JE: Our level of mechanical precision and design proficiency. The amount of research and design that accompanies each piece of Blaser product is truly amazing. It is no accident that we have more factory modularity possibilities [47 million for the R8] than any other firearm. Blaser is the choice for consistent shot feel, reliability, and effectiveness for long-range varmints to life-threatening African game. Although not fully understood in the American market, the R8 is truly unique in operation and design. The rifle gives the hunter/shooter advantages in speed, size, safety, accuracy, and purpose. It is more expensive than most, but there is a reason that it dominates in many markets around the world. Once you hunt with an R8, it’s hard to go back to a conventional bolt-action.