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H&R handi rifle in 7.62x39

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

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  1. walking arsenal

    walking arsenal Member

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    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.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. beerslurpy

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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

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    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:

    http://www.graybeardoutdoors.com/phpbb2/index.php

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

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

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    why's that?
     
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    They should make in 7.62 x 54R. Dirt-cheap ammo with some serious power behind it.
     
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