I have been wanting a double rifle for a long time, but just could not justify it until the children are gone. So for the last couple of years I have been looking for just the right side by side to set up.
What I found was a Remington 1889 in 12g. The best part was is that it had fluid steel barrels and the last 4" were dented up. Then on top of it some one tried to take the dents out with heat. I only smile because it allowed me to get it cheap!
I took it to a local gunsmith and had him trim the barrels back to 24" and install a set of flip up express sights.
I really wanted this set up so that I could run slugs in the right barrel and #4 shot in the left for when I am hunting jack firs. I am forever bumping grouse while hunting deer and elk. Plus my shots are never more than 40 yards anyhow.
This should give me the perfect set up for hunting in those conditions.
When I got it back I ran a handful of slugs through it to see how it grouped. I was more than surprised. Shooting from both barrels, I got an average 4 shot groups of 2 3/4" at 50 yards. I could not ask for more than that. I have not finished sighting it in yet and need to take it out until I find max range. I am not positive that it is regulated at 50 yards but for right now I am thrilled. I am hoping to get lucky and that it might tighten up a little further out. Yeah right, like I didn't already win the lottery with it grouping like that at 50 yards.