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New to deer hunting and thinking about getting a H&R in 45-70. Question-what other calibers mfg by H&R would be satisfatory during primitive season? Shots would be in the 50-100 yard range. Thanks.
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You want a 444 H&R it will not kick so bad and will shoot flater then 75-70
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The 45/70 has the capability to go out to 200, but if you only need 50-100 yards H&R has a .44 magnum. Zero kick. Throws a big chunk of lead. I hunt with one in the swamp as does my son. Got a Nikon 3x9 prostaff on it. If the recoil is not an issue, you can go with the 45/70 and get a gun that has short and long range capability. The .44 mag is primitive legal in LA.
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   Cajunsim
Barrel swap-any experience with barrel swaps such as one frame will accept certain calibers and other won't. May want to use different barrels in future and want to have best options if a frame has limits. I am liking what the H&R offers-still deciding on 44 or 45-70. Thanks again
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Do you hunt in La or Miss??
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   JIMMY W
Go with a 45/70!
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The barrel swap for the H&R usually means going from a rifle to a shot gun. I don't reccomend it, because it's just a sigle shot shotgun. That sucks unless your 12. I hunt in LA. HWHC.
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   sf49ers
get the .444 H&R rifle, its the same price as the 45-70. got one last year shot a 150 lb buck at 165yards knocked it back three yards with a half fist sized wound. sighted 2' high at 100, flat to 250 yards. the .444 is an easy 300 yard gun sighted high at 100 yards. look at the ballistic charts from Shooting Times and you will see the 45-70 is obscelete compared to the .444. half the recoil as well. no deer will run one step from 0-300 yds when this 265 grain bullet hits home.
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   fishoffun
Absolutely agree with other posts about a .44 or .444 primitive crack barrel rifle. Both of our primitive weapons also have 2 3X9 Nikon scope and also have recoil pads, be sure and add that to your stock, and you will have an absolute wonderful experience during primitive arms hunt. Be sure and sight in as usual and enjoy your hunt.
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   cpv063
Try and find a used H&R. Buy one 3 to 4 years old that is in good shape. People I've talked with rather the .444. I just bought a 2nd 45/70 and it came in a Remington box. The quality of this new gun is not as good as my old one, witch was already lacking in quality, but you get what you pay for.
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   widgeon6
Me and 3 my deer hunting friends all have H&R .444. We hunted tensas, sherburne, indian bayou all with these this year. Harvested 7 deer this past season with them. Not a single one went more than 20 yds. I shot 2, one of which dropped on spot other ran bout 20 yds than dropped dead. Like others said very accurate gun. All the areas we hunted there aren't any shots over 100 yds so its definately more than accurate enough. I actually used this gun during rifle season as well as primitive, I'm that confident in it.
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I sell guns, ditto on the .444 with the Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40, that's what we mount on 90% of the guns we sell.
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