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August 12, 2005, 06:06 PM
They have 12 gauges in semi-auto, pump, single-shot, and double-barrel form.
Double-barrels don't have as many moving parts as the semi-auto (do they?). Why do they tend to cost at least double? Double-barrels seem cost a minimum of a thousand... why them and not any of the other designs?

August 12, 2005, 06:22 PM
Sounds like you're looking at some mildly fancy over/unders. If you go most of the way to the cheap end of the spectrum, a side by side can get down around $250 IIRC. It all depends on the grade/intended useage.

August 12, 2005, 06:31 PM
Any double is actually 2 guns in one stock.......so you have twice the lock work.

August 12, 2005, 10:57 PM
One big hump to get over is getting those 2 barrels to shoot at the same place, not as easy as just straping two tubes together. And then there's the fact that SXS's are just WAY COOLER. :cool:

Death from Afar
August 13, 2005, 06:00 PM
Yes, its redulating the two barrels that is the problem, and adds to the cost. El cheapo sbs will shoot to two different points of impact, which doesnt help in hitting fleeing quail.