Originally Posted by kelticcat
HOWDY!..THINKING OF PURCHASING AN H&R ULTRA SLUG SHOTGUN,AND WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE VIEWING COULD OFFER AN OPINION..PRO OR CON ..ON THIS PARTICULAR WEAPON ...THANKS!.....KELTICCAT.
Nice laminated wood options - I like the thumbhole version.
H&R's customer service sucks lately. I used to really like H&R... but as of late, their customer service is going downhill fast. They wouldn't even let me talk the last time I called them. I started to explain something, and he cut me off. He wasn't listening. I started again, only to have him raise his voice to me and cut me off again. I just hung up.
Mine was extremely picky about ammo. Moreso than any other weapon I've owned. I went through several brands, shooting terrible groups before finding a brand that shot like I wanted it to. Problem is - those sabot slugs are expensive - @ $15 for a box of 5 rounds for the one I settled on.
Fit and finish of the stock and forearm was annoying. Skinny base of the receiver going into the stock, but the stock was a good 1/8" of an inch or more larger all the way around the grip area. The forearm also didn't flow smoothly into the metal rear piece - it was flush on two diag. points, and stuck out on the other two corners - kind of like it was mounted crooked. But it looked staight on the top with the barrel.
Heavy. The full bull barrel adds a lot of weight to it. At first I didn't think it would be an issue. Carry it through the woods for a ways, and you begin to notice.
Overall - neat little gun. For the price, it's a good deal, particularly in the thumbhole version. I recently sold mine to a friend who really wanted it (he's seen me shoot it, and our other hunting friend owns one), and I'm moving over to a slug barrel for my Encore instead.
All the best,