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Crazy Gun Barney, SASS #2428

trigger job for a Handi Rifle?

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Hey guys, I never had an issue with the trigger on my handi rifle with the 45-70 open sights barrel. It works just fine and with hunting ammo (Leverevolution ammo) 50 yards from a rest and I can cover 3 shots with a silver dollar or so. That'll put venison on the dinner table every time!

 

I got a 223 barrel for it and put a scope on it and took it to the range for the first time today to season the barrel. I found that it has potential (i use cheap ammo in a new barrel, and site it in just good enough to hit center of paper, I'll work up reloads for it later), but I was having called fliers on a fairly regular basis. It may just be I was having an extra twitchy day, but at least 1 shot in three I knew I twitched before I looked back at the target to see how bad. Seems the trigger is a little rough and hard for a scoped rifle. Anybody know somebody that does trigger jobs on these in Southern California?

 

BTW, the cheap 223 ammo at Turners that is made in Turkey (comes 30 in a box for the same price as a regular box of 20) is steel core even though it doesn't say so on the box. Range master came over to me as I was setting up with a magnet to let me know I couldn't shoot that ammo at that range. According to this guy, the Turkey ammo is the same as the standard military green tip ammo, just without the green paint. Just a heads up for y'all.

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Anybody know somebody that does trigger jobs on these in Southern California?

No, but you can do it yourself. Read the FAQ's on Graybeard's Outdoors ...

http://www.go2gbo.com/forums/index.php/board,126.0.html

You might also put up a post there as to who in CA can do the work. Good Luck!

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The following is the H&R Western Service Center:

 

J&G Gunsmithing

7680 Barton Rd.

Granite Bay, CA 95746

(916) 786-9200

CA, NV, UT, AZ, WA, OR, ID, MT

 

Give them a call see if they know anyone south. Have had J&G do stock work, e.g. repair SKB and install ladder sight on a H&R Target model, but I don't have any experience with their metalsmiths.

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