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Thread: Drillings and Combination Guns

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    Drillings and Combination Guns

    Has anybody any experience of a Drilling or Combination Gun. Are they accurate with the rifle barrel. Would one scoped in 7x65R be accurate enough for hill stalking, or are they really just a short range, driven boar affair.

    I have always liked the look of them.

    Many thnaks

    Heym SR20

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    Drilling / Combination guns

    Drilling or combination guns can be very accurate with their rifled barrels. This is often due to the rigidity of the barrel offered by the other barrels.
    However, if there is more than one rifled barrel do not exspect them to print to the same point of aim other than at the regulated distance with the stated ammunition.

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    Re: Drillings and Combination Guns

    Quote Originally Posted by Heym SR20
    Has anybody any experience of a Drilling or Combination Gun. Are they accurate with the rifle barrel. Would one scoped in 7x65R be accurate enough for hill stalking, or are they really just a short range, driven boar affair.

    I have always liked the look of them.

    Many thnaks

    Heym SR20
    They can be very accurate indeed. But they are not ideal for hill stalking.
    I to have always liked their looks. Especially the top end O/U models.

    I think they would be an ideal tool for use on that most effective form of Muntjac control a deer drive. Loaded with AAA's or SSG's and one of the larger calibres as the rifled barrel.

    I thing Bruno make a good budget priced O/U model with a 9.3 rifled barrel.

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    Re: Drillings and Combination Guns

    [quote="Alecs"]
    I think they would be an ideal tool for use on that most effective form of Muntjac control a deer drive. Loaded with AAA's or SSG's and one of the larger calibres as the rifled barrel.
    quote]

    But only the rifled barrel, I hope - I presume the shot loads would be in case of fox?

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    well well alecs you may hav touched a raw nerve here so await the back lash and well deserved i think
    to suggest that SSG or AAA is what munties deserve to control them on a deer drive is beyond belief you may think it is fun but the injured deer won't
    oh i hit that one hard it ran of that way it will be dead by morning (but which morning)
    deer drives not a problem but atleast give the deer the respect it deserve a clean kill or the chance of, how much of a blood trail does shot gun wounds leave if you dont hav a good dog to help out
    at the least a brennexe 1ounce slug should be used so why not just a legal calibre rifle they do come in semi autos even in 30cal
    not against control in any form as long as it is effective with little suffering

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    Good on you stone - we don't drive deer in this country (move them, yes)

    Keep it legal guys. And respect the quarry.

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    I live in England and have dsc2 and see little problem in using ssg loaded 12 bore cartridges as by far the most effective means of controlling a surplus of damaging muntjac.
    All this ******** snobbery of the rifle being a preferred tool for these particular beasts speaks volumes.
    A good spaniel and a shotgun is the way too do the job.

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    i used to control my munties a one time with a shotgun and i had to get a licence to do this
    do you still have to or have things changed?
    how many times hav you had a munty run down your throat then turn into cover at the last second just as you pull the trigger so it gets shot up the rear end if lucky you disable it, easy to find ,just follow the squealing would you shoot it up the rear end with your rifle.
    i think not
    not got a problem with deer drives ,sorry mole, moving deer but why use a dog to move them, beaters walking through move deer a lot more slowly so the deer are not racing around with a dog up its butt allowing an easier shot for the gun
    oh , unless you are doing walked up munty won't hav the deer run down your throat there then only running from you ,best get the spaniel a safety vest then in bright orange might help.
    i wonder if i turn up for my level 2 assesment with a shotgun to shoot a deer what will happen.
    did you pass your level 2 using a shot gun or a rifle?
    this is not ******** snobbery this is all about deer wellfare in my veiw to kill an animal with the least amount of suffering possible it is always going to be a good idea to hav a dog to help follow up any injured deer , no one i know using shotgun or rifle drops eveything they shoot on the spot my self included

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortshot
    I live in England and have dsc2 and see little problem in using ssg loaded 12 bore cartridges as by far the most effective means of controlling a surplus of damaging muntjac.
    All this ******** snobbery of the rifle being a preferred tool for these particular beasts speaks volumes.
    A good spaniel and a shotgun is the way too do the job.
    I agree with everything you've said bar using a spaniel. A good team of experienced beaters would be my preferred method. A couple of strategically place back guns allows you to mop up any that decide to go back through the line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stone
    i used to control my munties a one time with a shotgun and i had to get a licence to do this
    do you still have to or have things changed?
    how many times hav you had a munty run down your throat then turn into cover at the last second just as you pull the trigger so it gets shot up the rear end if lucky you disable it, easy to find ,just follow the squealing would you shoot it up the rear end with your rifle.
    i think not
    not got a problem with deer drives ,sorry mole, moving deer but why use a dog to move them, beaters walking through move deer a lot more slowly so the deer are not racing around with a dog up its butt allowing an easier shot for the gun
    oh , unless you are doing walked up munty won't hav the deer run down your throat there then only running from you ,best get the spaniel a safety vest then in bright orange might help.
    i wonder if i turn up for my level 2 assesment with a shotgun to shoot a deer what will happen.
    did you pass your level 2 using a shot gun or a rifle?
    this is not ******** snobbery this is all about deer wellfare in my veiw to kill an animal with the least amount of suffering possible it is always going to be a good idea to hav a dog to help follow up any injured deer , no one i know using shotgun or rifle drops eveything they shoot on the spot my self included
    No need for a licence if you are the landowner or their agent. The 1968 Deer Act, regard a 12 bore shotgun as suitable for shooting deer. S.7 of the Deer Act 1991 states that it must a 12 bore, and using the following ammunition either rifled slug of not less than 22.68 grammes (350 grains) or AAA shot.

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