Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Engadine, Upper Peninsula, Michigan
I think the Handiest Handi Rifle I own is not even a H&R caliber. It's a Larry Trotter stubbed .303 Brit barrel in .32-20. I love it. Right now it's on home defense duty in our camper along with it's sister, .32-20 Uberti 1873 Cattleman revolver. It's a 22 inch barrel, and I often ponder chopping it to 16.5 or 18, but as is it delivers 100 gr. bullets at 2200+ fps. and I don't want to pare that too. Their partner is a Marlin 1894CL also in .32-20. I don't think I'd try a bear, or even a deer with them, but they work great on all else, carry easily and often. Very Handi.
Keep both eyes open and make the first shot good.
The growing Handi/Sportster/Pardner/Topper Family: .22 WMR, .22-250. 223, Two Superlight 7mm-08s and one Superlight .243, standard .243, .30-30, 16.5 inch .30-40, .308, 32-20, 18 inch .356/.358 Win., Two 16.5 inch .357 Max., 18 inch 38-55. 16.5 inch .445 Super Mag., .45LC, 16.5 and 22 inch .45-70s, .50 Huntsman SS, .410, 20 ga., 12 ga., 20 ga. Pardner Pump, Versa-Pack .410 - .22