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H&R 1871 Ultra Hunter No. SB2-808 308 Win, $374

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Although there's nothing fancy here, this U.S.-made rifle got our respect. About all we'd change would be to get the trigger about 2 pounds lighter. This is solid value in a no-frills rifle, and we came to like and respect it.

H&R 1871 Ultra Hunter No. SB2-808 308 Win, $374

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There was no bushing to the firing pin, but none of the test rifles had one. This simple, robust design has stood the test of time.
We had a little trouble with the hammer extension, but got it mounted. It is reversible, so the rifle is ambidextrous. A low-powered, light scope sight would make this into a superb all-around rifle, wherever a single shot is appropriate.
The controls are mighty simple. Press a button (arrow) to open the action. Close it, cock the hammer and shoot. The laminated stock was proud of the metal everywhere, which would allow for refinishing over the years. We would have liked a slimmer grip. The checkering was well done. The simple sight rail made scope mounting a breeze.

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