Henry Rifles

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Gunpowder

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For those of you who own and shoot Henry rifles, what is your opinion of the fit,finish, and accuracy of these rifles. I am looking at the Big Boy in 44 mag.
 

model88_308

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I own three; a BB in 45LC, a BB in 45-70 and a Single Shot in 45-70. High quality firearms. The 45-70 is VERY accurate, the 45C hasn't been shot enough to know ultimate accuracy and the SS is just brand new to me. I've also owned at least a dozen Marlins, and my opinion is that even including the older, early '80s, models Marlins I've owned, the Henry is quite impressive.
 

kmckinnie

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I own three; a BB in 45LC, a BB in 45-70 and a Single Shot in 45-70. High quality firearms. The 45-70 is VERY accurate, the 45C hasn't been shot enough to know ultimate accuracy and the SS is just brand new to me. I've also owned at least a dozen Marlins, and my opinion is that even including the older, early '80s, models Marlins I've owned, the Henry is quite impressive.
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I shot ( didn't own ) a .22 LR. Absolutely one of the least accurate .22 I ever shot excluding acRemington 597. I shoot a .22 quiet a bit,maybe it was just a lemon.
 

Stroker

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I shot ( didn't own ) a .22 LR. Absolutely one of the least accurate .22 I ever shot excluding acRemington 597. I shoot a .22 quiet a bit,maybe it was just a lemon.
Maybe it was the ammunition you were using. Don't know about other 597's but mines a tack driver when shooting the bulk Federal stuff.
 
Maybe it was the ammunition you were using. Don't know about other 597's but mines a tack driver when shooting the bulk Federal stuff.
The 597 my son had would only shoot cci's and that was during the great .22 scare. It wouldn't shoot Winchester, federal, Remington or some Aquilla I had. At the time a rifle that was a picky eater wasn't an option.
 

snuffy

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Have bought 5 Henry 22"s
I buy my grand kids guns for their first birthdays.
After buying two Golden Boys of the last two grand boys ( 5 and 6 years old now) iI bought a 22 Mag for myself. Not the Golden Boy but with octagon barrel
Last two Grand daughters (1 and 3 years now) Got Henry American Beauties.

Of the 5 only two have been shot and I have no complaints with them.
MADE IN AMERICA OR NOT MADE AT ALL.
 

Jester896

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I know the OP was looking for .22 results...a buddy of mine got 2 Case Hardened ones. 1 in .357 and one in .44. The .357 I think went back 2 right out of the box and the .44 went back once shortly after getting it.

I don't see this in reviews but he sure had a stroke of bad luck.
 

Anvil Head

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Got two, one in 45LC and one 357. Although they are "heavy" for a short carbine-ish size rifle, they both are extremely accurate and definitely well made. The cowboy in me loves the 45LC best, so it gets shot regular. Installed a peep for these old eyes and loving it. 300#+ hog at 50yds one shot, says it all for me (lot of other varmints have failed the "duck" test as well). Best of all, it's just plain fun to shoot!
 

TurkeyH90

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And I can concur with Hillbilly. In my opinion they are overated. They market well but I don't think they back it up. I'm sure this will step on some toes but everyone has their opinion. Some folks who have access to about anything they want in regards to rifles share the same opinion as mine.
 

snuffy

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Had to send one of the American Beauties back for repair. ( Not Henrys fault. Gun was stored improperly and I made it worst by trying to fix it myself)

Not only did Henry fix it at no charge and in a timely manner, but also sent a gift for my Granddaughter. I didn't even have to pay shipping either way.

Don't see how their service could be ANY better than that!
 

LTE

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I truly respect Henry for saying "Made In America Or Not Made At All."

Hopefully I can purchase one to support them for that.
 

flynlow

Student at the Hard Knock School of Aerodynamics
Have 2 rimfires in the family, 22LR and 22WMR. Both are outstanding in quality, fit, finish, and accuracy. I would not be afraid to buy another in any caliber I desired.
 
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