Double Rifle Barrel Length

Professor Mawla

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In my thread about small bore double rifles, there was a disagreement over the proper barrel length for double rifles. Some think that anything under 25" is sacrilege while others think that anything over 23" is unwieldy in the bush.

Anyway, I was flipping around on TV the other day and caught part of an awful Sean Connery movie, but what did catch my attention was that he was using a hammer double rifle with super long barrels, probably 28" or more. Here is a picture of the gun.
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So I was wondering, what do you think would be the ideal barrel length for a double rifle? I know a lot of thisi depends on the cartridge as well, and I would probably prefer a shorter barrel for something like a .577 NE because I would be using it to go after elephant and buff in the bush, while a small bore double could benefit form longer barrels like the gun above.
@Saul
The film was called “ League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen “ . Mr. Connery used a .500 Black Powder Express in that film .

I personally believe that 26 inches is an ideal double rifle barrel length for an operator who is above six feet tall . For anybody who is shorter , 24 inches is more ideal .
 

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I split the distance and went with 25 on my 500 NE
 
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