Although I've never handled one I'm quite a fan of the double rifle. My station in life has dictated that my dangerous game rifle is a bolt-action; none other than the ol' Brno ZKK602. That aside, there is a small part of me that dreams of owning a Holland & Holland 'Royal' Double Rifle in .500 or .577 Nitro Express.
This is the beginning of that journey. I don't know when or even if it will ever happen. Perhaps I'll find a pre-owned rifle? More than likely, if it happens, it won't be a rifle from Bruton Street. Maybe one of the more recent entrants into the double rifle market.
And so begins for this ordinary bloke, the return to nitro express.