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NEF Handirifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Blarelli, Oct 9, 2007.

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  1. Blarelli

    Blarelli Member

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    I think I'm going to order the NEF .223 Handirifle, and I wanted opinions on what kind of accessories to get for it (scope and mounts, sling, maybe a bipod)
     
  2. gp911

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    Additional barrels in several calibers, along with shotgun barrels and a blackpowder barrel, simply because you can and they're cheap. Hey, if you have to order it anyway... :D


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  3. P. Plainsman

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    There was a great article on the Handi-Rifle in either Handloader or Rifle magazine about a year ago - tested with barrels in .357, .44, and .223. It performed reliably and accurately with all three. (The .44 particularly rocked for accuracy, though only with bullets of 265 grains or less.)

    They talked a bit about accessories for the gun, e.g., receiver sights, and I think slings.
     
  4. Jack2427

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    The recent Gun Tests placed the NEF ahead of an $8,000 Dakota single shot. I have 2 with various barrels, and the 308 barrel gives my Remington 700P a run for the money inn the accuracy department out to 300 yards-and it cost me under $100!
     
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    One thing I notice about these is that you seldom see them used. The people who buy them keep them, and that says a lot.
     
  6. Blarelli

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    What can I expect to pay for the extra barrels? I would love to have a 20 guage, and a .357 mag.
     
  7. SaMx

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    are the barrels interchangeable? I thought you couldn't switch calibers like with the TC rifles and pistols.
     
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    New barrels are $90 from H&R. I've got a Whitetails Unlimited edition Handi-Rifle with a .30-30 barrel, and 20 gauge slug and smoothbore barrels, and they all shoot quite lovely. It's great. Add a barrel for under $100? Shoot yeah!

    Josh
     
  9. Dynasty

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    For those that own or have shot the Handirifle, how did you like the break barrel action?
     
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    I have a Handi-rifle in .30-30 and I really like it. Don't shoot it that much anymore, but it was plenty accurate (more accurate than me, in fact). I don't mind the break barrel action at all. There's something about having only one shot that makes you inherently more cautious, waiting until everything is just right for the best shot.

    It was my first rifle and because I've moved on to other guns like Mosins and SKS's, it generally just sits in the back of the safe. But that doesn't mean it isn't a great rifle. I would definitely recommend getting one-they're cheap and the flexibility gained by interchangeable barrels is unmatched!
     
  11. chad1043

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    You'll need high rings. I have a Bushnell Sportsman on my .243. I'm planning on a 20 Gauge slug Barrel and probably a .308 later on. Maybe a 45/70... Here is a great sight to learn all about Handis...

    http://www.go2gbo.com/forums/index.php/board,126.0.html

    Have fun...

    Chad
     
  12. rc109a

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    I was also thinking about the handi-rifle and was tossed between the t/c pro hunter. Does anyone know how this compares to the the t/c? I have a friend who just bought the handi in 500 s&w. Very nice piece of work. He was able to hit the bull at 100yds with the open sights. I liked the overall construction, but felt the recoil pad was a bit weak. It felt like getting kicked in the nuts by a mule (maybe it was just me after shooting 10 cannon rounds). I guess it will be a few days of recovery...
     
  13. ranger53

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    the only way you can interchange rifle barrels and shotgun barrels, is to buy the handi rifle first. the sb2 frame is quite abit stronger than the shot gun receiver (sb1). The give H/R NEF a call, better yet go to hr1871.com and see for yourself. You can go from a rifle frame and add barrels say for a shot gun, but not a shotgun frame to a rifle. I own 5 of them and they are just as accurate as anything Im have. My 223 is shooting just under 1/2 inch off dead center at 200 yds.:D;):what:
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  14. mnrivrat

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    They are great rifles and unfortunately I just has to sell mine to pay for other things. I had the Survivor model in .223 which is a composite stocked heavy barrel.
    They are accurate , reliable, and you can purchase extra barrels from just under $100 to around $125 if I remember right. They have to be fitted by the factory so the receiver has to be sent in for the fitting. And yes, you need the right receiver to be able to get what you want. Check their site for information and barrel prices . You will never regret buying one - only regret it if you have to sell one.

    My .223 was shooting about 1/2 MOA .
     
  15. gp911

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    Some barrels are MUCH cheaper. Shotgun barrels run like $42!

    www.hr1871.com

    Go to barrel accessory program under customer support.


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