Why Doubles and Triples are Best For Hunting

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Re: Why Doubles and Triples are Best For Hunting

Post by mchughcb » 17 Jun 2022, 9:42 pm

animalpest wrote:I like doubles for hunting. They dont need as much of an angle when opening compared to a under and over, so they are quicker to reload and less likely to get hung up in low bush.


This my experience.
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Re: Why Doubles and Triples are Best For Hunting

Post by Shootermick » 17 Jun 2022, 9:59 pm

animalpest wrote:I like doubles for hunting. They dont need as much of an angle when opening compared to a under and over, so they are quicker to reload and less likely to get hung up in low bush.


What’s a good sxs for a hunting scenario then?
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Re: Why Doubles and Triples are Best For Hunting

Post by bigpete » 17 Jun 2022, 10:21 pm

One that fits you
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Re: Why Doubles and Triples are Best For Hunting

Post by mchughcb » 18 Jun 2022, 10:15 am

Shootermick wrote:
animalpest wrote:I like doubles for hunting. They dont need as much of an angle when opening compared to a under and over, so they are quicker to reload and less likely to get hung up in low bush.


What’s a good sxs for a hunting scenario then?


The one sxs that I really like is the fabarm Classis 12 which I bought new for a friend. That fitted like a glove, can shoot full choke with steel shot. It had a problem with the right ejector so was fixed immediately under warranty by Spiros (RIP). I promised to buy back that from my mate if he ever offloads it.

I held the Fabarm Classis 20 as well and that's probably more of the same. Fabarm have a classis 12 waterfowl with hydrodipped which would be bullet proof.
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Re: Why Doubles and Triples are Best For Hunting

Post by animalpest » 18 Jun 2022, 11:44 am

I use a SKB double. Not made any more I think
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Re: Why Doubles and Triples are Best For Hunting

Post by mchughcb » 19 Jun 2022, 8:58 pm

animalpest wrote:I use a SKB double. Not made any more I think


Oh yes they are. I mate ordered a new O/U a couple of years back for LH. Beautiful except for the LH part. But the sxs are good looking too.

https://www.skbshotguns.com/shotguns/250-field
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Re: Why Doubles and Triples are Best For Hunting

Post by mchughcb » 19 Jun 2022, 9:01 pm

Today I blasted another 3 foxes with my 20G triple. But my mate brought his 12G triple and I had a good side by side comparison. The 12G is definitely bigger and heavier but still handles well. Might just have to get myself one as a backup.
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Re: Why Doubles and Triples are Best For Hunting

Post by animalpest » 20 Jun 2022, 2:41 pm

mchughcb wrote:
animalpest wrote:I use a SKB double. Not made any more I think


Oh yes they are. I mate ordered a new O/U a couple of years back for LH. Beautiful except for the LH part. But the sxs are good looking too.

https://www.skbshotguns.com/shotguns/250-field


Thats good to hear! Love my SKB sxs
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Re: Why Doubles and Triples are Best For Hunting

Post by Border_Bloke » 23 Jun 2022, 10:27 am

I always found it easier to point under & overs than side by sides, but maybe that's just me.
When was a 10 year old kid in the 1970's the local trap club would give me a Browning A5 because the recoil was lower - but I prefered U&O's.

I used to own a Barretta pump action for many years (I bought it out of the trading post in 1987 for $100) but I don't think I've ever needed more than two shots.
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Re: Why Doubles and Triples are Best For Hunting

Post by animalpest » 23 Jun 2022, 1:32 pm

Border_Bloke wrote:I always found it easier to point under & overs than side by sides, but maybe that's just me.
When was a 10 year old kid in the 1970's the local trap club would give me a Browning A5 because the recoil was lower - but I prefered U&O's.

I used to own a Barretta pump action for many years (I bought it out of the trading post in 1987 for $100) but I don't think I've ever needed more than two shots.


Agree, the single plane of a UO is easier to point on target. But I find most UO seem to shoot high, which I find a disadvantage when hunting.
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Re: Why Doubles and Triples are Best For Hunting

Post by mchughcb » 23 Jun 2022, 2:07 pm

Triples have single sight plane.
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Re: Why Doubles and Triples are Best For Hunting

Post by bigpete » 23 Jun 2022, 6:10 pm

Out of interest what triple barrel do you use ?
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Re: Why Doubles and Triples are Best For Hunting

Post by mchughcb » 23 Jun 2022, 7:41 pm

bigpete wrote:Out of interest what triple barrel do you use ?


Specially imported 20G Charles Daly Chiappa Triple Crown.
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Re: Why Doubles and Triples are Best For Hunting

Post by bigpete » 23 Jun 2022, 8:12 pm

Thats what I thought.
I've been keen on the 410 version for a while
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Re: Why Doubles and Triples are Best For Hunting

Post by mchughcb » 24 Jun 2022, 12:02 am

bigpete wrote:Thats what I thought.
I've been keen on the 410 version for a while


410 and 28G look excellent and very reasonable weights. If you contact Raytrade talkt to Kane they will do a special import.
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Re: Why Doubles and Triples are Best For Hunting

Post by bigpete » 24 Jun 2022, 5:54 am

Hmmm,therein lies the problem. Dealing with Raytrade. I swore I never would again after they screwed me around big time with the piece of crap chiappa double badger I ordered from them. Not keen to go through that s**t again
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