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Single Shots

I have a new single shot in 30-06, I have heard that single shots are not that accurate. I really have not hunted with it yet so I dont know how it performs. Does anyone have any exper with single shots.

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Single shots don't perform any different than any other rifle.
Take it out to the range. Shoot a variety of bullets. Use the big game bullet it shoots the best.
I would suggest that you practice speed loading rounds into the chamber for those 2nd and 3rd shots. As soon as you know where your bullet went you should be chambering another round, whether you need it or not. Always keeping safety in mind.

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i agree with fuzzy do what he said and there is no difference atall in how the gun should shoot any gun that is taken care of should shoot well

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ill bet it is very acurate once you sight it in

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I have a short 7-1/2 to 8 lb single shot 30-06 with a 1.5x-4.5x scope that I like to use in heavy cover. The scope helps the old eyes get sighted.
Comes up real fast for those quick shots. I keep a second round between my fingers. For a quick second shot. It's not as fast as a lever gun but, it is fun to use.

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Im pretty sure that a single shot rifle like that would shoot slightly different than a custum built bench rest gun with a bull barrel so the statement that it wouldnt shoot any different than "any other" rifle is not accurate.Also that style rifle such as the handis have a tendency to get very warm when fired repeatedly vs. a bolt action rifle wich could also cause the impact point to wander sooner that it would with a bolt action.

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I don't see anywhere in the original post where it says anything about benchrest shooting.
If you need to take so many shots that it heats up a barrel. You've got no business shooting at game.
Don't have any disappointments with either one of the singles I use.
Don't post misleading info.

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I shot a Ruger Number 1 in 270 Weatherby Magnum last year a bunch of times, it belongs to a friend, and it is just as accurate as a bolt-action. In many cases, the 6mm PPC-USA is chambered in single shot rifles and it is the most accurate rifle cartridge in the world.

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At one time I had a Ruger 1B in 22-250 that I could consistently shoot the primers on shotgun shells with, at 200 yds. 300 was a bit of a challenge.
At dusk it give a distinct hit, with a brief fireworks display.

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Yeah, single shots can be super-accurate. Never tried shooting a shotgun shell. That must be pretty interesting.

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Single shots aint bad atall its a myth that they shoot any diff and i love my 20ga single

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