Sports 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. Reimagined by Ball and Buck founder and sportsman Mark Bollman IV, the rifle continues in his long line of collaborations with leading outdoor industry brands including New Balance®, Danner Boots® and Jeep®. Each rifle is handcrafted from ultra-premium wood, aerospace-grade aluminum, and Ball and Buck proprietary materials.
“Four years ago, I began the journey to create the best rifle on the planet, one that combined Ball and Buck’s timeless, understated styling on the outside and industry-leading technology and performance on the inside. Precision-engineered by German craftsmen, we took the iconic Blaser R8 platform and infused our proprietary materials and design details to create a legacy rifle that’s fit for a showcase, but built for use in the field.”
The Ball and Buck x Blaser Signature R8 rifle begins life with a hand-carved stock and high-quality walnut forearm; It’s then polished to a smooth matte oil finish before topping off with Ball and Buck’s signature leather and a touch of bright orange stitching for a luxurious feel that only gets better with time. 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 cover.
“It was a pleasure to bring Mark’s vision to life and build a custom R8 that represents both brands so cohesively,” said Christian Socher, CEO of 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.”
The Ball and Buck x Blaser R8 rifle is available exclusively through Clay Shooter’s Supply in Dallas, TX. Check it out today at ballandbuck.com.
Features of Ball and Buck x Blaser R8
1. Quick-change caliber selection from .22 LR to .458 Win Mag
2. Custom engraved receiver, bolt assembly and trigger frame
3. 24 karat gold precision desmodromic trigger and bolt head
4. Stock and forearm made of grade 5 walnut with a matte oil finish
5. Exclusive Buck and Ball leather inserts with Blaze Orange stitching
6. Gold Filled Ball and Buck Logos
7. Individually Numbered Pistol Grip Cover
8. Multi-Caliber Hard Case with Ball and Buck Camo Liner
About Ball and Buck
Ball and Buck is an outdoor sports lifestyle brand founded by Mark Bollman IV to preserve the sports lifestyle gifted to him by his great-grandfather Arthur, the quintessential sportsman. Ball and Buck products are built on generations of sports heritage and the relentless pursuit of quality. Proudly Manufactured, 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 sporting optics and accessories. Blaser has become one of the most successful lifestyle brands in the hunting industry. Blaser’s Custom Shop offers exclusive engraving, design work and custom finishes for bespoke weapons. In 2006, Blaser established a US headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, where today it works with many Blaser Group Authorized Distributors in North America.