My first double rifle - I love it

Discussion in 'Double Rifles' started by Opposite Pole, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. johnnyblues

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    I so jealous! You guys with these gorgeous double rifles! ;) Man I just have to hit the lottery and then on to LDE, bongo, etc etc etc.........
     

  2. 8 x 60

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    Johnnyblues. No lottery win needed. Just keep your eyes and ears open. A gorgeous DR can be found for less than a custom bolt action (so long as you don't need something for the big 5 which lets face it is a pipe dream for most) DR up to 9.3 can be had for much less that lottery money.
    The hunt is half the fun right?
    Just keep looking...

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    Beautiful double... congrats and straight shooting with it!!!
     

  4. CAustin

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    I came back to this thread just to look at the pictures again. Man what a beautiful rifle.
    +1 on the drool.
     

  5. johnnyblues

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    +2 on the drool!
     

  6. CAustin

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    @Opposite Pole did you purchase a hard side case to go with this rifle and if so where?
     

  7. Opposite Pole

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    Oh, gun cases and gun leather :Cigar:. The rifle came in a factory plastic case with an extra case for the second barrel. I've also ordered a leather covered rifle case from Krieghoff, I'm pretty sure they said it was made by Alba. While I was waiting for the rifle to be delivered I bought a buffalo leather soft gun bag from African Sporting Creations. The cartridge holders and cartridge belt are from Galco. IMG_2778.JPG IMG_2779.JPG IMG_2781.JPG IMG_2783.JPG IMG_2784.JPG IMG_2789.JPG IMG_2790.JPG IMG_2791.JPG
     
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  8. CAustin

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    Thank you sir they look great!
     

  9. Opposite Pole

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    I would never check-in any of the above for plane travel. For that I've got a Pelican 1750 with custom cut foam. I just need to have the bottom part remade/adjusted for my double instead of my shotgun. With this setup I feel safe that any accidental mishandling short of being run over by a truck won't get my guns damaged. Purposeful mishandling is a different story, but I don’t think any rifle case can save us from issues in such a case.

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  10. CAustin

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    That leather range case is a beautiful way to transport locally your double.
    I am trying to decide now how I want to proceed at this point. Getting all the advice and pictures I can.
     

  11. Opposite Pole

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    Yeah the leather case looks and feels great. Whenever I go to the range that's what I use. For hunting I use the soft bag, no point in taking the gun apart and bringing nice case into the 4wd which being a dedicated hunting car is usually somewhat dirty.
     

  12. Opposite Pole

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    It's windy, rainy and cool outside. I'd like to go hunting and try to get a boar but since my 4wd is being serviced I can't. So having made some very nice (if I may say so myself) roe deer tartare from a doe I shot two weeks ago I've decided to take some close up pictures of the engravings on my rifle using camera rather than phone. Being absolutely unable to produce any art myself I am in awe that a person can chisel by hand such detailed images.

    The engravings of the elephant's head and the cats are size of my thumb nail. I apologise for poor picture quality, macro photography is not my forte.

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    Pure art.... Enjoy the rifle.
     
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    Gorgeous
     

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    Randy Wakeman did a short article a few months ago about a custom shotgun case maker. Might be worth contacting and see what they can do for a DR.

    http://randywakeman.com/ALuxuryShotgunCaseataGreatPriceSignatureCase.htm
     
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  16. CAustin

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    The double looks absolutely magnificent. Lovely stock!!!
     

  18. 8 x 60

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    A wonderful looking rifle and superb accessories. Well done.!
     

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    Oh my, what a beauty! Congrats sir, well done!
     

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