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45/70 double rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Brian Smith, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. Brian Smith

    Brian Smith New Member

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    Does anyone out there have any expierence with the sxs double rifle produced by either EEA or it's new owner Remington? I am interested in 45/70 chambering but would rather hope they would offer a 9.3 x 74R.
     
  2. TIMC

    TIMC Senior Member

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    Been waiting on them to come out myself. Remington said they would be out late last year, marketing them under the Spartan arms name. I believe Baikal in Russia is producing them but I haven't seen them yet. Supposed to be a choice of 45-70 or 30.06. I want one in 45-70. Who knows if they will ever get here.
     
  3. MechAg94

    MechAg94 Senior Member

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    What would be the advantage of that over a lever action?
     
  4. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

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    Fastest follow up shot there is.That's the advantage.

    Some people claim a double is faster than a semi-auto.
     
  5. SpookyPistolero

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    Also very different balance, weight, simplicity, ergonomics and aesthetics to take into account.
     
  6. db_tanker

    db_tanker Senior Member

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    The poor mans double right there....get some nice express sights...only bad thing is the rumor that it won't stand up to pressures past Trapdoor levels. :(
     
  7. Jim Watson

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    I don't know that there has ever been one in the country. EAA had the Baikal agency and listed those doubles for years but never actually had any to sell. Remington may have more pull, but don't hold your breath.

    I think that a rifle also available in .30-06 would handle more than Trapdoor .45-70 loads. Surely the SAAMI specs, if not the magnumized Marlin and super magnumized Ruger loads.
     
  8. BigG

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    Baikal

    I bought an O/U when it was brought in as a Baikal about 5 years ago. This was before they started showing pix of the SxS. Hell for stout and in .308/7.62 Nato. Shoots very well and handles just like a shotgun. Once you've tried one you will want to give up on the repeaters if you like to shoot just for the pure joy of it. Throw it up to your shoulder and your sights are on target.
     
  9. Onmilo

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    If you really can't stand the wait, Pedersoil produces a side by side rifle in .45/70 caliber.
    About $1350.00 retail and very, very nice.

    The Baikal is supposed to use a jackscrew arrangement to regulate both barrels to one sight.
    Teswt fire and screw, test fire and screw until you get both barrels converging at whatever distance you choose.

    Pedersoli just soldered the barrels together after a rough cross pattern line up and uses two different rear sights.
    One for each barrel.

    Sounds hincky but in use two rear sights allow the shooter to regulate one barrel to point of impact-point of aim at, say, 50 meters and regulate the other barrel to impact point of aim-point of impact at, say, 100 meters.

    Remember, no side by side will ever be judges as a target gun.
    They are close range meat eater killers and the previous poster is correct that neither gun will stand heavy pressure loads like a custom British double but the Pedersoli uses a chopper lump type barrel arrangement and a pretty solid, double locking lug.

    I don't know exactly how the Baikal is put together unless they are building them like their over unders and that will be solid, fluid steel barrels, and a Greener type crossbolt lock-up. HTH
     

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