so basically you are saying the only way you can shoot a double is standing in the same position it was regulated in? i have never built one or would be capable of doing so and you have my admiration for being able to do perform this feat. but i know what i have seen, what i have shot for regulation and the end product which were accurate double rifles that were regulated shot sitting down and then shot off hand with the same results. so i think we will have to agree to disagree :beer:
I saw a 470 NE Sabatti double at the Huntex Show (South Africa) it sure looks impressive.
I have read that Sabatti has had problems,have these been resolved or not ?
The new Sabatti's are regulated properly, it's nicely priced.
Wonder which one is better...the Sabatti or field grade B. Searcy & Co ?
No question about it a Searcy is the better rifle.
A total no BS warranty and top notch quality.
Im thinking of a Searcy Classic in either 470NE or 500NE emailed him the other day 10 to 12 month build time before shipping really tempted to get one but I really dont know anything about double rifles besides what I've read over the years. So im still justifying in my mind whether I really should get one as It might be a waste if I dont use it a lot and it might just be a self indulgent thing that I really dont need lol.
I got 4 weeks to go on my Heym 450/400. I am already working on buying a Searcy 470 NE. Guys....is there any cure for this??:headscratch:
The only long term cure is death!
Even then I'm planning on taking one of them with me! :D I think a 577/500 will keep the earthworms at bay.
577/500...now theres a stick. I haven't graduated to that manhood level yet. :ssst:
With factory Hornady ammo, this gun will print both barrels into about 1.5" @ 50 yards. Two weeks ago I shot a charging animal match with this setup. Charging animal is 2 shots on a 50metre slow fire pistol target at 75yds, 2 shots at 50yds and 2 shots at 25yds with a time limit of 35 seconds, from the standing position. The 75yd target had right and left impacts 2" apart and just above the centre of the target. At 50yrds the impacts were about 5" apart, straddling the centre of the target (and this was my poor shooting and not the rifle's fault) and at 25yds both right and left printed so close together that the two holes were really just one elongated hole and just marginally below the centre.
So, who says Sabatti doubles don't shoot?! I have owned a number of doubles, over the years, and the only double I have owned that shot that well was a Chapuis .470 which cost me about three times the price of the Sabatti. I would still like to buy a high-grade double but, for the time being, the Sabatti will be in my gunsafe for a long time to come and the money that I would have spent on a high grade gun will pay for more hunting.
I am now in the market for a 9.3x74R as a companion for this gun.
BwanaBob, Congrads on getting a shooter.
Congrats BwanaBob! I have a .470 Sabatti and it also is a "shooter". I love it. Like you, it doesn't mean I wouldn't like to have a Heym PH model in .470, just means for what I saved, I'm that much closer to taking a bull elephant with a double!
Bwanabob, I too feel like the RMR sits too high, but seems to work. Any chance you could share some pics of the mount you made for it and where you had it made? Also, do the iron sights get in the way?