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Old 04-08-2014, 04:12 AM   #1
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Default New England .44 Mag

I just got my hands on a Handi Rifle, single shot, in .44 Mag. What reputation for accuracy does this make have? Got one in .22 Hornet, also. It would seem to me that the solid locking platform could only be good for "one shot, one kill."

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Old 04-08-2014, 04:27 AM   #2
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You might have to polish the internals to get a light smooth trigger. They are usually too stiff for me. If squeezing the trigger pulls me off target---it's too stiff.

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I have had one for some years. As covered rifle trigger pull is not great , maybe 8lbs . Some polishing could not hurt. I have a old redfield 2-7 variable on mine. I use the same load in it as my revolver, a 240gr nosler sp at 1648fps from the rifle so its good for an extra 150fps over the revolver . Its a good 2 1/2" 100 yarder but I might be better as its the worse rifle trigger I own , others are short and sharp and under 2lbs. Anyhow deer at 200 yards would not stand much of a chance. Try a boonie packers safari sling for humping it around. Hangs the rifle upright across your chest at the ready.

I need to do this trigger job or atleast how to get around in it if need be to do some polishing.

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I would`nt mind having another one in .44 mag....................

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I did a range report last fall on the h&r ultra slug in 20 guage. I was getting 1 3/16 at 100 yards, iirc. In this case, ammo make made all the difference in the world. This is pretty much the same gun, is it not?

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There are almost as many Handi Rifle barrels as Thompson Contender. All break to breach load. I have .22 Hornet and .44 Magnum. That's about as extreme as it gets!

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If you go to GRAYBEARD Outdoors forum or known as GBOforum you will find a wealth of info on the H&R and NEF . barrels for sale what first what and so on.
http://www.go2gbo.com/forums/hr-centerfire-rifles/

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The only problem I have with my T/C Encore is what barrel do I want to use when I head out to the woods. Love them all and they all do the job at hand.

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I have the 357 mag. I just wish it came with iron sights and the lighter contour barrel. It just seems overweight. The triggers are a crap shoot. Both of my H&R's are decent but not great. You can call H&R and complain. They might just tune it for you if it is really bad. The 357 mag 158 grain factory loads are running a 1900 fps +/-. I like soft points rather than hollow points. I had zero problems with the 357 but my 22 mag had several problems. The QC was probably out to lunch. I called and complained but I did not get much of an answer or any offers to replace the rear sight which was loose and useless. Nothing wrong with the slot as I stuck an old Ruger sight in it for now.

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Anyone familiar with this caliber NEF? Is it accurate enough for one-shot accuracy outside 150 yards?

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