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My new sheep rifle? Still trying to decide…
Posted by Cameron Mitchell | 10.16.13

It's not every day that you get the opportunity to fire the largest caliber shoulder fired rifle in the world, the mighty .700 Nitro Express double rifle. I'm told there are only about 12 of these guns in existance and there have been more people travel outer space than have shot it. The bullet weighs a staggering 1,000 grains and leaves the muzzle at around 2,000 feet per second (Oh, and they cost $125 every time you strike the primer!). Those are the stats of the gun, here are the stats of the shooter: Cameron Mitchell: Height- 6'4", Weight- 230lbs, Brain cells- Not many apparently!
Mr. Bill Jones of Birmingham, Alabama owns this rifle and many, many more equally impressive firearms including Ernest Hemingway's .577 double rifle and the only two known guns in existance ownd by Frederick Courteney Selous, probably the most famous African hunter of all time. I started out shooting two .500s then moved on to the .600 Nitro Express (which was a bruiser too) then on to the .700 Nitro Express. There are some potential health hazzards to firing big bore doubles including but not limited to: Whiplash, nerve damage, detached retina, chipped teeth, broken fingers/hands and bouncing your brain off the front of your skull. Proceed with caution if you ever get the chance to shoot one!