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  • Merkel .470 DR raffle $100 a ticket

    At sportsmens warehouse. They have it in the look but don't touch glass case. Has anyone had a chance to handle it? It looks as light as a 28 ga. double. Wonder what it's worth? Anyone buy a ticket?

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    Is it one of these?
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=222664770

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    • #3
      Originally posted by LuJon View Post
      Yeah I believe thats it. Looks right, boxlock with cheek piece stock. Buy it now for $10,500 almost seems cheap for a German made .470 double, given the dollar/Euro exchange rate.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by LuJon View Post
        BTW check out the teeth on that hippo mount. Wow.

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        • #5
          The raffle is over tomorrow. You can buy tickets at Sportsman's Warehouse or at the Safari Club International booth at the Great Alaskan Sportsman Show. Tickets are $100 a piece. The money is going towards the Wounded Warrior Project among some of SCI's other projects. I have not handled this Merkel .470, but have handled others in the past. They are nice rifles for the money and typically run around $10,000-11,000 new. I believe this one is "valued" at $8,000, but that's aronious. It's worth more.

          Brett

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          • #6
            It is a nice rifle...I've shot them in 470. The gun weighs about 10.5 pounds. About right for a double in that caliber. That gun is also made in a 500 now. I had a chance to shoot a new one in that caliber last summer. The Merkel, Kriegoff, Heym and Chapuis (shop-wee) are the most popular doubles now days, all from Europe. I think the Belguim Chapuis or German Heym in 500 N. E. are about the cats meow. Of course the Merkel 470 is sweet. I have been shooting and loading for the double guns for about two decades now. Nothing is more fun to shoot. Yes its worth the $10,000 tag.
            Is there nothing so sacred on this earth that you aren't willing to kill or die for?


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            • #7
              Originally posted by Murphy View Post
              I think the Belguim Chapuis
              French my friend! http://chapuis-armes.com/ At the same price range I would also add Verney Carron to the mix..............although there's nothing wrong with a good old fashion English double rifle!

              Brett

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Brett Adam Barringer View Post
                French my friend! http://chapuis-armes.com/ At the same price range I would also add Verney Carron to the mix..............although there's nothing wrong with a good old fashion English double rifle!

                Brett
                Indeed. Particularly one with a spot of history.

                http://gardenandgun.com/newsletter/s...s-elephant-gun

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jim in anchorage View Post
                  Indeed. Particularly one with a spot of history.

                  http://gardenandgun.com/newsletter/s...s-elephant-gun
                  I saw it was going for sale. I guess it went for $300,000!!!

                  Brett

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Brett Adam Barringer View Post
                    French my friend! http://chapuis-armes.com/ At the same price range I would also add Verney Carron to the mix..............although there's nothing wrong with a good old fashion English double rifle!

                    Brett
                    It is...of course. I guess I was used to the way the Belguique talk...Ok it is made close to the Belgium border, right?

                    Still a fine gun even if les Francais made it.
                    Is there nothing so sacred on this earth that you aren't willing to kill or die for?


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                    • #11
                      Of the double rifles I've have handled and shot in my opinion the Chapuis UGEX in 9,3x74R with ejectors is most likely the best bang for the buck in the industry. Built on a smaller frame they can be bought for about $4,500 with a stock built to your LOP with either a right or left hand cheek piece, or no cheek piece. Light, compact, handle like a dream and very accurate. Last two moose I shot didnt really like them though

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Murphy View Post
                        It is...of course. I guess I was used to the way the Belguique talk...Ok it is made close to the Belgium border, right?

                        Still a fine gun even if les Francais made it.
                        I have owned several French guns. Very dependable. Pics-http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...ed=0CB0Q9QEwAQ

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