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H&R Bolt Actions?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Okiecruffler, Aug 31, 2004.

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  1. Okiecruffler

    Okiecruffler Member

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    My son called me and said he had found a back up gun for his Contender, a H&R .243 with a 3-9X scope for 3 bills. Well, being they're both the same action, I told him I thought that would be pretty neat, but I was sure he could get a better price than that unless the scope was worth a few hundred. Then he tells hme it's a bolt actiion. I must admit that in my years of gunlust, I've never seen an H&R bolt action. So I go to my reference library and danged if I don't find a whole slue of them. So I guess I'm gonna go look at this one today, but thought I would ask if anyone on this reference library had ever had one. It looks like they made them from the mid 60's to early 80's. Granted, modern bolts aren't my babg, but you would think I would have seen at least one by now.
     
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    The ones I've seen were Sakos with the H&R brand on em. In other words, a heck of a lot better than the typical H&R gun.
     
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    H&R also made some bolts on modern mauser actions. They made a semi auto centerfire that looked like a sprterized M 14. I have seen only a few bolts and one auto.
     
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    Yep, got one!

    It's an H&R model 300 in 300 win mag. Mauser action, 22" bbl, the stock has a rosewood forend and grip cap. Shoots really well although I don't use it much. Have taken a couple of elk with it tho.
     
  5. Okiecruffler

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    Well, he's found a new carb that his mustang just has to have, so I didn't have to go check it out. But my small amount of research has taught me much. They had bolt action center fires and rim fires, auto rimfires and even a cool centerfire auto. I wonder why I don't see any of them.
     
  6. Bullet Bob

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    You don't see them because they didn't make gazillions, and as others have posted, they're pretty good, so people hang on to them. Plus, they're not usually "top of the line" nor the latest plastic wonder, so there's not a big market. I did see a bolt action and an auto on gunsamerica.com within the last month or so for reasonable prices. The CMP released a good many of the 5200 rimfire target rifles within the last year or two, so you do see one of those more often than anything else. They were copies of the famed Winchester 52 (they wish!).
     
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