Thanks to all again for the recent posts! At this point, having never fired a double before, I may stick to a lighter (comparatively) caliber at first. I typically avoid the standard calibers that everyone else has, so instead of going with a 470, I may go with a 450, just to be different. I’d also like to avoid the 450/400 as I will be receiving a new M70 Safari Express from my gunsmith in a few months that has been rechambered from .375 to .404 Jeff, which is about identical to the 450/400 in performance. I just purchased my second Pedersoli Kodiak double, a newer mkIV version in 58 cal, so that should hold me over until next year. I’ve found that these guns are very close to the factory claims of 60 to 70 yard regulation! Matt85, I like your post! Typically, when I want something, the desire to obtain it never goes away...I’m very sure that I will eventually own a .577, and will put the time in to get proficient with it. I’m not in the greatest shape compared to what I was 10 years ago (my 6 month old makes it hard to work out on a consistent basis), but in order to use a gun like that in Africa to take dangerous game, I’m willing to get in better shape to carry around that extra weight and enjoy the experience!