A couple of months ago I posted a brief note on this rifle, along with a Tikka I had bought the same day. I've finally gotten around to mounting a scope and photographing it, so here it is. First, some background. Harrington & Richardson made the 300/301 series Ultrarifles in the early 70's. The guns were first produced on FN actions, later on Sako actions, and according to some sources they also made some on Yugoslav Mauser actions. Calibers included .30-06, .270, .308, .243 and likely some others. The model numbers were the same regardless of which basic action was used - 300 for a conventional rifle, 301 for a Mannlicher-style carbine. The Sako-based rifles were built on round-top actions - mostly L579, but I believe H&R did build a few guns on L61R actions as well. According to various sources, the barrels were Douglas Air Gauge and the stocks came from Fajen. Stocks were a good grade of walnut and were hand checkered at the H&R factory. The checkering was finer and with a more elegant pattern than typical of Sako. Both models had contrasting pistol grip caps and the 300 also had a contrasting forend tip. I don't know how many rifles H&R made on Sako actions, but it wasn't many. I've seen figures of 1,000 or so total for all the different basic actions, but I can't confirm that. A couple of years ago I passed on a .30-06 Mannlicher carbine on an FN action and I've been kicking myself ever since. When I got the gun, it was equipped with a Williams receiver-mounted aperture sight and a globe-type front sight on the original ramp. I quickly came to the conclusion that whoever mounted the sights had never actually tried to use them. The H&R stock has a very high cheekpiece and it proved impossible to get my face down far enough to line up the sights. So, the first order of business was to remove the iron sights and mount a scope. The gun was originally fitted with Williams open sights and I may decide to get an appropriate set of those later, if I can find a set tall enough that I can use them with the stock. Late edit - According to a thread posted on this forum in 2011, it appears that all of the round top Sako actions, or at least the ones made for H&R, were drilled and tapped on the right side for a receiver sight. That's interesting, and I'm glad to learn that my receiver was not messed with by some unknown gunsmith. The H&R/ round top action, unlike the Browning version, has the front and rear action rings of the same diameter. Therefore, the mounts I had left over from a long-ago Browning/Sako were not going to work. Weaver does list bases for this model, but I decided to go a bit more upscale. I found that Warne makes a base that will work. It is their model M898/848M, which is actually made for the Cooper models 16/22/50/52. Optics Planet had a set in stock. These bases work with any Weaver style ring, but NOT with Picatinny rings, which have a wider crosspiece. I chose to mount a Leupold 2.5-8x, a compact scope in keeping with the carbine's size. The carbine is now ready to go. If things work out, I'll test fire it this Friday. If not, it will be a while because I'm having some minor surgery next week that will keep me from the range for a month or two. This is sacrilege, I know, but in a lot of ways this is a better looking gun than the equivalent Sako. Better wood, finer checkering. I especially like the rounded shape of the checkering on the forend. We'll see how it shoots; a Douglas barrel should be just fine. Here are some photos: And here's the carbine as received, with the aperture rear and globe front sights.