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Need some help friends , I just purchased a H&R 444 handi rifle , and need help choosing a bullet combo ? The guy I bought it from said the HORNIDAY LEVEROULION ammo was all over the target at 100 yards . He said federal fusion (he couldn't remember bullet weight ) grouped alot better .I cant seem to find federal fusion in 444 ? I will be shooting no more than 100 yards , with 3-9x40 scope. my question is , what is a good , readily available round that I can shoot deer and targets with ?
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The hornady ammo is good most people having problems with there H&R is the scope rings and where the rings mount to the base come loose real bad I had the same problem with mine if they are not supper tight the recoil from the 444 will loosin them up every time. I don't know what kind of scope you have on it but some of your lower end scopes can not handle the recoil from it also the barrel gets real hot real fast after 3 or 4 shots you need to let it cool down. But I would bet money it's your rings. I shoot the hornady in my H&R 444 and once I figured out the scope rings problem it's very accurate. Hope this helps you out
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Hughes - My 444 was shooting great at the range but in the woods, I missed twice. First time thought it was user error. Second time I decided to test the gun. It was 9 inches low at 25 yards!! I have an H&R with a Nikon ProStaff 3-9x50. Not sure what rings I have, think they are Leupold. What rings do I need to go with? Not sure it is my rings but I want to change them just in case.
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I have leupold rings also but I did the same thing last year I sighted it in dead on couple days later I missed a doe so I took and shot it and was bad off and tried sighting it in I was all over the map come to find out one of the rings where it mounts on the base was loose tighten it back to dead on then missed another deer this time the rings around the scope was loose they were just barely loose you couldn't hardly tell by just looking at it. The next day I went and bought a scope Torque Wrench and got them as tight as I possibly could. But I have seen many threads and post with people having this problem and a bunch of people I seen were putting lock tite on them cause they kept coming loose. But like I said the last time it happen to me it took me forever to figure out what was goin on cause they felt tight to me I couldn't make the scope move by hand but they were just barely loose and that gun has so much recoil that it was making the scope shift just a tiny little bit
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Look on cabelas under rifle scope accessories there a product by weaver called thread locker might help
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'preciate it man
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Weaver and Leupold both make a good set of rings for the H&R. Make sure to buy steel rings and not aluminum. It's a good idea to loc tite your base and ring screws on every rifle, not just this particular one. Just make sure to use blue loc tite and not red. The blue is serviceable, meaning you can back the screws out down the road. I would buy a Wheeler Fat Wrench and torque the screws to the recommended inch lbs for steel rings. It's probably going to be around 25-30 inch lbs. Overtightening/overtorqing the screws like the other guy suggested could cause a screw to shear off from recoil. Mount them all with loc tite and a torque wrench and the gun will be on for years. I cringe every time I see the yo yos at the gun shops mounting scopes for people, because none of them do it right. Plus, let it cool between every shot on the range, and every few shots push a dry patch (no solvent) through the barrel. Me and a bunch of my friends have the H&R's. I've never heard of one that doesn't group the Hornady rounds good.
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