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H&R handi rifle in 7.62x39

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by walking arsenal, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. walking arsenal

    walking arsenal Well-Known Member

    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.

  2. beerslurpy

    beerslurpy member

    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.
  3. kahr404life

    kahr404life Well-Known Member

    AK or Handi

    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.
  4. Waffen

    Waffen Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. Koveras

    Koveras Well-Known Member

    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:


    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.
  6. Crosshair

    Crosshair Well-Known Member

    Where are people finding all this info. I don't see anything like this on their website. :confused:
  7. walking arsenal

    walking arsenal Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. cookekdjr

    cookekdjr Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. cookekdjr

    cookekdjr Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. Scout Sniper

    Scout Sniper member

    do you know if the bore is 308 or 311? if it is 311 the surplus stuff should work great. :D
  11. walking arsenal

    walking arsenal Well-Known Member

    why's that?
  12. slopemeno

    slopemeno Well-Known Member

    They should make in 7.62 x 54R. Dirt-cheap ammo with some serious power behind it.

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