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Has anyone had problems with their Blaser?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Dr.Longshot, Jun 21, 2011.

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  1. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    Has anyone had problems with their Blaser? If so what were they? And what was the outcome?

    I have had several buddies get rid of theirs.

    Have you noticed the drastic price drop on them from over $10,000 to $8495.


    Gary Bryant
    Dr.longshot
     
  2. Mark425

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    I hesitate to post this because "I" dont own a Blaser...but...my shooting partner has shot his for just over a year. He loves it and tries to convince me to buy one every week. He did have one problem. The comb hardware would occasionally work loose. At one shoot when it happened he ran it over to the Country Gentleman's trailer and they replaced the hardware with theirs overnight. I have not heard him mention any other problems at all...as a matter of fact...he only praises it....... OVER and OVER and OVER! I am sick of hearing about the dang thing.
     
  3. Jimmyc

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    I've seen a couple of small issues, but they were fixed right away (same day). But I'm only about 2hrs from their home office. They both were friends guns but I took them in for service because I was in San Antonio. Very nice people at blaser.
    Jimmy
     
  4. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    Blaser is a fine gun. Shot my best scores with one. Blaser tries to fix issues ASAP. I just had bad luck with mine. Not many repair facilities around for the amount of shooting i do. Decided to move on. About 8000 rounds shot through it in less than a year.
     
  5. twoatloweight

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    I've shot one for two years-20,000+rounds with no issues at all.
     
  6. BeerKing

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    Just got one and there are 3 in our club. Knock on wood no problems between the 3 of us. I have a Wenig roll over and a Pat McCarthy double release. It is a fine set up and a joy to shoot. I dont know of anyone paying the 10k price and as to the lower price I guess that is up to the dealer and his own profit margin. I have never paid msrp for a gun yet.
     
  7. smsnyder

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    Rio shells destroy the firing pins. Blaser said not to shot Rio shells. Replaced 2 and that was only one firing pin i used. Never used the top firing pin. Firing pin springs going bad. Replaced 2. Gun will not open if firing pin is stuck out. Happened to me and a guy from NY.( You would think that a high dollor gun would shoot anything?) My friend shoots a Krieghoff with 1000 of Rio shells and no problem.
     
  8. ink ball

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    I had a Super Trap combo that I purchased new. The unsingle barrel worked superb. No problems whatsoever. In fact, I broke 25 straight with the unsingle with my very first round.

    The O/U barrel had issues. It shot extremely low, even with the rib adjusted to the highest POI. I sent the gun back to Blaser. They agreed that the barrel shot low, and replaced it.
     
  9. daddiooo

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    All high grade shotguns should be able to digest ANY factory shell. No matter the brand, color or shot size. Rio, Kemen, Centurion, Wolf, Winchester, Remington, Estate, Federal etc....

    "Blaser said not to shoot Rio shells"


    Lots of confidence in their own product.
     
  10. claykiller

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    Interesting timing, I'm in the midst of the California State Shoot in Kingsburg. A few of the big boys are here, Perazzi, Guerini, Blaser, etc. I shoot a Browning (which is the tank of them all), good time to try them out. The Blaser boys fitted an F3 to me and I used it to shoot one of the handicap events. My Browning flips right open when I move the latch, I found the F3 would jam slightly open if I did the same. The gun had to be reclosed and the latch moved all the way to the stop to open properly. Irritating but could be overcome with use. Out of 100 rounds the ejector didn't work approximately 20 to 25 times. When asked, the Blaser boys stated this was their demo gun and had approximately 800,000 rounds through it. I thought Blaser had that issue worked out? None the less, they do support the gun 1000% and said they would fix these types of issues on customers guns hands down.

    The next day I took a Guerini Summit Trap over single to the practice trap. They too took the time to fit the gun to me. Using a full choke from the 24 yard line this thing just obliterates the targets. Admittedly, this was a new gun with how many rounds through it is anybodies guess. It opened and closed as smooth as can be and yes the ejectors were sure to flip the empty hull a few feet every time. Overall the gun performed flawlessly. As everybody knows Guerini's warranty and repair service is second to none.

    I have wanted an F3 for awhile, however I'm glad I listened to the much supported opinion of shooting a gun first rather than buy it out right. Over the past year I have chalked up an MX8, MX2000, Kolar, Blaser, and Guerini. The least I have shot through any of them was 50 rounds. In my humble "not worth two cents" opinion my money goes to the Guerini. Sorry faithful owners this is just one mans opinion.
     
  11. short shucker

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    Sorry Gary, but it's time to call you out once and for all. I want you to document everyone of your "buddies" that bought a Blaser and has gotten rid of it because of issues. I think you are full of crap and it is time to say something about it!

    The only one That I've ever heard of having any issues with a Blaser is Earl. He did right by not making a big deal out of it and moved on to a Kolar.

    ss
     
  12. Trapboy1957

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    And I would open/close it with respect. Jr
     
  13. Trapboy1957

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    They make a Rem. 3200 look like a fence post with barn door hardware. Jr
     
  14. sptnclays

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    I talked to a guy this morning that had the mid rib come loose just like a perazzi. The factory refused to repair it. He is the orginal purcheser.
     
  15. agdchi

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    sptnclays, there must be more to the story. I just had the exact same thing happen and they replaced the barrel with a brand new one, no questions asked. I spoke directly to the gunsmith in San Antonio and he indicated that this is rare, but they do see it occasionally, and always replace the barrel when it does happen.
     
  16. sliverbulletexpress

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    Why buy an expensive shotgun and then shoot the cheapest ammo you can find in it? Would you expect a Ferrari to run on crap gas? Well my malibu will so it must be a better car?
     
  17. chipking

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    If your Ferraris doors won't open you gonna blame the gas. As I said before if my $1000 dollar O/U won't work with any brand of factory shell then I will bitch about the gun so why should that change with a $10,000 gun. Maybe just maybe your Malibu IS a better car.

    The Blaser was on my short list of guns I really wanted to own UNTIL my shooting buddy got a F3 Sporter 34" O/U for Trap doubles and Sporting use. In the year or so that he had the gun I watched him go through 2 cracked stocks, the gun refuse to open when shooting doubles (dragging firing pin), a screw fall out of the triggers rendering them inoperable and on another occasion the triggers stopped working (the last occurred during a registered shoot in PA while he was squaded with the Blaser rep).

    --- Chip King ---
     
  18. BILL GRILL

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    Trapboy, I'm shooting a 3200 at doubles and Tron put the hardware on it! Your post is very offensive to me! Not sure but it might be offensive to Tron also. :) LOL

    P.S. ARE WE HAVING FUN YET?
     
  19. BrokeTrapDad

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    Im at Kingsburg as well and have been talking to the Blaser guy and my son is all over the guns he shot a practice round with it and I was also told the gun had around 800,000 rounds through it with no probelms I am curious about the RIO shell issue I might have to go check on that that would be a deal breaker for sure, I will say the PERAZZI guys wont give me the time of day and the bad thing is Im on the fence right now ready to take the leap! Mabey I should go over to the C.G. booth and check them out, I wish KOLAR and KRIEG were here. KRIEG only has a maintence guy here at the booth..
     
  20. quartering

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    the trigger pull on my bottom barrel breaks at 4.5 lbs., top at 5. other than that, it's great! good luck with it
     
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