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Old 09-17-2012, 05:55 PM
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Here in Tenn. a primitive rifle is a muzzleloader.
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:13 PM
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I don't have any complaints with accuracy. If I do my part it's dead on. The only thing terrible about the handi rifle is the trigger is a bit stiff. That's my only complaint. I've shot a Cva and the trigger was better on it!
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:08 PM
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Zaboo - Geauxe Tigers ! Graduated from LSU way back when !!! I suspect that unless you are hunting large ag fields down that way, that the 45/70 would be a fine choice. For darn sure the 45/70 is capable of taking seer at 200 yards.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:06 PM
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im currently workin on my degree at lsu mojotex, geaux tigers, but im hunting a small like 5 acre piece of cut timber regrowth and got my first deer on camera today a doe and fawn. i want a 35 whelen sice they legal now
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:45 AM
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Zaboo, I'm next door in MS - similar laws regarding primitive rifles. I picked up a HR last year in .35 Rem. I went with it because my other hunting rifle is a Marlin lever gun in that caliber. The barrels are the same length, so I only have to keep one box of ammo for both and the ballistics are the same. As triglet said, the trigger is a bit stiff, but other than that, it's a nice little gun. The .35 Rem is not near the kicker that the Wheelen is, but it's also not as flat of a shooter. I'm comfortable with mine out to about 200yds, but not past that.
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