Must haves for a double rifle
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02-14-2014, 06:41 AM #1
Must haves for a double rifle
A question I have been pondering as I am trying to decide on having a new double build. What would you have added or upgraded on a double if you guys where to have one build. For me I am thinking must haves include the following
Ariticulated front trigger
Long tang and trigger guard
Two flip up sights
Possibles upgraded wood to grade 4
Case colored reciever
Scope mount for hologram sight
Flip up night bead front sight
Opinions please for the perfect double and please leave manufacturer names out I want to know what you would like in a double not the brand name of one.this will be a DG rifle in something from 450-400 to 500 nitroThe bills can wait there is hunting to be done
02-14-2014, 08:44 AM #2
24 inch barrels, articulated front trigger (painfull past experience with fixed front trigger), 1 shallow v sight with no flip ups, best wood i could afford, ejectors, flip night sight, like both colour case hardened and plain receiver so spur of the moment with that.
02-14-2014, 05:55 PM #3
Mark, when I ordered my double through V.C I had some basic parameters that I wanted the firearm to conform to.
These parameters were driven mainly by the conditions that I hunt in and the terrain and climate that the rifle will be exposed to.
I went for;
# max overall finish weight at 10.5lbs (have since reduced this to 9 3/4lbs by removing the lead ballast from the butt stock) for portability
# short barrels (ballanced to the rest of the gun)
# articulated front trigger (almost a "must" on anything bigger than a 450/400)
# Cerakote/gunkote matt finish to the barrels (reduce glare and MUCH more durable than blueing when operating in the Tropics)
# CCH action finsh (reduced glare in the Tropics)
# slign "eye" to the barrels and gunstock (for sling use)
# ejectors (load-em up quick)
# slight palm swell in pistol grip to assist with constant "cant" angle when shooting
# stippling finish to top rib and front sight ramp to reduce glare
# rear shallow V sight angled backwards to reduce glare
As Spike has shown above, I also chose to minimise confusion by opting to only have one rear sight blade.
Also, you can see from my posting that most, if not all, of my requirements where based on function as oposed to asthetics, but that's just me.
I'm EXTREMELY happy with my V.C .500 double and now that it has gone on a successful diet and shed some excessive weight I am looking forward to unleashing it on some bovines in Arnehmland this coming hunting season.
Scope mount and or hologram sight up to 470. Not 500
02-15-2014, 03:36 PM #5
Thanks spike, Paul and mike this will most likely be a upgrade to my current 470 nitro. And only my third double every so I want to get it right I have learned some things from my last two that i would like. Thanks Paul I would have never thought to have the top rib stimpled for glare. I was opting for the cc reciever for that option And I do love the ejectors on my current double and will keep with them on the next one. I do appreciate the input for you guys that have much more experience with double than I do.The bills can wait there is hunting to be done
02-15-2014, 03:48 PM #6
looking forward to seeing the end result
02-20-2014, 02:30 PM #7
We'll the deal is almost done just need to sell my Chapuis and it is set. I have decided to go with a Heym. PH two model. With the following larger new frame size in 470 nitro. Long tang and trigger guard. Case colored reciever. Stippling on top rib and front sight ramp. One flip up sight and flip up night sight on front bead. Upgraded wood. Ejectors. Slight palm swell. Max weight at 11lbsThe bills can wait there is hunting to be done
That sounds like it'll be a dandy!
02-21-2014, 06:10 PM #9
02-24-2014, 11:56 PM #10
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Stock fit is everything. I hope they take measurements and fit you up.
Ejectors are a wonderful thing to have.
Balance is important in a rifle shot off hand.
10.5 lbs is a nice weight not so heavy to carry "for miles" but heavy enough to control even in a .500.
I like the NECG sites wide v with a fiber optic front bead.
Nice wood is always a plus so are side locks and engraving but they wont make it shoot any better.
02-25-2014, 03:34 AM #11
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Heym is an excellent choice !
02-25-2014, 07:09 AM #12
The heym just felt the best to me the way it balenced and it already had most of the features I was looking for. I did get measured and fit for it. Now the long wait begins. I still have a month to decide if I want to add or change anything. Chris at heym has been great with answering questions. I did like the VC guns as we'll but it felt very similar to my ChapuisThe bills can wait there is hunting to be done
Either Chris or Tony will take care of you!
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