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Aug 24th, 2018 at 7:40pm
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Im thinking of buying a single shot rifle for hunting.  Opinions on a good rifle?

Preferably accurate, tho I do appreciate the handiness of a Bergara Takedown
  
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Re: Single shot rifle
Reply #1 - Aug 24th, 2018 at 10:04pm
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For the modern gentleman, it’s hard to go past the Ruger No. 1. For those with more “vintage” tastes, perhaps a Martini Enfield or a Springfield 1873? Those would be my picks.
  
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Re: Single shot rifle
Reply #2 - Aug 24th, 2018 at 10:22pm
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mitch270 wrote on Aug 24th, 2018 at 10:04pm:
For the modern gentleman, it’s hard to go past the Ruger No. 1. For those with more “vintage” tastes, perhaps a Martini Enfield or a Springfield 1873? Those would be my picks.


Have hunted with both of those, plus many other 'vintage' arms and have never really felt hampered by having just that one shot.
The Ruger No 1 is about as good as you'll get, nicely made, stylish, comes in an assortment of modern cartridges and takes a scope straight out of the box.
They also have a bloody good resale value - I've got a mate looking for one right now.


  
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Re: Single shot rifle
Reply #3 - Aug 24th, 2018 at 10:37pm
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got a baikal in 308 i can sell
or a wildcat in 6.5magic on hagn action 7.5k(single shot)google hagn actions canada
  

It is much better to Hit the Animal in the right place, with a Rifle you can shoot well, then to hit it poorly with a Large Calibre..John Nosler
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Re: Single shot rifle
Reply #4 - Aug 25th, 2018 at 11:24am
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If you want a breakdown single shot you can't go past a Blaser K95. Breaks down like a shotgun and the scope can be removed and replaced with no loss of accuracy.
I have had mine apart, then put back together and shot a 3.5" group at 550yds.
The only problem with them is the price.
  
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Reply #5 - Aug 25th, 2018 at 5:19pm
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I don't know if Glenn is still making these ,but if you want a NZ made rifle and $$$'s are not a limiting factor have a look at
http://www.sorokarifle.com/index.html

For a small handy takedown rifle I'd get a Thompson Center Contender or Encore ,My mate had Contender with a 22lr barrel , a 223 barrel and a 7-30 Waters barrel , a very versatile and handy package. My choice would be a TC Encore pro hunter in 280  Rem or 7mm08
  

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Reply #6 - Aug 26th, 2018 at 3:14pm
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Saw some beautiful Ruger Number 1 rifles in Wilsons in Whanganui yesterday, including a magnificent centennial model in 308. Made me drool it did.
  
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Reply #7 - Aug 27th, 2018 at 1:24pm
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I had a No1 lightweight in 7x57 , it shot the first 2 shots touching, dead on point of aim from a cold clean barrel, at 100 m.The next shot would be 1" high the next 2"high and the next 3" high , luckily the first shot was the only one needed .
One other "fault" was that the ejected case would hit the safety catch and bounce back into the action .
  

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Re: Single shot rifle
Reply #8 - Aug 28th, 2018 at 8:50am
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Flintlock wrote on Aug 25th, 2018 at 5:19pm:
I don't know if Glenn is still making these ,but if you want a NZ made rifle and $$$'s are not a limiting factor have a look at
http://www.sorokarifle.com/index.html

For a small handy takedown rifle I'd get a Thompson Center Contender or Encore ,My mate had Contender with a 22lr barrel , a 223 barrel and a 7-30 Waters barrel , a very versatile and handy package. My choice would be a TC Encore pro hunter in 280  Rem or 7mm08


Gorgeous rifles but FOOOK what a price. I would be scared to take it into the bush....
  
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Re: Single shot rifle
Reply #9 - Aug 30th, 2018 at 7:25am
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timandtalon wrote on Aug 28th, 2018 at 8:50am:
Flintlock wrote on Aug 25th, 2018 at 5:19pm:
I don't know if Glenn is still making these ,but if you want a NZ made rifle and $$$'s are not a limiting factor have a look at
http://www.sorokarifle.com/index.html

For a small handy takedown rifle I'd get a Thompson Center Contender or Encore ,My mate had Contender with a 22lr barrel , a 223 barrel and a 7-30 Waters barrel , a very versatile and handy package. My choice would be a TC Encore pro hunter in 280  Rem or 7mm08


Gorgeous rifles but FOOOK what a price. I would be scared to take it into the bush....


Incredible value for money for a rifle like that  Cool
  

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Reply #10 - Aug 30th, 2018 at 3:07pm
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May I ask what the primary need for the singleshot/takedown requirement is? ie why?
  
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Reply #11 - Aug 30th, 2018 at 4:57pm
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Vulcan wrote on Aug 30th, 2018 at 3:07pm:
May I ask what the primary need for the singleshot/takedown requirement is? ie why?


Poaching, rafting and shoving your gun in a pack when walking public domain or motorbiking to your up country spot springs to mind - and I can say that because I've been stopped and questioned a few times doing that last one.


  
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Re: Single shot rifle
Reply #12 - Aug 30th, 2018 at 5:34pm
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An AR15 with the mag removed is the ideal fit for your requirements.
  

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Vulcan wrote on Aug 30th, 2018 at 3:07pm:
May I ask what the primary need for the singleshot/takedown requirement is? ie why?

Nothing sneaky, I just like the idea/simplicity of a single shot, and the breakdown as I travel quite a bit with my job and like the idea of being able to package the rifle up in a small case
  
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Re: Single shot rifle
Reply #14 - Sep 2nd, 2018 at 1:35pm
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The reason I ask is you can get some quite compact rifles now, like the Ruger American Ranch with the 16" barrel and a couple of other brands with similar options. My 300blk is 90cm long.
  
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