Is there a “problem” with side-by-side shotguns?

Side-by-side or OU — which’s better? This debate that’s been going on for over 100 years now. In this video The Problem With Side by Side Shotguns, the folks at  The Gun Shop in Botley Mills, Hampshire, UK have their say on this issue.

They point some of the “problems” they see with SxS and also bring up some valid points on why these doubles are falling out of favor in the UK. Here’s a taste of what they have to say:

“They’re beautiful and anyone should be proud to own and use one. However, there are a few things to consider in the discussion of side by side vs over and under.”

The video makes several excellent points. Overall, I have to agree with him, and many of the trends he points out are also leading to the decline of the SxS over here.

The Problem With Side by Side Shotguns
The Problem With Side by Side Shotguns

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2 thoughts on “Is there a “problem” with side-by-side shotguns?

  1. Does this now mean Gregg that you will Sell me some of your Original English Best SxS shotguns for pennys on the dollar? You let me know when those Brits start unloading Original condition Vintage SxS Purdey, H&H, Boss, Westley Richards, Etc. for pennies on the dollar.

  2. If the Almighty wanted man to shoot an over-and-under, he would have placed one eye over the other.

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