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Old August 1, 1999, 02:08 PM   #1
Joe Portale
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Does anyone know why the double barreled shot gun have evolved into the under and over design, instead of the side by side? I own several side doubles and like 'em and use 'em a lot. I have shot under/overs and was not overly impressed.

just wondering....

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Old August 1, 1999, 06:28 PM   #2
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I believe John Browning designed the "Superposed" to give a truer sight picture.
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Old August 1, 1999, 07:36 PM   #3
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The main arguments I've read in favor of the o/u are, as previously said, the sighting plane; the other is the "feel", which some folks prefer.

Coming from more time with a Model 12 than anything else, I guess I favor the o/u. It's purely personal preference, as near as I can tell...

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