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#13999126 - 07/24/19 1st Henry in the flesh  
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Saw my first Henry single today, a 20ga youth model. Was very impressed with the looks, and not just for $448 (a little high I believe). The trigger was pretty light and crisp too, which makes me hopeful about my incomer.

The sides of the action are pretty much devoid of any sculpting that might give it a bit of character, but the wood was quite nice and neatly checkered and finished. Finally, a Henry I can like.


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#13999681 - 07/24/19 Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: Pappy348]  
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I have yet to see one of the Henry single shot shotguns. A 20 ga. would be real interesting for me. If they look anything like my Henry single in .308 they must be nice. $448 was MSRP on my .308 also but I got it at a Runnings, home, farm & outdoor store and they knocked it down to $423. and change including tax and out the door back in January. Picked up a base model Henry .22 lever gun from there last Oct. and both have real nice wood, shoot well, and I'm real happy with 'em. I may not be able to resist a Henry 20 ga. single. I heard the single shots all had heavy triggers and my .308 does somewhat, but I guess there's some cures for that. Maybe the folks at Henry heard all the complaints and did something about it.

#13999736 - 07/24/19 Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: Pappy348]  
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Kinda wish they would recreate the old Stevens 44.

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#13999939 - 07/24/19 Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: DigitalDan]  
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Originally Posted by DigitalDan
Kinda wish they would recreate the old Stevens 44.

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In 6.5 Creedmoor?🤔

Sorry, just channeling my inner jackass.

Actually, I have occasional bouts of lust for one of the fancy Low Walls with octagon to round barrels, mixed with Martini aspirations. Don't know if I'll ever succumb; a few quiet moments with my two little Brownings usually brings me out of it.


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#13999983 - 07/24/19 Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: Pappy348]  
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Is a .25-20 SS. Might not hurt if they chambered from something a little more modern. Just a guess. This one shoots fairly well on the 100 yard butt.

Don't recall the load precisely and too lazy to go look, but it was something around 17 gr of Goex 3f and an Ideal 257283 of 30:1 alloy. About .030" compression and a .030 card wad. What is not shown in the picture is the aperture sight that mounts on the tang.

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Concerning the difference between man and the jackass: some observers hold that there isn't any. But this wrongs the jackass. -Twain


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#14000728 - 07/25/19 Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: 22250rem]  
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Originally Posted by 22250rem
I have yet to see one of the Henry single shot shotguns. A 20 ga. would be real interesting for me. If they look anything like my Henry single in .308 they must be nice. $448 was MSRP on my .308 also but I got it at a Runnings, home, farm & outdoor store and they knocked it down to $423. and change including tax and out the door back in January. Picked up a base model Henry .22 lever gun from there last Oct. and both have real nice wood, shoot well, and I'm real happy with 'em. I may not be able to resist a Henry 20 ga. single. I heard the single shots all had heavy triggers and my .308 does somewhat, but I guess there's some cures for that. Maybe the folks at Henry heard all the complaints and did something about it.


Mine's a .308 as well, and I plan on futzing around with light loads, sabotted loads, and the same mid-level stuff I've been feeding my Hawkeye Predator; 41-42gr of RL15 and ABs or BTs. Single shots are just so easy and pleasant to play with without magazine and feeding issues.

Been too busy handling my father's affairs to visit the range in months, but today's the day; two new ones get aired out at last!


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#14001966 - 07/25/19 Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: Pappy348]  
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I paid $369 for mine in 45/70. There is a trigger fix over on Graybeards.

#14001994 - 07/25/19 Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: Pappy348]  
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Mine will cost about full price by the time shipping and transfer are added in, but no matter.

Have the replacement trigger spring site bookmarked just in case. The 20 I saw didn't need it.


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#14019715 - 08/02/19 Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: Pappy348]  
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im really considering a 44 mag one for the truck. if cva made the scout with iron sights id prob go that route though

#14041340 - 08/10/19 Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: Pappy348]  
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Anyone know if the 20 gauge is built on a 20 gauge receiver, or are they using the same receiver for 20 and 12? If the 20 is on a true 20 sized receiver, I would be interested for sure...

Bravo

#14041710 - 08/11/19 Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: auk1124]  
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Can't say, but I thought it was pretty trim and handy regardless. Just bought and old Ithaca 20, so I got that niche covered, but I can see myself buying one. Uses Rem Chokes, I believe.


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