I'm looking at a Henry Big Boy Color case-hardened, carbine loop with octagonal 16" barrel in 44mag. I've got an itch for a 44mag lever gun. The only Henry's I've shot are .22LR levers and they were more accurate than they should have been. The action was extremely smooth too. Aesthetics were a B- in terms of classic lever guns and workmanship, but for the price the .22s were great. $1100 is a lot more than what a .22 costs though.
Been a fan of the JM Marlins, and have a few, just not in 44mag. I want a 16" "trapper" length barrel, something Ruger doesn't offer, and probably won't for a while. I like that this Henry has some heft to it, as full power 44mags let you know, with authority I might add, that you just pulled the trigger.
It will be a Midwest deer rifle, and mountain camping gun, probably with a 1-8 or similar optic.
Thoughts on the Henry?
Last edited by Mountain10mm; 11/20/23.