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I'm thinking about buying a Hi-Point carbine.....

Discussion in 'Rifle & Shotgun Discussion' started by davek, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. davek

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    Not at all. While their pistols are... , well not that great. The rifles are surprisingly decent in 9/40/45. The 10mm might make a good pig gun if it holds up as well as the other three have.
     
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    I have 2 of the 45 pistols and love them. killed a deer over 45 yards with it 1 shot bang flop.
    I purchased a 45 carbine and it was not any more accurate than my pistols so I sold it.
    I have shot thousands of rounds through my pistols and many loads that are not in the book.
    300gr xtp and 255gr lead and a 1200+ fps 230gr lead.

    Never had issues at all with any hi-point firearm.
    Chambers are on the large side as are the barrels on the 45 acp. all my barrels slugged at .4535"
    If you care to know that dimension as it is a little critical when shooting cast and developing a load and alloy.

    Get one and shoot the crap out of it.
     
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    I have looked at the carbines as well and figured it would be fun to shoot. Have also thought about doing a long hike at some point and I think that a carbine like that would be something good to carry along and pick off some small game with for meals and such.
     
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    It uses proprietary magazines doesn't it? If it used Glock mags....
     
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    Uses the same mags as the hipoint pistol series in the same caliber. From what I have heard there are no aftermarket mags that work well without some modifications.
     
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    Actually the red ball 20 round 9mm mags are highly recommended and only ones endorsed by Hipoint
     
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    I'v heard a lot of people say they're super reliable, but I've also seen a few of those same people try to get through a mag without issues.
     
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    If it's a blowback action int must have one heckuva recoil spring for 10mm
     
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    @Sanford runs a 10mm for bowling pins with fair success, I personally have no experience but would like to pick one up in 45 cheap..
     

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