Henry builds new 30-30 carbines


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T.R.
March 6, 2008, 04:48 PM
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/rushmoreman/Henry30-30.jpg

For several years, Henry has been building a variety of rifles and carbines chambered for revolver cartridges. But now they offer two 100% made in USA carbines for the 30-30 rifle cartridge.

I've not handled one yet. But the blued model reminds me of Marlin's 336.

TR

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goon
March 6, 2008, 04:54 PM
They sort of look a little like 1881 Marlins only with side ejection.

ArmedBear
March 6, 2008, 05:19 PM
the blued model reminds me of Marlin's 336

Thing is, if you close your eyes and hold it, it will remind you of a Garand.

Mossberg's entry looks interesting, though.

Dave Markowitz
March 6, 2008, 05:38 PM
Interesting. No loading gate, it loads like the tube mags on .22s. I regard that as a drawback.

ArmedBear
March 6, 2008, 05:48 PM
At 8.3 lbs., MSRP $749 or $969, I don't much care how it loads. (Nor am I sure what they're smoking in Brooklyn these days.)

The new Mossberg 464 is also US-made, and at 6.7 lbs., with a $473 MSRP, it might just be a good little hunting carbine.
http://www.mossberg.com/images/products/464/41010.jpg

http://www.mossberg.com/products/default.asp?id=31&display=desc

Or maybe I'll just stick with Marlins... :) I like both straight and pistol grips, though, so it's hard to decide...

I will be looking to get my hands on a Mossberg when they appear on the shelf, to see how I really like it.

El Tejon
March 6, 2008, 05:51 PM
Tube feed???:confused: So much for the shoot one, load one.:scrutiny: Bah, those that design guns, do not shoot them.

Is the loading gate on the other side? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

ArmedBear
March 6, 2008, 06:06 PM
There's no loading gate. That's what he was saying. It feeds near the muzzle. Personally, I don't mind that. It has its advantages, like easy unloading. And I don't need to "shoot one, load one" quickly if I have 6 rounds in a hunting rifle. It's not a plugged bird shotgun or something.

It's the price and weight I don't care for.

El Tejon
March 6, 2008, 06:14 PM
Who says I'm going to just hunt with it? Don't forget, I'm the geek that took a lever gun to "Captain Tactical" Carbine Class.:D

Long live Jeff Cooper! Now where's my Scout Rifle?:neener:

O.S.O.K.
March 6, 2008, 06:21 PM
too much $$$ an too heavy.

The Mossy looks pretty good though! I hope they chamber it in 308 Marlin though - that's the cartridge that makes these viable elk guns.

wheelgunslinger
March 6, 2008, 06:35 PM
I'm with El Tejon. I like a 30/30 I can load through a gate so I can shoot 1 and load 1.
I used to load up spire point bullets in 3030 cases for mine and run 1 in the chamber and 1 in the magazine for hunting. It was fun to play with the 30/30 that way. I don't care for tube loaders.

The price and weight also bug me.

The Mossberg looks pretty neato though. Good price and a loading gate.

Of course, if you want to get really scoutish, then Browning's box mag lever gun will do you really well.

ArmedBear
March 6, 2008, 06:43 PM
I used to load up spire point bullets in 3030 cases for mine and run 1 in the chamber and 1 in the magazine for hunting.

That's kind of a moot point with LE rounds, though. The tube feed allows you to load them without scraping them past the spring-loaded loading gate door.

6 of one, half-dozen of the other to me, but if I carry a lever gun, it's because I DON'T want to lug around a heavy rifle.

Kenpo
March 6, 2008, 06:46 PM
Tube feed??? So much for the shoot one, load one. Bah, those that design guns, do not shoot them.

Sure does seem that way some times.

wheelgunslinger
March 6, 2008, 07:12 PM
but if I carry a lever gun, it's because I DON'T want to lug around a heavy rifle.
Same here. It's not so bad if you live in some godless flat clime, but I'm a mountain guy. The ups and down will have you throwing rocks at heavy rifles. The 30/30 was a godsend for me, being light and stubby.

I have to say that I like the looks of the brass model. I've never owned one in brass though...

T.R.
March 7, 2008, 09:15 AM
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/rushmoreman/Glenfield30GT.jpg

I don't much care for the squared forearm with barrel band. I prefer a single barrel band and blued nosecap. To my eyeballs, its a more finished appearance.

When Winchester 94 hits the stores again, it will find fresh competition from Mossberg and Henry. Marlin, NEF, and Thompson continue to offer 30-30 carbines. Buyers never had so many choices for 30-30 firearms!

TR

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