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H & R / FN single shooters....
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:54 am    Post subject: H & R / FN single shooters.... Reply with quote

Good morning gentlemen! Very Happy

.45-70 GG plans got nixed. Funds, etc...ya know.

Anywho- My bud just got one of these in .243, it's still in quarntine so I've not shouldered it yet but it is making me rather randy for one... we've already got dies, a bunch of brass and such for it and we can split reloading costs, same is why I'm leaning towards this chambering.

That said, what are your thoughts on:

* The trigger...serviceable as is or will it need a job from the git go...I hate crappy triggers. Mad

*Bore life and prefered bullet weight to maximize same (heavier or lighter? New ground for me with this cartridge....).

*Etc. and general comments.

I fancy the TH stock one...it's 8# w/a 24" bbl. no info on the pull dag nabbit. But it's 120$ more.


The MC stocked unit is 7# w/ a 22" bbl., 14.25" pull and it comes with a much nicer pad. I'm leaming towards this one as the diff in price could go for optics.


I'll be using it for bench or general target shooting. No hunting really unless something small, furry and really asking for it (feral cat Laughing ) wanders into view. These look to be seriously fun shooters and the price is right.

I would love to hear your comments and critisizms.... Discuss! Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:35 am    Post subject: Re: H & R / FN single shooters.... Reply with quote

Laughing I've got a pair of those in 223(NEF's),out of the box accuracy is fair,and triggers are somewhat less than desireable-definately need a good tuning!Function is however flawless!My question for you is what type of "critter" do you plan on hunting with 243 cal?I have found in my bolt gun that the 87-90 grn bullets seem to perform the best for all around critter use,as well as for making holes in paper. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:58 am    Post subject: Re: H & R / FN single shooters.... Reply with quote

Copy that, thanks.

Did you find the tirigger 'married' in some and slicked up with use or is it yucky and stays yucky. (gritty, stiff, creepy even for transfer bar, etc....?)

And as stated, general (casual) target shooting.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:09 am    Post subject: Re: H & R / FN single shooters.... Reply with quote

You got any plans of a scope ?I like the look of the thumbhole stock.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:08 am    Post subject: Re: H & R / FN single shooters.... Reply with quote

That TH is really sharp looking. Might need more pad though. Like the longer bbl too. And the xtra pound.

Scope- make/model, undecided. Always happy to listen to others.

Doing some long range 'creative financial forecasting' at the moment. Wink Hmmmm....bullets or beans, bullets or beans.....
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:38 pm    Post subject: Re: H & R / FN single shooters.... Reply with quote

If you have bullets you can get beans... Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:13 pm    Post subject: Re: H & R / FN single shooters.... Reply with quote

I have one of their Buffalo Classic 45-70
Great stuff!!

With my ho-ho-ho-holow point ammo, I can get 1 to 2 inch group at 100 meters (120yards?)

Heck I pick heads off rabbits at 50 meters with them!! Very Happy

Trigger job on these lightning sticks are not easy, you have to pretty much pull the whole FCG out.

Good thing owning them is the fact that if you want to change caliber, all you got to do is to get a new barrel.

Definitely great gun for the price!!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:29 pm    Post subject: Re: H & R / FN single shooters.... Reply with quote

Got one in 25 06 and it's a shooter.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:23 pm    Post subject: Re: H & R / FN single shooters.... Reply with quote

stovepipe wrote:
Copy that, thanks.

Did you find the tirigger 'married' in some and slicked up with use or is it yucky and stays yucky. (gritty, stiff, creepy even for transfer bar, etc....?)

And as stated, general (casual) target shooting.
Sad Mine-yucky-stays yucky-needs tlc with a stone to make it feel right !

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:37 am    Post subject: Re: H & R / FN single shooters.... Reply with quote

Thanks guys....

And Glen- I saw that Classic .45-70, man that's nice.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:01 am    Post subject: Re: H & R / FN single shooters.... Reply with quote

Opps- Embarassed

CEL just came on in the ol' truck. I scanned it and it needs a mass airflow sensor...a rear brake shoe just pooped the bed too.

No more gun buying for a bit.... Ol' Blackie needs some attention. Sad

Thanks fer the input gents, much mucho. Cool
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