Which single shot rifle caliber?


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Cpt. America
June 4, 2009, 07:36 AM
I've decided that I want a single shot rifle from H&R, now comes the task of which caliber. I want knockdown drag out power so I've selected the following for this poll.

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Craigman
June 4, 2009, 01:31 PM
45-70 i would think would get the job done quite well and ammo is everywhere

I just got on in 25-06 myself, but i already have a guide gun in 45-70, and the 25-06 intrigued me.

Red Tornado
June 4, 2009, 01:34 PM
The Buffalo Classic from H&R in 45/70 has great sights, and more weight to help soak up a little recoil.
RT

gvnwst
June 4, 2009, 01:34 PM
I voted .45/70, just because of ammo, and if needed, you can load up some blackpowder cartridges for it. A single shot in .500 S&W sounds cool too though.

Harve Curry
June 4, 2009, 08:23 PM
I picked the 45-70 because the ballistic coeffient is better then the 50, plus 45-70 components are plentiful. The 444 Marlin could be better if the rifling twist was faster and you were handloading bullets over 300gr.

joshk-k
June 4, 2009, 09:45 PM
On some of their rifles, you can interchange calibers almost indefinitely, and for very reasonable prices. (http://www.hr1871.com/Firearms/Rifles/youth.asp For whatever reason, "Youth" is in the address, although all of this info is for full-sized guns.) I've got one, and it's great. You can get a new barrel, factory-fitted, for under $100 in essentially all common center-fire calibers.

You should get something like that and then get additional barrels later as you want change or diversity.

Josh

MTMilitiaman
June 4, 2009, 11:06 PM
Personally, I am curious about what the .500 could do out of a carbine. I'd prefer a lever action but given its operating pressures, that might be difficult. If you can find a single shot so chambered, though, that I think would be fun. And for "knockdown power," half inch holes are a good start.

Yeah, sounds like an awesome black bear set up.

Maverick223
June 4, 2009, 11:30 PM
45-70 for the win!

BHP FAN
June 4, 2009, 11:36 PM
H&R Trapdoor!I sure like mine...you see 'em on Gunbroker sometimes.

federalfarmer
June 5, 2009, 12:49 AM
45-70 works for me and I find the recoil very mild.

Uncle Mike
June 5, 2009, 01:09 AM
Personally, I am curious about what the .500 could do out of a carbine.

You know... we sell quite a few H&R/NEF Handi rifles in .500 S&W caliber.

They make good close in deer and hog guns so I'm told by the clientel. :D

FLNT4EVR
June 5, 2009, 07:55 AM
If you want knock down drag out power, the 45-70 is what you want.The NEF is strong enough very heavy 45-70 hand loads. Even loads used in the Ruger #1. But be forewarned,the recoil from such powerhouse loads in the light NEF rifle is fierce.

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