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jayfox
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Chapuis RGEX
      #299961 - 03/05/17 06:07 AM

Hi all, new member and first-time poster here. After wanting a double rifle for 40 years, I have decided to finally purchase one. The one that has really caught my eye is the Chapuis RGEX in .30-.30; it will be used for deer and pigs in the North Mississippi hills, which in my area means jungle--small overgrown woodlots, thickets and cutovers where a 60-yard shot is a long one. I figure the 30-30 with its rimmed case, low pressures, and mild recoil would be easier on the shooter and the rifle than the larger calibers. Does anyone here have experience with this rifle in this chambering? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Chapuis RGEX [Re: jayfox]
      #299966 - 03/05/17 09:27 AM

Welcome jayfox. Have not had any particulat experience with that Chapius but have handled other doubles of theirs and find them to be of excellent quality. 30/30 sounds good for what you want to use it for. Pretty underrated and not often mentioned round these days. Sounds like a heap of fun to me.

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Re: Chapuis RGEX [Re: Claydog]
      #299988 - 03/05/17 05:37 PM

Welcome jayfox, you can't go wrong with a Chapuis in any caliber and your on the best forum on the nett...



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Re: Chapuis RGEX [Re: jayfox]
      #299992 - 03/05/17 07:08 PM

Jay fox, I run a chapius UGEX in 9.3x74 and it shoot swell. Regulated at 50m . Im using woodleighs and TTSX 286 gr projectiles.
Great on hogs and buff.
The RGEX in 30/30 should be very handy. Cheers Mick


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Re: Chapuis RGEX [Re: 264]
      #300075 - 05/05/17 05:03 AM

Thanks for the replies (and the welcomes). In my research, the Chapuis rifles get overwhelmingly good marks in all areas, especially value for the dollar. Claydog, I agree completely with your comments on this caliber, its near perfect for my intended use. And the RGEX allows for two true shooting classics--a double rifle and the 30-30--in one gun. Thanks again.

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Re: Chapuis RGEX [Re: jayfox]
      #300078 - 05/05/17 05:33 AM

Welcome jayfox- I understand your thoughts on a .30/30, however something more exciting, like a .38/55 or .375 Winchester would turn my crank a bit faster.

220gr. Jacketed at 1,800fps to 2,000fps or cast 250's to 300's at 1,500fps would be a blast.

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Re: Chapuis RGEX [Re: Daryl_S]
      #300081 - 05/05/17 06:27 AM

Welcome Jayfox,

I bought a round action Chapuis in 30/30 when they first came out, I have really enjoyed it. It's nice to have a double you can go to Walmart and pick up ammo. This maybe your first double but my guess is , it won't be your last !! Enjoy it.
Robert


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Re: Chapuis RGEX [Re: bwanabobftw]
      #300103 - 05/05/17 03:36 PM

Welcome,

If it was me, and even if I liked the idea of a .30-30, which I would get in a classic lever action instead, I would go straight for a 9.3x74R in a Chapuis double rifle instead.

Now with a 9.3x74R, you have a cartridge which can be used to hunt deer, pigs, black bear, brown bear, moose etc. Take your new DR to Alaska or Canada one day.

A 9.3x74R is a .366 calibre cartridge and shoots a 286 gr projectile at around 2200 fps (in my rifle). Also hs 230 gr and 320 gr projectiles from Woodleigh. Some DRs are regulated with 230 gr (approx) projectiles, which I think under powers the cartridge so go for 286 gr. And one if one handloads might find sweet loads in other bullets and weights which also regulate close enough.

Decide whether you want your DR regulated without a scope or with a scope. For the same reason.

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Re: Chapuis RGEX [Re: NitroX]
      #300104 - 05/05/17 03:37 PM

BTW I find the 9.3x74R a very mild cartridge to shoot as well. So does a friend who doesn't like recoil much.

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Re: Chapuis RGEX [Re: NitroX]
      #300129 - 05/05/17 11:04 PM

Jayfox:
While I do understand the appeal of picking up a box of bungers on your way past Walmart, the big advantage of the .30-30 in a double rifle is that you can use spitzer bullets. All that marvelous polymer-tipped boat-tailed bonded-core jewelry is now at your disposal!

...if you intend to reload!

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Re: Chapuis RGEX [Re: Marrakai]
      #309266 - 21/12/17 09:38 AM

I'd rather go for the 8x57 IRS, very mild recoil, rimmed case and low pressure. There's also enough bullet weights to satisfy anyone. It's more powerful than 30-30 win and perhaps a better choice for pigs but also well enough for moose (in sweden 30-30 win is not legal for pigs, moose, red deer etc). I've got a chapuis o/u in 8x57 IRS and it's a joy to shoot - significantly less recoil than 9,3x74r. I reload 220 gr woodleighs to about 2200 fps, and 200 gr sako hammerheads to 2300 fps.

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Re: Chapuis RGEX [Re: NitroX]
      #309273 - 21/12/17 12:15 PM

Quote:

Welcome,

If it was me, and even if I liked the idea of a .30-30, which I would get in a classic lever action instead, I would go straight for a 9.3x74R in a Chapuis double rifle instead.

Now with a 9.3x74R, you have a cartridge which can be used to hunt deer, pigs, black bear, brown bear, moose etc. Take your new DR to Alaska or Canada one day.

A 9.3x74R is a .366 calibre cartridge and shoots a 286 gr projectile at around 2200 fps (in my rifle). Also hs 230 gr and 320 gr projectiles from Woodleigh. Some DRs are regulated with 230 gr (approx) projectiles, which I think under powers the cartridge so go for 286 gr. And one if one handloads might find sweet loads in other bullets and weights which also regulate close enough.

Decide whether you want your DR regulated without a scope or with a scope. For the same reason.




I agree with this. I just took delivery of my Rizzini 92S in 9.3 for the versatility.


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Re: Chapuis RGEX [Re: jayfox]
      #311164 - 27/01/18 02:20 PM

First off, welcome. Great advice given above, but ultimately buy what you want as you're the one laying out the $$$$. If you're dedicating the rifle to the use you described plus you want low recoil, then the 30-30 may be just fine. If you happen to be a bird hunter, a package with 28ga barrels would be way cool! I love the 9.3 and have had two in the Chapuis in the past. It would be hard to go wrong in that caliber. I imagine in 30-30 it would be a pleasure to shoot. My only advice is if you have a chance to test fire either or both, it may halo make your decision for you. Again, welcome to the site. A lot of great experience that I continue to learn from here.

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Re: Chapuis RGEX [Re: Kynoch]
      #311165 - 27/01/18 02:49 PM

Iím in GA as I type this killing quail with the 28g barrels on my Rizzini DR!

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