Single shot rifles

Robert Rowland
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Single shot rifles

Postby Robert Rowland » Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:08 am

Besides the muzzle-loaders, are there any single shot hunters out there?
I would like to get a single shot rifle like the Ruger No.1
My hunting is a mix of open field and timber, but I like to use my handgun when in the timber and shots are limited to shorter distances. I think that using a single shot would make it a little more challenging when hunting the open areas.

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RE: Single shot rifles

Postby howhill1 » Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:37 am

ive got an h&r handi rifle in .243 that i use for coyotes. you can get more than one barrel for one for about 85$ from .22 lr to 45-70. its a real tack driver.
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RE: Single shot rifles

Postby fasteddie » Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:27 am

I have a Handi Rifle in .223 and 25-06 . I love the single shots. I also have the NEF 50 cal Huntsman and a NEF 12 ga Extra Full Choke Turkey single shot .
Bought a Contender pistol in 1998 . I have a .22 , .223 , 44 mag and a 7-30 waters barrel .
One shot - one kill !

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RE: Single shot rifles

Postby OHhunter » Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:13 am

I have 22-250 handi-rifle for ground hogs and coyotes.  It extremely accurate, and consistant.



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RE: Single shot rifles

Postby JPH » Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:36 am

I plan on hunting with my kid's Rossi, .243 single shot this season.
But I'm not doing to add challenge. I'm doing it for less challenge. I have been turkey hunting with a single shot for years. I love the lightweight mobility it affords. I rarely take second shots anyway.

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RE: Single shot rifles

Postby deerhunter713 » Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:51 am

I have a TC Pro-hunter 50 cal that I also have a 22-250 barrel for.  You can purchase barrels in virtually any chambering and they would all be single shot.

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RE: Single shot rifles

Postby jacannon63 » Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:44 am

I have A T/C Encore in 7mm 08. The short barrel is nice for ground blinds and shooting houses.

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RE: Single shot rifles

Postby Robert Rowland » Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:32 pm

I think I'll look into the TC as well as the others. It will have to wait till after the new year though.

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RE: Single shot rifles

Postby wack » Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:52 pm

I've got a NEF Handi Rifle, now the H&R Handi Rifle, my friend has the Ruger #1, both in 30-06. The Ruger is much heavier, can't compare finish because mine is blued his is stainless steel but both guns are extremely accurate. Mine kicks a little harder, but is easier to carry, I like my trigger better but that's a matter of opinion, he paids about 4 times the price as you would for the H&R. I also don't know if the Ruger has the option of different barrels on the same gun but as mentioned by Howhill1 you can get barrels for the H&R fairly cheap but unlike T/C you have to send the gun in to have new barrels fitted. A small hassel but great bargain. I'd recomend the stainless steel H&R since IMO the blueing is the weakest part of my 18 year old Handi Rifle but my gun has hunted in all kinds of weather and has never let me down. The only complaint I've heard about the Handi Rifle is the trigger. I used to have my FFL and sold several. The person complaining about the trigger sent the gun in and they fixed it and IMO and the owners, he went from a good trigger to a great trigger and at the same time, he had 2 barrels fitted, if I remember right he got a 410 barrel and 20 ga rifled slug barrel added to his 30-06 and took about 2 months to get the gun back with trigger and barrels. That may have changed, they were NEF back then. 
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RE: Single shot rifles

Postby lonlon » Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:21 pm

T/C Pro Hunter is hard to beat, bought one last fall with 50 Cal, slug barrel, and 270. Performed well in WY, SD and Wis. I can now get rid of the rest of my guns, Mother will be happy!


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