Small Bore Double Rifles

Discussion in 'Double Rifles' started by Saul, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. ZG47

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    Yeeess ... I suppose that you would need a bit of wild game meat in the freezer to intersperse with the shark meat. :) :A Stirring:
     

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    One of the elder gentlemen in our local shooting club , possesses an Anderson Wheeler Double Rifle in .303 caliber. It's the only gun he owns . Like Me , he is left handed. He has difficulty manipulating bolt action Rifles , since most bolt action Rifles are intended for right handed users ( I personally learnt how to manipulate a right handed bolt action from a very early age , but that is irrelevant for the purpose of this thread ).
    .303 ammunition is very easily available and very affordable in our country , so l am guessing he had it made in .303 , due to easy availability of cartridges .
    Anyway , he is extremely efficient with the gun ( even though he is in his fifties ) and drops deer with it every year . He told me that initially he got the .303 Double , because he was having difficulty shooting Lee Enfield bolt action Rifles.
    He wasn't being able to operate the bolt fast enough for a follow up shot . But he really liked the .303 caliber . So he got the double. He also said that now , he is actually happier with the double .303 and would choose it over a left handed .303 bolt action rifle any day.
    His skill with the weapon is amazing. I will try to get some pictures of his gun if he comes to the shooting club this Friday.
     
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    Dear 4 bore. A most interesting post which further goes to show the usefulness of a double rifle.

    However, what's with the "even though he is in his 50's" bit? I take it you are a young whippersnapper. :)
     
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    Sir , l am so sorry if l sounded disrespectful . I didn't mean it. My own Grandfather is 75 and fires a 12 bore Holland and Holland Paradox gun with flawless accuracy without even flinching.
    What l meant was that the gentleman looks very frail. But as his shooting skills proved , appearances can be quite deceiving.
    And yes , l am going to be 23 :) Again , sorry if l sounded disrespectful.
     
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    Dear 4 Bore. No offence taken. It's all good healthy banter Dear fellow.

    8 x 60
     
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    received_846019208939856.jpeg received_846019202273190.jpeg Not a proper small bore double rifle , but none the less quite interesting . One of the members of our local Shooting Club owns this Westley Richards 28 Bore side by side shotgun. He inherited it from his father . Due to both barrels being bored Cylinder and Cylinder , it's owner uses home made round ball loads in it ( what some Americans refer to , as " pumpkin ball " loads ). I am told that this is a practice , he learnt from his own father as a kid. He has taken Deer and feral goats with this gun. He brought it over to our shooting club's in house gun shop this Friday to have a new recoil pad fitted .
    He was nice enough to let me fire off a couple of his hand loaded ball cartridges at our 25 metre outdoor range. The barrels were regulated well enough to achieve some suprisingly good groups . I tried firing a Birdshot cartridge through it , but the pattern was no good. He explained that he never fired a shot cartridge through this gun and only used ball cartridges hand loaded by himself. He is thinking of having a back sight added to it , sort as like a " poor man's double rifle " . Of course , being a westley Richards , it's hardly a poor man's gun ;)
     
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    Yes. It is often surprising how well a S X S shotgun can shoot roundball loads. I think there is a thread or two on the subject in the Shotguns section of A H Forums
     
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    Old post but I have been away for a long time. I have an 8x57 JRS that has become my go to hunting gun her in South Florida. Pedersoli Kodiak
     
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    He now makes the Rising Block. New video on Facebook. Great concept and function.
     
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    Odinsraven, whats a Soul worth nowadays. Here is a .22 RF I built on a .410 SXS. Nothing fancy but fun. Thinking about doing a 32-40 now.... :cool: Thanks for looking and have a Safe Holiday Season!!!! DonT

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    I've several Blaser and Merkel Single shots that I have become very fond of and for some reason cannot shake the idea of getting a Merkel 141 in 8x 57 JRS.
    The idea of a side by side double on the equivalent of a 28 ga. frame seems like it would be a joy to carry, and as I mainly shoot game 120 yds. and under, should work just fine.

    Am I nutz?

    Quien Sabe,


    GWB
     
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    I have two Heym in small Bore!

    One is a 8x57IRS O/U DR and the other is the same gun with higher grade in 8x57IRS/5,6x52R (Savage HP)!!! Nice guns and good shooters.

    I also have the same gun with a single shot configuration (built on the same receiver as the O/U DR) with presentation wood in 6,5x57R. Very lovely and light.
     
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