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FluffyTheCat  [Member]
6/16/2011 5:21:13 PM EST


Wouldn't it be cool to own a double barrelled, over-under rifle in 7.62x54R or .303 British?

Wouldn't you love to hunt big game with such a thing?

What sayeth the hive?
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ElectricSheep556  [Team Member]
6/16/2011 5:22:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By FluffyTheCat:


Wouldn't it be cool to own a double barrelled, over-under rifle in 7.62x54R or .303 British?

Wouldn't you love to hunt big game with such a thing?

What sayeth the hive?

What's wrong the the Mosin and Enfield?
Cypher15  [Team Member]
6/16/2011 5:23:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:

Originally Posted By FluffyTheCat:


Wouldn't it be cool to own a double barrelled, over-under rifle in 7.62x54R or .303 British?

Wouldn't you love to hunt big game with such a thing?

What sayeth the hive?

What's wrong the the Mosin and Enfield?
they are single barrels

ElectricSheep556  [Team Member]
6/16/2011 5:23:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cypher15:

Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:

Originally Posted By FluffyTheCat:


Wouldn't it be cool to own a double barrelled, over-under rifle in 7.62x54R or .303 British?

Wouldn't you love to hunt big game with such a thing?

What sayeth the hive?

What's wrong the the Mosin and Enfield?
they are single barrels


Duct tape two together.
FluffyTheCat  [Member]
6/16/2011 5:24:30 PM EST


Nothing at all. But a double rifle is a wonderful thing. A good one is very well balanced and you get two very, very fast shots. You can fire two shots from a double rifle faster than a semi auto.

Anyway, they are just cool to own. And it would be fun to have one in a classic rimmed military caliber.
Rudolf_Diesel  [Member]
6/16/2011 5:25:11 PM EST
Utterly fucktarded.
Shootist_Jeff  [Team Member]
6/16/2011 5:26:54 PM EST
The snobs that buy and use double rifles would turn their noses up at those rounds.
FluffyTheCat  [Member]
6/16/2011 5:27:58 PM EST
Originally Posted By Rudolf_Diesel:
Utterly fucktarded.


Not at all. I have an over under rifle/shotgun combination that is an exceptional big game weapon. It has a 7x57R barrel and a 12g barrel. With a rifle round and a slug, it works very well on moose.

I can hardly wait to go moose hunting this fall.
Combat_Jack  [Team Member]
6/16/2011 5:29:25 PM EST
A .303 side by side would be nice but overunders don't amuse me.
FluffyTheCat  [Member]
6/16/2011 5:29:41 PM EST
Originally Posted By Shootist_Jeff:
The snobs that buy and use double rifles would turn their noses up at those rounds.




Exactly and that's why it's so cool. It would be great to have a nice double in a useful, common caliber.
ziarifleman  [Team Member]
6/16/2011 5:31:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
A .303 side by side would be nice but overunders don't amuse me.

Pretty much.


Combat_Jack  [Team Member]
6/16/2011 5:51:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By FluffyTheCat:
Originally Posted By Shootist_Jeff:
The snobs that buy and use double rifles would turn their noses up at those rounds.




Exactly and that's why it's so cool. It would be great to have a nice double in a useful, common caliber.


.303 is THE classic English small bore double caliber. Snobs seek original rifles out.
Dumpster_Baby  [Team Member]
6/16/2011 5:57:40 PM EST
I'll take a triple rifle in .489/.502 Heavyish Flanged Nitro Express.




ziarifleman  [Team Member]
6/16/2011 5:59:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dumpster_Baby:
I'll take a triple rifle in .489/.502 Heavyish Flanged Nitro Express.


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4013/4529554140_07810c7ffa_b.jpg


I bet regulating that and building the lock was fun.
Shadow4Golf  [Team Member]
6/16/2011 6:05:32 PM EST
Merkel might make one if you ask.
Combat_Jack  [Team Member]
6/16/2011 6:09:39 PM EST
Originally Posted By Shadow4Golf:
Merkel might make one if you ask.


Why get a Merkel when you can get a Purdey?
scarecrow31  [Team Member]
6/16/2011 6:10:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By Dumpster_Baby:
I'll take a triple rifle in .489/.502 Heavyish Flanged Nitro Express.


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4013/4529554140_07810c7ffa_b.jpg



I've heard of the pain caused when a large bore double rifle malfunctions and fires both barrels at the same time. I can only imagine the agony that thing would cause if it triple fires.........
ziarifleman  [Team Member]
6/16/2011 6:32:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Originally Posted By Shadow4Golf:
Merkel might make one if you ask.


Why get a Merkel when you can get a Purdey?

Because you know the Germans make great stuff...


RileyS  [Member]
6/16/2011 6:36:35 PM EST
Originally Posted By FluffyTheCat:
You can fire two shots from a double rifle faster than a semi auto.



Really? I always thought a semi auto would be faster? I've never shot a double rifle though so I have no idea. Do you just press the trigger again? Or are there two triggers? Or some type of swtich?

If there is a switch or a 2nd trigger I don't see how it is faster than a semi auto.
DangerDave  [Team Member]
6/16/2011 6:53:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By RileyS:
Originally Posted By FluffyTheCat:
You can fire two shots from a double rifle faster than a semi auto.



Really? I always thought a semi auto would be faster? I've never shot a double rifle though so I have no idea. Do you just press the trigger again? Or are there two triggers? Or some type of swtich?

If there is a switch or a 2nd trigger I don't see how it is faster than a semi auto.


Good question. I've always just taken it as an article of faith. I guess there are no autos in such prodigious calibers is one reason.


Edited to explain I was speaking of dangerous game rifles.

lildavid67  [Team Member]
6/18/2011 5:16:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By DangerDave:
Originally Posted By RileyS:
Originally Posted By FluffyTheCat:
You can fire two shots from a double rifle faster than a semi auto.



Really? I always thought a semi auto would be faster? I've never shot a double rifle though so I have no idea. Do you just press the trigger again? Or are there two triggers? Or some type of swtich?

If there is a switch or a 2nd trigger I don't see how it is faster than a semi auto.


Good question. I've always just taken it as an article of faith. I guess there are no autos in such prodigious calibers is one reason.


Edited to explain I was speaking of dangerous game rifles.



Can't speak for double rifle but I used to have a double barrel 20 gauge shotgun when I was a kid. It had two triggers and you could pull both at the same time. One blast, one recoil, but two rounds into target.
LightningII  [Team Member]
6/18/2011 5:19:08 AM EST
Browning used to make a Citori shotgun that came with a set of O/U .30/06 barrels.
not a big seller; too much money.
SouthEndXGF  [Team Member]
6/18/2011 5:20:27 AM EST

Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:

Originally Posted By Cypher15:

Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:

Originally Posted By FluffyTheCat:


Wouldn't it be cool to own a double barrelled, over-under rifle in 7.62x54R or .303 British?

Wouldn't you love to hunt big game with such a thing?

What sayeth the hive?

What's wrong the the Mosin and Enfield?
they are single barrels


Duct tape two together.

i was gonna post that.

Stove_Pipe  [Team Member]
6/18/2011 5:21:24 AM EST
Why not go double barrel bolt action?

here
crurifragium  [Team Member]
6/18/2011 5:33:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:

Originally Posted By Cypher15:

Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:

Originally Posted By FluffyTheCat:


Wouldn't it be cool to own a double barrelled, over-under rifle in 7.62x54R or .303 British?

Wouldn't you love to hunt big game with such a thing?

What sayeth the hive?

What's wrong the the Mosin and Enfield?
they are single barrels


Duct tape two together.


Duct tape a left and a right band bolt action rife together, and rig up an overhand handle so you can work both bolts at the same time.
bcw107  [Team Member]
6/18/2011 5:34:18 AM EST
Originally Posted By FluffyTheCat:


Nothing at all. But a double rifle is a wonderful thing. A good one is very well balanced and you get two very, very fast shots. You can fire two shots from a double rifle faster than a semi auto.

Anyway, they are just cool to own. And it would be fun to have one in a classic rimmed military caliber.


Double rifles aren't fast in their traditional African calibers. In fact those calibers are the opposite of fast, hence the need for two barrels.
Plumbata  [Team Member]
6/18/2011 5:50:44 AM EST
Smallest double I have is a .375.

.303's, 9.3's and 7mm's are quite popular in European circles. I've seen a very nice double in 6.5 Swedish, handled like a light 20 gauge. Price worked out to about 17K dollars:

"Fast" is not something you are going to get out of a large bore double.

EAA (IIRC) used to make over/under's in rifle calibers, I've never fired one but they seemed poorly balanced. I'd bet you could get them on Gunbroker fairly cheap.
RJinks  [Member]
6/18/2011 6:54:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By Stove_Pipe:
Why not go double barrel bolt action?

here


I'd have paid to watch this work of art being built! The regulating would have been interesting too.
www-glock19-com  [Team Member]
6/18/2011 7:08:36 AM EST

Originally Posted By ziarifleman:

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
A .303 side by side would be nice but overunders don't amuse me.

Pretty much.


yep O/U double rifles are ghey

shack357  [Team Member]
6/18/2011 8:21:55 AM EST
Originally Posted By Shootist_Jeff:
The snobs that buy and use double rifles would turn their noses up at those rounds.


Not really, especially the .303. There was a poster on nitroexpress.com who built a DR in .303, and keep in mind, Patterson killed lions with a .303-as well as a hippo with a 12 gauge hardcast roundball.The double rifle I want is the .22 Hornet that another member over there built. Damascus action, high grade walnut, oil finish, sights and integral attachment point for scope rings.
Combat_Jack  [Team Member]
6/18/2011 8:34:22 AM EST
Make my Hornet a side by side falling block please.
MagnusM4  [Member]
6/18/2011 8:54:18 AM EST
If H&R made a SxS double rifle in 7.62x54R for around $400, I would be all over that. That will never happen though....
HellifIknow  [Team Member]
6/18/2011 8:56:29 AM EST
Not a fan of the O/U double rifle. Gotta drop the barrel all the way open to load/unload. SxS mo betta.

Not a fan of either caliber in OP.

375 H&H please.
FluffyTheCat  [Member]
6/18/2011 9:39:25 AM EST
Originally Posted By MagnusM4:
If H&R made a SxS double rifle in 7.62x54R for around $400, I would be all over that. That will never happen though....



Excellent idea. I'd love it and I'd buy one.

Arminius  [Member]
6/18/2011 10:41:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
A .303 side by side would be nice but overunders don't amuse me.


True.

And for the same reason, it should be in .303.

Would make a nice deer and hog driven hunt rifle.

And of course a sister gun in 12 ga, and one in .450 NE 3 1/4" .

Oh well –––– then I woke up

Hermann

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