H&R Handi-Rifle, good deal?


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SilenceIsGolden
November 5, 2009, 10:10 AM
I can get a Handi-Rifle in a 45/70 Govt caliber at a discount price of $265 after tax.

1. what kind of "big game" could I take on with this?

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Sam1911
November 5, 2009, 10:13 AM
With decent shot placement, anything on the continent.

Might not want to use a single-shot for some of the more dangerous beasts, but a stout .45-70 is a powerful round.

Of course, in a light weight gun, a stoutly loaded .45-70 will make quite an impression on the shooter, too.

-Sam

CoRoMo
November 5, 2009, 10:39 AM
...anything on the continent.

I'd imagine the western hemisphere would be completely huntable with a .45-70. For that matter, most anything on Earth. The only exceptions would be a handful of land animals few of us will ever have the privilege of hunting.

$265, tax included, sounds like a good price. If you look hard enough, you'll probably be able to save a couple dozen dollars, but for brand new, that price is right.

rbernie
November 5, 2009, 11:51 AM
That's about the going cost in my neck of the woods. I have HandiRifles in 308 and such, and they're not bad at all in recoil. I dunno if I'd want to shoot too many stompin' 45/70 loads thru one, at least from the bench..

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