I think it only fair to throw another gunmakers over and under into the mix whilst we have been on the OU subject for the past 2 posts. So here, after a dig around the vault is a very rarely seen Boss & Co. .500 3" Over and Under rifle. £150,000 worth of exquisite, fine scroll engraved double rifle, actioned by John Varney of Boss, who was without doubt 'the man' to have action your Boss gun and whose work I have always very much admired. John's ability to conjure the majestic shapes of a Boss gun from a steel action is second to none.
Neill Clark on January 30, 2015 at 5:39 pm
A lovely rifle, I was not aware that big game calibre rifles were built in an OU arrangement until this blog. I'd be interested to know if the felt recoil is different to a SS, I've fired a .500NE side by side and the recoil was a lot more comfortable than I thought it would be, albeit I knew I'd fired a heavy rifle. I've read that OU's have more muzzle flip, does any one have any thoughts?
karl gustloff on January 30, 2015 at 11:05 pm
dear mr.neill i have a wonderfull heym 55 over under double rifle With 2 barrel set
500 nitro Express and a 500-416 nitroexpress,its a pinless sidelock very very accurate and very functional as well,i have also a holland royal double in 500 nitro,recoil is more comforting With my heym even that its lighter weight than my holland and holland royal,the over and unders are more versitle than side by sides bcz of large varaities of diffrent barrel types.please forgive my poor English,i hope it help you
sincerely karl gustloff
Neill Clark on January 31, 2015 at 7:11 pm
Thanks for your reply, your English is a lot better than my German I have to say.
Your comments are very interesting, and I appreciate them. I like Heym rifles, I used to own one in .270 Win and am currently giving serious thought to the SR21 Super Classic (in .308), it is styled after English best rifles and looks like the nearest I will get to one of the lovely rifles Simon's craftsmen turn out.
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