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Henry big boy 357

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by trickyric, Dec 19, 2011.

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  1. trickyric

    trickyric Member

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    I recently started to jones for a lever action rifle but I have no idea which is a good one for just having fun. I do not want a 22, I have shot a 22 rifle and it doesn't feel like a real gun to me. I was thinking about the Henry Big boy but as I stated I don't know anything about these rifles.
    Any recommendations would be appreciated.
    Ric
     
  2. InkEd

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    I just got that exact gun. It's great and I have no complaints. Henry rifles have some of the smoothest actions of all leverguns.
     
  3. Franco2shoot

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    Beautiful rifle.. I have a Scoped one in .22 and it is extremely accurate. The .22 is good for plinking and small game, but if you want to take down anything bigger than a squirrel or rabbit I would go for .45LC . This is a powerful round, yet not all that expensive. Mounting a scope is not an easy thing, and that's perhaps the one drawback. Once you pass the 60's age group the open sights don't hack it. But, that's your only consideration.


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  4. trickyric

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    I want to shoot it a my gun club, steel sights only. A little cowboy stuff :)
    What is a good price for one?
     
  5. InkEd

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    I got mine NIB for around $740 OTD at my LGS.
     
  6. Double Vision

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    Yesterday I met a guy at the range who has a Henry, I believe in 45 Colt.
    He raved about the rifle, and sang the praises of Henry customer service.
    I really like that it's Made in USA, and in NJ to boot. I'm going to consider one of these myself.
     
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    Pics please!
     
  8. ilmonster

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    I don't have a Henry, but do have a Marlin 1894 in .357, and a .357 lever gun is a real nice choice. Little recoil, can shoot .38's or .357's, light, quick followup shots, reasonably priced ammo, and I've known folks to take the occasional deer with a .357.
     
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    Cowboy? Marlin.
     
  10. Ascot500

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    To me the Henry looks like it was designed by someone with only basic CAD skills.

    Would someone please explain why you would pay more for a Henry than a Marlin 1894?
     
  11. jmstevens2

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    That is my next one to buy.

    Because they (Marlin) are now part of the cerberus group and Marlin quality has taken a big hit since the change. Henry is a high quality firearm.
     
  12. Ascot500

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    That can't be it. The Henry was around before the switch at Marlin.
     
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    That is why I would pay more for a Henry. Plus the history of the rifle too.
     
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    The only problem I have with the Henry. They are loaded through a magazine tube like a .22 I would much prefer a loading gate but that's just my prefrence.
     
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    Since no one has mentioned it, I just bought a used Rossi 92 (Winchester 1892 design) in .357. It's the 16" barrel trapper in stainless. I scored it for under $400.

    In all fairness, they are a bit hard to find locally but they can be found on the internet. They make them in most of the popular cowboy pistol calibers I believe. Just another option to consider.
     
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    The uberti looks like artwork but seems pricey for something to have fun with. I am really leaning toward the Henry
     
  18. trickyric

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    What is LGS?

    local gun store DOH!
     
  19. trickyric

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    I pulled the trigger and bought the Henry. I am so damn impulsive!
     
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    There is no "history" to the Henry. It is a modern designed gun made by a company that adopted the "Henry" name that was in the public domain. Uberti makes a replica of the original 1860 Henry rifle, which is a far better rifle.
     
  21. ilmonster

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    Enjoy your new Henry! Let us know how you like it once you get a few rounds down the pipe.
     
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    It didn't happen without pictures!!:)
     
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    I don't have this 'yellow boy' but Henry has very good CS.
     
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    Henry is a very nice firearm. Out of the box, the action is superb. Much smoother than the Marlins, Winchesters, and such I have seen/handled/shot. I intend fully on buying a Henry eventually, after a number of other firearm related purchases, lol.
     
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    Henry Big Boy in .357 is awesome. Scoping it is easy. Mallet off the rear sight, put on the cantilever scope mount, scope rings, and a scope. Easy.

    Nothing like having a rifle that shoots a revolver round.
     
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