Sunday, March 08, 2009

I don't work at CCA for the guns or the money, no...

I work there for the incredibly stylish pens we get every year. I do seriously like this though :)


H&R handi-rifle SB2, in .357 magnum

LOOK at the beef around that chamber! I'm not particularly worried about *any* commercial load I can find ever wearing this sucker out.

And, I finally figured out how to take a photo of a reticle; this is a Tasco Pronghorn 2.5x with the diamond reticle. Works very well with this package.

The irony won't be lost on some folks... the pen photos were taken using the lovely robins-egg blue of the ATF's 2005 publication 5300.5, State Laws and Published Ordinances - Firearms.


Blogger GunGeek said...

I'm by no means any kind of gun pressure wizard, but I have had a number of H&R/NEF Handi-Rifles over the years and have done a fair bit of reading about them.

As I understand it, it's not the beef around the chamber that's the limiting factor with these babies, it's the amount of back thrust. That said, a lot of people ream their 357Magnums out to 357Maximum, and have no problems with them.

It's more of an issue with ones chambered for cartridges like the 45-70.

1:26 PM  
Blogger Les Jones said...

That is beefy.

I couldn't find a place on H&R's site where you could buy the rifle with the .357 barrel. It seems like you have to get a different chambering first and get a .357 barrel as an option, or am I missing something?

12:07 AM  
Blogger Dr. StrangeGun said...

" or am I missing something?"

The boat, unfortunately. H&R discontinued the .357 handi-rifle in January, which is why I jumped on it when I did.

On the upside, if you get a handi-rifle and have it converted, you'll end up with an even stronger version of mine, since the SB2 .357 rifles came on the shotgun reciever.

6:42 AM  
Blogger GunGeek said...

They discontinued the 357 as a standalone rifle. Last I heard they still had 357 barrels that you could have added to an existing one. I also heard that they recently said they would put it on one of their shotgun frames (probably only those made more recently) in addition to the rifle frames.

Call them and ask and they will give you all the particulars.

8:45 AM  
Blogger Rabbit said...

I seem to recall an acquaintance somewhere who has a Topper 88 receiver - 12 Gauge- and I think he'd like to know if a rifled barrel can be fitted to it economically.

Any suggestions?


5:37 PM  
Blogger Dr. StrangeGun said...


I don't know if H&R is willing to mount anything other than a shotgun barrel to a shotgun receiver, they are apparently not as strong as the rifle receivers... I doubt they'll cede.

However, there's always a little trip to a machinist for a cut&thread for a winchoke pattern and adding a paradox choke :)

6:20 PM  
Anonymous Jeff Heitert said...

They still produce and you can still buy the .357 Handi-Rifle as a stand-alone rifle. It is now designated the SB1-S35, but it is not changeable with other rifle barrels, only shotgun barrels.
You can also buy the SC1-324, which a is a .357/20 gauge slug gun combo.

5:07 PM  

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