Before getting to how the rifle shot, one more note on its cold-weather functionality. Traditionalists will take pleasure in the HVR’s one-piece M70-style trigger. Because the workings of the trigger are well exposed, cleaning off mud, water, or ice is a simple matter. A blast of brake cleaner or lighter fluid will quickly knock any debris free. This isn’t the case with the enclosed triggers found on many rifles, which can fail under rough conditions.