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What do you think an H&R Handi Rifle is capable of?!?

 
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Old 03-11-2010, 03:19 AM
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Re: What do you think an H&R Handi Rifle is capable of?!?

lol these are some good posts!

I think it'll be fun! Once I get past a few little things I have to get done @ home I am gunna take this rifle and play a little!
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:28 PM
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Re: What do you think an H&R Handi Rifle is capable of?!?

Dont forget to contact H&R/NEF. They may be able to help you choose a proper bullet weight. I bought one in .204 Ruger when that caliber first came out. It shot terrible groups(about 8"). I sold it to my buddy and he called NEF and asked them what was the best bullet weight to use. They told him 35gr and the groups size dropped down to a couple inches in size. A trip to the gunsmith to get the trigger weight down to 3lb and that produced 1" groups, reloads produced groups that you could cover 5 shots with a dime.
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:10 AM
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Re: What do you think an H&R Handi Rifle is capable of?!?

wow! I'm not expecting that kind of results but it would be awesome! I'de like to see some 1-1.5s though... I don't think that will be a problem
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Old 03-12-2010, 08:54 AM
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Re: What do you think an H&R Handi Rifle is capable of?!?

I bought a .223 and mounted a cheap BSA red dot sight for my kids to shoot. The accuracy of that thing really surprised me and I use it for hunting coyotes all the time. It won't extract a spent case if you open it after shooting then close it before removing the case. You have to poke it out with a cleaning rod.
I had one of their 10 guage short barreled turkey guns. That thing would shove you a step back, or roll you on your back when sitting.
I would like to have one of the long barreled 45-70's for LR targets but a buddy of mine had one and the hammer broke off.
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:07 PM
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Re: What do you think an H&R Handi Rifle is capable of?!?

I do have one in .45-70... I havent gotten to shoot it to get any sort of groups yet. I had a BSA illum reticle on it and I picked up some cheap $20 rings @ a local gun smiths and put it on and the rifle and went to go shoot it and the scope slid back about 1/8" everytime I shot it... went and bought some $40 weavers installed them and went to shoot the rifle and the elevation turret fell of the scope! lol therefore I'll never own another BSA optic. I been meaning to pick up a little nikon or something to put on the gun just for primitive weapon hunting here in mississippi... but I have just been bow hunting during the season since that happened.... just havent messed with it.
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:16 PM
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I have a 30.06 handy rifle and still use it. 1" groups are common with hand loads. I also have a 22-250 Ultra varmint it shoot dime size groups at 200 yds. The H&R rifles are not the best but there are good ones.
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