H&R single shot 22-250???

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H&R single shot 22-250???

Postby bowhunter20 » Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:04 pm

What do you guys think about this gun? How does it shoot? I'm thinking about getting one for yotes and small game. Thanks for any input.
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Postby bowhunter20 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:03 pm

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Postby bluelund79 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:39 pm

H&R makes a fine single shot. Much better IMO than the Rossi's-I've owned both. However, I didn't like being limited to one shot when hunting yotes. I had mine in 223, and am looking at an upper for my DPMS in 22-250. If you are looking at putting an HR in your cabinet, you are making a good choice, expecially in that caliber. The other important thing is to put as good of optics that you can afford on top of it, it really does make a difference.
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Postby apexhunter » Tue Dec 09, 2008 2:27 pm

I don't personally own one but my brother has 2 of them- one in .223 with a standard taper barrel he got for my young nephew and the other in .243 with more of a bull barrel, that I have shot extensively.

I wouldn't call them tackdrivers, however I have not experimented with a variety of different loads to see what they really like. The .243 will hold groups under an inch w/ Federal premium ballistic tip loads and the .223 does about the same (around 1") with decent FMJ loads.

As far as a modestly priced, utilitarian rifle goes, they are good pieces. And I totally agree with bluelund in that good optics are paramount to good shooting.
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Postby brian89 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:15 pm

Great gun, I would recomend one 100% I have killed alot of coyotes with the .223 handi rifle. Get the bull barreled one if you end up getting it..
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Postby DiscoDuck » Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:50 pm

Why do you recommend the bull barrel, just out of curiosity? I've been looking at the CVA Optima Elites now for some time, and one of my hang ups is that they are all heavier bull barrels (to my knowledge) in their centerfires calibers. I would love it if they offered a standard taper.
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Postby bgoldhunter » Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:40 pm

Stevens is damn close in price, and you would be far ahead in going that route.

If going used, then your options open up even more.
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Postby bowhunter20 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:27 am

Thanks guys. I'll let you know what i get this week.
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Postby apexhunter » Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:40 pm

DiscoDuck wrote:Why do you recommend the bull barrel, just out of curiosity? I've been looking at the CVA Optima Elites now for some time, and one of my hang ups is that they are all heavier bull barrels (to my knowledge) in their centerfires calibers. I would love it if they offered a standard taper.


Bull barrels are typically more accurate (all things being equal) as they are stiffer and therefore have a tighter resonance wave as the bullet is going down the pipe. Also they don't get as hot as quickly as thinner barrels do which can lead to more accurate volume shooting. They are obviously heavier so they are more common in bench rest or varmint rigs that aren't carried all day.
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Postby brian89 » Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:29 am

what apex said... on the H&R thats a small rifle itself, it still will be light with the bull barrel...
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Postby DKA » Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:48 pm

Have one in 25 06 that's a tack driver with hand loads. Very good choice, no problem with only one shot, because you are probably not going to get another shoot at a coyote anyway.
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