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NEF huntsman or sidekick?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 5ptdeerhunter, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. 5ptdeerhunter

    5ptdeerhunter Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Roseville, Michigan
    What is the difference in these two muzzleloaders. Can one handle more powder, I think I read somewhere the sidekick was a magnum? I already have a huntsman on my tracker II receiver, but my dad doesn't have a muzzle loader, and mine is a tack driver, so he likes it a lot.

    I was thinking of buying him one for christmas. But I figured that I would get him a handi-rifle and just buy the muzzleloader barrel after. But according to the barrel accessory program I can only get the huntsman. But if I get him a gun that can handle more power, why not?

    Well I know I am rambling on, and I am very tired. But anyway is there a difference in the sidekick and huntsman? If so how much would the prices range? And can I put rifle barrels on the huntsman/sidekick reciever?
  2. BTM

    BTM New Member

    Jan 1, 2003
    Central IL
    The Huntsman can go onto a H&R/NEF rifle or shotgun receiver. Is it is only rated for 100 gr of powder.

    The Sidekick is rated for 150 gr charges and I beleive it has a longer barrel.
    It is consider a "Non-Firearm" and can not be added to other receivers. Why can it take 50 grains more powder than the barrel that can go on shotgun and rifles? I do not know.

    Two Saturdays ago told me that 100 grains of 777 and a 295gr Powerbelt at 65 yards will work just fine in the huntsman.

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