Blaser Integral Silencer
The Blaser R8 Silence models with integrated silencer
The construction of the R8 Silence is designed to protect the hearing of both hunter and dog. At any time and with every shot. Thanks to the even weight distribution of the entire barrel, the R8 Silence models provide the first-class balance and huntability that you are used with every R8 model. The outer contour of the barrel and silencer jacket boasts a smooth bull barrel design, giving the R8 Silence models their low weight and an extremely attractive overall appearance.
Efficient dampening power. Reduced recoil. Sleek design.
Within a fraction of a second – all the processes take place inside the silencer – which ensure recoil reduction and noise dampening when the shot is fired. As an example, with a barrel length of 42 cm (16.5“) in .308 Win, the projectile emerges from the muzzle at a velocity of 750 m/s. It passes completely through the length of the Integral Silencer in just 0.27 milliseconds.
Baffle design and geometry is the heart of every silencer. It is largely responsible for reducing the recoil – and in combination with the large volume of the silencer – reducing the sound of the shot and protecting a shooter’s hearing. For the Blaser Integral Silencer (ISD), the geometry was optimized to the maximum diameter – while still maintaining the overall aesthetic of the rifle itself.
The muzzle brake deflects a part of the gases rearward, in an evenly dispersed fashion. Like the outer tube, the muzzle brake is made of titanium, which ensures minimum weight and optimum durability. It is also responsible for ensuring that the Blaser Integral Silencer can be properly attached to the muzzle thread of the barrel.
This allows the bullet to pass through the silencer without obstruction. With this high-strength material and its precise manufacturing – the problems with bullet striations and the resulting change in the point of impact are now a thing of the past.
The innovative design of the Blaser Integral Silencer allows for use of the entire length of the silencer as an expansion space for the powder gases – while maintaining its slim overall appearance. The inner tube of the Blaser Integral Silencer (ISD) contains and closes off the expansion chamber and keeps the gases from contacting the surface of the barrel itself. The barrel always remains clean and is reliably protected against powder residues, contamination and corrosive residues.
Model overview R8 Silence Models
Every country has different laws and legal requirements when it comes to silencer. We therefore advise you to contact your legal authorities to enquire about permissions for silencers or ask your Blaser dealer for more information.