First Double - need advice!
Since you guys helped me pick my first two big/medium bore rifles, I figured I'd let you guys help on a third!
I'm venturing into the world of double rifles on this one. I'd like to make a purchase this month. I've a (roughly) $10,000 budget. I've a few in mind, please comment as you see fit:
MAKE: Here is the first dilemma. I seem to be leaning mostly towards a Merkel, but I can also swing offerings from Krieghoff and Chapuis. I know Searcy's are in this price range, but I can't seem to find any for sale and he cut out the PH line, which I would just purchase brand new if he still offered it!
CALIBER: I would like to have either a .470NE or .500NE, but would be open to a .450NE, also. I do see the merit in a .450-400NE, but those seem to be tough to find on my budget.
I know Cabela's has a number of Merkels and Krieghoffs for sale and I'll be venturing to my local one this week to snoop about. In the meantime, I would appreciate any and all comments from you all as to what my best choice(s) would be.
Thank you all again!
Verney-Carron French guns
Well I've been looking into double rifles from Verney-Carron:
:: Verney Carron : fabricant d'armes de chasse, fusils automatiques, armes a feu ::
Look under the english texts, for fine guns. I am really going to buy one of these guns, doubles with side locks or doubles with boxlocks. Both are called Azurs, but the side lock's largest caliber is .375 H&H, the boxlock (Azur Safari Standard and PH) is up to .600NE, take a look. They are very helpful on the phone.
Good luck, Frank from Switzerland.