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Leave off the contenders ,the Encores ,the H and R even the TCR and Ruger Number 1 what are some of the nice single shots that the average fellow can own for $2000 or under something not too common maybe but well made and nice?

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Do you want something well made and nice or a shooter? I have a couple or three Handis that shoot sub-moa at 300 plus yards, custom blued and fit....oh yeah, sorry...forgot....they're just Handis. If you spend two grand do you get a sub-moa guarantee?

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If you up it to 3k, I saw a gorgeous Merkel in .270 with 23" barrel and Swarovski scope today. That's a bargain for that rifle.
 

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Dakoda 10 from what I see is well over 3000

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I have looked at both at the gun shows but don't see many any more. Tom Wanamakers is closed for now in Tulsa

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Browning Hi Wall or Low Wall depending on caliber you want. I haven't looked at prices in a good while but you might still be able to get into certain C. Sharps models for $2000. I have a Browning low wall 22 hornet and a C. Sharps 1875 45/70 and both are nice.

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Well here is my 2 cents worth. These reside in my present collection, all are lookers, and everyone of them gets shot, frequently. Some may turn their nose at the Henrys, but with my trigger work, they all shoot 3/4" with a scope, and better than I can with open sights. Everyone of these rifles will shoot, with about anything out there. I shoot these rifles on a rotating basis, no safe queens here. All are well cared for. I have had some Ruger #1 and #3's. The Henry's listed below, were more consistent, and outshot them, every one. These guns range in $$ between $300-$1200, what I paid for them. I feel like I got a deal on every one of them. One of my most treasured is the 7mm Mauser Rolling block. Bargains are out there, if you look hard, have the money at hand, and are prudent. I sold off a huge amount of $100-$300 guns, valued at that, that I usually had half that in, due to me being a gunsmith for 36+Years. I sold them off over 3 years, and accrued all these listed, in that same time frame, by attending local shows, and perusing the internet.
1. Browning Hi Wall-45/70, 28" tapered octagon
2.Winchester Hi wall-38/55 28" tapered octagon
3. Remington roller, made in 1990, 45/70, by Remington, 30" with MVA peep sight
4. Husqvarna 67, 12.7x44R or 50/60.
5, Pedersoli 1874 Sharps, 32" long range 45/70
6. H &R Trapdoor, Little bighorn, carbine.
7. Original Trapdoor, made in 1884, 45/70/, rifle, mint bore.
8. Original #1 Remington Roller, recased, rebarreled with a heavy 30" half octagon/round, restocked and blued.
9, Original Remington Military Roller, 7mm Mauser, mint bore, mint case colors, 95% blue and wood.
10. Henry Single shot 45/70, with beautiful grained walnut.
11. Henry single shot in .243 with waterfall grained walnut
12. Henry single shot in .30/30
13. Henry single shot in .223
14. H&R Buffalo Hunter, 45/70,32" barrel, walnut stock. This gun will shoot with any rifle listed above, irons, peep or scoped, with cast bullets, or some hot jacketed loads. I sold this once and was sick till I got it back.
Your thoughts welcomed on all this.
 

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So being a gun smith do you still do any smith work or are you completely retired from that and just work on your own guns, always nice to know where we can get some work done if need be.

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I no longer have a FFL, but occasionally do some work for friends. I am glass bedding some traditional ML rifles at present, and some other odd jobs. I do hot bluing, rust bluing, browning and Parkerizing. I built 7 custom long range rifles on Savage 10 actions last year, 5 of them were 6XC's with Shilen and Krieger barrels. I am currently building myself a 98 Mauser in 7x57. I had 3 strokes in one day a little over 2 years ago, which left me with my right leg mostly paralyzed, and have 50% use of my right hand on a bad day, normal days are, well normal. I had to take disability/early retirement from my position of 20 years as a Supervisor with Dept of Juvenile Justice here in KY, at a facility with kids who were felons. I can only get out and work in my shop, 1-2 hours a day, maybe a little longer on a good day. I suffer from chronic fatigue, and when I get too tired, I start having the symptoms of a stroke, such as slurred speech, cant think clearly, my face droops, and so on. I still try to shoot something every day, except on Sunday. All the docs I see, say I am a miracle, to be cognitive and mobile. I managed to get out and take 4 deer last year, 2 of them with a X bow. I am blessed to be able to do what I do. I don't charge folks anything to do what work I do now.
 

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I have Low Walls in 22LR, 22 MAG, 22 Hornet, 223 and a High Wall in 22-250.
They are all accurate and great looking, to me anyway. The most I paid for one is $1500. There is a good selection in online sales sites.
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Well here is my 2 cents worth. These reside in my present collection, all are lookers, and everyone of them gets shot, frequently. Some may turn their nose at the Henrys, but with my trigger work, they all shoot 3/4" with a scope, and better than I can with open sights. Everyone of these rifles will shoot, with about anything out there. I shoot these rifles on a rotating basis, no safe queens here. All are well cared for. I have had some Ruger #1 and #3's. The Henry's listed below, were more consistent, and outshot them, every one. These guns range in $$ between $300-$1200, what I paid for them. I feel like I got a deal on every one of them. One of my most treasured is the 7mm Mauser Rolling block. Bargains are out there, if you look hard, have the money at hand, and are prudent. I sold off a huge amount of $100-$300 guns, valued at that, that I usually had half that in, due to me being a gunsmith for 36+Years. I sold them off over 3 years, and accrued all these listed, in that same time frame, by attending local shows, and perusing the internet.
1. Browning Hi Wall-45/70, 28" tapered octagon
2.Winchester Hi wall-38/55 28" tapered octagon
3. Remington roller, made in 1990, 45/70, by Remington, 30" with MVA peep sight
4. Husqvarna 67, 12.7x44R or 50/60.
5, Pedersoli 1874 Sharps, 32" long range 45/70
6. H &R Trapdoor, Little bighorn, carbine.
7. Original Trapdoor, made in 1884, 45/70/, rifle, mint bore.
8. Original #1 Remington Roller, recased, rebarreled with a heavy 30" half octagon/round, restocked and blued.
9, Original Remington Military Roller, 7mm Mauser, mint bore, mint case colors, 95% blue and wood.
10. Henry Single shot 45/70, with beautiful grained walnut.
11. Henry single shot in .243 with waterfall grained walnut
12. Henry single shot in .30/30
13. Henry single shot in .223
14. H&R Buffalo Hunter, 45/70,32" barrel, walnut stock. This gun will shoot with any rifle listed above, irons, peep or scoped, with cast bullets, or some hot jacketed loads. I sold this once and was sick till I got it back.
Your thoughts welcomed on all this.

I have #14 and is my favorite gun. It shoots anything I feed it very well. I shoot it with the open sights and have taken many deer with it. It was a best buy buy many many years ago. I love it, it feels like a part of me when carrying it while hunting. Low light conditions are the only drawback with the black sights, but well worth all of the plusses. The H&R BC 45/70 should still be produced, but I fear they would charge a mint now for one.
 

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From what I had heard is that is is still manufactured by Miroku and is still the same as the Browning version but now is stamped Winchester. Of course its been awhile since I read that so it could have changed.

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They sure are a piece of the rifle maker's art !

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There is a Winchester 300wsm over on gun broker now with a nice scope no reserve with the bidding sitting at $700.00 right now sure looks nice. I did go to the Winchester sight and they say no longer made.

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They sure are a piece of the rifle maker's art !

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They are nice. My Browning 22 Hornet has pretty much been a safe queen but she sure looks pretty sitting in there. :)

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There is a Winchester 300wsm over on gun broker now with a nice scope no reserve with the bidding sitting at $700.00 right now sure looks nice. I did go to the Winchester sight and they say no longer made.

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Yes; that's why I suggested one would have to go to the used market.. I wonder if Browning still makes the same gun?

At one time, perhaps 20 years ago, Mossberg made a very nice looking SS rifle, but as I recall..reading reports..they were not known for holding great groups.

https://www.gunsamerica.com/998140745/Mossberg-SSI-ONE-Single-Shot-223-REM.htm

Were it I...I would consider a new Henry SS rifle ($510 MSRP). Henry is sure to become an heirloom quality rifle in the future.

I would get an aftermarket quality wood stock set..perhaps Claro walnut, fiddleback or birdseye..or perhaps Henry can furnish you an upscale wood stock. https://www.henryusa.com/rifles/single-shot-rifle/

Then, I would get some engraving done, nothing ostentatious, but very tasteful. We know the quality is there, and starting with perhaps $425 out-the-door price..as much quality wood and engraving as one may want, can be done.

Actually; they seem to look nice as delivered.. https://forums.sassnet.com/index.ph...-single-shot-45-70-just-picked-mine-up-today/

Darn! You shouldn't have started this...now you have me schemeing…..gotta check some Henry SS reviews.

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