Who hunts with a double?

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Who hunts with a double?

Post by Turkeydog708 » June 3rd, 2018, 10:39 am

I’ve always loved the idea of having 2 choked barrels for close in and longer shots, and they almost belong in a natural blind with a turkey dog in your lap. Who hunts with a double and any problems getting the barrels regulated?

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Re: Who hunts with a double?

Post by BIGGUS » June 3rd, 2018, 12:34 pm

I'm currently building a 20ga Browning Cynergy Micro Midas with 24" barrels I'm really excited about. It's still at the gunsmith getting a rail fabricated for it, then it's off for Cerakoting. I've got a 3.5" 12ga Fabarms with 20" barrels that shoots really well. I enjoyed hunting with it when I was younger, but now pulling the trigger feels like getting hit by a car. Hands down the most recoil of any gun I've shot and that's more than just a few.
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Re: Who hunts with a double?

Post by Waddle Whacker » June 3rd, 2018, 3:43 pm

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Re: Who hunts with a double?

Post by Dtrkyman » June 3rd, 2018, 8:48 pm

I chickened out, worried about poi/poa issues and went auto. But would love a sxs personally.

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Re: Who hunts with a double?

Post by pedro » June 3rd, 2018, 9:08 pm

I have a bobwhite 20ga sxs. Works good and fun to carry.

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Re: Who hunts with a double?

Post by MAK » June 3rd, 2018, 9:17 pm

Does an over under Valmet count? -12 ga / .223 fall gun
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Re: Who hunts with a double?

Post by Spuriosity » June 4th, 2018, 7:47 am

Hunt with a 12 ga Beretta 686 UL O/U. Top barrel shoots about 6" higher than bottom barrel. Split the difference and aim at waddles with top barrel and noggin with bottom barrel, and it works out fine. Here's a couple pix, including the gun with the first gobbler I ever killed with TSS, back in 2009.

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Re: Who hunts with a double?

Post by 2Shooter » June 5th, 2018, 7:13 am

I hunt with a 12ga,20ga, 28ga, and .410 o/u. To regulate the barrels to poa/poi for both barrels do the choke filing that poorcountrypreacher on here has a post about! It works! I’ve tried it on a couple of over and unders.
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Post by 2Shooter » June 5th, 2018, 7:15 am

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Re: Who hunts with a double?

Post by HartClemson99 » June 5th, 2018, 11:04 pm

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Got my first with one the Saturday before last in New York. American Arms NWTF 1996 Banquet Gun. The bottom barrel has a Carlson’s .665 in it and it did an incredible job at a distance I misjudged...




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Re: Who hunts with a double?

Post by Spurred » June 6th, 2018, 7:16 am

I built one thinking I’d carry it this year, but ended up deciding to stay faithful to my 870 until I finish my slam. Looking forward to taking this one to the woods in a few years.

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Re: Who hunts with a double?

Post by DocHolliday » June 10th, 2018, 2:43 pm

I do!

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Re: Who hunts with a double?

Post by Waddle Whacker » June 10th, 2018, 7:02 pm

A better question may be, who hunts with a Farmer? ;) Always loved that tailgate pic.
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Re: Who hunts with a double?

Post by hookspur » June 10th, 2018, 7:52 pm

Hunted with a Ruger Red Label for many years. My friends all thought I was nuts when I scuffed it up and painted it camo, but that was a fine turkey gun!!

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Re: Who hunts with a double?

Post by firedup » June 10th, 2018, 8:56 pm

In the fall its been known to happen. Old black powder gun.
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Re: Who hunts with a double?

Post by howl » June 10th, 2018, 9:44 pm

Double has always been the side by side to me. O/Us are newfangled. Kinda like how people want you to say semi-auto instead of automatic. I don't own a double. An O/U has been right handy the past several years. Choking the barrels differently is lost on me.

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Re: Who hunts with a double?

Post by howl » June 10th, 2018, 9:52 pm

Spuriosity wrote:
June 4th, 2018, 7:47 am
Hunt with a 12 ga Beretta 686 UL O/U. Need to learn how to post pix again. Gave up after Photobucket quit playing nice. Top barrel shoots about 6" higher than bottom barrel. Split the difference and aim at waddles with top barrel and noggin with bottom barrel, and it works out fine.
Photobucket caved. It's still the worst hosting service, but you can use it to post pics on forums again. Picturetrail is more better.

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Re: Who hunts with a double?

Post by GLS » June 11th, 2018, 5:03 am

The advantages I find using PB are twofold: 1) all my stuff is there and 2) the editing features.

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Re: Who hunts with a double?

Post by Spuriosity » June 11th, 2018, 7:17 am

howl wrote:
June 10th, 2018, 9:52 pm
Spuriosity wrote:
June 4th, 2018, 7:47 am
Hunt with a 12 ga Beretta 686 UL O/U. Need to learn how to post pix again. Gave up after Photobucket quit playing nice. Top barrel shoots about 6" higher than bottom barrel. Split the difference and aim at waddles with top barrel and noggin with bottom barrel, and it works out fine.
Photobucket caved. It's still the worst hosting service, but you can use it to post pics on forums again. Picturetrail is more better.
I'll go back and take another look at PB then, and perhaps also Picturetrail. Thanks.

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Re: Who hunts with a double?

Post by poorcountrypreacher » June 11th, 2018, 10:30 pm

A sxs shotgun and a gls Rivercane call and a dead turkey. :)


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Re: Who hunts with a double?

Post by GLS » June 12th, 2018, 5:03 pm

Back in the day when 10 gauge was the rage, I had two doubles in 10 ga. One was a 1938-9 Ithaca NID 3.5" and the other was a Spanish gun in the same chamber length. Both were 32". I still have the Ithaca after trading back for it about 5 years ago my SBE to the man I sold it to over 30 years ago. MIxed in with the kills, I had some spectacular misses with those brutes and decided a single barrel pump might be better in 12 ga. Well, I missed with it, too. And 20 ga. and .410. Maybe I should try an 8 ga. where legal. Gil

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Re: Who hunts with a double?

Post by DocHolliday » June 12th, 2018, 7:25 pm

You think it’d help??😆
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Re: Who hunts with a double?

Post by GLS » June 13th, 2018, 4:36 am

DocHolliday wrote:
June 12th, 2018, 7:25 pm
You think it’d help??😆
Probably will never know. :D

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Re: Who hunts with a double?

Post by Turkinator » June 13th, 2018, 8:07 am

Are some over and unders better barrel regulated than others? i.e. would a Browning or Beretta have better barrel regulation than say a stoger? Or is it just an inherent issue with all of them. I set up an old Ithaca SKB 12ga and it shoots to where with adjustable sights compensation can be made.
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Re: Who hunts with a double?

Post by GLS » June 13th, 2018, 10:13 am

Barrel regulation can be a tricky proposition. It can be load specific.

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