.22 Hornet double rifle in action

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  1. Bailey Bradshaw

    Bailey Bradshaw AH Senior Member

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    I made this little double rifle back in 2010. It’s the first Damascus steel actioned rifle I made. In the UK being enjoyed by it’s owner.

    A quote from the owner

    “it’s a joy to shoot and with some load development it’s capable of three quarter inch group at 100 yards 4 shots 2 out of each barrel. 40gr Nosler Varmageddon and 12 grains of Lilgun it’s an awesome vermin Rifle.”

    As a gunmaker, this brings a great deal of satisfaction
     
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  2. Witold Krzyżanowski

    Witold Krzyżanowski AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    Cool double rifle.
     
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    Good show, Bailey!
     

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    Ridgewalker AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

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    What a neat little varmint/turkey slayer!
    So you built this from scratch?
     

  5. Bailey Bradshaw

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    Yes, I designed the action and even forged the damascus billet it was made from. Did everything except drill and rifle the barrels
     

  6. leslie hetrick

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    pictures,pictures, PLEASE! I have a 70,s browning BSS sporter in 20 ga I have thought I would like to converted into a light double rifle, 30-30, 38-55, 44-40 or maybe a 45-70.
     
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  7. Saul

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    I love these small bore doubles!
     

  8. tarbe

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    Hey guys...google "Bailey Bradshaw of TX builds a double rifle from scratch"
     
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    What, no recoil? And not having ejectors could be life threatening when that wounded ground squirrel charges. Nice looking rifle. Congratulations on the accuracy. Some detailed pics would be nice.
     

  10. CM McKenzie

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    I have been watching Bailey’s work for quite some time. It really is amazing. One of these rifles would be on my short list to own. Unfortunately I have to live on a PBR budget during the good years, and a Natural Ice budget most years.
     
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  11. Tokoloshe Safaris

    Tokoloshe Safaris SPONSOR Since 2017 AH Enthusiast

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    How I would love to have that rifle! I think I would give up buffalo with a .470 double and go to baboons with a .22 hornet double. Or maybe not?
     
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    You can do both,...but don't interchange the guns....

    :whistle:

    HWL
     
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