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Whats your opinions on the Blasser drilling? I found one that is double 20ga with a 243barrel over it. Looks like new.

The owner, in response to my e-mail, said it weighted between 7.5 & 8lbs. I could be happy with the caliber and gage combination although my first choice would be 16ga and a 25caliber barrel like the 250savage or a roberts.

The price was $7,000 something. Don't remember exactly.

Hope you guys don't mind all my questions. I'm on a learning curve here, and would like to make one purchase that I will be truly content with for the rest of my life. Thanks for all your help and patience. Byron
 

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Two comments... First, it's too heavy for me! I bet it's closer to 8 pounds, and then add a scope??? 20's always seem heavy, because they have to add metal to fill up that 16ga. frame...

Secondly, Does "all" of the bbls "cock on opening" after fireing? Some Blasers don't, so you have to push the cocking selector each time you want to fire the rifle bbl. after using it.

I know someone who has a Blaser double rifle, and it's my understanding that it doesn't... I don't know if the drilling do or don't, but i'd want to know before i bought it.

One more thing, you REALLY WANT a "rimmed" cartridge, you just haven't figured it out yet!!!!!!

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DM, I was concerned about the weight. We have established in other discussions my preference for slim, light firearms.

Tell my more about the rimed rounds that would be available in 25 or 6.5 caliber. Thanks, Byron
 

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DM, I was concerned about the weight. We have established in other discussions my preference for slim, light firearms.
Tell my more about the rimed rounds that would be available in 25 or 6.5 caliber. Thanks, Byron
I'm not sure i'd want anything under 6.5 cal. for an "all around" cartridge if it included big game like deer and maybe blk. bear., and 7mm would be even better in my book. That means the best choise in those two would be 6.5x57R or 7x57R. For more poop in 7mm and "my" personal fav would be 7x65R.

Rimmed cartridges are "normally" loaded to slightly less pressures than rimless cartridges, so it never hurts to start out with something "slightly" bigger to begin with.

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