Anybody got an Austin & Halleck???


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redneck2
January 6, 2003, 05:02 PM
man, these things are beautiful

local dealer had a super blow-out sale. Normal price on these is over $500 with the super nice wood stock.

got mine for $250, NIB

so...any experience with performance, etc??? Supposedly, they'll shoot 2" groups @ 100 yds

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Mike Weber
January 7, 2003, 08:26 AM
Don't have one but I gotta agree with you those are a beautiful rifle. I saw one of them at our last gun show. keep us updated I'd like to hear how they shoot.

denvas
January 8, 2003, 01:24 PM
These are excellent rifles, I have 3.

#1 Blued steel and extra fancey tiger striped maple stock bolt action model. Will shoot in 1 3/4 inches at 125 yards with proper load. Use Pyrodex and 290 grain Woods Trophy Hunter bullets.

#2. Stainless steel and synthetic stock bolt action model. Will shot into 2 1/4 inches at 125 yards with Triple & and 310 grain Woods Trophy Hunter bullets.

#3. Mountain rifle with browned steel and extra fancey tiger striped maple stock. Will shoot into 2 3/4 inches at 100 yards with Goex and Buffalo Bullet conicals. (Does not like saboted bullets at all!)

Have hunted and harvested with all 3. Very good guns and well worth the money.

Coot
January 8, 2003, 10:09 PM
Are they still making rifles? My friends wife got my a mountain rifle- what a beauty! Kinda played with the idea of getting one of their flintlocks, but hesitate until I see if they're going to be around for product support...

Their different wood grades confuse me...are the top end ones really that much better?

denvas
January 8, 2003, 10:46 PM
I talked to Niles Burkett, the former owner of A & H right before New Years and he informed me that he was selling A & H. He anticipated that the new owners would not only continue to support the current lines of A & H but would be adding lots of new products and making improvements that he had been unable to. Only time will tell what kind of company will come out of the purchase. Hopefully I will see them at the SHOT show and can report more afterwards.

Coot
January 9, 2003, 04:28 AM
Maybe for a start, the new owners could begin by using a USA barrel manufacturer (instead of Spain)?

denvas
January 9, 2003, 08:38 AM
Coot,

What's wrong with Spanish made barrels? CVA, Traditions, Austin & Halleck, Cabelas, and many others have been using them for years with very good results. As I mentioned earlier my A & H firearms are very accurate with the proper loads as are my Tradition Lightnings.

Coot
January 9, 2003, 09:35 AM
Just for the price they seem to fetch, I'd expect them to use US parts...

SXSMAN
January 15, 2003, 09:32 PM
I've got two,soon three.
420 mc,320,and soon a mountain rifle in flint.

I find the early adds to be the closest at sub 1" groups at 100 yards.I can put 5 shots on paper in the space of a quarter at 100 yards (from a rest).I"ve shot and owned Knight,T.C.,Traditions,Lyman and find the A&H guns to shoot the best.Are they pricey?
Sure!Are they as fast as the 10 ML,no!
Which out of the bounch would I rather have?
(Go back to soon three).

Nuff said;)

Coot
March 2, 2003, 02:32 PM
Boy, I was just looking at the A&H webpage showing the hand-select grade flintlock mountain rifle...sure is tempting. Anyone have on of these that would comment on the functioning of the flintlocks?

Has A&H resumed production under the new owners yet?

Coot

cabnetdeziner
June 28, 2008, 09:01 PM
i own three austin hallecks...2-45 cal.(3/4 moa guns) and 1-50 cal.(shoots just as good....need a stock to complete my 50 cal....anyone have one????....let me know....jim....elitecabinetdesigns@yahoo.com

scrat
June 30, 2008, 05:04 PM
pics please

Rachen
July 1, 2008, 04:50 PM
If I am correct, does Austin and Halleck make an inline muzzleloader that can use smokeless powder?

RockHound
July 16, 2008, 10:32 PM
I have an Austin and Halleck Model 420 I would like to sell. I won it at a Safari Club dinner, new in case with accessories. I'll send photo if wanted and will think about all offers.

scotjute
July 17, 2008, 02:11 PM
Recommend you advertise it in the appropiate "Trading Post".

sundance44s
July 17, 2008, 04:26 PM
Redneck does the dealer up there have any more for sale ..did you get the tiger maple stock ?

arcticap
July 17, 2008, 08:55 PM
The A&H model 420 is a bolt action inline.

frontiergander
July 17, 2008, 11:37 PM
Heres the A&H Mountain rifle. Same thing, only Traditions now owns it.
http://www.traditionsfirearms.com/eshop/10Browse.asp?Category=Muzzleloaders%3A+Moutain+Rifles+%28Side+Locks%29

Pricey but darn is it nice!

Im sick of 50cals so i bought a nice curly maple cva big bore .54cal mountain rifle.

RockHound
July 29, 2008, 09:44 AM
Thanks scotjute, new member goof.

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