Was reading around the web and came up on the issue that Handi's have microgroove barrels for a time. Artifact of Marlin having owned them for a while.
Anyone know when that started and stopped?
Since I'm planning on cast bullets, would prefer the Ballard rifling. Wondering how likely it would be to end up with a Microgroove if I ended up ordering a rifle unseen?
Was microgroove long enough ago to make it unlikely end up with one new-in-box these days?
(Why do they keep monkeying with classic designs? LOL! Just make the good ones and be done with it, geez, I used to think firearms industry was immune to this stuff.)