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Anybody Scope a Henry Big Boy? #14174043 10/03/19
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So I bought a Henry Big Boy Steel .45 Colt back in the winter (more on the gun later). I was going to put a Peep sight on it and call it good, but then I ran up on a deal on a Vari X III 1.5-5x20 yesterday and bought it.
Now, that said, the 1.5-5x20 is going on my #1 .45-70, I'm wanting to take my M8 2.5x20 off the #1 and put it on the Henry.

Henry has a Talley made one piece unit on their website, but it says it will handle up to a 50mil obj. scope, which makes me think it'll be too high for my liking. EGW makes a picatinny rail for that model that would allow me to use low rings and give me a bit more latitude with scope placement (the M8 with it's short tube ALMOST doesn't have enough eye relief on the #1, having to be mounted out on the rib, I have to crane my neck a bit). If I went this route, I was just thinking good ol' Weaver detachable lows for rings.

Any opinions?

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Re: Anybody Scope a Henry Big Boy? [Re: Potsy] #14179501 10/05/19
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Potsy, I put a Weaver 1-3x20mm on my Henry BB with that integral mount/ring set-up from Henry. It's a Talley. It actually sits pretty low, maybe an1/8th inch daylight between factory iron and bottom of scope. I'd think it will work just fine. You're gonna really like that .45 Colt. Trust me.

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Did this on a couple of 44 BBS’s

So I used the Talley for a 2.5x20 and its cool because the darn henry rail is too high for me. Why in the hell they cant have a marlin type rail sitting right on the receiver I have no clue. The talley is high but it sits well and looks better than the factory Frankenstein setup using rings.

On another I took a Marlin pictinny rail, the kind you can view down the center to see your irons if need be, I cut it and attached it to the rear holes and have a Holo sight on it. Its about 2 1/2” long and fits perfect. I touched up the cut with appliance paint.

A Marlin mount matches the henry rear holes but not front hole.

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Re: Anybody Scope a Henry Big Boy? [Re: Potsy] #14184617 10/07/19
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EGW and Ranger Point Precision both have low(er) rails for Henry Big Boys. Think I'm gonna roll the rail and Weavers as it'll give latitude and I may wanna put some other sort of optic (Red Dot type) on it at some point.
I also didn't know that Marbles made a tang sight for Henry's. Sorta made me wanna buy a Henry .22 just to put a Marble's Tang Sight on it!!

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I took a couple of my rifles over to Ranger Point back when they were doing gun work. They are good folk but I didn’t wanna pay that much for a rail for the above purpose.

The other half of the rail worked on the back two holes of a Mossberg 500 so it was a 2-fer-1 red dot setup.

The Talley setup does look good with a scope though.


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Johnny,
Hate to ask, but you wouldn’t happen to have a pic of that setup would you?

Thanks!!!

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The scoped 44, no I don’t


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Re: Anybody Scope a Henry Big Boy? [Re: Potsy] #14188971 10/09/19
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Potsy, I don't know how to post a picture here, but, I can e-mail you my Henry/Talley set-up. PM me if still interested.

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I’ve spent plenty of time overthinking things on a 75 yard (my uses) rifle


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Re: Anybody Scope a Henry Big Boy? [Re: Potsy] #14189859 10/09/19
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RifleTom, I PM'ed you. Many thanks!!!

Johnny, yeah, I'm pretty good at the whole "overthinking" thing. It often goes hand-in-hand with "overspending"............

Bravo

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I’ve played with everything and just a plain Marlin 336 30-30 does everything.


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Re: Anybody Scope a Henry Big Boy? [Re: Potsy] #14201868 10/14/19
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I used the factory Tally base / ring setup to mount a four power Leupold on my Henry Big Boy 327 Federal. Maybe not the prettiest setup, but it sure is hell for stout! I'm happy with it.


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