Our European friends never seem to stop trying to find new approaches to classic weapon systems that the rest of the world has given up experimenting with and I love them for it! Case in point is the Innogun which merges a single shot rifle and a pump action rifle with a double rifle.
The Innogun Hybrid lower receiver is a magazine fed pump action. The lower can be chambered in 7×64mm, .308 Win, .30-06, 8x57mm IS or 9.3×62mm. Magazines will have the capacity of 1,3 or 5 rounds1. Its barrel is 23.6″ in length.
The single shot upper receiver can be chambered in .22 Hornet, .222 Rem, .243 Win, .30-06, 8x57mm IS, 9.3×62mm or 12 Gauge. To load the upper the action opens just like a under/over shotgun or rifle. The barrel is 19.6″ in length.
It weights in at between 7.7 lbs and 8.3 lbs, depending on the upper/lower combination.
By now you are asking yourself “Why?”. I don’t have a good answer for that question! I suppose it is useful when you want a combination gun but also want a repeater. Still, I love it.
The company is also making a lightweight version of the Hybrid called the Pulse. It is pump action only and weights in at 6 lbs.
[ Many thanks to the anonymous reader who emailed me the link. ]
1 round magazine for presumably be for hunting in locations that only allow single shot or double rifles. ↩