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01-01-2019 10:28 PM
Drilling Man Actually, they were used on "driven hunts". You went to your stand with a drilling, and the "drivers" could push anything from a pheasant to a deer or hog or ?, by you . With a drilling you was ready for what ever came through.


MANY moons ago, I went on this hunt miles and miles out in the bush, close to 200 miles from the nearest road. I took a decent moose with the rifle bbl. on my drilling,





and then I proceeded to jump shoot several ducks for supper after that! Some mid days, I would slide the insert bbl. in, go for a walk and shoot some grouse with the 22lr for supper. What's not to love?


Some drilling weigh under 7 pounds, I'd call that pretty "sleek"...


DM
01-01-2019 10:15 PM
Darkgael I did not see that anyone pointed out that the term "drilling" has become a generic (and inaccurate) for different types of combination guns which actually have more accurate names.
A drilling has three barrels. The German word for three is "drei".....a three barreled gun is a drei-ling.
The word for four is "vier".....the firearm pictured earlier has four barrels and is not a drilling; it is a vierling.
Guns with more or fewer barrels have other names.
Pete
01-01-2019 09:40 PM
bugeye
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DrillingMan, Geeze, I am so sorry that I called your best girl "ugly"!
I agree, they are ugly.
Now a sleek 20 gauge SxS, that's a beautiful gun.

I think drillings came from the habit of Europeans NOT going deer hunting, or quail hunting or squirrel hunting; It came from just "going hunting" where they killed everything from a boar hog to a rabbit on one trip. Them folks ate everything including song birds.

So, I consider a drilling, a status thing among other drilling owners, which is fine, it's sorta like a drilling club.

I was into bamboo flyrods, but They are impracticable in the real world of graphite rods and floating lines.

So, to each his own.
01-01-2019 07:14 PM
Drilling Man
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Pastorp, thanks as always for your constructive friendly comments.

DrillingMan, Geeze, I am so sorry that I called your best girl "ugly"!
It was a LOT worse than that!


You called her, and all of her cousins monstrosities!!


Just don't let it happen again!


DM
01-01-2019 05:19 PM
Vash the Stampede
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Pastorp, thanks as always for your constructive friendly comments.

DrillingMan, Geeze, I am so sorry that I called your best girl "ugly"!
Its not a Hi-Point!
01-01-2019 05:05 PM
mannyrock No harm done. It's all in good fun.

Mannyrock
01-01-2019 03:35 PM
pastorp
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Pastorp, thanks as always for your constructive friendly comments.

DrillingMan, Geeze, I am so sorry that I called your best girl "ugly"!
Manny,

Ask DM sometime to tell you the story about his drilling. How he bought it and over time built it into the fine gun it is today.

I give credit to DM for mentoring me into the world of drilling’s. I know I was a pest for a while with my questions. But he’s was a great help and shortened the learning curve for my journey into the combination/drilling gun world.
01-01-2019 03:19 PM
mannyrock Pastorp, thanks as always for your constructive friendly comments.

DrillingMan, Geeze, I am so sorry that I called your best girl "ugly"!
01-01-2019 12:15 PM
pastorp
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I'm sorry. I just don't get drillings. They look like monstrosities.
Key word here is look. That a perception based on visual observation from a distance. If you stay away from the 12 Ga. and handle 16 ga drilling’s over a 7x57R barrel I believe you will find them very balanced and that the handle extreamly well. Get someone to show you how to use the controls and practice until it’s second nature and by then you will be a convert to hunting with the drilling.

Then sell all your other guns. And buy a second drilling so you have a spare and hunt the rest of your life. Yeah you will have a chunk of money invested in your 2 guns but you will also enjoy looking at it while your sitting on your stand. It will be a thing of beauty. A art form if you please.
01-01-2019 12:08 PM
pastorp
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Wow,

Am I gonna shoot a rabbit today, or a moose? Geez, I dunno!
Well manny if you have a drilling set up like DMs you can shoot any of them that presents itself. If you leave out the small game just take out the insert from the right shotgun barrel and you have a double shotgun and a high power rifle. If your hunting dangerous game load slugs into the shotgun barrels and use the rifle barrel for the first shot and a slug if you don’t kill it clean.

Not many scoped hunting guns that weigh 7 # that are that versatile.
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