Double rifle, Single or Double trigger in these modern times ?
I am considering certain factors prior to ordering my first double rifle.
I note that the general concensus is that a double trigger is better because if the mechanism fails you are not left with a 10lb club. I fully understand this reasoning but given that surely most hunting these days for dangerous game is done in company with at least one other person, i.e a Professional Hunter who is naturally armed, is the double trigger still a requirement ?
I further note that John 'Pondoro' Taylor failed to see the need for double triggers on a quality gun (notably the Westley Richards) and suggested that a single trigger is better as it allows an even quicker second shot without the need to move ones hand. Taylor cited James Sutherland as using nothing but a single trigger Westley Richards and having shot over 1000 elephants with it.
Is the double trigger still as valid as it was or is it still used extensively owing to tradition ?
Your thourghts please.