Baserri Mari HR Field 12ga. 28" - Maximum Quantity: 2
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Many upland hunters consider a round-bodied shotgun the epitome of elegance and handling. The softened edges on the receiver feel natural to the hand, enhancing the instinctive mount for flushing birds. Even gun makers ostensibly believe the round-body is a special breed of field gun, since you’ll find that the action is often adorned with refined engraving.
Think round-bodied shotguns and the number that comes to mind is five grand for a decent specimen. But newcomer Baserri Shotguns continues to upend the price/performance expectations of shooters – this time with its round-body HR over/under field gun priced at only $2,395 MSRP.
The affordability of the HR captures the spirit of Baserri boxlocks.
The Baserri buzz all over the Internet can finally be addressed with the arrival of their modestly priced shotguns stocked alongside Beretta, Browning, Fausti, Caesar Guerini and other stalwarts in the category.
Baserri’s patented Tribore process implements three drilling passes through the chrome molybdenum steel barrel stock. The unique triple-drilling process eliminates the abrupt constriction of forcing cones. Baserri’s Tribore process progressively tapers the bore from .740 inches to .724 inches. The elongated tapering is designed to deliver lower felt recoil and higher shot velocity.
Moreover, Baserri claims that their Tribore barrels surpassed all others in the U.S. by testing to 1,630 BAR – the equivalent of 23,640 psi (the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturing Institute established a minimum standard of 11,500 psi for 12-gauge shells in 2¾ and 3-inch lengths).
Although the Tribore method is applied to both the Mari Elite and Mari HR, Baserri outfits the HR with an aluminum receiver that lightens the field gun by some two pounds over the Mari Elite and further distinguishes it from the well-known, over/under rivals.
The round-body receiver on the Mari HR featured a satin gray finish – like the Blaser F3 – embellished with a floral scroll. A titanium coating inhibited rust and corrosion. The 28-inch barrels are chambered for 3-inch shells and accommodated five standard extended chokes. Baserri outfitted the Mari HR with a grade of wood that’s typical for a $2,395 field gun. Likewise, the pistol grip was standard fare. Trigger pull was a lovely and predictable 4.1 pounds.
Baserri’s Mari HR weighs 6.2 pounds.