- Feb 18, 2009
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Thanks Guys, I appreciate all the input.
Keep talking like that and we'll never know your "from away"
I have always wanted to go on a hunt in Africa with a double rifle. My 10 year old Daughter would really like to join me on this hunt. My idea was to find a 410 shotgun for her and have it custom fitted with iron sites. I am open to the idea of a small caliber double, but I have not seen any small enough. I am considering this hunt for 2012 so we have this year to practice and get her familiar with the gun. She is going on a bear hunt this Sept and will be deer hunting this fall.
I really would like to stay with the side by side concept. Do any of you have any experience with this? What models of 410 shotguns do you suggest. Do you have another idea?
Why not purchase an entry level .410 side by side with removable chokes, and then simply have a pair of rifled tubes made up to boost the accuracy of the available drag-stabilized slugs?
This would allow your daughter to learn the ropes of a double gun, and maximize the potential of the .410 bore for use on small and thin skinned medium game without breaking the bank. I may be wrong, but a pair of said chokes should only add $200 or less to the price.
I've been considering doing the same thing to a 20 gauge until I can save up for an RBL 'Professional'.
I think with a young shooter that they need to be successful early on to hold their interest. The inaccuracy of the 410 double is going to be very discouraging to a child.
Im so new to double rifles that I hesitate to respond; BUT Im not new to wanting one.
First I think the "double shotguns don't regulate" is a bit over stated, or at least accuracy is too much of an issue.
I have a 410 Baikal double that was good enuf to make adding a cheap set of express sights and even a scope mount. Second at the very least a scope can be set for the first barrel.