- Apr 6, 2006
Africa Huntress":2ckqj8ux said:SJB358":2ckqj8ux said:I agree, I will give up a shade of accuracy to have a rifle that handles rounds each and every time.
Scotty, I agree and will add I am even willing to give up shooting at extreme distance's. in exchange for reliability. I admit that I was weaned on doubles and therefore my opinion is probably a bit bias. However, I have a 300 H & H Flanged that has never given me an ounce of trouble. Admittedly, it is heavier than you like at 8 lbs and 12 oz, the distance of 200 yards is less than you would want to hunt at, and even the accuracy at those distances is less than you like, but the reliability has been excellent.
Guy, this is very unscientific but we have had less drama with double rifles than bolts, regardless of the manufacturer of the rifle. My father, tinkers with them ( mum and I hunt with them ) and he once stated that he has had fewer problems over the years with pre 64 model 70 rifles than the mauser 98's and the 98's are "clunkier"--his choice of words. Overall, we have found doubles in general to be more reliable, mechanically speaking
Hodgeman, loved your post and sense of humor
Good stuff Jamila! Most of us don't have experience with doubles - so I really appreciate your input on this subject. Thanks!
Also, though I like Mauser 98's, I too find them "clunky" compared to a Model 70 or other, more modern bolt-action rifles.