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Old 10-02-2010, 11:38 AM
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what is a good cheap single shot ??


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can anybody give me some sugestions on a good/ acurate single shot ?
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:00 PM
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:01 PM
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Have one in 45-70 and it's a shooter. so far my best 405gr load is .95" at 100yrds (3 shots)

they come in lots of calibers and the 45-70 is a real thumper.
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Old 10-02-2010, 02:46 PM
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I have an H&R .45-70 Buffalo Classic and a .45 Colt Buffalo classic. What were you looking to do with it? There's a variety of H&R subvariants and calibers, so they can be used for a wide range of game/defense uses.
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Old 10-02-2010, 03:35 PM
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I would go for the H&R Handi rifle.Its available in many calibers for whatever your game is.
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:35 AM
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I would go for the H&R Handi rifle.Its available in many calibers for whatever your game is.
+1 to the H&R Handi-Rifle. I have been very pleased with mine. Most people that I know that use one are very happy with the accuracy (and a lot of people use them here because they are legal for primitive weapons season).
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:12 AM
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Another vote for H&R, my .308 is the cheapest centerfire I own and literally the most accurate gun in the house. Guns costing 6 times what my H&R cost may come close but do not match or exceed the .308.
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Old 10-03-2010, 02:23 PM
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Just kidding, but if you're looking to buy something on the cheap the H&R is probably your best bet.
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:46 AM
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I agree with the others and will add the Rossi rifles.
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:59 PM
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I really like the idea of the Wizard, although, the first few I've touched in gun shops had a few issues from the factory like stock, sights, lock-up, etc. I decided I'm holding off until they have worked the bugs out some, but having an "Encore" like rifle with interchangeable barrels which cost 1/2 to 1/3 as much is a big plus.
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:32 PM
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Not exactly "cheap", but the CVA Apex is getting rave reviews, from consumers and gunsmiths, alike. The NRA even gave it some award this year. It's basically the first product on the market that competes, head-to-head, with the Encore. It can be fitted with ML, center-fire and rimfire barrels, in ~15 different factory configurations. With a good gunsmith, the sky is the limit, just like with the Encore.
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Old 10-05-2010, 04:21 PM
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I've heard good things on the Apex, but It doesn't fall into what I'd categorize as cheap, but maybe it is for others. Probably should just shut up now, because cheap to me is lower than most.
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Old 10-05-2010, 06:07 PM
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I would only consider the Apex (or Encore) "cheap" if the long-term plan was to use that platform with several barrels to build most of a new shooter's arsenal. Even at that, used guns are much more cost effective and typically work very well.
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:42 PM
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I agree with the others and will add the Rossi rifles.
I believe this statement answers your sig line

My singles are Ruger and H&R. You can get three H&R's per one Ruger and they do a good job.

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I'll take my Ruger's... the aftertaste of poor performance lasts much longer than the feeling of saving a dollar. I did have a H&R Topper in .410 that was pretty fun to shoot though, not enough squirrels around here to make it worth keeping.
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:56 AM
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If you can still find a Mossberg SSi out there, they are a decently priced and made SS rifle. There's an option of switching barrel as well. I owned one in 30/06 which was actually quite accurate. They are, of course, no longer produced, but you might be able to find a good deal on a used one. If I remember correctly, I only paid $279 for mine, NIB.
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Old 10-07-2010, 02:27 PM
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I'll take my Ruger's... the aftertaste of poor performance lasts much longer than the feeling of saving a dollar. I did have a H&R Topper in .410 that was pretty fun to shoot though, not enough squirrels around here to make it worth keeping.

I have both and there is no doubt that the Ruger is a much nicer looking rifle but I cannot say that it will out shoot any of my several NEFs. Both the Ruger and all the Handi rifles are excellent shots.
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:22 PM
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im thinking about buying a handy rifle in 30-06 is the gun accurate ?
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Old 10-18-2010, 03:50 AM
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im thinking about buying a handy rifle in 30-06 is the gun accurate ?
Well, that depends...are you?

The H&R handi-rifle is a simple, time-tested action that is made well and typically delivers what used to be considered excellent accuracy. Unless you get a lemon, the gun itself will be capable of 2" groups at 100 yards, and might even shoot groups half that size. It's not typically a sub-MOA gun, from the factory, but it's also 1/2 to 1/3 the cost of the guns which guarantee minute-of-angle, so you're getting what you paid for...a very good value, in a single-shot gun.
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Old 10-19-2010, 05:16 PM
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I've heard good things on the Apex, but It doesn't fall into what I'd categorize as cheap, but maybe it is for others. Probably should just shut up now, because cheap to me is lower than most.
This year CVA has the Scout; similar to the APEX but Centerfire-only. At least on paper and in pictures, it looks much more appealing to me than the NEF or Rossi. It should be priced right around where the Handi-rifle is. I've been looking for them in gun stores, but haven't found one yet.

As Bandit would say, though, you can get a Marlin XS7 for just over $300 and just load it with one shell. I'm having my grandkids load one shell only in their bolt guns for the first year they hunt.
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