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#2822769 - 02/18/09 05:56 AM Re: 45/70 side by side [Re: the_shootist]
Abner Offline
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shootist - When I first started seeing them listed several years ago by EEA arms, they were under $600. When they finally came out under the Remington name, they were between $860 and $1,100 depending on where you looked. I got mine for $1,000 and was the last of four the gun shop ordered. They sold as fast as they came in. As far as my gun shop knows, they can't get anymore. Remington is no longer selling them and EEA is once again having trouble getting them into the US.

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#2829910 - 02/20/09 05:46 PM Re: 45/70 side by side [Re: Abner]
Abner Offline
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Well, I fianlly shot my new gun today. Two thumbs up! Three thumbs up actually because refering back to my first post, my gunsmith has some old style Warne QD rings he is going to mount for me. He has some on his 458 lott he takes to Africa. If they work on that beast, they should work for me.

Anyway, to the range. I was shooting the Remington 405gr load. Function was flawless. Easy open, easy close, and the barrels regulated just fine. After sighting in the right, the first shot from the left hit a full 12"-13" to the left. I was wondering if I was going to be able to move it that far right, but actually moved it to far and had to come back left a bit. It did prove to me that the barrels are indeed adjustable and regulate correctly. The only flaw I saw in the gun was that the back sight had to be pushed way to the right to get it sighted in. It looks kind of funky sitting that far over, but it is sighted in. The last six shots (three from each barrel) hit in a four inch group at fifty yards. That was encouraging considering it was the first time I had shot the gun, and that I can't remember the last time I shot open sights. I'm pretty sure I can cut that group size down a bunch once I get the scope mounted.

The gun is rated to #31,900psi. I have seen many loads that are at #28,000psi that push the 405gr to 1500-1600fps. This is where I hope to be with my reloads. The recoil will be more than the loads I shot today, but considering that todays factory loads were suprisingly mild in recoil, I don't see my reloads as a problem.

If you want a sids by side, but don't want to spend a ton of money, I would recommend getting one of these. It isn't a high dollar high craftsmanship gun, but it is functional and fun, and I know mine will be in my hands on many hunts in the future.

I have some pictures, but can't figure out how to post them. If someone will tell me how, I will be glad to post them.

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#2833449 - 02/22/09 11:27 AM Re: 45/70 side by side [Re: Abner]
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Here are a couple pictures of Abner's double 45-70. Sorry I couldn't get them all up as I am having "network errors."

Here's hoping for the best.






These are the two best ones, I think. There is another one that shows a picture of a target, and I'll load it when my network comes back. ;\)
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#2842668 - 02/25/09 07:51 PM Re: 45/70 side by side [Re: the_shootist]
Abner Offline
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Thanks Shootist for posting the pics. They actually look better than they did in my file. Go figure.

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#2842676 - 02/25/09 07:53 PM Re: 45/70 side by side [Re: Abner]
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I have several files, and they all sharpen things. GROAN!
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#2843186 - 02/26/09 05:48 AM Re: 45/70 side by side [Re: the_shootist]
medicman Offline
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Loc: Ontario Canada
Keith that one is bad even for you

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Edited by medicman (02/26/09 05:49 AM)
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#2845373 - 02/26/09 09:25 PM Re: 45/70 side by side [Re: Abner]
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#2845447 - 02/26/09 10:49 PM Re: 45/70 side by side [Re: Strider]
Abner Offline
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Registered: 02/16/09
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Strider - Thanks, yes they will work. They are what I was going to get, but my gunsmith has Quick Disconnect rings that mount directly to the dovetail.

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#2848072 - 02/28/09 07:52 AM Re: 45/70 side by side [Re: Abner]
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Registered: 06/10/07
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Here is some new info. Remington has dropped all, but two of the baikals. (Two shotguns) EAA has picked them back up under a sister company called US Sporting Goods. This also includes the old charles daly 98's. There are three different grades of doubles. The cheap, medium, and expensive so to speak. The cheap comes in 30-06 and 45-70. The med. and expensive come in 45-70, 375 H-H, 450NE, 416 Rigby, 470NE, 500NE, 600NE and maybe one or to others that I can't remeber. The med. and expensive are just finish differences. The med. runs in the $2500 range and the expensive in the $4100 range and the cheap in the $1100 area. Hope this helps. 358mt

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#2848125 - 02/28/09 08:14 AM Re: 45/70 side by side [Re: 358mt]
Abner Offline
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Registered: 02/16/09
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358mt - That is interesting news, Thanks. Do you have a web page address to where we can see them? I googled US Sporting Goods, but didn't find them. This could get interesting, a 450NE-600NE for #2,500-$4,100! They would sell truck loads! I hope they heve better luck getting them than they did with the first ones.

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