Doubles in Alaska, here and now

Discussion in 'Double Rifles' started by harv in AK, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. DUGABOY1

    DUGABOY1 CONTRIBUTOR AH Enthusiast

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    Hi Harv, welcome to AH and it is nice to hear about your little Merkel Mod 141 9.3X74R double, and that you are happy with it. I also have two Merkel double rifles and both are my two favorite doubles for different purposes. I have a 140E-1 that is a 9.3X74R and for any place in North America it is the rifle I carry most often. The other is a 140-2 safari 470NE for the big bad boys, but I wouldn't hesitate to shoot a cape buffalo with the 9.3X74R with 286 gr Nosler partitions for the first shot, followed by several North Fork CPS copper expanding solids.
    I have developed Macular degeneration so I am going to have to scope all my double rifles with lighted reticles so I can, at least, see the aiming point fairly clearly. I think the 9.3X74R Merkel will be the first done because it is the one I use the most and I think I will do a Docter Optic on the 470NE Merkel.
    I've hunted Alaska, and Canada a lot and have used both double rifles and bolt rifles in both places, but, like you. I prefer the doubles.
    ................Again welcome here!(y)
     

  2. 1dirthawker

    1dirthawker AH Enthusiast

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    Harv, welcome

    I was so I missed the double shoot at birch wood too. Hope to see your rifle at a shoot in the future.
     

  3. cal pappas

    cal pappas CONTRIBUTOR AH Veteran

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    2017 Alaska double shoot is May 6, 10am Birchwood. Lunch at noon.
    Cal
     

  4. 8 x 60

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    Hello Harv. You apparently have a "little one" 9.3 by 74r. I have a smaller one. 8 x 60r Also a Merkel. Wonderful gun and I love it.

    I am sure yours is great too. You cant help liking doubles
     

  5. Witold Krzyżanowski

    Witold Krzyżanowski AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    Welcome to AH.
    Good luck.
    Witold
     

  6. Wayne t

    Wayne t AH Veteran

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    Well done on the 9.3x74R I really love that round I'm just starting to load for it what heads are you using ?
    Cheers
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