Bert the Turtle the fact remains that the Cape Buffalo in Mark Sullivan videos have all been wounded by the client. The video i watched shows that the client was with in 40 yards and wounded the buffalo...so it stand to reason that for the client to make the shot he would need to be closer that the 40 yards... Let me ask you a question if you have 2 shots in a double rifle would you use them early or wait until the cape buffalo is close for a sure kill shot? It takes time to reload and being out of lead at a critical time could be hazardous to your health. I cannot tell from the videos who wounded the animals. Nor can I tell tell caliber of the wound. I will leave it at that. The video I saw had MS saying "don't shoot, don't shoot" over and over again to the client, generally when there was an animal well within range to be easily shot. Then I heard a gunshot and MS simultaneously or slightly subsequently saying "shoot", not giving the client the slightest chance of shooting. If it were me with the double rifle, I would be asking the client to shoot the animal, not telling him to hold fire when the animal is 40 yards away and still on its feet. I believe in shooting what you can when you can. If he did not or could not shoot, I would at least put one through the chest as soon as a reasonable shot presented itself while the animal was standing broadside as they were in the video. If I needed the animal to be closer than 40 yards for that, I'd find another rifle or another line of work. That would still leave one in the chamber for a close shot, could well prevent a charge, and may well leave time for a reload if it staggered the animal.