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New From Henry - Take A Deep Breath........

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by Blue BSA, Jan 22, 2020.

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    Hmmmmmm. :coffee:

    still my fave Henry rifle is the AR-7 .
     
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    I remember first seeing it in the Observer book of rifles or guns or something as a kiddie.

    When they run well they run well. And in the US there are lots of after market stuff.

    Nice. But not worth wasting an FAC slot on here. Shame.
     
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    I tend to hang around a lot on the 45/70 & reloading groups on FB which are predominantly American, Henry rifles have taken a bit of a bashing on there lately from owners about reliability, mainly the brass action rifles, some failing during firing!

    You get two camps over there, the traditionalists (blued & Wood) then the anything goes croud, laminate, stainless, AR hand guards, red dots, it's like world war iii on there sometimes.
     
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    bit like air rifle forums here then! :laff:
     
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    When I started my FAC journey I was set on getting a lever action. And then we had the Remington buy up of Marlin and all the crap from that. The bronze-shiny actions of Henry though nice weren't for me; I actually prefer the silver ones truth be told. The Henry's are smooth and though I don't mind tube loading I wanted a gate. Then I wondered about keeping them clean. So I went off the idea and I started to wonder about oddities like the Ruger M77/44 and 357, but though nice their oddness puts me off. Down loading say .22 Hornet for the club range was, is, beyond my capabilities. But this X model I do like. I think it will fly of the shelves in the US and it will be a couple of years before we see it here if ever. I am not rushing to add a variation.

    I didn't know there had been problems with Henry's; I stopped looking for detailed info on lever so no longer in the loop. I thought they were pretty reliable. Their 45/70 model always looked a bit too light to be honest compared with the 1895. It is an ugly rifle too. And I have seen 1895's advertised here in the UK for £1000-ish.

    I have pretty catholic tastes when it comes to rifles.
     
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    My levers consist of a 22lr Marlin, a 357 win 94ae & a Marlin 1895 in 45/70, I'd happily get rid of the 94ae as its a pos.
    Doing that would free up a slot for an Uberti 1873, preferably with the longest octagonal barrel available in 44/40.
    Colour case hardened, I find brass tarnishes easily.
     
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    After growing up watching Westerns I suprised myself at how quick I dumped the idea. Sometimes I like the idea of a rimfire lever sometimes I don't. As I said if there was a bolt action alternative with good magazine availability I would prefer that way. Or a single shot break action such as Henry now make also.
     
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    I like my 22 Marlin, trigger is a bit heavy but it stops yanks shooting their feet.
    It is what it is, a fun plinking gun, there's nothing that compares to racking that lever, except a pump action 12b!

    Pro's
    High capacity mag.
    Very pointable
    Lightweight
    And its a lever gun which we all know are cool as F.

    Cons
    Cant fit a mod
    Fixed mag so slow to reload
    Low comb height
    Sore fingers eventually.

    Theres always the Ruger 96/22 which can take 10/22 mags, not a conventional coyboy lever gun but still a lever gun you can fit a mod too if needed.
     
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    I knew there was a 96/44 but didn't know they had made it in .22lr!!!!!!! Wow!!!! Because you know what I am thinking.....

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    I think this though would be a step too far..............

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    They do it in 22wmr as well, not too popular over here, I suppose a barrel & mag swap would be easy to make an HMR too.
     
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    I can't see what is revolutionary about that except for the threaded muzzle sorry? whats' different over the black Marlins? or am I missing something?
     
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    I think .22wmr is ideal for lever actions. Henry offer a threaded rifle in .22wmr which would be nice if I had need for one. :)
     

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