NEF huntsman or sidekick?


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5ptdeerhunter
November 28, 2004, 08:29 PM
What is the difference in these two muzzleloaders. Can one handle more powder, I think I read somewhere the sidekick was a magnum? I already have a huntsman on my tracker II receiver, but my dad doesn't have a muzzle loader, and mine is a tack driver, so he likes it a lot.

I was thinking of buying him one for christmas. But I figured that I would get him a handi-rifle and just buy the muzzleloader barrel after. But according to the barrel accessory program I can only get the huntsman. But if I get him a gun that can handle more power, why not?

Well I know I am rambling on, and I am very tired. But anyway is there a difference in the sidekick and huntsman? If so how much would the prices range? And can I put rifle barrels on the huntsman/sidekick reciever?

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BTM
November 29, 2004, 08:07 AM
The Huntsman can go onto a H&R/NEF rifle or shotgun receiver. Is it is only rated for 100 gr of powder.

The Sidekick is rated for 150 gr charges and I beleive it has a longer barrel.
It is consider a "Non-Firearm" and can not be added to other receivers. Why can it take 50 grains more powder than the barrel that can go on shotgun and rifles? I do not know.

Two Saturdays ago told me that 100 grains of 777 and a 295gr Powerbelt at 65 yards will work just fine in the huntsman.

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