H&r Ultra Varmint?
Posted 16 September 2006 - 04:46 PM
I am looking for an accurate gun in .223 to back up my .17 HMR and .204 when the barrels warm up on prairie dogs.
Are the guns ACCURATE?
Are they reliable?
I am interested in this bad boy:
Does anyone know if it's a shooter?
Posted 16 September 2006 - 06:10 PM
Posted 16 September 2006 - 06:47 PM
i have one in 17hmr, btw. still tinkering with it but it shoots fairly well right now.
Edited by n-rigger, 16 September 2006 - 06:49 PM.
Posted 20 September 2006 - 09:34 AM
I also purchased a 204 barrel. I had a bad barrel (accuracy was very poor) and had to send it back to the factory. I talked directly to the technician before I sent it back to make sure they understood what problems I had experiencing. They quickly sent me a new one. It shoots very well. Well worth the money for both. Reliable and accurate.
For the money it's tought to beat!
Posted 20 September 2006 - 01:38 PM
Posted 21 September 2006 - 02:42 AM
I don't own the .223 however at graybeardoutdoors it is reported to be one of the most consistently accurate calibers in the line and again as noted does prefer the Winny white box 45 gr for inexpensive .223 ammo. Many whom own this caliber report moa to sub moa 5 shot groups.
Posted 23 September 2006 - 07:29 AM
Posted 24 September 2006 - 05:18 PM
Posted 25 September 2006 - 08:25 AM
Had the scope cranked up and it wasn't real clear but I fudged my way through it. I don't shoot at that high a power very often and remembered why, every little twitch, heartbeat etc., was magnified in the scope.
I do know one thing, off a bench, I don't see any reason not to take this rifle to a PD field. Never shot it prone with a bipod but I think I should. Handis aren't know for liking bi-pods.
As a walking around/calling gun, with the current scope, no way. Not Handi anymore. No balance, hard to describe.
Reliability? Never had an issue yet. Probably less than 200 rds through it so it's barely broken in but no problems yet.
If I ever find my cable thingy to plug my digital camera into my 'puter I'll post some pics of groups and the rifle.
Posted 18 October 2006 - 02:30 AM
Posted 18 October 2006 - 05:47 PM
One morning in western Kansas the barrel on my Remington 700 VS died. I reached for the Ultra. When I ran out of ammo the body count was 298. I was trying for 300.
Oh by the way that 700 now has a Douglas heavy barrel in 223 Ackley Improved. It is a dog killer.
Posted 18 October 2006 - 05:48 PM