Air rifle Blaser AR8 made by Diana – My review

Can Blaser AR8 be just as convincing as its role model, the hunting rifle Blaser R8? I tested it for you.

Specifications of Blaser AR8

Blaser AR8 made by Diana features the NTEC gas piston technology. This technology has the advantage that it is easier to cock since you’re not compressing a spring. In addition, the recoil is reduced compared to spring-piston rifles. This doesn’t make much difference with the 7.5 joule model, but if you get the Blaser with 32 joules, this issue quickly becomes interesting.

Of course, you need a gun permit to buy the more powerful model. So, you’re limited to the 7.5 joule model which I tested here.

Blaser AR8 has a synthetic stock. The butt plate as well as the cheek piece are rubberized.

The T06 trigger

Like most of the top air rifles in the Diana Performance Line, Blaser’s AR8 features the T06 trigger. The first stage travel, trigger pull, and trigger weight are adjustable. The trigger weight is adjustable from 14.1 to 17.6 oz (400 to 500 g)

The open sights are also special. They are contrast sights. You can see exactly what this looks like in the video below. I like it.

I hope you liked my post.

What do you think about AR8? Is it a rifle for you?

Thanks for reading!

See you next time!

Yours, Andi

Interesting link:

In THIS video I show you the T06 precision trigger in more detail.

Do you already know my international YouTube channel? HERE you will find videos of more powerful air rifles in English.

Technical data

  • Total length: 48.62” (123.5 cm)
  • Weight: 9.25 lbs. (4200 g)
  • Caliber: .177 (4.5 mm)
  • System: Break-barrel, N-TEC, gas-ram
  • Mounting rail: 11 mm prism rail
  • Trigger: T06 precision trigger

Video

My conclusion

What I like:

Made in Germany, T06 trigger, contrast sights

What I don’t like:

Pretty heavy

Rating:

Precision:
7/10
(7)
Material:
6/10
(6)
Handling:
7/10
(7)

Recommended for:

recreational shooters, plinkers

Price:

approx. 300 €

Precision:

Here I test the precision at a distance of 11m while the gun sits on a gun rest. The more stars, the better the precision.

Handling:

Handling is the overall rating of how the rifle can be handled by the shooter. This includes transport, cocking and loading the rifle, handling in prone, kneeling, and standing positions as well as weight and recoil.

Material / Processing:

The materials used and their processing are evaluated here.

Price:

The price is approximate and can of course vary depending on the model.

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