Blaser, known for their high-end long guns — from straight-pull bolt action rifles to competition over/unders to drilling guns — has just announced a new scattergun model, the F16. It’s available in Sporting and Game configurations, both only in 12 gauge for the time being. It appears to be an evolution of Blaser’s F3, which has been popular on the competition circuit for years. A really slick promotional video along with Blaser’s (by the way, that’s “bläh-zer”) press release follow . . .
F16: THE NEXT TOP GUN
Best in class
Perfectly balanced, with the lowest profile receiver on the market, the Blaser F16 comes along racy, elegant and extremely pointable at the same time. The all new F16 is immediately best in its class!
It is the unique combination of excellent characteristics which makes the all new Blaser over-and-under shotgun F16 second to none. With the lowest profile receiver on the market the F16 boasts an exceptionally low centre of gravity, making it extraordinary pointable and dynamic. This is boosted by the accentuated dynamic, semi-rounded action design, devised using an innovative monocoque construction. The shooter feels immediately the difference when picking up the shotgun. The best prerequisite for becoming a better shot!
Besides the intuitive pointability, the newly developed tapered rib supports the pheripheral vision of the shooter and results in a faster target acquisition. The Triplex® bore design and the proven Blaser ejection system (EBS®), which cocks the ejectors when the gun is opened, allows the shooter to focus on what is really important: hitting the next target. The fast mechanics and a crisp trigger pull (1,650 grams/3 lb.10oz.) allow for a fast transition from thought impulse to ignition.
With the accustomed reliability, the Inertial Block System (IBS®) prevents without any compromise an involuntary second shot or the unintentional triggering of a second shot while maintaining a superb trigger pull.
Modern production operations, the use of high-strength materials and the technological perfection Blaser is so well-known for, make the F16 a highly reliable and long-lasting shotgun for the range or in the field.
The Sporting version, which weighs just over 7 lb 8 oz. (3.4 kg), is available with 30” or 32” inch barrels, while the Game version weighs approximately 6.1 lb 13 oz. (3.1 kg) and is available with 28” or 29” barrels.