Customer Reviews for New England Firearms New England Firearms Sidekick Rifle - Blue/Wood

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New England Firearms New England Firearms Sidekick Rifle - Blue/Wood

The Sidekick delivers modern, break-action in-line performance in the same reliable New England Firearms frame that has been a hunting staple for decades. The short-fall hammer speeds ignition time for added precision and features a New England Firearm's patented transfer bar system for increased safety. The 26", 1-in-28"-twist blued barrel offers complete powder burn for improved velocities. The 209 primer is held in place by a reusable primer carrier that helps seal out moisture and dust. An innovative telescoping ramrod fits easily within the forearm and thimble. Removable breech plug for fast, efficient cleaning. Adjustable fiber-optic sights for superior low-light performance. Features a hardwood stock with color case-hardened frame and blued barrel. .50 caliber only. Length: 41-1/2". Weight: 7-1/4 lbs.
Overall Customer Rating:
4.667 out of 5
4.7
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Rating breakdown 27 reviews
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26 out of 27(96%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for New England Firearms Sidekick Rifle - Blue/Wood
Review 21 for New England Firearms Sidekick Rifle - Blue/Wood
Overall Customer Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Date:December 23, 2006

Great gun!

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I am fairly new to hunting and the past four years I have used my father-in-laws .50 Cal Hawken. This year I decided to get into the new age of muzzleloading and bought my first inline. I decided to go with the Sidekick because it had the break action and it was a great price. All the reviews that I had seen were right. This is a great gun! Known as the "Deerless Yooper", I knew that I had to bag my deer this year and I did. I had the highest confidence in my rifle after sighting it in and when that buck came into my sights, it was done. This gun is very basic to use and easy to clean. The only bad thing was the slide sights on the windage. Would love to see some notches in the slide to make adjustments a little more practical.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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Review 22 for New England Firearms Sidekick Rifle - Blue/Wood
Overall Customer Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Date:November 27, 2006

NEF Sidekick Rifle

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Location: North Carolina
Outstanding product. Accurate right out of the box. No "bells and whistles", just a well made, simple to operate black powder in-line rifle with excellent sights. The break open design makes it safe to use with the young ones and folks just getting started in the black powder in-line rifle hunting game. based upon its design it is also a snap to clean. Utilizing 777 powder and standard 209 primers got my buck with one shot. Have since shot three more does. Great hunting tool.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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Review 23 for New England Firearms Sidekick Rifle - Blue/Wood
Overall Customer Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Date:November 27, 2006

New England Side Kick

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Location: Granger, Indiana
This purchase was for a friend of mine. I purchased a N.E. Slugger Deluxe 20 ga. last year and bought a 50. cal. muzzleloader barrel for it and I have been very impressed with the quality and simplicity. That is why I bought the Side Kick for my friend. He has been shooting it and loves it. We are just getting ready for muzzle loader season in 2 weeks and both of us can not wait to take these guns to the woods.
I will continue to recommend these products to other hunters I know.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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Review 24 for New England Firearms Sidekick Rifle - Blue/Wood
Overall Customer Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Date:November 26, 2006

NEW ENGLAND SIDEKICK MUZZLELOADER

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Location: Apple Creek Ohio
I recently purchased the New England Sidekick Muzzleloader and am completely satisfied with it. I own about 25 muzzleloaders from low end to high end in quality. I rate the Sidekick equal to the much more expensive muzzleloaders that I own. Out of the box it shot half inch groups at 50 yards. It is easy to load, cap and fire. More importantly, it is easy to clean and maintain. I thought using the cap holders would be a hassle; however, it is the easiest to cap muzzleloader that I own. It is definitely a very good gun.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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Review 25 for New England Firearms Sidekick Rifle - Blue/Wood
Overall Customer Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Date:November 21, 2006

A short in-line lnghts my season

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Location: Hunt in the bluff country of SE MN
All the reviews I read concerning the New England Arms .50 Side Kick muzzleloader couldn't have been more accurate. This simple in-line is easy to use, easy to shoulder, functions flawlessly and with the supplied fiber optic sights shoots unbelievably well right out of the box. I can't wait to use it in my first muzzle loader season just four days away. After showing two friends of mine the results I had, they asked me to order one for each of them-I've now had my hnads on three of them-each as pleasant as the other. New England Arms has a real winner in this fairly priced in-line, Thanks for adding yet another reason for me to be out in the woods.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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Review 26 for New England Firearms Sidekick Rifle - Blue/Wood
Overall Customer Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Date:November 20, 2006

NEF Sidekick

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Location: NC
Good gun for the money. No frills, just a solid firearm.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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Review 27 for New England Firearms Sidekick Rifle - Blue/Wood
Overall Customer Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Date:October 18, 2006

NEF muzzleloader

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Location: Bensalem, PA
Excellent accuracy, shoots as well as my T/C Omega, handy little gun for short range/thick cover hunting. Easy and fast to prime or remove the primer even with groves on. Each primer carrier can last more than 20 shots. The only drawback I found is the hammer is too high to use low rings for the scope.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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