elegance, the Blaser R8 offers the best of two worlds. The in-line repeating mechanism allows for a lightning fast succession of shots in a relaxed posture while the well-balanced weight distribution provides fast handling and quick target acquisition.
The 6.5x55 “Swedish” cartridge packs unusually high penetration for it’s size and has very good accuracy with makes it an excellent round for long-range shooting at medium sized game.
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German terms used
Geringe Schussentfernung = short distance
Große Schussentfernung = long distance
|★★★★★||excellent performance, in some cases even too strong, ideal for longer ranges and moving targets|
|★★★★||ideal for the listed distances, immediate kills for most shots|
|★★★||suitable for the listed distances, penetration of multiple organs possible|
|★★||suitable for good marksmen only, requires precise shooting or animals must be searched after the shot|
|★||not suitable for the listed distances, immediate kills are rare and animals must be searched after the shot|
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