I am with you here.. I love H&R single shots.. I grab my 12ga single shot to go bird huntin more than my pumps or semj autos.. I just picked up a few months ago a H&R sporter 17hmr with a bull barrel and I keep it in the ranch truck usually for coyotes and prairie dogs.. I have been killin about 5 or so a day here lately of a combination of the 2.. They are hard rifles and shotguns to beat.. My first 12 ga was about 10yrs of age and I have been stuck on em since.. They are usually cheap as hell too. I picked up the 17hmr I belive for right at $200 or so. Granted, I put on a Nikon 3x9x40 but that was a decent price too.. The sporter model came nice base too..