I know Krieghoff makes them in several 7mm, .30 and 8mm calibers as well as 9.3x74R and 20G in light alloy frame or you can go with steel frame up to 500N.E. and have a set of smaller barrels on a heavier frame. I've got a 9.3x74R and 470N.E. and it works well. With the lighter frame I would 100% get a set of shottie barrels for it. Still undecided if I should order them for my gun as I think it would be a bit heavy for a shotgun.I have recently become very interested in the concept of owning a small bore double rifle. Does anyone here own a double rifle in a small bore cartridge? Pictures would be highly appreciated of course.
Nothing wrong with the .303 British.... you can hunt everthing, the cartridge can handle.I saw online an old Holland & Holland in .303 British with 28" barrels for sale for...35K. Now assuming that you could ignore the price, how could you justify this gun? What could you hunt with it?
I love the .303 and I do not doubt its performance. It is just hard to justify a double rifle with 28" barrels that is too nice to mount a scope on.Nothing wrong with the .303 British.... you can hunt everthing, the cartridge can handle.
In my gun rack houses a double in .30-06..... reh, deer, sheep, pigs an all the stuff this size are the prey.
For sure, you will find something in Africa you can take with.
A while back a thought hit me, I wondered if anyone has done a falling block double. I came across Bailey Bradshaw’s website after some digging around the web. They look really nice and certainly intriguing.Bailey Bradshaw Falling Block Double Rifles are superb and are very reasonable in 9.3x74R and smaller. 300 Win Mag is my plan.
Man - wouldn't you love to put a brick or two through that little beauty?Sorry i have not read the whole thread. But here ya go... Winchester! I actually just saw (Cabelas Owatona MN) a Winchester made, labled experimental, M21 chambered in 470 NE. Yes a double rifle made by Winchester.
Well here is the one you are asking about
Is the 9.3x74R really considered small?
well now charlie ....compared to my .470 double or my .500 jeffery possibly....
Ok as I am uninformed how does it compare to the 416?
416 to which cal here?
Here you go Charlie.The 9.3x74 to the 416
Germans and Austrians have been scoping O/U and SxS doubles since scopes were developed - and very nice ones. I have a Scoped Verney Carron O/U in 9.3x74R with which I would not hesitate to take a 200 yard shot. Would love to have something similar in .303. My Blaser S2 has scoped 30-06 barrels that has taken plains game to 175 yards in Mozambique. It shoots MOA for each barrel and a combined 2" four-shot LxR/LxR at 100 meters. For most of us, as we get north of forty, our eyes start to betray us with open sights. It is comforting that there are a whole tribe of non-English doubles that were designed with scopes in mind.I love the .303 and I do not doubt its performance. It is just hard to justify a double rifle with 28" barrels that is too nice to mount a scope on.