Wanting a double rifle

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Have a few questions would like help with have never owned a double have never shot one I don't know anyone that has one want too know exactly what I need too be looking for as far as the rifle goes will probably have too have one built because I'm left handed what makers do I need too look for and which ones do I need too stay away from I don't need a lot of uneccessary extras mainly because of cost I would just like a fairly plain but dependable rifle any and all help is greatly appreciated sorry about being long winded but all info is greatly appreciated
 

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As a double rifle you may not "need" a left handed model. The stock fit being what would probably be the needed work. It must mount to a perfect fit to your eye without having to move it around to find the sights. In my own trials I have found that (Rt handed here) that all the ones I have tried need stock work to fit. Mostly more cast off and drop for me. Your mileage may vary:) Others here have much more good info than I do
 

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Thanks for the info keep it coming my questions was pretty vague but I know nothing about a double except there beautiful rifles and I want one
 

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find one and go to Wenig stocks and have a stock built for you...
 

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As a fellow left hand I feel your pain concerning lack of options.

Butch Searcy is making a limited run of his field grade doubles.

The offer is not on his website. I took this from another forum Butch posts on. His rifles are well built and he has a huge following. At $8750 it is a good value.


Field Grade double spec's:
Stainless or a Blued action
Extractors only
Buttstock has no cheekpiece, LOP to fit customer
Right or left hand
Calibers- 500, 470, 450, 450-400-3"
No options available!
$4,500.00 Deposit and 6 to 8 month delivery
Visa and Mastercard with 3% service charge
760-762-6131
searcy@ccis.com
 

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Just got done looking at searcy site and for my budget that's where I'm at somewhere around 12 too 15 is the most my budget wil allow but if I can get what I want for less than that is great leaves more income for going too use it for intended purpose wonder what lead time is on a searvy
 

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The Field Grade lead time is 6 to 8 months. Not sure about his other rifles. Butch does not penalize left handed shooters. Same price as a right hand rifle. He will also build a true left hand rifle, front trigger fires the left hand barrel and the top lever operates opposite of the right hand model.

Another option is Verney-Carron. Contact Ken at Kebco he is a good guy. Kebco LLC

Keep an eye on Champlin's site, Guns international, the forums, etc. for a good deal on a used double. I have two used doubles purchased this way including a Left hand Krieghoff for under $9,000 in very good shape.
 

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Searcy makes a great DR! Mine is a 450 NE and shoots very well. He also has a no BS guarantee that he backs up with no questions.

Try that with anyone else. Even if you're not the first owner he stands behind his rifles.

What are you going to hunt?
There's a new good looking Chapuis 9.3X74R listed on Gunbroker now. I have one also and it's sweet,petite and accurate!
 

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Done have 375 not a double but thinkinkig 470 thanks for info though
 

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The Field Grade lead time is 6 to 8 months. Not sure about his other rifles. Butch does not penalize left handed shooters. Same price as a right hand rifle. He will also build a true left hand rifle, front trigger fires the left hand barrel and the top lever operates opposite of the right hand model.

Another option is Verney-Carron. Contact Ken at Kebco he is a good guy. Kebco LLC

Keep an eye on Champlin's site, Guns international, the forums, etc. for a good deal on a used double. I have two used doubles purchased this way including a Left hand Krieghoff for under $9,000 in very good shape.

+1 on this advise
 

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If you reload consider a 450 NE. They're a twin to the 470 and more handloading selection by far.
 

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Thanks for all the Information hopefully be able too make this happen by next summer and If anyone knows anyone from northeast Tennessee southwest Virginia that has some doubles tht wouldn't mind meeting and getting too check some out tht would be great
 

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look at Sabbati, they offer 470 NE for around $9000 brand new.
 

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Thanks for replies have been looking at some searcys whatever I end up with I will have too have built. Not easy finding much used that's built for a lefty
 

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look at Sabbati, they offer 470 NE for around $9000 brand new.


Thanks for replies have been looking at some searcys whatever I end up with I will have too have built. Not easy finding much used that's built for a lefty

With all due respect to shangwaris suggestion, REB I would be very careful about buying a Sabatti double rifle! There have been way too many problems with these rifles not being properly regulated! You might be lucky, and get one of the few that would shoot properly, but at even $9000 usd for a 470NE is not a bargain if it is not regulated well. I would stick with even a used Merkel, Chapuis, or Krieghoff that can be bought for the same $9K and all those brands are always regulated well. If the price is in your budget then the B. Searcy PH is a bargain, and I will guarantee a Searcy will be regulated as well as a double rifle can be regulated!

Buyer beware!
 

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The Sabatti's are only $5500 USD with ejectors. I don't know where the 9K is from.
The only saving grace to the Sabatti story in the states is the quality of Cabellas, the retailer. They'll refund your cash if it won't shoot good enough.
 
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Guys, no offense on the sabbatti deal.a friend off mine just bought a 470 NE here in RSA and paid around R70000 for it.thats all i know about the sabbatti and if you roughly convert to USD it comes to around $9000. as you know RSA is not the cheapest when importing firearms.myself am shooting the old english vintage doubles from 90 years back.
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Sabbati had cut corners when they first hit the USA market and did some sloppy down and dirty regulating tricks that bit them on the backside. Cabellas made it right but the slip-shod rifles are still out there somehwere.
Look at the newer ones with an X in front of the serial number for a properly regulated one here stateside.
 

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