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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-07-2010, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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What was the reason why Hawkens replaced Kentucky Long ones? All I can find is that Hawkens have bigger calibers as well as they used to be called plains rifle (so that would imply bility to shoot to longer distances accurately?) At the same time, longer Kentucky rifle barrel implies quite opposite, that Kentucky long one has more accuracy built into it. It's lighter too. I'd love to shoulder and preferably to shoot both before making any decision as to which one I like more. I had chance to shoulder a Hawken rifle at local Cabela's but they only have Kentucky long rifles in the catalog...
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