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Old November 26, 2012, 04:31 PM   #1
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Brought my little NEF out...

It's been quite a while since I brought the little bugger out to play--so it was overdue. Heavy-barrelled .223 NEF Handi with a survivor stock and a Versi-pod bipod. One stupid flyer opened the group up almost double (operator error), but it's nice to see this thing shoots as well as I remembered. Here's 2 3-shot groups (or just 6 rounds sent, however you wanna see it) at 100yds from prone off the pod.

40gr Nosler Ballistic-Tips over 25gr. Varget with Federal SRP's in LC brass.

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Old November 26, 2012, 05:46 PM   #2
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I just showed the picture to my rifle. I'm tring to make it jealous so it will shoot better.
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Old November 27, 2012, 01:54 PM   #3
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Glad you like yours. I had one in .243 and could only get the first (cold) shot on paper at 100 yards. After that it needed almost an hour cool-down to get back on target again. I might have had a badly stressed barrel or something but it put me off the NEF one-shooters.
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Old November 27, 2012, 02:45 PM   #4
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Every once in a while there is a bad apple in everyone's batch. I have two NEF's: one in CF with a 12Ga. change out to Heavy .223Rem and one in RF currently with a 17HMR barrel. Both are ragged-hole shooters all day long warm or cold.
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Old November 27, 2012, 04:39 PM   #5
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Are NEF and H&R the same company?

I ask this because I've seen rifles of both makes that are virtually identical.

I own two H&R Handi-Rifles (.22 LR and .357 Magnum),,,
Both of the rifles have very acceptable accuracy.

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Old November 27, 2012, 07:42 PM   #6
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Rangefinder, what did you do to smooth out the rough trigger? My Dad's NEF hvy barrel doesn't have what you might call a good trigger.
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Old November 28, 2012, 03:06 AM   #7
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Country>>The things are so basic in function, it's just a matter of tapping the few pins out so the hammer and trigger group come out, and polishing polishing the contact faces on the sear. 1500-grit polishing paper is your friend. Mine brakes like glass.
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Old November 28, 2012, 10:56 AM   #8
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Thanks, Rangefinder
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Old November 28, 2012, 11:18 AM   #9
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Yes aarond, H&R and NEF are one and the same company, unfortunately I believe they are now owned and operated under the freedom group.(same company that now owns remington and marlin). As far as problems with the .243, mine is a tack driver.
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Old November 28, 2012, 11:53 AM   #10
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They are all interlinked now, yes. And that being the case, this has just come to my attention, thanks to a buddy over on castboolits... I have a new project.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oNhJTQPGrU
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Old November 29, 2012, 12:57 PM   #11
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My 45-70 is reasonablely accurate. I use the original open sights.
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Old November 29, 2012, 06:42 PM   #12
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But you missed the bulls-eye by a mile. Nice group!
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Old November 30, 2012, 06:01 AM   #13
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I had an ultra rifle in 450 marlin that was a blast to shoot and would make groups almost like that. Still kick myself for getting rid of it.
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