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Old September 16, 2012, 02:30 PM   #51
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It started with New England Arms Handirifle.
If you got a shooter you got lucky. I had one that I sent back to the factory 3 times before I got rid of it. It would string groups up to 4 inches as it warmed. They were rude when I called. Kind of like talking to tony suprano gangsters.
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Old September 16, 2012, 03:36 PM   #52
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i'd put my .17 HMR up against some of these single shot .22 LR's. i didn't take a pic of the score card but last time i was at the range i was shootin around .20" inch at 100 yards with the factory 5 round magazine an shooting Hornaday 17 grain V-Max.
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Old September 20, 2012, 03:03 PM   #53
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"i'd put my .17 HMR up against some of these single shot .22 LR's. i didn't take a pic of the score card but last time i was at the range i was shootin around .20" inch at 100 yards with the factory 5 round magazine an shooting Hornaday 17 grain V-Max."

Comparing a .17 HMR to a .22LR is more the cartridge than the rifle; the HMR's tend to be inherent tack-drivers. I have three single-shot NEFs - a .223, .17HMR, and 45-70. The .17 is like a laser, and the .223 can give me 1" at 200 yards. The problem with break-action rifles like the NEFs, you have to remove the rifle from its rest each time you reload it, so it's not the same as a repeater that you can leave in one position. My Ruger 10-22 is a prime example - I can shoot ragged 1-hole groups with it at 50yds using a full 10-round magazine, and come pretty close to it at 100. But that's partly because the only movement I make between shots is pulling the trigger.
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Old September 20, 2012, 03:32 PM   #54
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I would say safety. My dad bought me my 243 single shot/single action rifle for hunting when I was young. For a new hunter/shooter, it was perfect. The only way that gun could fire is if I pulled back that hammer. No misfires! It was probably really comforting for my dad.
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Old September 20, 2012, 04:11 PM   #55
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If you plan to suppress they are the quietest action out there.
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Old September 20, 2012, 06:03 PM   #56
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What are the benefits of the single shot rifle?

The cool factor is just all out of proportion to the rifle itself. It makes a statement.
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Old September 23, 2012, 04:44 AM   #57
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Probably the most accurate .22 bolt guns are single shots.
Lots (most?) of Smallbore competition is shot with single shot .22 bolt guns. Olympic competition is the most visible.
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Old September 23, 2012, 07:22 AM   #58
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It just occurred to me that with a repeater, the rifle with its emptying magazine gets lighter with each shot and that has got to affect barrel jump during bullet accleration just a little. This would especially be so with a tubular magazine full of heavy .30-30 bullets on the first shot and empty on the last shot resulting in stringing of the shots on the target. A box magazine probably wouldn't affect barrel jump as much.

Maybe that's another reason why bench rest shooters use their guns as single shots even if they are equipped with a magazine.
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Old September 23, 2012, 09:02 AM   #59
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This is the reason I load a rifle single shot when sighting in, or working up a load.
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