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Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: OSU_Sig] #14132222 09/17/19
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Haven't done it, but according to the book you just drive out the pin. Not interchangeable as yet. For $400, not a big deal for me. I certainly don't NEED anymore rifles as things are getting out of hand as it is. Have enough stuff on hand to feed this one for "free" for the duration.

If not for the pile of components, it'd been a .30/30 or .357.


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Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: Pappy348] #14132263 09/17/19
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I just don’t see the allure.


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I just got a 357 henry single shot for Ohio's gun season. Need to find a scope base. No luck.

Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: mjbgalt] #14132406 09/17/19
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I bought mine off the Henry site. You'll need a hammer spur thingy too; trust me!


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Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: EdM] #14132420 09/17/19
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Originally Posted by EdM
I just don’t see the allure.


Of the type, or this particular model?

SSs appeal to me for several reasons, most of which have been talked to death here and elswhere. One either "gets it" or not. This one balances well, and is obviously put together pretty well. If it shoots well, it'll be a winner, to me anyway. If the SS, or break-open SS doesn't appeal to you, it matters not.


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Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: Pappy348] #14132530 09/17/19
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Good-looking rifle Pappy348.I wish you wouldn't have done that though!
Now I have to find one in double 30...

Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: mjbgalt] #14132863 09/17/19
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Originally Posted by mjbgalt
I just got a 357 henry single shot for Ohio's gun season. Need to find a scope base. No luck.



There are several scope base options available. I put a Leupold #56515 on mine. Weaver is a #82.


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Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: Pappy348] #14133792 09/17/19
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When we got home from the pawpaw patch this afternoon, the package from Graingers containing the trigger springs was on the porch.

Five minutes, max, from almost 8 pounds to between 4.5 and 4.75. I left the inner spring out as it's quite a bit shorter than the outer one. Gotta check for reliable ignition. Cocking effort is way down. Range tomorrow or Thursday.


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Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: Pappy348] #14136080 09/18/19
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I saw my first Henry SS rifles yesterday. One was a really pretty 223. At $299 it was calling me pretty hard until I came across the Tikka. The wood had surprisingly nice character and the bluing had a nice luster as well.

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Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: Pappy348] #14137491 09/19/19
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Thanks 4570fan. Found that part number and got it ordered

Bravo

Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: Pappy348] #14138145 09/19/19
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Just got back from the range. Pretty pleased with the results. First three shots at 50 to check bore-sighting were touching (168 Matchkings, 42gr RL15, CCI BR2). Adjusted the scope and went to 100.

Not easy to hold on the target I brought with the little 2.5, but the first three 165gr ABs went right at 1". Tried to add a couple, but that spread out to just under 2". Put it up to cool while I shot something else.

Went back to the Sierras. First 3 went 1 3/16". Switched to the next target and put 3 in 1/2". A fluke no doubt, but still nice. Maybe after hunting season I'll put a little more glass on it and see what's what, or maybe try one of my homemade open squares instead of the 8" black with 1.5" red center. Regardless, it definitely made the cut for the purpose I bought it for.

Showed it to a couple guys who never heard of the SS Henrys. Both were pretty impressed with what $400 will buy. Me too.


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Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: Pappy348] #14138583 09/19/19
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Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: Pappy348] #14138867 09/19/19
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I'd be very happy with that.

Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: Pappy348] #14139547 09/20/19
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Looks like that'll work.


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Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: Pappy348] #14139628 09/20/19
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Yup.

More Xs or a better target should tighten things up a bit, but I've had bolt guns that didn't do any better.

Easy to load on the bags too, since it only has to open far enough to access the breech, not cock anything. Empties slide right out.

Might trim the front of the base off a bit to make it a bit prettier too, after the killing's done.

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Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: Pappy348] #14140044 09/20/19
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LGS had a 243 for $350. It did have pretty decent wood.


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Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: EdM] #14140629 09/20/19
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Weakening?😛

I have to say I enjoyed shooting this more than I expected. I can see it being a good choice for still-hunting heavy cover. It's short, well-balanced, and quiet in operation.

Need to start futzing with my x-bow since the season's coming up next week, but I'm going to toss some more ammo together for practice.

Ain't a K3, but it's nicer than any H&R or Savage 219/220 I've seen. Better? Can't say, but nothing inside or out looks cheap to me, just simple.


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Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: Pappy348] #14141932 09/20/19
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That's a great looking rifle. Nice wood. I gotta stay away from the lgs.


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Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: Pappy348] #14164926 09/29/19
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Been wondering about these and came over for a looksee. Thanks for posting.


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Re: 1st Henry in the flesh [Re: MtnBoomer] #14168140 10/01/19
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With a deer in the can early, I'm free to do a bit more gun tinkering until the weather cools. Gonna toss together some more loads, and try a few of the gazillion 150gr NPs on hand.

Other than the easily fixed trigger issue, I can't see any downside to this thing. Just feels right in my hands. Might have to bump it up a couple of slots in the "rotation".


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