I know there are several drilling owners on this board who actively use their drilling. Why do you use a drilling, what are the advantages of a drilling over a shot gun or rifle? Why do you think drilling's are not popular in the USA?
Main reason I started using a drilling is...because they work!
I started out when I was a kid with a Savage 24, and over the years I grew to dislike them. SO, wanting something better, meaning something easier to choose bbls faster, better regulated ectů
SO, I moved up to the Savage 2400, then the Valmet 412's and they were vast improvements, but it still left me wanting! FINALLY in the early 80's I found what I was looking for, a Krieghoff drilling and I've never looked back!
When I flew out in the bush one or two hundred miles, I needed to go light and be able to shoot what ever presented itself. On this hunt,
I shot a moose fairly early in the hunt, so I became the camp "meat" provider. Some days I jump shot ducks, other days I shot grouse with the 22lr insert bbl. in the right bbl.. I never heard anyone of the other three guys out there with me complain about my meat providing skills one bit. lol
I've went into the bush and lived off what my drilling provided and it's been nice always having the RIGHT gun with me for what ever presented itself.
I kill one or two deer with it every year, and it get's used for many things, from turkeys with the shot bbls.,
to fox with the 22 bbl.,
to all kinds of other meat for my freezer...
I was glad to have it in my hands when this big guy presented itself,
and some days I'm strictly meat hunting,
What's not to like???