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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-15-2019, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not new to forums but I cannot figure this one out: thus far, my posts to the H&R ML forum don't seem to be going anywhere and an attempt to PM a mod doesn't show as sent in my outbox (the save to sent option is checked in my preferences). If this makes it through, can anyone offer any suggestions as to what may be happening? Thanks in advance.


EDIT: Um, nevermind, I guess. I reposted it after this one made it through and it seems to be OK.

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Well, at least I can see this one...weird. Again, any suggestions, and again, thanks in advance!
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Joe, welcome to GBO. Lots of knowledge on all things Handi, enjoy yourself here. Take care, John.

P.S. Judging by the spelling of your last name would you be in/from Louisiana by any chance?

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Joe, welcome to GBO. Lots of knowledge on all things Handi, enjoy yourself here. Take care, John.

P.S. Judging by the spelling of your last name would you be in/from Louisiana by any chance?
You guess correctly - New Orleans/MS Gulf Coast and thanks for the welcome. As those familiar with the area know, H&Rs became very popular down here due to the rather, um, interesting "muzzleloader" hunting laws, which allowed H&R/NEF guns (only) chambered in metallic cartridge calibers over .35 to be used during "muzzleloader"/"blackpowder" season. What made it "interesting" is that there were already lots of older H&R shotguns and Toppers around here, but the law only allowed .35 caliber or larger, so you could hunt deer legally with a low-power .38 Spl in a .357 mag or a low-power .44 Spl in a .44 mag, but using a .30-30, .243 or .30/06, which are all more appropriate for the smaller southern LA/MS deer, was a no-no. 1000s upon 1000s of .35 Whelens, 45/70s, .444s, etc. were sold down here. Now that they have done away with that on private land (it is still required on public land last I checked - I don't hunt public land), there is a dearth of 45/70s, .444s, and .35 Whelens (and even .357s, .44s and .500 S&Ws) down here, plus, lots of folks, myself included, ordered 1-2 extra barrels back when they were readily available cheap from the factory. Most of the unwanted guns have been soaked up, but 2-3 years ago, you could pick up Handis all day long for $100-150 and barrels for $50 or less. I now have at least a barrel just about every metallic/shotgun chambering, including my grandfather's old Toppers, but recently picked up a 12 ga. ML barrel and am dipping my toe into the ML world, which led me to post rather than continue to lurk here on GBO.
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Welcome Joe. There was quite a lot of discussion here when Louisiana's new "Primitive" season aired. You can probably search it here and find the threads. I shoot a stainless .50 cal. Huntsman. It has taken more deer than any other Handi I own. The reason is simple. The other Handis share the rifle season. The Huntsman has a season all to itself. The separate season in itself is a joke. The huntsman will kill anything within 2-300 yards just as a center fire rifle will.

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