H&R handi rifle in 7.62x39


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walking arsenal
October 13, 2005, 12:08 AM
H&R is making their handi rifle chambered in 7.62x39.

It looks interesting.

I should think that 7.62x39 would shoot pretty well out of a fixed barrel like that as opposed to say the AK or SKS rifles it's usually chambered in.

Thoughts?

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beerslurpy
October 13, 2005, 12:12 AM
The AK's range isnt limited by the design of the gun. When chambered for higher velocity (5.56, 5.45, 308, 7.62x54R) rounds it can easily reach out to 500-600 yards.

A free floated barrel and a bolt action will make the gun more MOA accurate with a given ammo, but it wont fix the rainbow like trajectory.

kahr404life
October 13, 2005, 03:44 AM
If you trick it out with a high cap bullet holder, bayonet lug, folding stock, scope, and flash hider it could replace the AK as we know it :neener: . I wonder how much chamber pressure it could hold.

Waffen
October 13, 2005, 06:22 AM
walking arsenal,

I personally think the H&R would be a shooter. I know of only 1 other bolt gun chambered in 7.62x39 and thats the CZ 527.

From all reports I have read it seems to be a tackdriver. I have even heard good reports about Wolf ammo in the gun :what:

I personally want a H&R Handi Rifle some day for just a play gun. I hear they are pretty solid, and the only thing left to be desired is a trigger job. For $190-250 you can't beat them.

Koveras
October 13, 2005, 06:39 AM
Walking Arsenal,

The H&R and Rossi/Braztech single shots in 7.62x39 don't have consistent ignition with the recessed and hardened primers found on a lot of the military ammo. Some fellows over on Graybeard Outdoors have been trying to get a better hammer strike and deeper firing pin protrusion with their 7.62x39 Handi's if you are interested:

http://www.graybeardoutdoors.com/phpbb2/index.php

Look under the "NEF/H&R Centerfire Rifles" section.

My Rossi takes two hammer blows to fire even PMC ammo. But it is great with handloads in Winchester brass.

Crosshair
October 13, 2005, 08:29 AM
Where are people finding all this info. I don't see anything like this on their website. :confused:

walking arsenal
October 13, 2005, 10:40 AM
It's not on the website, i found the rifle in a local shop.

I'm guessing the rifle just came out and they havent put it up on their site yet.

cookekdjr
October 13, 2005, 10:46 AM
Has alot of potential. I think it could be a great "poor man's rifle". Accurate, dependable, low-cost rifle that shoots a cheap, versatile, commonly-available cartridge.
You could leave one of these and a spam-can of ammo in your hunting cabin (along with a police trade-in S&W Model 10 and a bag of .38 ammo). Great survival combo.
-David

cookekdjr
October 13, 2005, 10:52 AM
Davidson's has them on their site for $216.99.
Add a good red-dot sight, plus some Barnual soft point ammo, and you have a good hog gun.
-David

Scout Sniper
October 13, 2005, 11:56 AM
do you know if the bore is 308 or 311? if it is 311 the surplus stuff should work great. :D

walking arsenal
October 13, 2005, 02:30 PM
why's that?

slopemeno
October 13, 2005, 03:29 PM
They should make in 7.62 x 54R. Dirt-cheap ammo with some serious power behind it.

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