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I just got off the phone with H&R 1871 because the now 204 Ruger barrel will not lock up, and I was going to send it in for them to fit. Well in the repairs depts own voice he said Remington/H&R is no longer fitting barrels.

Guess I will attempt this myself since the fit is tight, but the locking device just doesn't click to secure a lock up.
 

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Re: H&R 1871 no longer fitting barrels

I think what they meant was they're shutdown for the holidays, but I haven't got the official word on it yet.

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Re: H&R 1871 no longer fitting barrels

it's not as complicated as you might think to fit it, i just fit the 7mm-08 barrel i got of here, in less than 2 hours. I used the instructions off here.
 

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I noticed my neighbor who was home, and is a gunsmith (I know everyone needs a neighbor like this) ::)

He looked at the lug, and knew right away what to do..... ;D He handed me a nice file, and said just stroke a bit at a time until this locks up, making sure to do both the underside and top of the lug lip area that catches the lock up.

This now locks up securely, and as soon as I get some ammo I will be headed to the range ;D ;D

As far as H&R 1871 LLC goes and the information I got from the guy at the other end at 1-866-776-9292 ext 4 he seemed very addiment about Remington/H&R not fitting barrels any longer. This does go along with what the sales guy said that sold me my Handi Rifle 7mm-08 at the local sporting goods store. He stated that the Remington rep stated that Remington/H&R was discontinuing the barrel accessory program all together.

Now we just have to wait for the official letter from H&R 1871 LLC to see if this valid or not.
 

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That rumor has been perpetuated by ignorant Remington dealers and representatives and others that don't have a clue. ::) I just got an email yesterday from my H&R/Marlin guy, he would have mentioned it if it were true.

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For every accessory barrel sold it is one less rifle you buy from your dealer...so who is effected most by the barrel accessory program and who would wish it go away the most? Follow the money. Seems like a pretty good perpetual rumor for dealers to have about so you will buy a new rifle rather than get a new barrel fitted...hmmmm!

Tim is the man who knows, and if he doesn't know something regarding Rem/H&R, he always finds out the truth for us.
 

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If by chance they do discontinue the barrel program, they better ramp up production. Most of the distributors have jack crap in stock. And its a rare event to find a Handi or even a Pardner shotgun in a gunshop these days.
 

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hey I know I'm off subject a little bit but..

I've got one coming in anytime now in 45-70, and I was wondering what else to get for real game-stopping power

a guy at work that builds rifles (quite well, actually) always talks soooo much about 22-250 like it's magical (we even got into it and I told him that was why captain hook captured tinkerbell once, to stuff her into a muzzleloader and kill the crocodile and peter pan with a heat seaking magic shot out of a .224 bore pistol... )

anyways, I hear it's really bad about tearing up barrels if loaded to max... can the handi handle 22-250 AND 45-70 upper loads for long, especially if I keep switching barrels back and forth (changing the mating surfaces would wear out the latch?) all this talk of shutting down the barrel fitting operation makes me want to send that gun right back and get a new barrel or two NOW!

help quick/tim
 

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Squib said:
hey I know I'm off subject a little bit but..

I've got one coming in anytime now in 45-70, and I was wondering what else to get for real game-stopping power

a guy at work that builds rifles (quite well, actually) always talks soooo much about 22-250 like it's magical (we even got into it and I told him that was why captain hook captured tinker bell once, to stuff her into a muzzle loader and kill the crocodile and peter pan with a heat seeking magic shot out of a .224 bore pistol... )

anyways, I hear it's really bad about tearing up barrels if loaded to max... can the handi handle 22-250 AND 45-70 upper loads for long, especially if I keep switching barrels back and forth (changing the mating surfaces would wear out the latch?) all this talk of shutting down the barrel fitting operation makes me want to send that gun right back and get a new barrel or two NOW!

help quick/tim
The handi is fine for both calibers.

In the 45-70 it will handle hot loads MUCH better than 99% of the shooters who shot it.

As far as the 22-250 being a barrel burner, don't shoot it if its too hot to hold on to the barrel. Same is true for ANY FIREARM. Stop shooting if you cannot hold your hand on the barrel!!

Go buy them and enjoy!!

CW
 

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Re: H&R 1871 no longer fitting barrels

As far as the 45-70 is concerned - you are going to have to do one whale of a lot of shooting to wear out a barrel. I doubt if you can. I would be more concerned about damaging the barrel through poor cleaning practices. As far as the 22-250 is concerned - you can shoot out one of these, but again, poor cleaning practices will ruin a barrel quicker than any thing else. If you do not run the highest pressures, use a good 1 piece rod with a guide the 22-250 will last a long time, some where around 3000 rounds, maybe more. If you shoot 200 rounds a year it will last for 15 years or more. It should not be a problem, unless you get into PD fields and shoot up 200 rounds or more a day. Good Luck and Good Shooting
 

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22-250 is real popular by me for the one gun hunters. OK for varmints, predator control, and as medium range deer gun. Heard it is tough on brass in a Handi. For that purpose, you'd be shooting 1 box of ammo a year (my bud shot 3 rounds out of his Ruger 1 Saturday, 1 miss, 1 hit, 1 coup de grace, he complained that he used 3 years of ammo for 1 deer).
 

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I agree with Knight. No one around here stocks them anymore. I was at the local dealer the other day. Ask him if he had any. He told me no. He could not sell them. I find that hard to believe. When he did stock them i bought four from him. :eek: I have an extra frame. Guess after the first of the year i will send it in for a 357 Mag. barrel.
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Handi's are not all that rare in my neck of the woods. My local Wally-World had three of them with scopes in their display rack on Monday when I went to look for ammo. A .223, a .245, and a 30-06 and if I remember right the price was something like $398.00 each.

The ammo was a hole other story. No 9mm at all and the only .38spl they had was Winchester FMJ in 100 round "value packs" for $32 and change. Who shoots FMJ's in a .38 and at 32+ cents a round why would you?
 

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$32 for a 100 round value pack of Winchester .223, FMJ or not, is a decent price around here....<><....:)
 

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Brett said:
Handi's are not all that rare in my neck of the woods. My local Wally-World had three of them with scopes in their display rack on Monday when I went to look for ammo. A .223, a .245, and a 30-06 and if I remember right the price was something like $398.00 each.

The ammo was a hole other story. No 9mm at all and the only .38spl they had was Winchester FMJ in 100 round "value packs" for $32 and change. Who shoots FMJ's in a .38 and at 32+ cents a round why would you?
32 cents each is less than it costs you to assemble that exact round with new components for 100 rounds purchased today.
 

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Re: H&R 1871 no longer fitting barrels

no, I meant is it hard on the recievers... maybe that's a dumb question but mine isn't in yet (should be today)

if I get it broke in w/45-70, then start switching the barrel around, how is that gonna wear on the reciever

maybe I got it out right this time (I'm a rambler)

thanks guys
 

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Swapping barrels does not appear to wear the receiver much more than opening and closing the action. Not like an Encore where people egg out the hole for the pin and need to buy an oversized pin.
 
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