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I bought a Pardner pump 12 ga. earlier this year, and was very impressed with the quality in a value segmented firearm. Even though the Pardner is made in China, I still like it and it feels just like a Rem 870. Anyway, I have been wanting a new deer rifle in 270 Win. for the past year. I have talked myself in and out of it a hundred times. Now hooked on NEF/H&R, I decided to look into the Handi-Rifle. I found this forum and began reading. There are several wise men here that provide great information. Thank you all.

I bought a Handi in 270 Win. I decided on a wood stock and blue finish. I put a BSA Classic 4x32 on it using Weaver medium height rings. I also installed a #8 0-ring to float the barrell. I bore sighted it and headed for the range. I had a box of 130gr PSP Core-Lokts and a target at 25 yards. First 3 rounds ever fired from my new toy, and I had a single jagged hole group. WOW! Granted it was not in the center, but it was a beautiful group. I dialed in the scope to shoot about 1/2 inch low at 25 yards. Mathmatically this should have me zeroed at 200 yards. I am very pleased with my Handi. I have run about 100 rounds through it and tried all the big 3 factory loads. I have come to the conclusion that Federal Power-Shok 130gr Soft Points are it's favorite. My local Cabela's has them on sale for $10 a box to boot. I added a Butler Creek Alaskan Magnum sling for deer season. It has 4 cartridge loops on the sling. Should be perfect for a single shot setup.

Just thought I'd share my experience with the group. Thanks again to everyone!
 

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Welcome aboard! This is a great site with LOTS of information. I have been thinking about getting a handi rifle in 270 but i didnt really know if i would like it. But i think in gonna get one pretty soon.
 

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Welcome to the forum, it's always good to hear from happy Handiholics!! ;) The Power Shoks are one of the favorites here, they seem to do very well in a lot of chamberings, and at a great price too!! You may be able to get a rebate on the Federal ammo and make it an even better deal!! ;)

Tim

http://www.federalpremium.com/pdf/FP192_PowerShokCouponFNL.pdf
 

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Welcome dks7895


.270 Win. is a fine choice. All I've ever put through mine is Core-Lokt's. The Blacktail seem to be satisfied.

Enjoy the good folks and info here on GBO.


Bill
 

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dks7895

The 270 is a great round in the Handi and if you handload give the 90gr. Sierra HPs over IMR4350 a try , makes a sweet long range varmint gun for groundhogs and yotes . ;)

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Welcome aboard dks7895. I am sure you will find your time here among these wonderful members enjoyable. Best of luck to you....<><....:)
 
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