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    Blasers in the Rain

    I have an R8 and carrying it in fairly horizontal rain for a few hours I noticed that water was getting into the small gap between the bolt carrier and the barrel. It was accumulating around the area before the chamber - where the groove for the locking fingers is. Didn't see anything actually getting into the chamber but it did seem to me that a chambering round might pick up some water on the way past. I ended up wiping it out a couple of times. I was wondering if any of the Blaser users out there have encountered this and if there are any opinions as to whether this is something which needs to be monitored or can be ignored. In the former case, are there any solutions out there? I am thinking a) get a fancy nylon cover for scope and action, sort of thing you see on PRS rifles, or b) Black plastic bag.

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    Itís the gas vent hole if something goes wrong IIRC. My R93 has been wet as a shag and no dramas. Leave a round chambered will stop water getting in, the safety of the Blaser is pretty much bulletproof Obviously safety first though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Itís the gas vent hole if something goes wrong IIRC. My R93 has been wet as a shag and no dramas. Leave a round chambered will stop water getting in, the safety of the Blaser is pretty much bulletproof Obviously safety first though.
    *leave a fired case in the chamber might be a better option


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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Itís the gas vent hole if something goes wrong IIRC. My R93 has been wet as a shag and no dramas. Leave a round chambered will stop water getting in, the safety of the Blaser is pretty much bulletproof Obviously safety first though.
    That's generally why I always hunt alone. People are simply ignorant as to how the system works. It is literally designed to be carried like a loaded semi shotgun only with a better safety mech.
    I always have a round chambered when hunting. It is safer, quieter and faster than a turn bolt or any other action I can think of.


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    I didn't think Blaser owners hunted in the rain
    Shoot it, root it & then BBQ it !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    People are simply ignorant as to how the system works. It is literally designed to be carried like a loaded semi shotgun only with a better safety mech.
    I always have a round chambered when hunting. It is safer, quieter and faster than a turn bolt or any other action I can think of.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Philipo View Post
    I didn't think Blaser owners hunted in the rain
    Blaser owners can do anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    That's generally why I always hunt alone. People are simply ignorant as to how the system works. It is literally designed to be carried like a loaded semi shotgun only with a better safety mech.
    I always have a round chambered when hunting. It is safer, quieter and faster than a turn bolt or any other action I can think of.


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    Might be a few others, like Merkel? Doesn't that have a cock/uncock rather than a safety? I do like that feature of the Blaser action very much. No tension in the firing pin spring = no way it can really go off. That I can think of anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillB View Post
    Blaser owners can do anything.
    ....even pee standing up....

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    It's called a she wee
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6mm ackley View Post
    It's called a she wee
    Or Waikato on tap.
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    Please stop!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philipo View Post
    I didn't think Blaser owners hunted in the rain
    This one doesn't. No way I want mine getting wet.
    I also hunt alone, but out of necessity. Got no mates.
    But seriously, if its wet I'll take something that I don't mind getting wet. It was a 30 cal AR. But that's gone now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    This one doesn't. No way I want mine getting wet.
    I also hunt alone, but out of necessity. Got no mates.
    But seriously, if its wet I'll take something that I don't mind getting wet. It was a 30 cal AR. But that's gone now.
    Seen that photo in the Blaser catalogue of some dude holding his R8 under waterfall? WTF.
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