I have 2 1/2 Handi Rifles. You ask how 2 1/2? Glad you asked, I will tell you. The 1 1/2 is a .357 Mag and a .50 cal muzzleloader using the same receiver and interchangeable barrels. Once you buy one you can any number of other caliber barrels fitted to it. I bought mine originally as the .357 and then had the muzzleloader barrel fitted to it. It has the synthetic stock. I have now killed two deer with it, a three point buck and a doe.
I also have a .30-06 Handi Rifle. It has a wood stock. I have killed five deer with it, a six point buck and four does. And by the way, I have no trouble holding onto it. I have no trouble with the recoil. Also, prior to this past season I upgraded my scope from a Tasco to a Nikon Buckmasters. I have never missed or had to take more than one shot at a deer with this rifle. I have a butt stock shell holder on it and if I did need a second shot, I can reload just about as fast as with a bolt action. A couple of deer seasons ago I killed a coyote with it. Again one shot.
I used to have a .223 Handi but this past summer traded it for a crossbow. I killed a nice big doe this past deer season with it. Shooting that crossbow is just like shooting a rifle. It has a four power scope that has four horizontal crosshairs set for 20, 30, 40, and 50 yards. The doe was 30 yards away and I hit exactly where I aimed.
Anyway back to the Handi Rifles. I like them. Mine are plenty accurate enough for deer hunting.