Double Rifle 750 Nitro Express

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  1. Odinsraven

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    Right here are the rules
    .......you find the elephant you fire the rifle whichever one gets up first wins ...... seems fair to me don't you think ?

    However Mr Bell is probably turning in his grave to think that he considered a 318 wr as a large calibre .......
     
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  2. matt85

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    pretty sure i read somewhere that Bell also used a 470 NE. so he wasnt entirely against bigger bores.

    -matt
     
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    Wow that thing is an artillery piece. Very cool though and beautiful rifle.
     

  4. Odinsraven

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    True I hear this story all the time ...I have a 318 wr double and I without reservation admit Mr Bell was a braver man than I ...I have dropped wildebeest and Kudu with it to face down a tuskless bitch of the bush..... shit where did I leave my 470 NE
     

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    Bell also wired the two triggers of his double (I thought it was a 450/400) together to try and equal some of the bigger rifles being used at the time. He worked out that 800gr in the wrong place didn't kill very well. Also it was very difficult to get get both barrels firing at exactly the same time. Usually one fired slightly before the other causing the second shot to hit high due to the recoil of the first shot lifting the barrels.
     
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  6. AfricaHunting.com

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    Here is Master Gunsmith Jerome Lanoue from Verney-Carron with a 700 Nitro Double Rifle.

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    Big gun little gun...

    Verney-Carron Single Shot 223 in comparison with a 700 Nitro Double Rifle

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  8. AfricaHunting.com

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    What an incredible rifle!

    Verney-Carron Single Shot 223 Rifle with special engraving
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    I met Jerome a couple of years ago and found him to be an absolute gentleman.

    His products were more than i could afford, but a 450-400 from his workshop may be the last rifle I ever buy.
     

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    I appreciate the brains and craft that went into that .750 despite the practical limitations. It looks magnificent.

    There is a nice video online of a VC .700 in action in Mozambique.
     

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    In addition, I'd also suggest a search party, medical team and ambulance in close attendance!!

    The search party to locate and retrieve his shoulder post firing. The medical team to apply first aid and stabilise the patient. And lastly, the ambulance to get him to a hospital PDQ!!!

    Jeez! THAT is one HECK of a rifle!!!
     
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  12. Travis2282

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    I looked at the 700 NE at the show. If I wasn’t mistaking I believe it was around 18 lbs!?
     

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    Interesting what my travel-luggage -insurance would say ,when I report this double as lost.
     

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