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Took a gamble on a .243 h and r

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Yesimfishingagain, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. Yesimfishingagain

    Yesimfishingagain

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    I traded a higher dollar beat up savage .223 for a clean nice looking (in my mind) .243 h and r. I know people that have .223s and 22-250s and love them. I hunt and am not a paper puncher after a gun is dialed. I hated how heavy the savage was and the poor condition from abuse over the years and lack of recent use was why I traded and I was dead set on getting rid of the savage. Knowing 0 about the h and r getting home reading Internet searches leave me with a very ick filling. Most posts are doomsday about this gun. Anyone still hunting or shooting with these? It fired and ejected the shell fear 1 gone.
     
  2. dcc

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    I have a h&R single shot 25-06. It shoots very well with my hand loads. Not sure why you have a "ick feeling " about it. i realy like mine!
     

  3. fowlme

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    A buddy has one in 243 and likes it.
     
  4. ibthetrout

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    I shot one before, seemed ok.
     
  5. junkman

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    I have a few H&R's and they are all good shooting rifles.I have .30-06,.45-70,and a .45 cal muzzy I made from a .45-70.Take it to the range and dial her in.Take few different bands and weights of amo.Figure out what it likes.If ya decide you don't like it I'll give ya $50.00 for it.:mischeif:
     
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  6. junkman

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    Do you mean it opened on its own after it fired?When you close it don't be afraid to snap it shut.
     
  7. Yesimfishingagain

    Yesimfishingagain

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    Worries are gone. I shot a part of a box of soft points through it tonight to sight it in. I'm happy with it. Cheap scope but 100yards quarter sized group. Took it out to 200 drew a softball sized circle for a ghog sized head and hit it fine. Better scopes are in my future. Read a lot of people posting they shot paper plate sized groups at 100 yrds with this gun had me concerned.
     
  8. skipper34

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    Most paper plate groups are the fault of the shooter, not the firearm.
     
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  9. junkman

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    Get some good glass on it and really start shooting and it will tighten up some for ya.Out of the three that I have they are all good shooters.
     
  10. pilatusbahn

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    I picked a 30-06 at Midland Gun show back when it was a "good show" then sent it in for muzzleloader barrel.
    06 has a swift scope and muzzleloader a Nikon Inline scope
    Both dialed in at 100 yards a d never an issue

    Afterwards, found a 204 for a steal that is a tackdriver out to 200yards.

    I'm with skipper...it's the shooter, not the gun.
    Get it dialed in and get it out in the woods

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