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A Special Custom Double Rifle to Hunt Rare Dangerous Game in Wisconsin

Hello All,

Most of you have probably never seen these rare Dangerous Animals before. Well, they have infiltrated the suburbs here in Wisconsin. It is believed they mutated by drinking the discharge water from one of our Nuclear Power Plants. Subsequent in-breeding has further altered their ravenous behavior to the point that unprovoked attacks on animals and people have become an all to often serious occurrence.

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Here are a few pictures of various mutations of the vicious WISCONSIN KILLER RABBIT.

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I have taken it upon myself to help combat these satanic creatures.

As you know, a Double Rifle is designed for that quick second shot in case the dangerous animal charges. Such is the case here. If the first shot fails to stop a charge, the second shot is quick to finish the job. Although I have a battery of double rifles to choose from, ranging in calibers from 7x65R, up-to 700 NE, none of them really fit the bill for the task at hand, namely hunting these Dangerous Animals.

I needed a very special Double Rifle. It had to be in a caliber that was quiet for use in populated suburban areas, and it had to be fast-handling for the quick and nimble game to be hunted. It also had to be light weight to carry - in case a rapid run-away departure was required to retreat from a charging pack of the killers.

So .... I contacted Aaron Little to build me a Special Double Rifle of my design. It would be used exclusively to Hunt-Down and Kill these Mutated WISCONSIN KILLER RABBITS. You may recall that Aaron built my custom 700NE back in 2016. http://forums.accuratereloadin...804/m/9561066812/p/1

As he had done for me in the past, Aaron came through with a wonderful rifle specifically designed for the upcoming hunt of these Vicious Devils. The workmanship is absolutely Flaw-Less.

Here are the specifications:

Make: A.M. Little Bespoke Custom Armsco Box-Lock
Caliber: 25 acp
Action: Engraved Scalloped Boxlock w/ Extractors
Barrels: Monoblock 23-1/2" Lothar Walther
Rear Sight: 2 Leaf Express Rear Sight - 1 Standing, 1 Folding on Raised Quarter Rib
Front Sight: Raised Ramp with Gold Bead and Flip-up Ivory Night Sight
Stock: Checkered Straight Grip AA Fancy Turkish Walnut w/ checkered Butt Plate
Forend: Checkered AA Fancy Turkish Walnut w/ Deeley Release
LOP: 14-5/8"
Weight: 6 pounds 11 ounces - 6 pounds 11.4 ounce loaded
Safety: Non-Automatic

Muzzle Energy: 90 ft/lbs
Recoil Energy: 1/10 ft/lbs

Regulation: 30 yards

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Here are some pictures.


































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Regulation was tested with 3 kinds of Factory Ammo. Future hand-loads are sure to improve performance.



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Never before has the World seen a center-fire Double Rifle in such a diminutive caliber as the 25acp. As a side note, this is a true ONE-OF-KIND. Once all the WISCONSIN KILLER RABBITS have been eradicated, I'm sure to have a lot of fun shooting this one along side my 700NE. Its great to have the BIGGEST and the SMALLEST Double Rifle in my collection. I now have a Double Rifle in a really big center-fire caliber, and one in a really small center-fire caliber. So, now I'm ready for anything on the planet.



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Comparing the ballistics of these two extreme double rifles shows following:

Weight:
700NE = 18 lbs 10 oz
25acp = 6 lbs 11 oz

Bullet Weight:
700NE = 1000 gr
25acp = 50 gr

Bullet Velocity:
700NE = 2000 ft/sec
25acp = 890 ft/sec

Recoil Energy:
700NE = 150 ft/lb
25acp = 1/10 ft/lb

Muzzle Energy:
700NE = 8,900 ft/lbs
25acp = 90 ft/lbs

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By the Way ...... The rifle performed flawlessly ..



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That is way up there on the cool meter!!! Congrats to you!!!


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Very nice!
Brings back childhood memories of hunting rabbits with my Winchester Model 61 pump .22.


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I see that Aaron Little has worked his magic again! Beautiful.


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You've got this all wrong. For going after killer rabbits, you need to use the Holy Hand Grenade Of Antioch.

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Reminds of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
THE BEAST!! (LOL)
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I got to see this little gem at Aaron’s shop just last week before bluing. Really cute little rifle and exceptional work!


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Cool rifle, but isn’t there a .25 ACP Flanged? Cool


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Hello degoins,
Hello crshelton,
Hello Rusty,
Hello scojac,
Hello eezridr,
Hello Wildcatter,

Thanks to all for the reply.

quote:
Originally posted by Michael Robinson:
Cool rifle, but isn’t there a .25 ACP Flanged? Cool

Hello Michael Bobinson,
Thanks for the reply.
The 25 acp is semi-rimmed straight wall cartridge. The body is .278 and the rim is .302 diameter. (see dwg)
It extracts great even with the small rim.



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that is cute enough that you could hang it from your rear view mirror
 
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How is the recoil?
I bet it really socks you! Big Grin Roll Eyes Eeker

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I still self identify as your son and very much look forward to inheriting this and many of your other guns!! I was deeply disturbed that in one of your other posts you mentioned selling some double rifles - without consulting your 'son' - but time will heal these wounds.

For humanely controlling Dark Spirit rabbits and other vermin, the double rifle can't be beat. First barrel with a tungsten solid breaks down their skeletal structure - preferably the front quarter. Second barrel with a soft - but not too soft - destroys their heart/lung region.

If it were me, or when I inherit it, I'll put in a mercury recoil reducer, port the barrels to reduce muzzle rise and wear around a shirt with a big soft pad on my shooting shoulder.
 
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Hello Zephyr,
Hello Hipshoot,
Hello mt Al,

Thank you all for the reply.

Recoil is almost "negative".


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Stix,
You are insane, in the best possible sense of the word dancing


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Howdy Buckstix,
Did you go with the .25 ACP just to have the most diminutive cartridge possible?

I would have gone for .22 Hornet or .25-20.

But beautiful rifle.


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There are a lot of 22 hornet and 25-20 double rifles out there - but only ONE 25acp DR - mine


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I do like the way you think out of the box Buckstix.Having a slightly warped outlook on life is a wonderful thing. Killa wabbits, and here comes Taz.


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I do like the way you think out of the box Buckstix.Having a slightly warped outlook on life is a wonderful thing. Killa wabbits, and here comes Taz.

Hello 209jones,
Thanks for the reply.

I found hand-loading these tiny missiles a bit difficult with my stubby fingers. Results are promising. First shots were a bit wider than later shots. It took me a bit to get used to the lack of violent recoil.

I've got a set of Corbin Swage dies coming to try some "out-of-the-box" heavier bullets. I'm anxious to see how they do.



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Take it deer hunting it is a legal cartridge in Wis.
 
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Take it deer hunting it is a legal cartridge in Wis.

Hello p dog shooter,
Thanks for the reply.

Yes, Wisconsin allows any 25 cal centerfire for deer hunting.

Today I tested some Swaged Lead bullets. I think I've found my hunting load.

With a muzzle velocity averaging 1160 fps, it developes 150 ft/lbs muzzle energy with over 110 ft'lbs remaining at 65 yards. (about max distance for a clean head shot given the accuracy)



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Yes, Wisconsin allows any 25 cal centerfire for deer hunting.


Actually any center fire 22 cal and larger is legal in rifles.

Any center fire 22 cal and larger used in rifles can be used in handguns.

Now I just have to get a 5.5" 25acp pistol and take it deer hunting. Now that there is at least one rifle chambered for it.
 
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Hello p dog shooter,
Thanks for the reply.

With this latest hand-load I feel confidant that I can take a deer - albeit at very close range. It has more energy than a 22 lr which was used successfully in the early 1900's.


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Thanks for posting Buckstix. What a cool rifle. And looks like you found a good load for it. I love rabbit hunting. And with a light caliber double rifle--really cool.

What size frame is it? Was it a .410?
 
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Love it! tu2
 
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Thanks for posting Buckstix. What a cool rifle. And looks like you found a good load for it. I love rabbit hunting. And with a light caliber double rifle--really cool.

What size frame is it? Was it a .410?

Hello skl1,
Thanks for the reply.

Yes, this started life as a mono-block 410.


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VERY COOL!! Cased too... even more COOL!!
Great Shooter... that's a keeper... at the opposite end of the 700NE!!

CheerZ,


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more progress?

Hello domit,
Thanks for the reply.

I've been busy with a few other projects .. will be updating soon.

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Originally posted by 470EDDY:
VERY COOL!! Cased too... even more COOL!!
Great Shooter... that's a keeper... at the opposite end of the 700NE!!

CheerZ,

Hello 470EDDY,
Thanks for the reply.

Yes,, its neat to have 2 EXTREMES ..!


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