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I have to own a side by side!!! But I dont wanna pay a FORTUNE for one. Been Kinda leaning torwards the Academy "Yildiz" anybody have any experience with one? Any other suggestions? I want it to be 12ga, long barrels 24-26", hammerless, single or double trigger.
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I have a 28ga DeHaan SO. It has an English straight stock and double triggers. My averages on grouse and woodcock have gone up since I bought it. It is a wand and I am going to upgrade to a Spanish double. But, the DeHaans are acknowledged to be some of the best of the Turkish guns to come out of Huglu. You can find lower grades for under a $1K.




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I have a CZ Bobwhite in 12 that is a real nice double for the money. It compares with the Spanish box lock style for about half the cost.  It has straight stock and double triggers. They make a nice gun in fact my brother's DeHaan was made by the same company.
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Don't own one, but really do love the side by sides.  When I was in high school, my friends' fathers called me "Ole Double-barrel".  Whenever I went hunting, I would pull both barrels on the deer.  I got two deer with one "blast" once...  It was a Parker 12, passed down a couple times.  Wish I had that now...  I also want a good double rifle...
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I would vote for double triggers.    They are much faster than trying to work a switch when a bird goes up!  They are easy to learn, even if you're not used to them.  Also, I would prefer mechanical triggers to recoil-operated triggers, if you have the choice.
 
Single triggers on double-barrel shotguns have  a tendency to malfunction and need repair (even on top-of-the line shotguns like Browning).
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Longhunter, are you talking about single triggers on SxS guns? I also own a few high grade OU shotguns with single triggers. In over twenty years of using them I have never had a problem.
 
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OK here you go ,CZ-USA Bobwhite in 12ga 28". This picture was taken today and its my first successful score on a wild pheasant with the CZ . Truth be told, I fumble more with the double triggers than I do with the single I have on my OU. Never had any problems with either. Most SxS for field use will come with 26"or 28" barrels, not sure what you want it for. They do swing niceWink
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

................................  I also want a good double rifle...
Dont we all -   dam - I have always wanted one ever since the first time I saw one - shame I'll never own one they are some serious money. YEA YEA--- 
 I know you wife will probably get you one for Christmas.  StareWhistlingWhatever
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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

Longhunter, are you talking about single triggers on SxS guns? I also own a few high grade OU shotguns with single triggers. In over twenty years of using them I have never had a problem.
 
Hi, Tahqua!
 
I'm glad you've had good luck with yours.  I also understand that a single trigger makes more sense on an over-under than on a side-by-side.  However, our single-trigger problems have all been on over-unders.
 
We've had (in our family) single triggers go bad on the following over-unders: 
 
(1)  Browning 20 gauge superposed Belgian Lightning. This very expensive (even in the 1960's) shotgun was going to be my dream upland hunting shotgun.   It turned into a single shot on cold morning quail hunts!  I sent it back to Browning for warranty repairs.  They claimed to have fixed it. They didn't!  After another unsuccessful try, I sold it to a place that specializes in working on high-grade shotguns.
 
(2)  Ruger over-under in 20 gauge.  (Son's shotgun.)  Same problem.  Single trigger went bad.  Sent it back to Ruger.  They fixed it.  No further problems.
 
(3)  Over-Under #3 (Krieghoff, I believe).  (Brother-in-Law/Hunting Buddy's shotgun)   Same problem.  Single trigger went bad.  Had it fixed.  No further problems since.
 
These are all first rate shotguns.  All of us are meticulous about cleaning and maintenance, and we shoot a lot of other guns as well.  Hence, my less-than-enthusiastic take on single triggers.  Interestingly, I have not heard about any trigger problems on Berettas. 
 
I stopped counting years ago, after firing well over 60,000 rounds of shotgun shells and getting my expert and distinguished badges in skeet.  I've tried just about everything but the semi-automatics that have come out in the last 10 years or so.
 
I finally settled on two shotguns, that work all the time, every time.    Believe it or not, these are two off-the-shelf Remington 870s.  (A 12 and a 20).  They will break 25-straight every time if I do my part.  If I had to get something else, it would probably be a Beretta 12 gauge over-under in the 7lb. weight range and a Ruger 20 gauge over-under.  
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Wew, I'm glad my 101's aren't on your list. I have a matched set of Pigeon Grades. A 12 GA with 26" tubes and a 20 GA with 27". I am going hunting next week with a Model 23 Pigeon Grade in 20GA. It has a single trigger. Like all of the Winchesters, they are a bit over built and are strong. The 23 also has a single trigger. I will see what I think. It will definitely be beefier than my DeHaan.
Like my brothers CZ Bobwhite, the DeHaan is also made by Huglu. I have found these guns to be excellent for the money. Mark DeHaan also does work on any of the Huglu guns. He did some work on my bros triggers, if I remember correctly. I don't believe you can go wrong with a CZ or DeHaan. They get you into the club for less than the Spanish guns. I leave English best guns out of this because they are in a different class.
Scarface, here are some links for some good double gun talk and there is a sub-forum for Huglu shotguns. Note that Huglu also makes Orvis double guns. Orvis is top quality on everything.
I have posted there under the same name as here.

http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewforum.php?f=137&sid=d35cf4472e90eb29a611427750abf1ca

http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/index.php

http://www.dhshotguns.com/



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I love side by sides. I just can't afford an expensive one like a LC Smith or Fox or Parker. I hope to change that some day.
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