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H&R CR-45LC or Survivor first hand reports?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by cluttonfred, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. cluttonfred

    cluttonfred Well-Known Member

    I have long been a fan of the rugged simplicity and versatility of the H&R/NEF break-action, single-shot rifles and shotguns. I may well get an H&R CR-45LC carbine just for the great looks...
    ...but I am also thinking of an H&R Survivor in either .308 or .223...
    ...for general plinking at the range and, if need be, hunting, though I do not hunt now.

    Does anyone have any first hand reports to share on shooting either or these rifles?

    Thanks and regards,

  2. browningguy

    browningguy Well-Known Member

    No experience with those two exact models but I had one in .35 Whelen and have shot a standard model in .223 and .243 quite a bit. Generally they are reasonably accurate for such an inexpensive gun. my Whelen was sub moa with factory ammo, the .223 that a friend owns is generally right around 1.25" groups at 100 which is plenty good enough.

    Triggers usually aren't great but acceptable, I find them a little heavy with the longer barrel models. I do recommend them though, they seem to be reliable and easy to maintain.
  3. P.B.Walsh

    P.B.Walsh Well-Known Member

    I have a .410 and love it to death, my grandfather gave it too me, so it's got HUGE sentimental value. :)
  4. owlnmole, why not combine the two and get the Survivor in .45 colt? That's what I did.
  5. wnycollector

    wnycollector Well-Known Member

    I guy who shoots at my club regularly brings out his handi rifle in 500 S&W. It is always interesting shooting in the lanes on either side of him;) He raves about the accuracy of the rifle and his handloads. The only negative he mentioned was that he needed to give the rifle a trigger job out of the box.
  6. kludge

    kludge Well-Known Member

  7. guesswork

    guesswork New Member

    Does anyone know if the BC 45lc will also take the 3 inch 410 like the Survivor model? Thanks
  8. sean m

    sean m Well-Known Member

    I had a handi rifle in that I had several barrels made for and put the survivor stocks on. It was awkward when handle over the standard stock.
  9. kludge

    kludge Well-Known Member

    No; it's .45 Colt only.

    But the survivor doesn't really have much rifling either.
  10. Ratshooter

    Ratshooter Well-Known Member

    If you want that rifle in 45 colt you better get it now because they don't make them anymore or so I've heard.

    I have a 223 and a Tamer 20ga. The tamer looks like an old snake charmer. I hated the short stock and it was hard to cock the gun using the open buttstock. I ordered a new buttstock and love the gun now.
  11. MachIVshooter

    MachIVshooter Well-Known Member

    I have an ultralight in .223 and a varmint model in .22 Hornet. The .223 holds about 1.5 MOA handload or otherwise, I've been able to get the Hornet right at MOA with careful handloading. Tirggers ain't great, but not the worst. All in all, hard to beat for the price. My Hornet was NIB at $230, and the .223 was a barely used gun for $99.

    I like the stock and forearm on that carbine. Mine are pretty bland.
  12. joneb

    joneb Well-Known Member

    I wish the CR carbine was offered in .357mag and or .44spl. I would consider getting one or two.
  13. eastbank

    eastbank Well-Known Member

    i bought a 357 mag used and it was a 4 inch rifle no matter what i fed it, i traded it to a man who didn,t mind 4 inch groups. i don,t think i,d buy an other. it may have been a fluke,but it soured me on them. eastbank.

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