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Old 10-18-2011, 12:51 AM
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I picked up my NIB H&R in 243 Ultra rifle today, it has a lamenated thumbhole stock with a 24 inch bull barrel that also has a recessed target crown. When I got home I discovered the latch release to open the action was rather loose and moved back and forth from L-R. The hammer seemed to be to far over to the left and when pulling it back you can feel friction where it seems to be rubbing on the left side. Then there is opening the action, you have to apply a very significant amount of pressure to get it open and then it is not open enough to load and unload, so please guys help me !! First H&R and regretting it already Dear God what has Remington done with all of these companies and why did they feel the need to do so. Any help or advice on what to do would be greatly appreciated. Have a great day guys !
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:22 AM
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Check with the guys on the H&R sub-forum...that's the most comprehensive knowledge base for these guns.
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:26 AM
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Check with the guys on the H&R sub-forum...that's the most comprehensive knowledge base for these guns.
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:41 AM
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Check with the guys on the H&R sub-forum...that's the most comprehensive knowledge base for these guns.
Thank you sir, I appreciate the help !
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:34 AM
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I had an H&R Ultra in .223 some time back. Shot like a dream, but the ejector stopped working and I had to dig the cases out with my thumb nail. Traded it off as soon as I could. I have been skeptical about them ever since. The older ones seem to be ok, I haven't had any problems with them.
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:46 AM
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Well I really hope everything goes well with this one and I am very exited about it. 24 inch Bull Barrel, recessed target crown, and laminated thunmbhole stock in .243, my all time favorite caliber. I have a DNZ Game Reaper one piece mount for it which I love and yesterday I picked up my Nikon Buckmaster's Scope 4-12x50 with side focus for it, LOL the difference in scope and gun price was $9. Anyway hope to get it cleaned up and mounted and out to the range this weekend but might be raining. Anyone know how to adjust the forend so that it's not so hard to open. I've read about rubber bushings but they don't describe it so well.
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:49 AM
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If "not so hard to open" means it doesn't lock up tight when closed, you might be creating more headache than you are eliminating. Keep the shelf where the gun locks clean and dry for best operation and accuracy.

Selling a sweet-shooting gun because the ejector broke? Takes a few minutes to replace and costs next to nothing.
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:07 PM
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Well it's brand new and never been shot,they are going to swap it out for me. So anyway the latch release is really loose even when open.
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:22 PM
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if your fore-end is hard to pull down then it wasn't fit really well at the factory. My .45 Colt was quite tight when I got it. I sat down and used a metal file to take a few strokes off under the plastic piece that is curved at the rear of the forearm. Just take out the two screws and keep the file parallel to the end so you don't round it. Take off a few strokes, and I mean very few, like 5, then remount the plastic piece and refit to the firearm. I took off only about .02" and it was enough to unlock the tension. Then all you do is place a rubber o-ring (I use my daughters rubber bands from her braces) and put one on the stud that hangs down off the barrel where the forearm attaches. The idea is to keep the wood/plastic from touching anywhere except that stud. This helps to minimize warp points as the barrel heats and kind of free floats it. As for the latch release, they should always be some movement in the latch release. If there's a lot, you might want to read the FAQ at GBO and there's a section on that issue.
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Old 10-21-2011, 04:57 PM
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You can also contact David White at D&T Custom gunsmithing for unique solutions to the problem of forend bedding, including aluminum pillars that he builds and installs. It allows you to maintain consistent pressure on the barrel by ensuring the wood doesn't touch. He makes H&R rifles do some pretty amazing things, plus he is a true artisan with regard to how his guns look.
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Old 10-22-2011, 06:14 PM
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Thanks guys for the info and help. Broom_jm, I just spent about an hour looking at D&T Custom's website, he is exactly the guy I need. I had never heard of the company but with this new H&R gun I've got, I've got all kinds of idea's for extra barrels. He looks like he is a little backed up for a bit but that's OK. Can't wait to talk to him and see what all options I have, THANK YOU SIR !!
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:06 AM
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Glad to be of assistance. I've had various work done by David and I'll relay my experiences.

He tells you up-front how long something will take and he honors that. IF there is a delay, HE CALLS YOU to let you know. His work is not only functional, which you would expect, but also visually appealing, if that matters to you. I hope he helps you get what you're looking for from your H&R.
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