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I have several drillings but Tennessee doesn’t permit small game hunting with a centerfire. So I’d like to find a drilling with a shot out, neglected or oddball rifle caliber. I want to have a rimfire liner put in it. I’d like 16ga for weight, hammerless, without greener safety (I’m a lefty). Anyone have any candidates?


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Posts: 1905 | Location: Tennessee | Registered: 18 February 2007Reply With Quote
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Never understood why you can't hunt with a drilling. I buy a small game license and a fur bearer license for coyote which you can hunt with centerfire. So why shouldn't I be able to hunt small game with a drilling and be equipped for the yote that stands and looks at 80 yds.
 
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I didn’t make the law. Even my 25-20, 32-20 and 22 centerfires like hornet and 218 bee are useless for small game. When I lived in PA I hunted rabbits with the Bee.


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Laws are screwy some times.

Most likely why is they wanted to make it harder to shoot big game out of season.

Not that one could shoot and kill big game with a 22RF

I wouldn't know anybody that has done so.

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Just to share a couple of considerations.
The rifle barrel on most drillings have relatively small diameters. This limits how much offset you could build in. The Brownells liners are 8mm or at least the drill for the liner is 8mm.
The firing pin has to be relocated or the 22 barrel offset. Relocating firing pin easier said then done and again original barrel diameter comes into play if you offset the barrel.
Suggestion: Get a double barrel shotgun and get an insert barrel for the rimfire. Poor man's cape gun?
 
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Suggestion: Get a double barrel shotgun and get an insert barrel for the rimfire. Poor man's cape gun?


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Vintage doubles currently has a couple 16ga cape guns for sale.
 
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I have a Simpson drilling, 12ga, 12ga, 9.3x74R, with a .22 mag insert already in one of the shotgun barrels, if that might be close enough.


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