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    Quote Originally Posted by ElkSlayer View Post
    wife has a Handi and its deer deadly for sure just a .223 4x5 also has a 25-06.. great single shot rifles..
    they both have custom stocks made buy 4x5. thou the forend is stock in this pictureAttachment 5241
    I would probably get a .243, 7mm-08 or preferably some 6.5 caliber round if they come in that. I don't want anything too recoil heavy in a light gun.

    I've never owned a Handi but I hear some are shooters and some are not. Same thing with the Rossi versions.
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    some handi's need a little attention. the two we have are stright up shooters.
    they come in 243 and 7mm 08...And Uh they are not light, heavy guns for what they are
    It's all fun an games till you put that big boy on the ground.. now its time to get to work
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    Yeah I havent owned a rossi, I do have an h&r in a 20 guage slug gun and I really like it. I find the rossi and H&R to be very front heavy and kinda awkward. With that said I bought the slug gun in their ultra light weight design and added a pound of weight in the buttstock, it brought it up to 7 lbs, and balances beautifully.
    If your looking for a nice short design that is accurate I would go with a tc contender carbine. E arthur brown makes a barrel in 6.5 brm. I dont know if its contoured it may be straight bull which wouldnt balance well, but I know those carbines are short and light. If you get a 24" barrel it still shorter then a bolt gun, and you get all that extra barrel length to keep your velocity up. The 6.5 brm will shoot 140gr bullets at 2400 fps. Very mild kick, excellent penetration, excellent knock down. And those bullets buck wind better then 30 calliber 180gr rounds. The encore is a little beffier but you could do any number of easily found 6.5s, like the 6.5x55 sweede. The 6.5 brm is a relaoded cartridge but I think e arthur brown sells it loaded as well.

    Thanks for the thumbs up on the stock guys. I shaped the schnabel tip myself. Wasnt extremly difficult, just time consuming. I squared the end, and make a square line a given amount back from the tip, and kept the file at the same angle and worked around the tip. Progressively moving further and further back with different angles. Like making a lot of perfect flats, then gently rounding them off.
    my next project will be a walnut stock on a 6.5x50 arisaka. Going with the full length stock to the tip of the barrel, like rugers international rifles. I made a butterknife bolt handle to be welded on the bolt. Little things at a time, will add up to a nice rifle. It should have a 20" barrel so pretty short and good handling. Will have to see how accurate it is with the full stock. I'm hoping for moa or 2" tops.
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    thats a very nice shape job done by Hand.. love the finished color. makes me want to redo mine again, its time anyway
    It's all fun an games till you put that big boy on the ground.. now its time to get to work
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    Thanks, it was a labor of love. I enjoy doing that kind of work when I have the time. Absolutely hate sanding but enjoy the file work and shaping. And I like having something slightly different then everyone else, sometimes the only way to do it is by hand, trial and error.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ford View Post
    Yeah I havent owned a rossi, I do have an h&r in a 20 guage slug gun and I really like it. I find the rossi and H&R to be very front heavy and kinda awkward. With that said I bought the slug gun in their ultra light weight design and added a pound of weight in the buttstock, it brought it up to 7 lbs, and balances beautifully.
    If your looking for a nice short design that is accurate I would go with a tc contender carbine. E arthur brown makes a barrel in 6.5 brm. I dont know if its contoured it may be straight bull which wouldnt balance well, but I know those carbines are short and light. If you get a 24" barrel it still shorter then a bolt gun, and you get all that extra barrel length to keep your velocity up. The 6.5 brm will shoot 140gr bullets at 2400 fps. Very mild kick, excellent penetration, excellent knock down. And those bullets buck wind better then 30 calliber 180gr rounds. The encore is a little beffier but you could do any number of easily found 6.5s, like the 6.5x55 sweede. The 6.5 brm is a relaoded cartridge but I think e arthur brown sells it loaded as well.
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    I just bought a TC Dream Season Omega muzzleloader from E. Arthur Brown. That company has great customer service!

    I have looked at the EAB Model 97D and the 6.5 cartridge comparison a lot. I wish I had the money to order a M97D today!

    Since you mentioned the Handis being front heavy I was thinking a single action in 6.5 Grendel with an 18" (maybe 20") barrel. I don't know how short of barrel is practical on the 6.5 BCM. The Grendel ballistics would be more than sufficient for any hunting I would do, even with a slight velocity loss in the 18" barrel. The weight would be less and balance point would be moved back. The total length would be around 32" and very easy to buck brush with. The inherent accuracy of the 6.5 caliber would lend plenty of accuracy in the short barrel this has already been proven in the AR platforms with short barrels. This is just a pipe dream and thinking out loud as it would cost way too much to have a custom barrel made.
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