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A single shot rifle utilizes a design that allows for the use of only a single bullet at a time. Only one bullet can be loaded, and after that round is fired, the casing must be ejected, and a new bullet loaded, as opposed to a semi-automatic rifle which uses a magazine to store and quickly chamber a new round.
Single shot rifles are popular as first-time firearms and youth guns. Many single shots are explicitly made for youth. Some even come with interchangeable barrels which allow for different calibers to be used with the same stock, while others utilize an over-and-under design for multiple calibers with a single-shot action. Additionally, some survival rifles come with a foldable stock to make for easier transport and storage.
While the 22-caliber is one of the most popular calibers, single shot rifles also come in larger calibers, such as 223 Rem, 450 Bushmaster, 44 Rem Mag, and 45-70 Govt. Quality, accuracy, options, and price vary greatly between different single shot rifles. Some utilize a lever action, while others may be bolt-action, and the stock and forend can be synthetic or hardwood.
Single shot rifles have a variety of uses, with some used for plinking and others for long distance target shooting. Some are used for hunting game, while others have a place in the bugout bag.
Some of the most popular single shot rifles include the Ruger No. 1, Ruger No. 3, and the Thompson/Center Encore Pro Hunter, as well as the Springfield Armory M6 Scout, TPS Arms M6 Takedown, and the Savage Arms Model 42 Takedown.
The lever-action No. 1 and No. 3 feature a simple, yet robust, design and are ideal for hunting. Both are available with a walnut stock, but the No. 1 additionally offers black laminate. A wide range of calibers are available for both guns, as are varying barrel lengths.
The Thompson/Center Encore Pro Hunter utilizes an interchangeable barrel system, providing a wide variety of calibers and barrel lengths for use with the same synthetic stock. It features stainless steel construction and a drilled and tapped receiver ready to accept scope mounts.
The Springfield Armory M6 Scout and the TPS Arms M6 Takedown Rifle are break-action, single shot survival rifles with a foldable stock for easy transport and storage. Both feature a rifle barrel over a shotgun barrel in 22-caliber and 410 bore. The M6 Scout additionally features a Picatinny rail, while the M6 Takedown weighs just over 5 pounds.
Another popular single-shot that also features a 22-caliber/410 bore combo with rifle over shotgun barrel is the Savage Arms Model 42 Takedown. Slightly more robust than the M6 Scout and the M6 Takedown, the Model 42 Takedown does not include a foldable stock, but still offers versatility in a compact and lightweight package.
Like most firearms, the price of single shot rifles varies tremendously and is dependent on a number of factors, including but not limited to, the maker, caliber, features, and options.
A CVA Hunter Compact can be purchased for well below $200, while the IFG Pedersoli 1874 Sharps, which is a Civil War era reproduction, sells for about $2,800.
Guns.com offers both of these models, as well as a range of other options for every budget in between.
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