Sako H&R Ultra Wildcat 22/250

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  1. BL Bouslog

    BL Bouslog Member

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    I saw a Wildcat that was purchased in Harris PA about 25 or so years ago. It is chambered in 22/250, has anyone seen one of these?

     

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    Yes, they have been talked about on here. Can't say I ever seen a 22-250. There are pics on here too but a search doesn't seem to turn up anything.
     
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    ricksengines Sako-addicted

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    First, thanks for the info.

    Is there a way to check the barrel to make sure it is factory
     
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    ricksengines Sako-addicted

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    Sure is. It should say Ultra Wildcat on the right side and H&R on the opposite side. The caliber roll stamp should be on the top of the barrel just in front of the front receiver ring.

    If you post pics of the 22-250 I can help with positive identification.

    rick
     
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    CVCOBRA1 Well-Known Member

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    There is a 17-223 on GB now.
     
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    ricksengines Sako-addicted

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    There is also a 17 Rem out there as well. I think it is on GI.

    rick
     
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    H&R made a sako actioned 22 250 in the same era as the ultra wildcat, but it was not termed as such, I owned one some time ago. It was similar to the sako deluxe. Similar to the sako forestor in dimensions, not a petite rifle. Maybe this is what you saw in Harris, pa
     
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    icebear Sako-addicted

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    That sounds likely. The Ultra Wildcat was built on an L461 action, which is too short for a .22-250. The L579 would be the usual action for a .22-250.
     
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    Yep......apples & oranges..........two different H&R rifles.
     
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    ricksengines Sako-addicted

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    Yep Ice, it is an L579 of which I have two.

    rick
     
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    H&R rifles in calibers built on the L579 and L61R were called "Ultrarifle" instead of the "Ultrawildcat" label for the small calibers. They featured roll0ver cheekpieces, contrasting grip cap and fore end tip, and a Sako-made barrel that was lighter in contour than contemporary Sako barrels. The barreled actions were made by Sako and the stocks by H&R (or a contractor for H&R, whichever). Most had round top actions, but not necessarily all. Here is an example in .270: https://www.sakosource.com/-1004s-h-r-270.html

    There were relatively very few "Ultrarifles" made on the Sako barreled actions. Most of them were on FN Mauser actions with barrels of a manufacture unknown to me, but possibly FN. Late in the run they used Zastava Mark X Mauser actions, again with barrels from a source I am unaware of, although possibly Zastava.

    There was also a plainer version (Model 330?) with a fairly plain stock; and a Mannlicher version.
     
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    Well I got the rifle in my hands and now I know what it is, just not the value.
    It is an HR that is on the barrel. On the top of the barrel is 22/250 with the H&R lion. On the right side of the barrel is ULTRARIFLE and the action is F&N.

    Can anyone educate me on this. It is in very good shape.
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    I think the previous post by stonecreek pretty much nailed what you have. An H&R marketed rifle built on a FN Mauser action called an "Ultrarifle". No part of it is Sako, but they were nice rifles none the less.
     

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