A Double in .458 win?

But why insist on a non-rimmed DR round when there are so many double rifles available with excellent cartridges like 450/400, 450, 470 etc. etc..?
Agree 100% . All my doubles new and old use rimmed cartridges . Lower pressures , no extraction / ejection issues , plenty of ammo available .
 
Tony Seth-Smith had a second set of barrels in 458 Win Mag made for his Rigby 450.
 
But why insist on a non-rimmed DR round when there are so many double rifles available with excellent cartridges like 450/400, 450, 470 etc. etc..?
I suppose this is my question. Why?
 
The reason would be a good deal on a used Double Rifle.

Ones chambered in 458 win will typically sell for a bit less than one in .450 or .470
It is interesting to see the use of different calibers in doubles.
 
I believe Mike Fell was hunting with a double in 458WM while he was waiting for his new double to be built
 
Second to have a wider array of factory ammo available.
Unless it is a double with some form of adjustable regulation, you are going to be limited to the ammunition the gun regulates with. This is one of the biggest down sides to a double rifle.

I see no practical problem with a well made double in 458 WM. But I would be VERY picky on the maker and the guns condition.
 

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