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picked up a new Henry Frontier lever (22lr)

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by louisw, Jun 4, 2011.

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  1. louisw

    louisw Member

    Mar 30, 2010
    I mainly read these forums and have never posted, but thought I'd share my recent purchasing experience.

    I picked up a new Henry rifle the other day, the Frontier H001T with the octagon barrel and upgraded sights. I'm familiar with guns, but this is only my second firearm and first rifle. I chose 22lr mainly because of ammo cost. I wanted something that I could plink with all day and not break the bank.

    None of the local stores had the frontier. All carried either the golden boy or basic Henry. While the golden boy looked nice, the comb was too low for me to get used to. The frontier had all the upgrades I wanted and the fit (like the basic lever) was great.

    So far, I've shot about 200 rounds. I'm definitely considering some sort of speed loader. I removed the stocks this morning and polished them to a mirror shine with Meguiar's Scratch-X. The fore stock had just the tiniest bit of up-down play, but I resolved this by shimming it with some nylon surgical tape (also works great for car panel squeaks).

    Overall, I'm very satisfied with my purchase. At 25 yards, my grouping is about fist-sized, but I'm sure that's me and not the rifle.

    Below are pics of the fam. The other is my carry, a S&W 1911ES with Esmeralda grips (which I kinda messed up near the screw holes) and Check-mate flush-fit mags. I'll probably polish up the grips here too; it really enhances the grain of the wood.

    Thanks for the info everyone, these forums really helped me narrow down what I was looking for in both of these guns.


  2. Heretic

    Heretic Member

    May 3, 2011
    Those Henrys are nice. Smooth as butter.
  3. redmond

    redmond Member

    Feb 26, 2011
    I love my Frontier too!

    The Henry site has the SpeeD loader that works very well - $20.

    Cheaper than Dirt has them too.

    One problem with these loaders is that you can burn through 120 rounds right quick!
  4. Hoppes Love Potion

    Hoppes Love Potion Member

    May 11, 2010
    The H001T is also my first (and only) rifle. It's been a real pleasure to shoot, very accurate, and fits me perfectly. I made a small insert for the standard buckhorn rear sight that essentially makes it into a peep sight, and for me it works much better. Others have gained accuracy potential by adding a tang-mounted vernier sight. But even right out of the box the Henry was beautiful, smooth, and inherently accurate.

    These are excellent rifles reasonably priced, American made, and backed by top-notch customer service. Mine is either going to my grandson or into the casket with me :)
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