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been at pauls today and here are a some photos of a few nice toys.....not great photos as i was in the safe and the flash reflected off some a bit.....

a charles osborne 450/400 falling block and a not bad price i think
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a .458 win mag in the white waiting for a buyer. very nice carry rifle
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westley richards .375 h&h . reflection was bad with this one


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L.Bosis .375 h&h flanged , nice wood

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cant remember the maker or cal but again nice wood

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looking into bit of the gun room

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well thats all as i got very distracted by a rifle paul suddenly decided to show me......and as its below the ,375 limit @matt85 put on for this i cant put any photos on....but if you have been following the other thread where i was talking about the good sensible monkey and the naughty monkey on my shoulders .....well lets just say the naughty one won.....;)
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Love that WR .375! Just got out of the bush in Alaska and that is dam sure the prettiest thing I've seen in 10 days, including my time in Fairbanks! Lol
 

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Hello, my name is Matt and I have a problem. It appears I have become addicted to large bore rifles. My addiction has soaked up large amounts of money and made the credit card company very happy.

Im pretty sure my addiction started when I bought my CZ 550 in 375 H&H, Beware of these rifles! They are gateway guns to a life of heavy recoil, empty wallets, and most importantly LOTS OF FUN!

here is a picture of the cartridges ive been playing with along with some more common cartridges for comparison.

left-right: 9mm Luger, 7.62x39, 375 H&H, 450/400 NE 3", 500/416 NE 3.25", and 505 Gibbs.


if you share my addiction, please state your name, how you started, and a picture.

-matt
 

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I think i will be afflicted by this also.....I am currently in the process of purchasing a CZ 550 Safari /magnum in .375 H & H....i feel the future will hold many more rifles in the 400 class....great pics btw
 

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thank you and welcome @Marshall T Farr. the 375 H&H is a common starting point due to its very low recoil and popularity.

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since its been a while since ive added much to this thread, I figured id announce that all is finished with my Heym order and its just a matter of time before I get my hands on one of the new Heym model 89 double rifles chambered in 500 NE. Now if you know any thing about me then you know my experience with doubles has been pretty jaded with rifle after rifle having serious issues and one rifle even becoming one of the worlds most expensive paperweights. Against my better judgement I'm trying one last time with a rifle made specifically for me by a reputable company.

My decision on Heym took a while as did my decision to go with the 500 NE 3" over a 577 NE 3" or a 600 NE. Verney Carron nearly had me in the bag last year with either a 500 or a 577 but my friends and family talked me into waiting. Admittedly I still greatly admire Verney Carron's work and strongly recommend any one looking for a double to talk with them. The VC double in 600 NE I handled at the DSC show was one of the most perfectly balanced rifles ive ever seen and felt MUCH lighter then it actually was (cant even remember the weight). Heym ended up winning me over with a combination of their reputation and their new model 89 rifle.

why the 500 NE? I decided that my 505 Gibbs was the perfect balance of power and weight. when I started looking at the 577 and the 600 the real painful thing I saw wasn't the recoil, it was the weight. many 577 guns weighted around 13 pounds and the 600's weighed closer to 16 pounds. Keeping in mind that hunting large game was done more with your feet then it was with your rifle, I opted for something lighter. Heym agreed to make me a 500 NE rifle weighing in at 11 pounds which would be the same as my 505 Gibbs. now I am losing some power moving from the 505 Gibbs to the 500 NE but I'm comfortable with the 500's long track record of success on dangerous game and feel it will still have enough recoil to keep me interested.

-matt
 

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@matt85 , with or without the warthog engraving ? :cautious:

without. :(

the engraving on the rifle will be strictly leaf which was more than expensive enough and adding animals to the rifle would put the rifle beyond my budget.

this is roughly what I'm expecting, albeit with some differences in engraving at some places and the rifle is not going to be color case hardened.

-matt

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been at pauls today and here are a some photos of a few nice toys.....not great photos as i was in the safe and the flash reflected off some a bit.....

a charles osborne 450/400 falling block and a not bad price i think
View attachment 159298 View attachment 159299 View attachment 159300

a .458 win mag in the white waiting for a buyer. very nice carry rifle
View attachment 159301 View attachment 159302

westley richards .375 h&h . reflection was bad with this one


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L.Bosis .375 h&h flanged , nice wood

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cant remember the maker or cal but again nice wood

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looking into bit of the gun room

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well thats all as i got very distracted by a rifle paul suddenly decided to show me......and as its below the ,375 limit @matt85 put on for this i cant put any photos on....but if you have been following the other thread where i was talking about the good sensible monkey and the naughty monkey on my shoulders .....well lets just say the naughty one won.....;)
Just beautiful.
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Matt, save your self the trouble. Just track down an old .555 Boyes anti tank rifle. That beast was originally an Elephant rifle adopted by and more suitable for the army:LOL:
 

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