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Blaser Tactical 2 Forend Design

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Blaser Tactical 2 stock design.
Blaser Tactical 2 stock design.

This comes up quite a bit. The question is why is the Blaser Tactical 2 stock shaped like that? 

Well…the fully exposed barrel is to allow more airflow to cool. The barrel, but also to keep heat distribution even in an attempt to control POI shift. 

The second obvious design if the Blaser is the forend. They could have just put a flat forend out there and called it a day. But the thinking was having the front of the rifle cant, this allows the shooter to adjust the height of the rifle by moving the rifle forwards to backwards. 

What what I just typed doesn’t make sense, consider this example. I am a 235lb, large chested male. Shooting prone, my rifle will sit higher than for a much more slender 140lb shooter. 

In practical terms however, this forend allows a shooter to adjust the height of the rifle quickly without having to twist or manipulate bipod legs or monopods.  

But there is a trade-off. “Loading” the rifle with forward pressure is somewhat limited here. Since I personally am very inclined to bipod load, this setup doesn’t help me too much. However, in the early 1990’s, I don’t think bipod loading, as a technique, was as popular as it is now. 

So now you know. 

 

Sincerely, 

Marky

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