But the real problem is mechanical unreliability. Buzz says that if your double doubles, the first shot may hit, but because the barrels rise so fast, the second shot is a guaranteed miss, thereby giving you a single-shot rifle. And then of course there’s the recoil. Craig Boddington once had a .600 Nitro Express double on him when he shot at an elephant. He didn’t go down, but he said there were about five minutes when he didn’t know exactly who he was, or what language he spoke, or what he was supposed to be doing. Luckily, the elephant died. I once had a .577 double on me, and it was like playing opposite J.J. Watt in the line of scrimmage. I went backward, and kept going backward.