I'm the german guy who bought a Handi Rifle a month ago. Mine has .30-30 cal. But I think there is no big difference in handling. It has a pretty thick barrel, but is not to heavy for carrying in the woods. You can real quiet open and close the break open system. Cocking the hammer works also quiet with the right technique. The trigger is short a dry, not too hard. Accuracy is very well. Your modell has a weaver mount without rings.
Yesterday I was at the range with my .30-30 handi rifle. I tested it at 50 meters with PMC flat nose bullets. I was able to get 1'' groups (3 shots) from the bench with my 4x32 scope. Then at 100m the grouping opened a bit to about 2'' with three shots. So all in all a very accurate rifle. I think with reloading the groups could be made a bit better.
Because of the thick barrel it starts getting warm after 10 shots or so and then not really.
Looking forward how my .45-70 handi rifle will shoot. Plan to use reloaded bp cartridges with lead bullet.
Here is the scenario... you sit in your 2 piece climbing stand and your foot inadvertently bumps the lower section while there is no weight on it - and it slides down the tree, out of reach!
OK, you are safe - you have a string tied from the upper section that you are sitting on and the foot portion that slid 4-5 feet down the tree. All you have to do it pull the other section up, reposition it and you are back in business, correct?
Have you ever tested this theory?
I have -...