New Double Rifle

Discussion in 'Double Rifles' started by tarawa, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. tarawa

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    I was in the process of aquiring all the componants to build a .577 double when an unfortunate chain of events happened. All the items that I purchased haven't showed up. Until I get the items, or should I say if I get the items, I am out a bit of money. In the mean time a friend offered me a nice Kodiak double in 8 x 57. It will be the perfect little brother to my Kodiak 45-70. If the 8 x 57 version is anything like the 45-70, I will be thrilled with it. I am hoping to take possession of this in a few weeks.

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    If you ordered the 577 stuff from Ohio like I did, I'm getting concerned also.

    If you want the missing middle brother to that family I have the 9.3X74R one. Then you can have a full set!
     
  3. tarawa

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    Hi Mike,
    Yes, our pal from Ohio. We sure didn't do our homework on that did we? Birdhunter50 is in on it too. He is also concerned. He has a lot of $$ involved. Love to have the complete set. Maybe later when I get my finances set. That would be an awesome set.

    PM me you phone number. I would love to talk to you about the situation




     
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    Done!
     
  5. tarawa

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    I took possession of my new double and I must admit that it is a real beauty. I guess the next step is a trip (online) to Jeff's Outfitters to get a nice leather and canvas case...or maybe all leather.
    All the ammo and components are being shipped now.
     
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    I had the exact same gun. Loved mine, it was well made, looked great, and really shot great as well.
    Enjoy
    Rick
     
  7. tarawa

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    I guess that two Kodiaks wasn't enough. Made it an even (or odd) three, thanks to AkMike.

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    Very nice triple indeed!!
     
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    How do those Kodiaks shoot? I have been looking at them online for awhile, but I haven't been able to see one in person to get a real feel for them.
    Thanks.
    Dan
     
  10. tarawa

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    I havent shot the 9.3 x 74 yet. I took the 45-70 hunting before I ever went to the range. I shot a hog at about 125 yards and fell but got back up and was heading towards me so I hit him again at 50 yards. First shot hit were I aimed (front shoulder) so I guess accuracy is fine.
    The 8x57 shhots both barrels in a 4" circle at 50 yards, but that is with my poor eyes and not really trying too hard.
     
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    That 9.3 will shoot good! I was able to shoot several deer with it on Kodiak Island and was a back-up shooter for a Kodiak Brownie. It'll bounce a pop can all over a gravel pit and print a 2"group at 50 yds off a bench.
    Of that I know for a fact! ;)
     
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    Mike,
    Are you still sunning yourself in the Ukraine? If I show up in Alaska are you going to show me around? A halibut steak is sounding real good about now.
     
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    Da Da, We had a great Christmas and New Years out in a small village with the DIL's mother and family and I got to spend alot of time with the grandson. Life's Good!
    Still here and it's finally sunny and a -8c for temps. The doors open when ever you wander up. I assume that it'll be the same if and when I ever wander down your way too. It's been about 5 years since we visited with Mickey Mouse.
     
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    Mike,
    I know where we can chase a few hogs down here in the palmettos. There an extra couple doubles here that we can take. Jus let me know when you are heading down this way.
     
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    10-4! I'LL DO THAT!!!!
     
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    For 6,000 Euros (almost 8,000 USD) I'll find better that's not a pimped up $3,000USD rifle.

    Since you've posted about this on a number of forums I'm curious.. Are you a salesman for them?
     
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    No sorry, I'm not a salesman ...:confusion:
    I teach computer sciences & data process in a french university, my student are Master degree ...:chaplin:
    But you are right that the second time I put an advertissement for this gun cause the idea is not so bad with the .450 NE .. I think ... good looking no ?:clapping:
    and this is a french company which has had this idea and the price is (too hight for me) not so bad vs other double except Sabatti.:lookaround:
    If I have just enought $$ I think I'd buy a Sabatti Double Big Five .450NE Hornady.:thumb:
     
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    A question how many for a double like Chapuis .470 NE for instance?
    In France the price is about 7500 € / 9000 € according to the grade.:(
    Sabatti's price seems well ... here in France ... for a double ... but €€€€ despite everything !:praying: Let's Dream ...
    So ... I have a Winch Safari Express .375 H&H perfect ( I am proud of it) and ... cheaper ....;) and a CZ 550 synthetic 9.3x62 Mauser ..
     

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