Well Hank - I simply noted what my three drillings actually weigh - not what someone thinks they should weigh with three barrels. I also noted that none has an alloy frame. I love their lines and their ergonomics.A drilling has three barrels . . . a double barrelled shotgun - other things being equal - is heavier than a single barrel shotgun. Three barrels - again, other things being equal - will weigh more than one barrel. Same with a vierling - four barrels will typically weigh more than three.
I understand that modern drillings can be made out of lighter materials, but you can't overcome the physics of the thing without some compromise . . . in my opinion!
Did I also mention I didn't like the looks of them?
Seriously, to each their own, but I'd rather have three rifles than one. Which is why the Blaser with interchangeable barrels is of no interest to me.
I agree. I should get out more.Well Hank - I simply noted what my three drillings actually weigh - not what someone thinks they should weigh with three barrels. I also noted that none has an alloy frame. I love their lines and their ergonomics.
Just to be a real contrarian. I also own a Blaser S2 with three sets of barrels and an R8 with two. I love being able to transport the equivalent of two or three rifles in less space than I need to carry one traditional rifle. You should get out more
It seems money always forces us to make decisions!!! Is it this, or that!Oh be still my heart!!! It doth yerneth for that Merkel K96 12x12 over 9.3x74R!
"Earth to ridgewalker...come in!" "Do you want to go back to Africa next year, or increase your gun collection?"
Ok, Ok I want another trip to Africa. Can't I sell my Tacoma and do both?
No, don't own a drilling, heavy or light, and it's way down the list of things to purchase. Hunting, other "African rifles" and an English box lock 12 or 20 top out the current list. Will be in London and Birmingham looking for that 100 yr old +or- box lock I can afford from 25 through 29 October. One that is ready to hunt I might add!Again, I hear an echo! Too much time for hunting? I spend no more than a month or two hunting. I'm not sure how I could spend any less!
Too much hunting is like too many rifles. Is it even possible?
However, all is forgiven. Unless you have allightweight drilling!
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My fathers 12x12 over .303 Cape Gun over a hundred years old.
Taken very many bushpigs by moonlight and used to wipe out 4 warthogs at a time twice
My best was two - very handy if that first shot is not quite good, w'hogs actually ran straight at me after the shot and a load of buckshot put him down on the run. The next w'hog went down to the second barrel of buckshot that has a heavy choke. Failed to hit the third one after a reload .
I love combos although I have come to realise that it is better to a a specialist shotgun and specialist rifle.
Combo is good for fun and I would suggest a lighter shotgun and a good heavy plains game caliber if you want to take to Africa - or for your back yard go with something very light with that can be used on vermin to shoot gophers and coyotes.
I still look for good deals on them.
Once you have drilling you will want a double in both calibers cause three won't be good enough