Long range shooting enthusiasts and hunters will agree size does matter. While the targets are different the requirements are the same and in April 2015 the .338 Lapua Magnum will be available for the R8!
The .338 Lapua Magnum displayed superior qualities for trajectory and down range bullet penetration without the erosion of the barrel found in other high velocity calibers. The specific demands of the caliber did however present challenges that many manufacturers could not overcome.
Not so at Blaser. The relentless passion to refine hunting equipment and to offer the broadest caliber selection to shooting enthusiasts and hunters alike, led to the modification of R8 magazine/trigger housing in such a way to easily accommodate the .338 Lapua Magnum.
To maximize the performance characteristics of the caliber, Blaser selected a barrel length of 27 inches (68.5 cm) allowing for optimum balance and weight distribution. In addition the unique receiverless design of the R8; making it significantly shorter than other rifles with the same barrel length, the R8 is extremely huntable. Your options are limitless whether it’s a Professional Success stock for hunting or a GRS stock for a weekend competition simply select your optional barrel profile, with or without a Dual Brake recoil reducer and why not the latest ultra-light weight Blaser Carbon BiPod?