Current (2021 - Covid Era) small caliber double rifle options?

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I haven't looked recently but GB has usually had a number of small caliber doubles for reasonable prices. Reasonable enough that I have contemplated a few. If it isn't an auction I would contact them for a lower price because they tend to sit for a long time.
 

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Gunbroker is pretty thin right now. I was hoping I would find someone wanting to trade Grandpa's DR for a new 'assault rifle or pistol.

Usually in times past, finding a few on Guns International was generally easy for reasonable prices in the 7mm calibers with .30's being few and far between.
 

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Look at the Chapuis @cbvanb has listed on AH. It has 9.3x74 and 7x?? Barrels. It also has EAW mounts for both sets of barrels and is in your price range.
 

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Look at the Chapuis @cbvanb has listed on AH. It has 9.3x74 and 7x?? Barrels. It also has EAW mounts for both sets of barrels and is in your price range.
It's sold...
 

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It's sold...

You got a great deal on a great rifle. You won’t believe the wood when you get your hands on it. Pics don’t do it justice!
 

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You got a great deal on a great rifle. You won’t believe the wood when you get your hands on it. Pics don’t do it justice!
Good to hear. I'm looking forward to seeing it. Even more getting to shoot it!
 

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There's a 9.3x74 Chapuis for $5500 with extras on accurate reloading.
 

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Where should one be looking for a SxS double rifle in a 7mm or .30 caliber rifle that isn't an expensive new build? I'm not really interested in a new Chapuis even though companies like Larkin and Moore generally stock double barrel set new builds in the $13K~14K range.

I'm really thinking about something like a Simpson or Merkel, older Austrian/German builds or, more classic British options. Ideally, I'm looking for something in 30-30 but, 303 British, an older 7x57R (or similar) or, an 8x57 variant would be worth further consideration. Perhaps I'm also overlooking some British caliber designations in the Pre- and Post-war periods that are hidden gems escaping me at the moment. I really need to stay in the under $10K range with $7K'ish being more realistic.

Would a drilling be a better option for a more budget-friendly option? My other random "off-the-wall" thought is something along the lines of a smooth-bore 28 Gauge shooting small slugs or a large buckshot load (either singly or stacked like .410 shotgun loads with 3 Buck balls stacked).

I have a hard limit of 200 yards at the extreme with most of my hunting area being in the 30yd~100yd range. My quarry, besides evil drink cans and containers, are feral hogs in East Texas, USA, livestock killing dogs and, possibly deer near tree cover.

I periodically check Guns International, Champlin, a few sites like this but, I'm not really seeing much. Perhaps my expectations are not realistic but, there are probably people like myself who have a rifle or two that are now not viable for their original purpose either due to travel restrictions, changing game laws, or Covid influenced economic or health impacts.

Hmmm ... perhaps a 28 gauge SxS shotgun is a viable alternative. Am I having a lockdown-influenced mental lapse!

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Evening Sid,
I’ve got an Italian Lu-Mar O/U in 7x65R. It’s descent quality and if I can figure out how to load pictures I’ll include some.
 

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Gunbroker is pretty thin right now. I was hoping I would find someone wanting to trade Grandpa's DR for a new 'assault rifle or pistol.

Usually in times past, finding a few on Guns International was generally easy for reasonable prices in the 7mm calibers with .30's being few and far between.
Sid, I’ve got a Lu-Mar O/U in 7x65R. The quality is descent, it handles well and has a single trigger. I’ll try to upload pics tomorrow. Oh, and it’s not terribly expensive.
 

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Guns International Beretta Silver Sable o/u express rifle in 30-06 Ad this week for sale 2950
 

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