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Will Henry Big Boy .357 shoot .38 special

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by jhudock, Dec 21, 2011.

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  1. jhudock

    jhudock Member

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    I'm thinking of getting a Henry Big Boy chambered in .357 and I was wondering if it would take .38 special as well. I know most .357 revolvers will shoot .38, but I don't know if the feed mechanism in the Henry will handle it.
     
  2. helotaxi

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    It's listed on their website as .357 Magnum/.38 Special, so I would say "yes".
     
  3. CaliCoastie

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    it should but its not uncommon to have issues with one round or the other. Im mostly going off of everything i have heard about from marlin, rossi, etc. My marlin feeds both fine. good luck
     
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    Ah Yes !!!!!!!!!
     
  5. Double Vision

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    Hmm... I really want one of those Henry rifles...
     
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    Because the .357 mag/38 spcl. both nead space on the rim, then yes. Although as already mentioned, it may or may not feed reliably. I doubt such an issue would present being that, the two cartridges are separated by such a very slight difference in OAL.
     
  7. texas chase

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    You'll have a small ring of junk in the chamber where the case ends (because its shorter than a 357) but it'll shot just fine.

    I would say just make sure you clean it regularlyl.

    chase
     
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