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I sure would love a double rifle in 30-30. Here in Florida it would be very useful I believe. Could hunt most of our rifle game with it.

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Wouldn't be hard to get a smith to sleeve a double shotgun. I worked with a guy who had one sleeved to .45-70.
Or get Ace Duby of MCA Sports, Anchorage to make a couple of .30-30 inserts for you. Could even epoxie them in so the point of aim didn't change.

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I really want a champus like the one I had in 9.3 in Alaska only in 30-30. But of course thatís above my pay grade now that Iím retired.

Guess Iíll just use my marlin 03 in 30-30. Truth is I hunt more with a 22mag than anything. I can kill everything in Florida with the 22mag but deer requires a centerfire.

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I would like to find or build one in 44 mag or 38-55. Either would be great in the NC coastal plains piney woods.
Saw a 44 mag on GB a few years back and I have sorely regretted not buying it. It sold for somewhere about $800.
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What about a Valmet 412 in 30-06 DR or 12/30-06 combo? They are available and the price is reasonable.


I have a 30-06/30-06 Valmart double rifle and it is very nice. And I have the 9.3x74r/9.3x74r double rifle which is setup but never hunted. I went wth the 12x12/9.3x74r drilling when I went elk hunting. Wanted the shotguns and rifle as we were stalking.
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What about a Valmet 412 in 30-06 DR or 12/30-06 combo? They are available and the price is reasonable.


I have a 30-06/30-06 Valmart double rifle and it is very nice. And I have the 9.3x74r/9.3x74r double rifle which is setup but never hunted. I went wth the 12x12/9.3x74r drilling when I went elk hunting. Wanted the shotguns and rifle as we were stalking.
DougK, the valet barrels are upside down. I like double rifles in the SxS configuration. And the 30-06 is more power and recoil then I want or need. If I were younger recoil didnít bother me much. But anymore I like mild kicking guns.

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You should keep an eye out for a double rifle in 9.3x72R. Ammo is still available. Very similiar performance to the 30-30.
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A properly regulated double rifle is simply cost-prohibitive and getting one in 30-30 is a non-starter.

Options for consideration:

One of the Baikal made double rifles in 45-70. Loaded light, it would be suitable for FL game and deliver light recoil. The Baikal has a clever widget that allows for adjustment of and regulation of the barrels. It's not perfect, but for the money, it's a good compromise.

A Pedersoli Kodiak double rifle in 50 Cal. Yes, it's a front-stuffer, but with paper cartridges, it's an easy proposition. Works best with 50 cal soft lead ball. I had one, and the barrels would shoot to 1.5" - 2" of each other at 100 yards with 85 grs 2F. Worked well on hogs and would be effective on deer as well. They are more common in 54 cal. The downside is that they are heavy.

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I built a SxS 45 Colt on a 16 ga shotgun frame.

a 30-30 was on my to do list, but I fell in love with underhammers.


here's a video of the work I did on a 30-30 before I got fickle.


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A DR from Baikal chambered in 30-06 and then LIGHT LOADED, it would be your cheeepest option.


Of course, a man of your stature, should be in the wood lot with AT LEAST a Chapuis chambered in 30-30!!


I've handled one, they sure are N I C E!!


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