A World-Class Collaboration: Ball and Buck x Blaser R8 Hunting Rifle
Sporting lifestyle brand Ball and Buck and premium firearms manufacturer Blaser, announce their partnership with the debut of the special edition Ball and Buck x Blaser R8 hunting rifle. The rifle, reimagined by Ball and Buck founder and sportsman Mark Bollman IV, follows in their long-line of outdoor industry leading brand collaborations that include the likes of New Balance®, Danner Boots®, and Jeep®. Each rifle is hand-crafted from ultra premium wood, aerospace grade aluminum, and proprietary Ball and Buck materials.
“Four years ago I began the journey to create the best rifle on the planet–one that combined Ball and Buck’s timeless and understated style on the outside and industry leading technology and performance on the inside. With the precision engineering of German craftsmen and women, we took the iconic Blaser R8 Platform and infused our proprietary materials and design details to create an heirloom rifle that’s fit for a display case, but built to be used afield.”
The Ball and Buck x Blaser Signature R8 rifle begins its life with a hand carved stock and forearm from high-grade walnut; then it’s buffed with a smooth matte oil finish before it’s crowned with Ball and Buck signature leather and a pop of blaze orange stitching for a luxurious feel that only gets better with age. Every detail of this rifle was intentional from the custom engraved matte black receiver to its gold inlays, bolt head, and trigger and finally the individually numbered pistol grip cap.
“It was a pleasure bringing Mark’s vision to life and building a custom R8 that represents both brands so cohesively,” said Christian Socher, CEO, Blaser GmbH. “We are excited to introduce this elegant R8 rifle to Ball and Buck customers who, like our own clientele, appreciate superior performance and exceptional craftsmanship.”
Ball and Buck x Blaser R8 Features
- Quick Change Caliber Selection From .22 LR To .458 Win Mag
- Custom Engraved Receiver, Bolt Assembly, and Trigger Frame
- 24kGold Precision Desmodromic Trigger and Bolt Head
- Grade 5 Walnut Stock & Forearm with Matte Oil Finish
- Signature Ball and Buck Leather Inserts with Blaze Orange Stitching
- Ball And Buck Gold Filled Logos
- Individually Numbered Pistol Grip Cap
- Multi Caliber Hard Case with Ball and Buck Camo Lining
About Ball and Buck
Ball and Buck is an outdoor sporting lifestyle brand founded by Mark Bollman IV to preserve the sporting lifestyle that was gifted to him by his great grandfather Arthur, the quintessential sportsman. Ball and Buck products are built upon generations of sporting heritage and the relentless pursuit of quality. Pridefully Crafted – Field Tested – Quality Proven™
Founded in 1957 by Horst Blaser in Isny, Germany, Blaser is a leading innovator and manufacturer of premium shotguns and rifles for the hunting and sporting markets as well as sport optics and accessories. Blaser has become one of the most successful lifestyle brands in the hunting sector. Blaser’s custom shop offers exclusive engravings, design work and custom finishing for bespoke guns. In 2006, Blaser established a U.S. headquarters in San Antonio, Texas where they work with many authorized Blaser Group Dealers across North America today.