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Blaser R8 Professional S - 223 Remington - Complete Rifle
Blaser R8 Professional S - 223 Remington - Complete Rifle

Tech Specs at a Glance:

Caliber: 223 Rem

Trigger: Blaser Adjustable

Stock: Synthetic

Barrel Length: 22.8 in / 580 mm
Total Length: -in / - mm

Weight: - lbs / - kg

Refer to the "Technical Info" tab below for additional specifications.

Our Price: $3,499.00
Firearm Classification: Valid P.A.L required to purchase

Quantity Available:1


Description Technical Info

Blaser R8 Professional S - 223 Remington:

The R8 Professional S shares many of the features that exist in Blasers current R8 line with the exception of removable trigger/magazine housing. The R8 Professional S is loaded or unloaded through the ejection port just as the original R93. Sure handling is assured with the elastomer inlays featured in the traditional brown/black stock. All existing barrels, bolt assemblies and scope mounts will function flawlessly in the new platform. With a low introductory price, your biggest concern will be where to put your next trophy.

Standard Features and Design

  • Elastomer inlays on the fore-end and pistol grip
  • Blaser R8 barrel in .223 Rem with standard 17mm contour without sights
  • Blaser R8 bolt housing right-hand
  • Available in calibers from .222 Remington to .375 H&H
  • grained, anti-slip surface
  • Non-Detachable box magazine

223 Rem

The .223 Remington is a cartridge with almost the same external dimensions as the 5.56x45mm NATO military cartridge. The name is commonly pronounced either two-two-three or two-twenty-three. It is loaded with a 0.224-inch (5.7 mm) diameter jacketed bullet, with weights ranging from 40 to 90 grains (2.6 to 5.8 g) though the most common loading by far is 55 grains (3.6 g).

While the external case dimensions are very similar, the .223 Remington and 5.56x45mm differ in both maximum pressure and chamber shape. The maximum and mean pressures for some varieties of the 5.56 (different cartridge designations have different standards) exceed the SAAMI maximum for the .223 Remington, and the methods for measuring pressures differ between NATO and SAAMI. The 5.56 chamber specification has also changed since its adoption, as the current military loading (NATO SS-109 or US M855) uses longer, heavier bullets than the original loading. This has resulted in a lengthening of the throat in the 5.56 chamber. Thus, while .223 Remington ammunition can be safely fired in a rifle chambered for 5.56x45mm NATO, firing 5.56 ammunition in a .223 Remington chamber may produce pressures in excess of even the 5.56 specifications due to the shorter throat

Suggested Use

  • Predators
  • Small Game
  • Varmint


According to the official Commission Internationale Permanente pour l'Epreuve des Armes a Feu Portatives (C.I.P.) guidelines the .223 Remington case can handle up to 430 MPa (62,366 psi) piezo pressure. In C.I.P. regulated countries every rifle cartridge combo has to be proofed at 125% of this maximum C.I.P. pressure to certify for sale to consumers. This is equal to the NATO maximum service pressure guideline for the 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge.

The SAAMI pressure limit for the .223 Remington is set at 379.212 MPa (55,000 psi), piezo pressure.