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Old November 9, 2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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A good buy or not?

I'm buying a H&R 45-70 Handi Rifle from Buds. It should be here any day now. I was just on EBay and saw a H&R 270 barrel for $130.00. I know if you buy a new barrel from H&R, you have to send them your receiver for fitting. Would this barrel on eBay not fit right and maybe malfunction? Is it worth a try? What do you guys think? I'm not looking for anyone bashing H&R, that's not the reason for the thread. I just want to know if buying a barrel off eBay is OK and safe. Thanks.
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Old November 9, 2012, 03:28 PM   #2
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Otto there is a reason you send the reciever, Headspace. They have to adjust the headspace on the new barrel.
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Old November 9, 2012, 03:31 PM   #3
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The big problem is the headspacing.

If you don't have a way to check it/change it, you don't know if you are going to have a problem.

You don't want to have an out of battery explosion with a break open action right in front of your face.
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Old November 9, 2012, 07:43 PM   #4
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Sounds good. The same barrel is only $96.00 from H&R. I just didn't want to be without the receiver for 4 weeks. I am looking at getting more barrels for it soon.
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Old November 9, 2012, 07:46 PM   #5
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Thanks for your input.
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