German firearms manufacturer Blaser has announced a new over/under shotgun, the F3 Vantage. From the press release:
New Hybrid Design for Maximum Performance
The “F3 Vantage” embodies the Blaser design philosophy to deliver a
premium sporting gun perfectly tailored to the needs of the shooter. This
hybrid design provides quick target acquisition and enhanced shooter
Striving for perfection in order to support the shooters desire for the perfect
shot is the very reason for our latest addition to the F3 shotgun family.
The new “F3 Vantage” not only scores with the mechanical perfection
found in all Blaser shotgun receivers, it also delivers ideal target awareness
due to the hybrid nature of the raised rib. This 32” (81cm) adjustment
free barrel offers the perfect blend of elevation for comfort and unsurpassed
peripheral vision. This unique rib design insures your sight picture
will be consistent when shooting aggressively or relaxed depending upon
target presentation. The rib’s forward rake makes shooting with a mounted
gun effortless and the responsiveness when shooting from a low gun
will leave the most challenging FITASC targets a cloud of dust.
To fully appreciate the new rib design the engineers turned to the next
critical element, stock design. Available in several variants you are assured
your shoulders and neck will be relaxed allowing better movement
from any shooting position. Recoil management is also addressed by using
the original KICK-EEZ recoil pad made with Sorbothane the softest
and most durable pad on the market.
Available in both right and left handed models, all Blaser firearms are
covered by a 10 year manufacturer’s warranty.
The “inline” stock idea applied to over/under shotguns certainly does raise a few eyebrows. I certainly know the recoil pad they’re using works very well.