Single Shot Rifles - boring?

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  1. loose noose

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    I learned to shoot with a single shot Iver Johnson Champion 20GA. Shotgun, (still to this day, I still own it) and killed my first whitetail deer with a rifled slug in it, at 11 years old. Since that time I got into BP arms, and rifles such as the 45-70 Sharps, 45-70 Springfield Trapdoor, and a couple of Ruger rifles, the NO.1RSR in .243, and the NO.3 in the .30-40Krag. BTW I do have a vast array of other firearms as well including semi-auto as well as bolt action, lever action, rifles, but as far as finding my single shots boring, absolutely not.
     
  2. troy fairweather

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    I'd be all for a 223 single shot, think I'd like a 222 more. I wonder if the tippmann actions are strong enuff.
     
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    Good news :) .No picture?
     
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  5. troy fairweather

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    My dad picked up a nice nef 20ga, I'll see what he wants for it. I'd like to make some chamber inserts for it.
     
  6. tark

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    Remington never chambered any rolling blocks in 30-06. Wiki says they did but the man standing next to me in the pic says they didn't. He is Roy Marcot, author of several books on Remingtons and member of the Remington Historical society. There IS one rolling block chambered in 30-06....the one I made from scratch. See post # 29
     

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  7. shafter

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    I like the look of the Henrys, but I wouldn't pay that much for it.
     
  8. .45Coltguy

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    One single shot. Ruger No.1B Standard in 30-06. It is really is a shooter. Boring? No. Just accurate and utterly reliable.
     
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  9. Ole Joe Clark

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    I don't own a single shot firearm of any kind, but I think it would be impossible to be boring. My favorite 22lr rifle is an old Marlin model 80 DL bolt action that I have owned for more than 50 years. Shot it thousands of times, even with a lousy trigger. It's the same model as I am, "Vintage". :)

    My first firearm was a 20 gauge single shot that I probably gave 15.00 for and it was never boring.

    Have a blessed day,

    Leon
     
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  10. 792mauser

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    Picked up at the Phoenix show:
    A Winchester 67
    A German GECO 1919
    And a salvageable 1904
    .... all single shots

    Ah love me some single shots still!
     
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  11. PzGren

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    There is nothing boring, especially when a rifle is accurate. The Weihrauch HW52 goes back to the traditional Schützen rifles. The UNESCO surprisingly accepted the German shooting clubs that have used those guns (among many other) as an immaterial cultural heritage.

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  13. wesmonster

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    What’s not to like? Single shots have very few moving parts, typically have very short actions so having a long barrel still makes for a short overall length.
    Had an H&R Handi rifle in 22-250, loved the gun but not the caliber. Great rifles but even before everything went thru the roof used H&R Handis were fetching more than I wanted to pay, relative to what a new Henry runs.
    I still have an old Iver Johnson 12 ga., even compared to my dad’s Maverick 88 it’s a featherweight.
    And technically not a single shot, but used to squirrel hunt with a Savage .22/.410 over&under. Wish I still had it, the new ones just aren’t as nice.
     
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