With the 1000 yard range project coming along swimmingly, we will be stretching out some of our hotter rounds a little more frequently. And with that shooting, some heat. Specifically mirage.
Both my Blaser R8 and Tactical 2 barrels come with threaded attachment points for mirage bands. Blaser branded mirage bands. And as you might well know, Blaser is German for bust out another $1000. Ok. Maybe it doesn’t mean that. What do I know? I studied Russian and Spanish in school.
But shooting 338 Lapua and 300WM, on higher magnifications, with higher round counts, tends to throw some heat. So…figured I better break down and buy a mirage band. Turns out, the Blaser branded band is…wait for it…$80!!!
Uh, no. I can take the $2k barrels. I can take the $240 Tac magazines. Hell…I can even take the $500-700 R8 combo magazines / trigger groups! AKA…the world’s most expensive magazine. But $80 for a mirage band? No way!
Reached out to a major US dealer who has probably been sitting on a Blaser mirage band for 15 years with no inquiries and tried to make a deal. No go. Not even a counter. He wouldn’t budge. So…off to Camp Perry I went. And look what I found?
High quality mirage bands for…wait for it…$8.
Let me spell that out in english: Eight…bucks. And Camp Perry isn’t known for it’s bargain basement prices!
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