I am looking at a Blaser K95 and a Merkel K1. Whats the difference between the two? Price is a little higher on the Blaser,but I am looking for input that can help me make up my mind. I have narrowed it down to these two rifles,so please no comments about a cheaper gun doing the same thing.:D
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January 12, 2011, 08:04 AM
Thanks for all the response,but I found that the designer of the Blaser,is also the designer of the Merkel K1...so one must be the same as the other?:rolleyes:
January 12, 2011, 11:25 AM
So you decided against the Dakota 10?
January 12, 2011, 12:32 PM
I have already bought a 25-06 Ruger one in stainless,but also purchased a Merkel K3 in 257 Weatherby.The Blaser is also an option
January 12, 2011, 12:41 PM
I saw that the lockup of the Blaser and Merkel looked awfully similar and then read that the Merkel was based on a 1906 design. It sure isn't your usual double Purdey underbolt with Greener crossbolt.
The mechanical design, length, and weight are so similar between the two, I would have a hard time picking without being able to handle them both side by side.
There is always the risk I would fall in love with the first I happened to get hold of. Or not like the feel of either, for that matter.
January 12, 2011, 12:46 PM
I picked up and handled a Merkel K1,and the balance is remarkable!It had a scope (Kahles) and felt true to the point.I guess the Blaser would be mostly the same.
I think they are both nice. Which one "fits" your shoulder and eye better?
January 12, 2011, 07:50 PM
Again? How long you gonna think about this? I thought weight was your primary concern so buy the lightest one... and be done with it.
January 12, 2011, 11:36 PM
Last I heard it was my dime to spend Saxon ole Boy!So take an aspirin and keep reading the results....;)
January 13, 2011, 12:25 AM
Got better things to do... old boy.
January 13, 2011, 12:50 AM
Last I heard it was my dime to spend Saxon ole Boy!So take an aspirin and keep reading the results....
That was seriously rude. If you can't tolerate others' advice, don't ask.
January 13, 2011, 08:48 AM
Geno,if you agree with Saxon Hog,you need to take a chill pill....the thread is about a rifle, not when I buy one!:D I would like to thank all who chimed in an added intelligent answers to my questions,Thanks, Willie