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Henry Single Shot Rifle Reviews? #13239350 10/28/18
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Now that they've been out for a little while, how do you gentlemen feel about the ones you have? I became slightly enamored with them after handling a 223 at Cabela's. Best quality I've seen at that price point.....

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Re: Henry Single Shot Rifle Reviews? [Re: ZKight89] #13241425 10/29/18
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I have a 223. Was not real happy with it when I first got it. Trigger had to have been at least eight pounds, if not ten or twelve. Couldn't get a decent group with that trigger. I worked on the trigger. Posted what I did on Henry Rifle Forum. Got it down to about 3 1/2 lbs. With Hornady Black 75 gr 223 could get repeat groups of less than 1/2" at 75 yds. That was what the sight-in range is at our rifle club. Made it a keeper. I may do some more work on the trigger to lighten it a hair more. It isn't difficult to work on. I hunt in Western Chester Cty in SC. Got a nice eight point Saturday morning with it. One shot in the neck and dropped right there.

Since Henry has now come out with the 357 in the single shot, I expect I will get one of those.

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Sounds like I had better study your trigger job post. You shooting the irons or have a scope mounted?

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Scope mounted. Started with a P-223 because it was small. Problem was the crosshairs were too thick. Changed it to a Weaver 1.5-6 that had thin crosshairs. That worked well. Thinking about getting a Leupold 2-7 x 32 after deer season.

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How does the scope/ mount work with the factory sights ? I've read about clearance issues on some....

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Can't use my open sights on my 45-70 with scope bases. Took them off and just going to stay open sights on it


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Re: Henry Single Shot Rifle Reviews? [Re: ZKight89] #13247641 11/01/18
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Same with mine. Can't use open sights with the scope base so will keep the scope on it.

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Same here scope base blocks the open sights, also had to use a EGW rail to get the scope back far enough to work the hammer. Have a Burris 2x7x35 on it and the hammer would hit the scope with high rings and a weaver base.

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Picked mine up yesterday. This one is in 30-30. Leupold M8 4X with medium rings and the hammer extension. Should work out just fine. Gotta get some range time.

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Re: Henry Single Shot Rifle Reviews? [Re: ZKight89] #13263183 11/07/18
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A solid looking rifle. The wood has an attractive grain to it. I expect it needs to be worked in a bit. By that I mean the lock up. Clean her up and make some noise at the range. smile


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They appear to be nice rifles for the money. The wood is better looking than any I've had on encores.
They're just very limited on calibre currently. That should improve once they've been on the market for awhile.


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Re: Henry Single Shot Rifle Reviews? [Re: ZKight89] #13265281 11/08/18
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Don't care for Henry's, but they sure have some pretty wood

Re: Henry Single Shot Rifle Reviews? [Re: ZKight89] #13266385 11/08/18
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diamondjim,

Do you have any way to test the trigger pull weight?


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I'm really interested in checking one out. Except I've yet to see one in person. The ones I see online look nice but I wanna fondle one..... Maybe someday.

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A dealer near me has a 243 looks nice and light to handle but the wood is Plain Jane!


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Re: Henry Single Shot Rifle Reviews? [Re: Steve Redgwell] #13268584 11/09/18
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Originally Posted by Steve Redgwell
diamondjim,

Do you have any way to test the trigger pull weight?


No sir.


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Re: Henry Single Shot Rifle Reviews? [Re: ZKight89] #13268595 11/09/18
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https://www.americanhunter.org/articles/2018/9/19/hardware-henry-single-shot-rifle/

This link says factory is 5-6 lb but his test rifle was close to 9


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Re: Henry Single Shot Rifle Reviews? [Re: ZKight89] #13268709 11/09/18
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diamondjim,

I read that. The mechanism can be smoothed, and I am hoping to hear from others to see how the triggers are, coming from the factory.

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About all I can say is that they feel heavier than 5-6 lbs.


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Re: Henry Single Shot Rifle Reviews? [Re: ZKight89] #13269291 11/09/18
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My brother just bought one and said it’s the worst trigger he has ever had. He is 72 and owned quite a few rifles. Ed k

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