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Old 03-30-2010, 06:02 PM
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Question What cheap single shot rifle?

Hey i was wanting to purchase a cheaper single shot rifle just to have. i do not plan on doing any serious hunting nor shooting with it. and i was wondering if a NEF or an H&R would be a good gun to pick up. chambered in a 280 or 30-06

any input would be nice. also i am looking at a knight kp1

what do you all think.
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:56 PM
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Best buddy bought a Handi in 308 Win. for his young son. Sure it is very plain, with a not so hot trigger. But this little rifle shot great at the range once we found the right ammo match and his son has killed many deer with it.
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:05 PM
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NEF are fine guns for the money and well thought of.
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:11 PM
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If you have the cash you may want to look into a Thompson or CVA, you can go from a muzzleloader to shotgun to centerfire and if you want other chamberings just buy another barrel.
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:25 PM
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I had a Handi in 280 it shot great only trouble i had with it was a stuck case every once in a while. I did some work on the chamber and ejector to solve the problem.
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:09 PM
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After seeing a friend's NEF he got I wouldn't purchase one if I found one for $100. I just wasn't impressed at all with it and I don't think he has been impressed either. It shot fine for him accuracy wise. However, it had an issue of opening up when shooting it. Then they had another malfunction that I have yet to see. Supposedly it somehow opened up or something and the shell is stuck in there after shooting it. I haven't seen it and I don't know if it was ammo related or related to the gun. However, the not staying closed when shooting it coupled with that I think has made him not crazy about it.

Myself, I just wasn't impressed with it on top of the fact that I'm not a big single shot fan. When you can get a super nice bolt action for cheap like the Marlin XL-7 or Stevens 200 I just don't see the point to a single shot. To me if I'm going to get a single shot I'd rather just get a muzzle loader. I'm sure I'm not much help here I just thought I'd give my opinion.

Why exactly do you want a single shot? Is it just because you think it's the cheapest way to go? Or is there another reason you want one?
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Old 03-31-2010, 04:28 AM
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If you want a rifle just to have, and not to hunt with, I'd get a 22 Magnum. Why spend money on 280 or 30/06 ammo?
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Old 03-31-2010, 06:10 AM
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Don't knock the single shots! Many of us have, like, and use singles a lot. In theory they can teach you to be a better shot... when you know all you have is 1! LOL
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Old 04-01-2010, 09:38 AM
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I have only good things to say about the NEF/H&R single shots. Reliable, accurate, inexpensive, strong.
I have one chambered for the .45-70. I have shot some very powerful loads in it and it has held up.
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