From the vote given by the members who voted we will see two things!Quote:
From the poll
#1 Double rifles are not very accurate Ray Atkinson 1 9.09%
#2 Double rifles are too expensive BangFlop, billrquimby, browningbbr, Calhoun, enysse, Michael Snyder II, Ray Atkinson, safari hunter, Thunder head, TOM 10 90.91%
#3 Double rifles are made to shoot accurate at only one range, usually short browningbbr, derekwest, Ray Atkinson 3 27.27%
#4 Double rifles use only iron sights derekwest, Ray Atkinson 2 18.18%
#5 Double rifles only come in large chamberings Ray Atkinson 1 9.09%
#6 Double rifles are simply not suited to North American hunting billrquimby, browningbbr, Ray Atkinson 3 27.27%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 11.
A, One voter voted for every excuse for not haveing a double rifle, and that vote was by someone who has owned, and used double rifles, for years, and had had good success with them on dangerous game. This is not suprizing to me because I have known this man for some years, and he uses his doubles according to his beliefs about them. What I mean by this is because of the way he believes doubles work, that is the way he uses them.
B, Because #3, #4, #5, and #6 are the most common misconceptions by most who do not understand the true way a double rifle is supposed to work, these four votes are no surprise at all to me, Though none are true.
The only vote that has some substance is #2 That says double rifles are simply too expensive, got a vote from everyone who voted. This too is subjective, and personal, but also not based on the actual worth because of the difficulty in the building of a workable double rifle, but on an individual's personal resources.
#1 and #6 Is false. PERIOD!
#2 has some legitimacy , when you can buy a rifle like the CZ 550 in good chamberings for less than $1K , while the cheapest dependable dangerous game double rifle will cost no less than $7K used, with no features above both barrels firing when the triggers are pulled.
# 1,3,4,5,and 6 are the result of old wives tales that have been printed in every gun rag ever printed, and repeated ad nausium, for years, many times by people who should know better. However that is the nature of man!, and nothing will usually change pre-concieved notions, and that is OK as well, because there is absolutely no mandate that says anyone is requires to own, or even consider owning a double rifle.
More later after some more discussion among the voters!:thumb: