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Re: So what don't you like about a Henry... [Re: Idaho_Shooter] #13773040 04/26/19
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With Henry now starting to offer loading gates on some of their rifles, their market share of the lever business is only going to get larger. CP.

The following was in an email from Henry this AM:

“In the past, we have always taken inspiration from the original 1860s-era Henry rifle by opting to design our firearms with a removable tube magazine. We’re no sticks in the mud though, and when loyal Henry customers ask, loyal Henry customers receive. Our Side Gate Lever Action offers up the best of both worlds with our standard removable tube magazine for safe and easy unloading and a side loading gate to keep the magazine topped off.”



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Re: So what don't you like about a Henry... [Re: Jim in Idaho] #13773236 04/26/19
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Yep. And in a couple of cartridge offerings not often found. Good for Henry to listen to they're customers. Not good for Marlin sales. And Marlin does't listen and learn.

Re: So what don't you like about a Henry... [Re: Jim in Idaho] #13773284 04/26/19
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when they make that side loader in casehardened and octagon in 44 mag or 45 colt, i'll prob pick one up. My request is make the 44 with a 1:20 twist like my ruger 77/44

Re: So what don't you like about a Henry... [Re: Jim in Idaho] #13773340 04/26/19
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the side loading gate is what kept me from buying a henry. I also think having the tube load AND loading gate option is the shiznizzle.

Re: So what don't you like about a Henry... [Re: Jim in Idaho] #13773744 04/26/19
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Checked out their website and see they offer it in.38-55. That would be cool! Their Long Ranger in 6.5 CM is interesting also.


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Re: So what don't you like about a Henry... [Re: Jim in Idaho] #13774186 04/26/19
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Re: So what don't you like about a Henry... [Re: Jim in Idaho] #13774748 04/26/19
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Neat gun, Henry seems to be going places. Never really paid attention to the 38/55 but that rifle is moose worthy with the Buffalo Bore 255 gr load. Bet it is a lot nicer to shoot compared to a 444 or 45/70.


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Re: So what don't you like about a Henry... [Re: Jim in Idaho] #13774790 04/26/19
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Idaho Shooter, if you're still looking for a proper base/ring set-up for a henry, the Henry Pride store has the Talley integeral base/rings deal. Put one on my Henry.357. Looks good, pretty low and only $49! Solid mount.

Re: So what don't you like about a Henry... [Re: Jim in Idaho] #13786422 05/01/19
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Every time I check out Henry I'm disappointed. Plastic sights, tube load, paint-on and cheesy plated finishes, pot metal, lousy wood to metal fit, and one store I frequent even received one missing the lever.

If people buy them and like them, great. I'll be staying away.

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Re: So what don't you like about a Henry... [Re: Llama_Bob] #13790229 05/03/19
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Originally Posted by Llama_Bob
Every time I check out Henry I'm disappointed. Plastic sights, tube load, paint-on and cheesy plated finishes, pot metal, lousy wood to metal fit, and one store I frequent even received one missing the lever.

If people buy them and like them, great. I'll be staying away.


You were probably looking at the rimfires. I can't say for sure, as I don't own one. But, I own two Henry centerfires,.357 and .45 Colt, and they're nothing like you describe.

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We just won a 22 mag at the local NRA banquet, it also is nothing like he describes. Quality fit and finish, no plastic.

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Re: So what don't you like about a Henry... [Re: Jim in Idaho] #13921345 06/23/19
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I have no problem with the tube loading.
My brass BB .45 is a good shooter. Use it for Cowboy Action. Quality is outstanding
I like my BL-92 .44mag more. Nothing beats Browning for wood. Rifle is lighter and faster, but that loading gate gets to be a PITA on a long day.

I would love to see Henry or Marlin or ANYBODY chamber a rifle in .460S&W, to be able to shoot .454 Casull and .45 Colt. Like a .357mag and .38Spc. Almost equal to a .45-70 and a good reduced load, too.

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