This is a discussion on New Double within the Double Rifles forums, part of the Firearms & Ammunition category; After 7 months of trying to decide I finally made the right decision and purchased another double. It is a ...
04-04-2010, 06:37 PM #1
After 7 months of trying to decide I finally made the right decision and purchased another double. It is a 450-400 3 1/4" Boswell circa 1905 and is fully engraved and proofed for 60 grains of cordite with 400 grain bullets.
It is a real joy to shoot.
04-04-2010, 07:01 PM #2
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That is a beautiful weapon! Best of luck with it...
04-04-2010, 07:03 PM #3
I am so damned jealous! :-) I believe that is the most efficient and usable of the double rifle calibers. Maybe if I were a PH, I might think I needed a tad more stopping power, but for me the 450-400 would be ideal. Well done. A beautiful thing.
04-04-2010, 07:06 PM #4
Bigger double, I now know you are trying to emulate MS.
But seriously, thanks for the compliments, it is a fine little rifle.
04-04-2010, 07:17 PM #5
LOL. Now that was funny.
Have to compare notes someday; I grew up in Lake Charles.
04-04-2010, 08:03 PM #6
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Great double. I miss mine. Hopefully I will have it back in 2012 for my hunt after restoration. For now I will have to live with my bolt 375 Dumoulin and my new 416 Rigby. Nothing beats hunting with a double and I am going to feel naked without it this year.
04-05-2010, 01:02 PM #7
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Mike, beautiful rifle, wish it was mine, great choice on the caliber too. The more I study that caliber the more I like it!
04-05-2010, 02:06 PM #8
That is a beauty Mike, and in a quintessential cartridge. Yes...... I am jealous!Skyline Adventures
04-05-2010, 04:34 PM #9
Mike, I know you'll make good use of it, truly a "killer" double!
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04-25-2010, 04:49 PM #10
Mike, congratulations on your purchase.
Fine gun, excellent cartridge.
I have several thousand buffalo on my hunting concession that deserve to be hunted with a firearm like that.
Happy hunting with that double of yours, a truly classic piece.
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