Be careful, you won't want any other rifle after it arrives. Eye wateringly expensive, but worth every damn cent.Dream rifle:
Fanzoj KB-1 in 7x57r
Leica Magnus 1.5-10x42i rail scope
So I’ve recently made some progress towards my dream hunting rifle... sort of. Let’s be realistic for a minute. While I’d love to have a Fanzoj one day, it’s not remotely in the cards, that’s why it’s “dream status” but realistically what I want is an EU single shot stalking rifle. They are light, handy, packable and typically beautifully stocked.
Like the OP I always prefer walnut, my current elk rifle is a walnut stocked 308w kimber 84m which is 6lbs and change all in. It’s a great mtn rifle, light accurate and fun to carry... but I’ve always lusted after a European single shot stalking rifle. My first elk was taken with a Ruger No 1b which weighed nearly 10lbs all in. Since then I’ve always wanted a light single shot, but never had love for pistol gripped encores.
The new rig:
Blaser K95 Stutzen 5.5lbs
20” 30-06 octagon barrel
Blaser QD rings
Current 30-06 caliber is not my top choice for this rig but serviceable with the 20” barrel and 30cal projectiles. I handload and I’ll be tuning some lightweight Hammer Hunters for this setup for speed and reduced recoil. The great thing about the Blaser Kipplauf rifles is you can add as many barrels as you want at any time. This current configuration is a fully stocked stutzen with a 20” barrel but I’ll plan to layer a few 24” round barrels to use with just the forend. Ideally a 6.5x57r and a 22 hornet, but we’ll see what comes along.
so many things to love about these rifles... price is not one of them:
- 5.5 lbs
- tiny package that breaks in half in seconds with no tools
- incredible accuracy
- quick detach scope mounts, stalk dense timber with iron sights, quickly apply scope if needed for shots past 100 yards.
It won’t be here for another few weeks but here’s it in takedown mode, I cannot wait to stuff this thing in my backpack this fall!
Remember when this one was for sale and kinda regret not buying. Would agree this is very close to what I would consider my dream rifleI have several custom rifles for specific uses but overall it’s probably my 300 WSM.
- Mack Brothers Evo Ti SA
-5 dbm bottom metal
-24” 1:9 proof sendero light
-Area 419 hellfire brake
- Mesa Precison Altitude stock
- Trigger tech trigger
- Seekins bipod rail
- NF 4-16 Atacr
Weighs 8lb 11oz scoped with a full magazine and bipod. View attachment 296536