I'm looking to buy a double rifle in this calibre, in order to do pretty much the only thing that you can do with it.
It's too slow to shoot deer with in Scotland, but I do have permission to buy and zero one, which was the first hurdle. I don't plan to put a scope on it.
I don't have the money to go and buy a sidelock from H&H, nor am I particularly interested in fancy engraving. What I am looking for is something nicely balanced, accurate, pointable and reliable that will definitely go bang when I need it to.
There aren't many people who keep these in stock, but I would like to see a few before I buy one. I have no problem with buying a second hand one.
So far I've been to H&H and liked what I saw, I've also looked at Kreighoff, Blaser (don't like the cocking lever), Merkel (interested), Heym (interested) and Beretta. I have spoken to Alex Dalgleish (Glasgow) but there is nothing on his web site at the moment.
If anyone can recommend a gunsmith or shop that keeps some of these I'd be very interested to find out more. Somewhere in Scotland would be ideal.
If anyone has relevant experience / knowledge in the area I'd appreciate you sharing it.