handi rifle | TigerDroppings.com

Posted byMessage
brsa
USA Fan
Baton Rouge, La.
Member since Sep 2007
652 posts

handi rifle


what caliber is the OB's preferred choice,45-70 vs .35 vs .444






Back to top
Share:
TigerDeacon
Wake Forest Fan
West Monroe, LA
Member since Sep 2003
24272 posts

re: handi rifle


I bought a .45-70 the day Jindal signed the bill. Only thing they had.

Have heard that the .35 was best, but for hunting maybe once or twice a year with it, it's not worth switching.






Back to top
TClayboy99
LSU Fan
in the woods...
Member since Dec 2007
21434 posts

re: handi rifle


You'll get most votes for 35...

So I'll vote .444






Back to top
DownshiftAndFloorIt
LSU Fan
The devil dreams on an idle horse
Member since Jan 2011
39507 posts

re: handi rifle


.35 whelen completely smokes the other two on raw ballistics.

Inside of 100 yards all three of them are fantastic. .444 and .45/70 are both close range calibers unless you want to get good at rainbow shots.






Back to top
brsa
USA Fan
Baton Rouge, La.
Member since Sep 2007
652 posts

re: handi rifle


is that the cheapest





Back to top
TClayboy99
LSU Fan
in the woods...
Member since Dec 2007
21434 posts

re: handi rifle


They're all cheap... the ammo isn't.





Back to top
Nascar Fan
LSU Fan
Columbia La.
Member since Jul 2011
14561 posts

re: handi rifle


I have the 444 but the 35 will out shoot it
Killed an 8 pt. this year at 220 yards with the 444
Killed a yote at 190 yards.
We done alot of shooting at long ranges with the 444 & 35 & the 35 stays flatter further.



This post was edited on 1/18 at 3:40 pm


Back to top
DownshiftAndFloorIt
LSU Fan
The devil dreams on an idle horse
Member since Jan 2011
39507 posts

re: handi rifle


I'm sure a box of corelocks is about the same for all three calibers.





Back to top
yodaddyroberto
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2012
216 posts

re: handi rifle


I got the 444 and dropped everything I've shot with it. Shots were 100 to 115 yards tops





Back to top
upgrade
LSU Fan
Pina Coladaburg
Member since Jul 2011
2098 posts

re: handi rifle


quote:

DownshiftAndFloorIt


will you be primative hunting at the camp tomorrow?






Back to top
dat yat
LSU Fan
Chef Pass
Member since Jun 2011
1360 posts

re: handi rifle


quote:

They're all cheap... the ammo isn't.


44 Mag is the cheapest H&R ammo for whitetail, it just doesn't have the range if you hunt fields. It is a good no-recoil, woods round, IMO.






Back to top
taurusjwf
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2008
799 posts

re: handi rifle


I have the 45/70. As others have said the .35 is the better cartridge.





Back to top
Nascar Fan
LSU Fan
Columbia La.
Member since Jul 2011
14561 posts

re: handi rifle


quote:

44 Mag

44 mag is not a handi rifle






Back to top
TigerDeacon
Wake Forest Fan
West Monroe, LA
Member since Sep 2003
24272 posts

re: handi rifle


I will say this about the .45-70. If you put a hole in the deer with it, you don't have to worry about a long track to find him.





Back to top
dat yat
LSU Fan
Chef Pass
Member since Jun 2011
1360 posts

re: handi rifle


quote:

44 mag is not a handi rifle


Did they quit making it? I have one and it drops em.






Back to top
Nodust
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2010
18566 posts

re: handi rifle


quote:

44 mag is not a handi rifle

I think the H&R comes in 44mag, and most other calibers






Back to top
Nascar Fan
LSU Fan
Columbia La.
Member since Jul 2011
14561 posts

re: handi rifle


quote:

44 mag is not a handi rifle

quote:

Did they quit making it? I have one and it drops em.

It's not considered a primitive weapon.
The 44 mag is not the same as a 444






Back to top
Nodust
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2010
18566 posts

re: handi rifle


You can use a 44mag for primative





Back to top
upgrade
LSU Fan
Pina Coladaburg
Member since Jul 2011
2098 posts

re: handi rifle


quote:

It's not considered a primitive weapon


says who?






Back to top
dat yat
LSU Fan
Chef Pass
Member since Jun 2011
1360 posts

re: handi rifle


quote:

It's not considered a primitive weapon.
The 44 mag is not the same as a 444


It is a primitive weapon in MS where I hunt. It only has to be over .35 caliber and in the right type of single shot rifle. (Even the 357 mag qualifies, but I think that's kinda light.) I never checked if it qualifies in LA because I only fish here.






Back to top


Back to top




//