What are the differences between the SXS Rifle and SXS Shotgun?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by MP1000, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. MP1000

    MP1000 New Member

    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.
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    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.

  3. MP1000

    MP1000 New Member

    Hmm. I didn't take into consideration the weight of the barrels and the gun. Good point.
  4. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

    Just out of curiousity, what do you mean by "better regulation"? And, shotgun barrels can be rifled, in fact, most slug barrels are rifled.
  5. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

  6. Rex in OTZ

    Rex in OTZ Well-Known Member


    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.