I know alot of folks look down there nose at NEF/H&R, but I'm starting to really like mine. The very 1st deer rifle I carried at the age of 10 was a H&R topper, 30-30. So when my son got old enough to shoot a light shotgun, I looked around for a nice little 20ga. I picked up an NEF youth 20ga. It was light with a 22in, mod. bbl. At 1st it pushed him around a little but as he grew he became good with it. He took several dove and quail with it. He has now moved on to a pump gun. But playing with the little 20 made me look at NEF again. I was looking at getting back into a single shot deer rifle. I have had Ruger #1's in the past. That was BC, before childern. Money is a little tighter now days. Anyway. I found a nice little NEF Handie rifle in 30-06 for about $150.00. I put a good 3x9x40 on top and I am very happy with the groups I get with it out at 100 yards. Have not had a deer come out on me yet when I have carried it. Maybe this year. Anyway. I called NEF and asked for a new catalog. I knew I could put different bbls on it, but did not know how much $ it would run. To make a long story short. My 30-06 frame now sports a 24in, 12ga choke tube bbl, it cost $55.00. A 22in H-bar 223 bbl, $85.00 and I think I may buy there new 50 cal. muzz bbl for it. $75.00. If you buy one of there new framed rifles you can have them put any bbl they make on it. From a light 20in 223 bbl. to there 450 Marlin and everything in between. Plus you can buy several different stocks for them. Its fun to play with and does a good job for the money. I think there worth looking into. Anybody else out there playing with them?