20 ga Double rifle

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  1. AZDAVE

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    I picked up a Simson 20 ga double rifle that had been converted from a 12 Ga Simson shotgun by the late Bob Hayden. @crs was a personal friend on Bob and he put me in contact with the family and I was able to purchase it from the estate. Finally got time to get the new rifle out to the range and shoot it. I bought some Winchester slugs to just try until I acquire the necessary components to load what the rifle is regulated with. The factory slugs shot better than I expected. a 4 shot group into 3 1/2 inchs at 50 meters about six inches below the sights. It has fully rifles barrels and a set of scope bases. I plan on trying a red dot. All in all very please with it so far.

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  2. CAustin

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    Good looking gun Dave! Glad when our guys get deals!
     
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    Dave, it seems you have an endless supply of cool stuff!
     
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    I am glad the rifle is a shooter.
    Does 20 gauge = 72 caliber?

    Dang!

    PS Please be sure to let Marie know how well the rifle shoots.
     

  5. AZDAVE

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    @crs It is a fun rifle to shoot:)

    No a 20 ga is 62 cal same diamater as a 600 nitro.

    72 is a 12 ga.

    I use a 12 bore round ball muzzle loader as my elk rifle.
     

  6. Witold Krzyżanowski

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    Nice double rifle. Congrats AZDAVE.
     

  7. crs

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    Just a 600 NE sized bullet? I should have known that. Big holes to follow!
    A south Texas hunting buddy of mine shoots a black powder double in 20 gauge for birds. It is a nice looking and well balanced gun.
    Last fall when we were meat hunting on a ranch north of Victoria, TX, one of his sons wanted to take his deer with it rather than archery, so Joe took him out for a few practice shots with round balls- kid did well. That evening , he blew a football sized hole in the chest of a whitetail doe. No tracking or meat damage.
    Just get close and sock it to them!
     

  8. crs

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    Dave.
    In your gun pix above, I can barely make out the side clips, but the pic is a bit fuzzy and I can not see the cross bolt or loaded chamber indicator.
    Are they there?
     

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    That's an interesting firearm. Are you sticking to reloads exclusively? I wonder what it would do with Lightfields.
     

  10. AZDAVE

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    @crs Yes they are there, need to work on my photographic skills:ROFLMAO:

    @Hogpatrol I will try some more factory loads, the Winchester were the only one available locally. I will most likely shoot 75% handloads and 25% factory.
     
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