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Best U.S. Made Double?
Best U. S. Made Double, Aesthetically ?
15%
 15%  [ 5 ]
Best U. S. Made Double, Value-Wise
27%
 27%  [ 9 ]
Best U. S. Made Double, Both Aesthetically and Value-Wise
57%
 57%  [ 19 ]
Total Votes : 33

MaximumSmoke
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:55 pm  Reply with quote
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OK, Ruff Hunter started this in another thread, and I suggested to him to post this topic, but I can't wait. I've got to see how everyone feels about it. Is an A. H. Fox, Graded or Sterlingworth, the best American Made double, aesthetically or value-wise? Thanks for your responses.
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gunsrus
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:52 am  Reply with quote
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i prefer the sub gauges . Handle one and the addiction starts . I have owned MANY shotguns , the Foxes will stay with me till I die !
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mike campbell
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:08 am  Reply with quote
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Just curious. How do you vote "no" in this poll?

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gunut
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you don't.... Laughing

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Savage16
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:08 pm  Reply with quote
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Tony, There you go again, "poking the bear" Laughing
Elsies on both counts.
Aesthetics-the side locks give so much more surface area to display their case coloring of which I'm so fond. Value- You'll probably have to pay 25-50% more for a Fox, similar guns in similar condition.
Besides, I just like the sound an Elsie makes when closed Wink

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tramroad28
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:21 pm  Reply with quote



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Best is a terrible word but an AH Fox can be a nice-appearing scattergun....or not.
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mtbirder
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No dog in the fight, but a survey consisting of small sample size leads to increase in margin of error.....
Very Happy
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AmericanMeet
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Since I have never held one of the guns being surveyed I won't be taking part in the poll. My childhood would be severely lacking--- if it weren't for Parkers, Brownings and Winchesters.
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Riflemeister
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:34 pm  Reply with quote
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In Roy Dunlap's book, "Gunsmithing", he ranked all the popular American doubles based on his repair records over many years of gunsmithing. The A H Fox was his pick as the most reliable American double. No weaknesses noted.

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Cheyenne08
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My goodness, what a rigged poll, uh, I think the A.H Fox is the best, duh!

Mr. Roberts, when did you quit beating your wife?

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Ruff Hunter
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:02 pm  Reply with quote



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I was thinking about how I wanted to present this for debate, but I like way that MaximumSmoke give you know other choice but to tow the party line!

Now, with respect to the question specific to this thread, I thought hard about it, and picked the AH fox for value. I would have done both value and aesthetics, but my soft spot for the sexy lines of my gal Elsie got in my way.

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Beagleman
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Aesthetically I prefer my Elsie or skeettx's Baker!

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WyoChukar
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Well detractors...that's why there is a second poll! Wink

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WyoChukar
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Of course, if someone REALLY wants to stir the pot here, poll this: Browning Citori vs. Fox. Be prepared to duck and dodge airborne excrement in copious quantities. Laughing

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mtbirder
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"Thats right, I'm an armed liberal and I like to shoot furry little things.... and I kill 'em"

+1.........Laughing With a Citori Shocked
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