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    Wild Managed Lion Hunt As Well As Free Range Buffalo & Plains Game On 75,000 Acres Kalahari

    Can you check the calculation on the sable price between EUR and USD. One is not correct. Looks like a very interesting hunt. Something to ponder over the cold winters here in Alaska. Cal
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    Brass & Dies For Sale

    Could be, or perhaps a son I never knew I had after meeting a lady at a Dead concert!
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    Brass & Dies For Sale

    Interesting. As my newest double was made in 1920 I am definitely behind the times.
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    Brass & Dies For Sale

    Looks like there is a mix-up in the language. Rimmed cartridges are for doubles and single shots and rimless are for bolt actions.
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    Brass & Dies For Sale

    The dies are for a double rifle. I didn't know there was a rimless version for bolt actions.
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    Brass & Dies For Sale

    Elk Hunter--brass sold years ago. I'm finding things I didn't know I had. Much more to come later. I have lots of .470 brass that can substitute. Ridgewalker--it's been a great ride but it's time to pass them on.
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    Brass & Dies For Sale

    Going through my stuff as I’m clearing out the safes, cabinets and drawers. Here are some items, I don’t need any longer. (More to follow when these are gone--30 years of double rifle stuff). Bertram Brass .600 nitro express. New, unfired, in a box of 20. $225 per box, have thee boxes. There is...
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    Blue Dot

    That's a good charge. The highest I ever loaded was 120 grains of Blue Dot under a 1400 grains ball. Good accuracy on Ron's 4. C
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    Blue Dot

    Thanks for the kind words and good shooting. Cal;
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    Blue Dot

    Then it's for a conical.
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    Blue Dot

    Rifling: 1 turn in 100" (approximatley 1/4 turn down the bore0 is for a ball. 1 turn in 50" (approxiamtely 1/2 turn down the bore) is for a conical. If you rifle is accurate you are on the money. But, 130 grains is a bit less than 5 drams and I would imagine in a heavy 12 at least 6 drams and...
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    Blue Dot

    If the Reilly is 12 pounds it is for a heavy charge. Is the rifle made for a conical or ball?
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    Blue Dot

    I have been using Blue Dot for 25 years in double bore rifles (I've even fired it in a few single shot bore rifles but I keep that a secret). There has never been published a formula for its use so after nearly 25 years of using it I have found the following to work for me: 33% of the original...
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    Mark Sullivan shows us how to handle a Double Rifle

    This can't be your rifle, Safarikid. It must be your girlfriend's rifle. It only has one barrel.
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    A new toy for Cal

    Sorry it took so long, fellas, but I've been playing a lot with my new Lab Radar. I've been choreographing all of my doubles to compare with my old Chrony and Oehler models. No doubt the LR is the best and most accurate. I just finished with smokeless and three makes of black powder for my 8-...
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    Mark Sullivan shows us how to handle a Double Rifle

    I don't know how many doubles Von S. owns, but I currently own 18 and in total over the years 60+. All pre war vintage from the UK (England and Scotland). Mark is absolutley spot on in now to handle a double. There are many ways to handle a double and many opinions, too, but Sullivan has...
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    Those Thinking About Buying a First Double Rifle

    Took delivery of this magnificent Holland and Holland double rifle in the rare but very powerful cartridge 20-.577. A design by Alex Henry (I believe) it was to duplicate the ballistics of the popular .577 x 3-inch black powder express with a charge of six drams (165 grains) of Curtis and...
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    Mark Sullivan shows us how to handle a Double Rifle

    Rookhawk: It was not you I was referring to. Ray, about 2/3 down on page 7 made the statement "kicked out of several countries for on both sides of the pond." We can agree or disagree but one thing that can't be argued is Mark's name is kept to the front year after year after year. Those in my...
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    Mark Sullivan shows us how to handle a Double Rifle

    Brent: Yes, he was. He had a waiting list of both new and waiting clients that many in the industry were very jealous or envious of. It's is interesting that the folks who are negative and those who never met the man in person an base there opinions on what they heard. (I'm still waiting for one...
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    "Tiger Rifle" For Sale In .405 Winchester

    No VAT if directly shipped out of the country. Or at least with the last firearms I bought at auction a couple of years ago.
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    Cartridges We Can Live Without...

    Any cartiddge made after WWI.
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    "Tiger Rifle" For Sale In .405 Winchester

    The rifle sold for 2300 GBP or 2856 USD. A more than fair price. But.. plus 22% buyer's fee of $628 for $3484. That is a good price if the barrel was 24". Not so if the barrell is indeed 23". From the $3484 figure, add the following: packing and paperwork from the auction company transportation...
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    "Tiger Rifle" For Sale In .405 Winchester

    Anyone know the hammer price? Add 22% to that. Cal
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    Mark Sullivan shows us how to handle a Double Rifle

    Here is the table:
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    Mark Sullivan shows us how to handle a Double Rifle

    Here are Mark's first 10 films. The table of each shot didn't copy. I will work on that. Introduction. First of all, please excuse the delay in my posting. I had the information in hand but my knee prevents me from sitting for any great length of time at a computer table. It needs to be...
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    Mark Sullivan shows us how to handle a Double Rifle

    Time passes and I forget. My article is posted on page 6 of this thread. It's late but I re read this thread and it's amazing how so many look at a film and believe that is how the man is. Tim Roth is a fine actor. The part he played in Rob Roy showed an absolute shit. It's not him, it is the...
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    Mark Sullivan shows us how to handle a Double Rifle

    Gents; I found the article and the details of 10 of Mark's films. I will be in the city tomorrow and maybe thenext day but I will post them. The only difficulty I see is the table of each film detailing the shots, charges, etc. I will try.
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    Mark Sullivan shows us how to handle a Double Rifle

    To reply to Roothawk's comment on a "HUGE" amount of charges. In 16 years Mark recorded 8 buffalo charges and 6 hippo charges. All of the hippo were unwounded. Buffalo were wounded...by clients. Those are the facts of his videos. In 2013 when recovering from a knee replacement I watched each of...
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    A new toy for Cal

    This weekend I am shooting this rifle and many others with a Lab Radar chronograph. As she was regulated for 7 drams or 191 grains of black powder I used the 40% rule and loaded 77 grains of IMR 4198. Velocity was 1745fps. I will also try 80 & 83 grains. Then I will shoot for a target at 50...
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    A new toy for Cal

    I called Birdseye Mercantile today and spoke to the owner's daughter. No information turned up and there is no written history on the company or the founder. Will keep looking and thanks for the lead, Ed. The other 20-577 that was written up here a few years ago was owned be me and now lives in...
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    A new toy for Cal

    Thank you for your kind words, gentlemen. Ed: if you would share the source of Birdseye I would appreciate it. The rifle was made in 1895 so the time period fits. I hope to shoot the 20-577 over the weekend. 77 grains of IMR 4198 should give ballistics of the original load. And to compare I...
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    Holland and Holland 20-.577 Double Rifle

    Yesterday I took delivery of this magnificent Holland and Holland double rifle in the rare but very powerful cartridge 20-.577. A design by Alex Henry (I believe) it was to duplicate the ballistics of the popular .577 x 3-inch black powder express with a charge of six drams (165 grains) of...
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    Holland and Holland 20-.577 Double Rifle

    Yesterday I took delivery of this magnificent Holland and Holland double rifle in the rare but very powerful cartridge 20-.577. A design by Alex Henry (I believe) it was to duplicate the ballistics of the popular .577 x 3-inch black powder express with a charge of six drams (165 grains) of...
  34. Holland and Holland 20-.577 Double Rifle

    Holland and Holland 20-.577 Double Rifle

    Yesterday I took delivery of this magnificent Holland and Holland double rifle in the rare but very powerful cartridge 20-.577. A design by Alex Henry (I believe) it was to duplicate the ballistics of the popular .577 x 3-inch black powder express with a charge of six drams (165 grains) of...
  35. Holland and Holland 20-.577 Double Rifle

    Holland and Holland 20-.577 Double Rifle

    Yesterday I took delivery of this magnificent Holland and Holland double rifle in the rare but very powerful cartridge 20-.577. A design by Alex Henry (I believe) it was to duplicate the ballistics of the popular .577 x 3-inch black powder express with a charge of six drams (165 grains) of...
  36. Holland and Holland 20-.577 Double Rifle

    Holland and Holland 20-.577 Double Rifle

    Yesterday I took delivery of this magnificent Holland and Holland double rifle in the rare but very powerful cartridge 20-.577. A design by Alex Henry (I believe) it was to duplicate the ballistics of the popular .577 x 3-inch black powder express with a charge of six drams (165 grains) of...
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    A new toy for Cal

    Fellas: While I have been selling off much of my collection of double rifles (15 gone in the past 15 months) but when one comes along that is a “must have” well, the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. Yesterday I took delivery of this magnificent Holland and Holland double rifle in the...
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    Mark Sullivan shows us how to handle a Double Rifle

    Saul: Thank you for your observations. I agreee with you about celebrity hunters. I loved Boddington until he began using his writings to sell hunts, ammo, bullets, and binocular straps, etc. What Mark did on camera set him apart from all of the other PHs who are broke and struggle to get...
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    Mark Sullivan shows us how to handle a Double Rifle

    Ray: I've heard the same stuff about Mark for 20+ years and it all begins the same: "I've heard..." but no one seems to actually see. Can you mention the "several countries" Mark as been kicked out of? I have talked to men who I see make up fables and pass them on as truth, to be repeated by...
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    "Tiger Rifle" For Sale In .405 Winchester

    Reloading gear for a .405 is fairly inexpensive and common. In fact, with the new .405 I just purchased has brass, bullets, dies, etc. that will be extra as I already have what I need.
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    "Tiger Rifle" For Sale In .405 Winchester

    If you are in the UK it could be a fair bargain; not so if in the US.
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    "Tiger Rifle" For Sale In .405 Winchester

    As mentioned I will pass on this rifle due to the cut barrel and the cost and complexity of getting the rifle to me. So, today I purchases a near identical rifle that was for sale on the internet months ago. The only difference is my new toy has eyes for the Winchester sling. Other than that...
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    "Tiger Rifle" For Sale In .405 Winchester

    Contact the shipper to get a quote on all of the costs involved. With a cut barrel teh value is 2500-3000USD. To get it here even with the low estimate of sales would far exceed its value. Again, I will pass. Cal
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    "Tiger Rifle" For Sale In .405 Winchester

    All .405's had a standard barrel length of 24" C
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    "Tiger Rifle" For Sale In .405 Winchester

    Gents: An update on the .405. I will not bid on the rifle as the barrel has been cut. The advertisement said the barrel was 22 1/2". I wrote asking to measure the barrel from muzzle to the breech here it meets the bolt face. Here is there reply below. Also, they don't ship out of the country so...
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    "Tiger Rifle" For Sale In .405 Winchester

    Low estimates are common to draw bidders. I have bought several rifles overseas and please be careful as the costs can multiply quickly. If the rifle sells for 2000 pounds (which is a very good price) first add 22% for the buyer's premium, then will be a charge to pack, apply for permits, and...
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    .500 vs .577 vs .600 NE

    Factory .600 ammo is 45-50$ per round. I have never bought factory ammo in the 30+ years I have been playing with doubles. .600 is from Kynamco and is the only factory loads available but custom loaders will make some up on your brass for 10-15$ per round.
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    .500 vs .577 vs .600 NE

    I do a lot of shooting with cast bullets both for target practice and to get used to the recoil after a long winter of little shooting. Today I ran 16 rounds through the .600 and used the new Lab Radar. I made the switch from 4831 to RL 15 to see the difference. Accuracy the same, velocity the...
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    .500 vs .577 vs .600 NE

    Swarovski 1.25-4x 30mm is my only scoped rifle. C
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    .500 vs .577 vs .600 NE

    Pondoro: With the 900 grain Woodleigh soft nose I get 1900 fps with 160 grains of IMR 4831. With a solid I use 155 grains of the same powder. Large rifle magnum primer. Barrels are 26". Both loads shoot 2" at 50 yards. If Zimbabwe opens soon a planned hunt will see the .600 for elephant...
 
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