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Henery Lever Action....

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Rubber_Duck, Oct 15, 2008.

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  1. Rubber_Duck

    Rubber_Duck Member

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    My local Wal-Mart has these for $247. I've been thinking about getting a non-auto .22 rifle (I already have a Model 60), and lever-action sounds more fun than a bolt-action for a .22.

    http://www.henryrepeating.com/h001_leveraction.cfm

    Does anybody have one of these? Thumbs up or thumbs down?

    Thanks.



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  2. Babarsac

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    I had one and loved it but sold it when I moved. I really really regret doing that now.
     
  3. Bill_G

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    i have one in 22magnum. i love it....super accurate....absolutely the smoothest cycling of ANY lever out there.

    you can cycle it just using your pinkie! yeah, some will complain that the receiver is made of "pot metal". well guess what?....its the same alloy that is used on many Browning rifles. how come no one rips apart Browning for their using "pot metal"??

    i put a millet red dot on mine and i can shoot xring standing up all day long.

    Great customer service also.

    Bill
     
  4. woof

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    I personally think 250 is too much for what's there unless you have to have a lever action and can't afford a Marlin 39. I have the Henry. I bought it when they first came out for $99, worth that.
     
  5. kenjs1

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    Bill - EVERYONE rips Browning for pot metal. Never made much difference to me.
     
  6. Rubber_Duck

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    Hello everyone, I thought I would update this thread by saying that I just bought my Henry Lever Action today. $268 out the door at Wally World. Yes, I know it ain't no Marlin 39A, but it doesn't cost as much as one either.

    It's exactly what I was expecting, nicely made, has excellent balance and fits me well. The action cycles very smoothly.

    My only complaints about it are that the front site and barrel bands are plastic. But they look like they will hold up, so I'm not worried about them.

    I'll be going to the range tomorrow or the day after to get familiar with it, and will post pics and a range report (as I did with my Marlin Mod. 60).

    Looking forward to everyone's comments/experiences with this rifle.
     
  7. ds92

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    BIG thumbs up. Great little rifle, loads of fun to shoot. Just be wary of mounting scopes on them, i mounted one on mine and it bent the iron sights. Other than that, i have been extremely pleased.:D
     
  8. woof

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    Got mine for 99 when they first came out. No Marlin 39 for sure but lots of fun. I see it as a plinker and wouldn't bother scoping it. It gets minute of pop can at 50 yds.
     
  9. chriso

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    Bought my old lady one she loves it and I actually like it more than my 10/22 super accurate reliable and down right fun little rifle.
     
  10. Lovesbeer99

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    Hey Tactical Rubber Duck - to start, call Henry in Brooklyn and order the metal replacement of the front sight and barrel band. Last I saw it was about 20 bucks.

    I love mine. I only wipe it down, never have cleaned it. It just keeps getting smoother. Using the wally world ammo it shoots good enough for plicking and rabbits. Using wolf match ammo it shoots really, really well. I tried it twice just to see, but I have more fun with the cheap stuff.

    It doesn't have to be a marlin. Place a coffee can anywhere from 25 - 100 yards and you can make it dance all day. I like to shoot mine for fun but also gives me time to let my mauser cool down.
     
  11. fireman 9731

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    my henry is a great little gun, lots of fun and I haven't had a problem out of it yet!
     
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    I have 2. One in 22 Mag and a Golden Boy in 22LR. Both have been fantastic guns. I have not had any problems with either. My friends who have no experiance with Henrys can't believe how smooth the action is on them.
     
  13. Rubber_Duck

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    Thanks guys.

    I don't plan on putting a scope on this one. I'm leaving it as-is. I already have a wonderful Marlin Model 60 that wears a scope.
     
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    Just got the H001T, have only taken it out once, but loved it. Great little gun, butter smooth action, accurate and cheap to shoot. It's a keeper. The only mod I plan is to replace the stock iron sights with something a bit more 'visible.'
     
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    I have one in .22LR . GREAT gun. I never get tired of how smooth the action is. Very accurate too. And of course its just .22LR so its a cheap gun to shoot.
     
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    I know those sights will fit the H001T, but I'm not certain about others. You might want to either call Midway or Henry. Another option is to check the Henry forum over at Rimfirecentral.com. I do know that when replacing sights on a Henry, you have to use a fairly tall front sight with an adjustable rear, as it is easy to bottom out the elevation setting if you do not.
     
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    I had a Henry and stupidly sold it.........well..............I recently bought a new one and will never sell this one........:D
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    I prefer the octagon barreled model a little beefier, better sights and a metal barrel band....
     
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    I have the golden boy with octagon barrel it is amazing
    very accurate
     
  21. bensdad

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    I got the octogon barrel. Shoots awsome. I just wish the ejector mechanism was a little more... assertive. My son has the youth model (we look so cute shooting together), and his spits the brass better.
     
  22. Rubber_Duck

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    I finally got out to the range with my Henry.

    I didn't take any pictures of the gun itself, but here is the best group of the day, using CCI Mini-Mags at 75 yards from a sitting position.

    I think I'm keeping this one....:)

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    I also used some CCI 22 Short and some Federal bulk pack. Accuracy was just as good with the shorts, but the Federals made bigger groupings at 75 yards.
     

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  23. ArmedBear

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    I have not seen any posts here from anyone who has had any significant trouble with one. That counts for a lot (see nearby 10/22 thread). If there's a problem with a gun, it will show up here.

    I like the 39A, but as you said, the Henry is a lot less expensive.

    Personally, I'd recommend the least-expensive Henry, and replace the plastic if you care to. It's the same gun as the Golden Boy, just not dolled-up to the tune of an extra $200.

    Plink away, and enjoy.
     
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    I know, probably look a little goofy, but a red dot or holographic sight really ups the fun factor on various firearms. Lets you keep both eyes open too.
     
  25. Leadhead

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    That's the beauty of the octagon barreled model.....it's got the nicer sights a bit more heft, no plastic and it's not the ugly golden boy!
    It is an extra $100 bucks however...
     
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