NEF frame

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by snake oil, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. snake oil

    snake oil Well-Known Member

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    I have a NEF frame with very low miles,but now has no barrel.The frame came off a 410,can I get barrels for this,need to do something with it sell it are use it.
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  2. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

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    Check their site, www.hr1871.com and check out the barrel exchange program. For sure the centerfire rifle cartridges won't work. The Huntsman MZ will on some shotgun frames. Give them a call.
    In Gun Parts I have a Centerfire frame for sale, will work for everything except 10 ga.
     

  3. snake oil

    snake oil Well-Known Member

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    will center fire work on this frame,someone told me they would not....
     
  4. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

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    My frame will work with ANY centerfire barrel.
    I I stated this somewhere, but the frame SN must start with an N or an H to accept any centerfire tube. Mine begins with an H.

    Check out the H & R site. www.hr1871.com

    Here is a link to the barrel acc. program & read the first paragraph.
    http://www.hr1871.com/support/accessoryProgram.aspx

    Thanks
     
  5. snake oil

    snake oil Well-Known Member

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    Thank you,mine starts with a N,now what barrel to buy....
     
  6. blackco

    blackco Well-Known Member

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    I heard all about what accurate guns the NEFs were so I bought one for my son as a starter gun in 30-06. It took three shots to hit the ground with that thing. After talking to several other NEF owners I found out that for some reason many of the larger faster bullets/calibers (30-06/280) are not as accurate as the smaller ones (223/243). I know very little about the subtleties of single shots but I have a feeling that there is some kind of torque with the greater weight/mass/speed/enertia bullets that is causing this inaccuracy. This is only my experience with ONE gun. Not much of a sample.

    I guess long story short...(too late)...try one of the 223/243 size barrels, maybe a 204...hmmmm...,but do some research on the bigger calibers before you get one of them.

    Good luck...just my two cents worth.
     
  7. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

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    I had the same experience with an '06 I bought for my middle son. I think the higher intensity rounds are less forgiving when it comes to barrel gap & latch engagement, so at least some truth to what you are saying. Later, I bought a 280 that was a tackdriver. It had a very tight gap (.0015) & good latch engagement. But it is not a big deal to me & not worth arguing about, I like them for 45-70,
    45-90 type rounds & muzzleloaders. They are usually good in 223, but the forearm is sensitive to bipods & such & I am done with them for all but the above stated purpose.