A Double Barrel Rifle, A Gaur & A Very Unpleasant Surprise

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  1. Ridge Runner

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    Another enjoyable article of yesteryear.
     
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    Dear Sir,
    Thank you so much, for your reflections of era gone by.

    This last of your notes, is similar to what I can imagine, and it really reflects the time.

    I am of younger generation, and I have never participated in high volume, high class bird shooting, standing on the peg - as my bird hunts are all - rough shooting, walking in the field after the dogs.

    But what I have read and noticed in various hunting historical texts, by British authors, is that until not so long ago, in many of the high class bird shooting, using an over-under shotgun, was not considered within etiquette of the time.
    Thus a proper gentleman of higher class will always use side by side, and preferably of smaller bore then 12 GA, although not necessarily.

    This is possibly due to few ergonomic advantages that O/U shotgun have when compared to standard S/S shotgun, not to give a sportsman an advantage to another gentleman at shooting peg.

    However this part of shooting etiquette, today is somewhat blurred. Modern times, I believe..

    Once again, dear mr Rahman, I do hope you will keep sharing your experiences with us!
     
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    Mr. Rahman, you are at the top of my list of people I'd love to meet!
     
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    Thank you so much for your kind words and appreciation.
     

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    Why thank you. The feelings are mutual .
     

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    I am glad that you enjoy them
     

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    Thank you so much for always explaining these things to me which l do not understand During my time , the traditional English shot-gun was a side by side of 12 bore with 67 millimeter chambers , bored quarter choke and half choke respectively , in the barrels.
    The first over- under guns to be imported into Bangladesh were in the early 1980s decade . I believe that they were Japanese pieces. I personally enjoy shooting both side by side and over-under. However , my new students who start shooting, generally find over-under more easy and convenient. I believe that the " Over -under is a science , but the side by side is an art " .
     
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    Dear mr Rahman, I do agree with above!
     

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    I really appreciate your support and kind words.
     

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    Kawshik,
    Another great personal account of your many hunting adventures! Great photos also! I was just curious if the shotgun cases used were made of cardboard? When I started reloading in the early ‘70s, most of my 12 gauge cases were cardboard. I would seal the top crimps with candle wax. I reloaded both those and the newer plastic cases. Thanks
    CEH
     
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    That is correct.
    We all had paper shot-gun cartridges back in those days. The first time l saw a plastic shot-gun cartridge was in 1966 and it was from the firm , Remington.
     

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    Mr. Rahman, thank you for sharing another riveting story. I really appreciate your frank and forthright writing style.

    Please keep the stories coming!
     
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    I am deeply touched by your appreciation. I have a few more . I think you will enjoy those too , in the following days
     
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    You are on point.
    As others have mentioned Boss&Co. is arguably the finest of English guns and rifles.
    You could trade this pair of O/U for a new Ferrari....maybe 2, depending on model.
    Boss-28g-Over-under-Pair-671x1024.jpg
    There's a famous quote when England's King George VI was asked why he didn't shoot a Boss; "A Boss gun, a Boss gun, bloody beautiful, but too bloody expensive!”
    Having spent a good amount of time "on the peg", I can tell you driven shooting is steeped in tradition. Boss created the Over/Under in 1909 but you'd still get some looks and folks would want to discuss the novelty of your gun if you had one on driven grouse.
    But, as with everything, there are those on the cutting edge - breech loaded guns, guns without exposed hammers, over unders, and (gasp) pump or auto loaders.
     

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    What a wonderfully written story. I have always thought a tiger to be the most beautiful of animals, Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Thank you so much for your kind words.
    I used to enjoy hunting them the most , as well.
     

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    I love your stories, keep them coming!
     
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    486 pounds, wow that’s a big cat! Do they ever get over 500 pounds?
     
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    Thank you so much for your appreciation. I have shot my largest one which was 501 pounds. But generally 500 pounds is as big as they get.
     
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