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Old 10-26-2009, 11:35 PM   #1
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Default What are the differences between the SXS Rifle and SXS Shotgun?

I've listed below how I think the SXS Rifle is different than the SXS Shotgun. Tell me if i'm wrong or if I missed some.

1. rifled barrel
2. better regulation
3. bullet, instead of shot or slug

Other than that, I can't think of any differences.

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Old 10-27-2009, 12:53 AM   #2
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Well, the barrels (and the gun) are MUCH heavier. Sights and stock are also different. You can buy a good sxs 12 g for about $300. A Holland & Holland .600 Nitro Express rifle will cost you about $10,000.

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Well, the barrels (and the gun) are MUCH heavier. Sights and stock are also different. You can buy a good sxs 12 g for about $300. A Holland & Holland .600 Nitro Express rifle will cost you about $10,000.
Hmm. I didn't take into consideration the weight of the barrels and the gun. Good point.
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I've listed below how I think the SXS Rifle is different than the SXS Shotgun. Tell me if i'm wrong or if I missed some.

1. rifled barrel
2. better regulation
3. bullet, instead of shot or slug

Other than that, I can't think of any differences.
Just out of curiousity, what do you mean by "better regulation"? And, shotgun barrels can be rifled, in fact, most slug barrels are rifled.
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SxS shotguns can be made either by hand or by machine. Double rifles are works of art.

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f18/why-double-barrel-rifles-so-expensive-19440/

This shot gun goes for $33,000 +USD.

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This rifle goes for right around $30,000
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Them there were used here are the new ones.

A simple M98 in 270 will run you $40K+
http://www.hollandandholland.com/~newyork/newguns/index.htm

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I know the H&R handi single shot rifles have a forged steel receiver the H&R partner shotguns have a cast steel receiver when the barrle is dismounted one can see the casting markings on the shotgun receivers
a shotgun receiver wouldent handle the higher pressures exerted by a rifle round like the 22-250 or the 30-06 of the handi rifle
barrel regulation is tough as you have two barrels useally regulated to hit at a set distance Double rifles have a single set of sights, the process of jiging the barrels soldering and testfireing the gun (repeat till the gun shoots to POA) is long and labor intensive = expensive
The over under double rifles made in russia have a machine screw arrangement to regulate the barrels (Bakial) some of which are sold through Remington Arms as ther Spartan line have a different flavor, seen 3 guns in my time, one pre-spartan in 6.5 sweede another pre-remington in 9.3x57mm, and a Remington spartan double 30-06. I've read in one the gun mags about a Spartan 45-70 double as well all appear to be kinda rough but robust and ultilitarian in apperance.
Seems the russian double rifles are expensive but more prevalant than the costom doubles that cost in the thousands of dollars.

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