New Henry lever action being introduced

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  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 1,286 Senior Member
    I was just thinking the opposite, I like it without the open sights. I could really see me dropping a few bucks on a .243 or .308 for my wife.
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • shootbrownelkshootbrownelk Senior Member Posts: 2,000 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    The Lone Ranger needs a Long Ranger

    Are they gonna make a shiny one called... Hi Ho Silver........... :jester:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZIqg0gBcYM

    At over $1,000.00 Henry should have dubbed it the "Loan Ranger". That's too many beans for a lever action.
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 38,312 Senior Member
    Jeff in TX wrote: »
    I was just thinking the opposite, I like it without the open sights. I could really see me dropping a few bucks on a .243 or .308 for my wife.

    Gentlemen, we have a Guinea pig!
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 9,659 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    A porno flick....................there was one called or starring Long **** Silver a soldier living in the barracks in Germany had in his video collection in his room.

    That was the video Anita Hill claimed Clarence Thomas talked about.
    Not too many problems you can't fix
    With a 1911 and a 30-06
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 1,286 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Gentlemen, we have a Guinea pig!

    Maybe, I need to see what the dealer cost is on one of these, but I'm really thinking this would be a great deer/hog rifle!

    Now one accessory i would like to add is the Rifleman type lever (big oval), I prefer swinging the rifle in a circular motion when ejecting and racking another round, like Marshal Rooster J Cogburn (John Wayne) in True Grit! :applause::applause:
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • Uncle FesterUncle Fester Senior Member Posts: 993 Senior Member
    Gene L wrote: »
    That was the video Anita Hill claimed Clarence Thomas talked about.

    No matter how hard the media tried, they never managed to to find out his real name.

    Thankfully, there was no social media at that time.
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,286 Senior Member
    That's a nice looking rifle, but it do need open sights, like a Williams peep with a gold bead up front.

    But it's irrelevant for me; if I need something heavier than a 5.56 SPR, my Winchester 1886 should do just fine.
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,112 Senior Member
    I'm not going to pay $1000 for it, nor would I pay that for a factory bolt action. But like it OK, and if I was able to buy one at a really good price, I would scope it and use it, if it was accurate. I wouldn't even think of it in terms of a classic lever action - just another hunting rifle that I liked the looks of.

    I sighted in a friend's lever action Marlin, in .308 Marlin, and I liked it a lot, because it shot really well. I think of this one in the same way - not as a classic.
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 1,286 Senior Member
    bisley wrote: »
    I'm not going to pay $1000 for it, nor would I pay that for a factory bolt action. But like it OK, and if I was able to buy one at a really good price, I would scope it and use it, if it was accurate. I wouldn't even think of it in terms of a classic lever action - just another hunting rifle that I liked the looks of..

    My wife has been searching for her own rifle but wants something different than what me and the boys are shooting and it has to be easy to operate.
    I know if I show her this rifle she'll say that's the one!

    It would be hard for me to pay a grand for this rifle, that's why I want to see what the dealer cost is. It's good to have friends with FFL licenses.
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • toymachinetoymachine Senior Member Posts: 761 Senior Member
    I like the looks, but it definitely needs iron sights. A heavier barrel would be nice, and were I to spend $1000 on it, I'd want a kit to use G3 mags. Might as well dream big.
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  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,135 Senior Member
    Is this not essentially the Browning 81?
    It's a source of great pride for me, that when my name is googled, one finds book titles and not mug shots. Daniel C. Chamberlain
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,132 Senior Member
    horselips wrote: »
    Chamber it in .450 Marlin and give it a 16"-18" ported barrel with three leaf Express sights, then call me.
    (Marlin no longer makes Guide Guns with ported barrels and I'm a bit recoil sensitive. Express sights are just cool as heck.)

    Oh hell, just send me the rifle and a 3/8s drill and I'll port that baby fir ya!
    I'll chuck er up in the vise an go to town!
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,430 Senior Member
    Is this not essentially the Browning 81?
    :win:
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 1,286 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    Oh hell, just send me the rifle and a 3/8s drill and I'll port that baby fir ya!
    I'll chuck er up in the vise an go to town!

    I've finally found the gunsmith of my dreams! :applause: :applause: :applause:
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 38,312 Senior Member
    Is this not essentially the Browning 81?

    Probably , but at least it doesn't have that queer ass gold trigger.
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,135 Senior Member
    I've been saying this for the entire thread and no one has picked up on it. Oh well. Nothing new under the sun. It's a design from nearly 50 years ago. But then, people continue making the 1911.
    It's a source of great pride for me, that when my name is googled, one finds book titles and not mug shots. Daniel C. Chamberlain
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 12,725 Senior Member
    I've been saying this for the entire thread and no one has picked up on it. Oh well. Nothing new under the sun. It's a design from nearly 50 years ago. But then, people continue making the 1911.
    I picked up on it, but didn't see a need to respond. Well, I kinda did....

    http://forums.gunsandammo.com/showthread.php?28212-New-Henry-lever-action-being-introduced&p=542791&viewfull=1#post542791

    I think Henry did slim down the receiver, and make the forend a little better looking. To me the Henry is a better looking rifle.
    Overkill is underrated.
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,255 Senior Member
    For a couple of hundred more, I could pick up an 1895 Winchester in .405win and own one of my dream guns. Now if Henry would make their basic lever in .32H&R mag and sell it for a reasonable price, I'd be all over it. Heck if Rossi would make one I would buy it.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
    .
  • shootbrownelkshootbrownelk Senior Member Posts: 2,000 Senior Member
    dld wrote: »
    I just threw up in my mouth a bit.....What an UGLY rifle!
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 1,286 Senior Member
    Got the dealer pricing which has made this a very attractive project now. Dealers have very good margins on this gun. No one has them in stock yet in the N TX area and that's ok as I'll look to pick mine up in July or Aug. I'll show it to my wife when I get back from my business trip and see what she thinks as well as which caliber .243 or .308. I think once she's sees it, it will be the difference she's looking for!
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • horselipshorselips Senior Member Posts: 3,577 Senior Member
    Jeff in TX wrote: »
    Got the dealer pricing which has made this a very attractive project now. Dealers have very good margins on this gun. No one has them in stock yet in the N TX area and that's ok as I'll look to pick mine up in July or Aug. I'll show it to my wife when I get back from my business trip and see what she thinks as well as which caliber .243 or .308. I think once she's sees it, it will be the difference she's looking for!

    Well, for cryin' out loud, what is the dealer price?
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 1,286 Senior Member
    horselips wrote: »
    Well, for cryin' out loud, what is the dealer price?

    I was asked not to advertise the price but it's between 25% to 30% less.
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,112 Senior Member
    Jeff in TX wrote: »
    Got the dealer pricing which has made this a very attractive project now. Dealers have very good margins on this gun. No one has them in stock yet in the N TX area and that's ok as I'll look to pick mine up in July or Aug. I'll show it to my wife when I get back from my business trip and see what she thinks as well as which caliber .243 or .308. I think once she's sees it, it will be the difference she's looking for!

    If you want her to love it, get the .243. If you want her to give it to you, get the .308. :jester:

    I've known how good the .243 was for 5 decades, but never got around to actually owning one till recently. It will kill anything in Texas, just as well as the .308, and is a sweet, sweet shooter. The .308 is also wonderful, but with a bit more thump.
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 1,286 Senior Member
    bisley wrote: »
    If you want her to love it, get the .243. If you want her to give it to you, get the .308. :jester:

    That's a hateful thing to say! :applause: I hate it when other people see right through my plans. I guess we hunters and shooters all think a like! For some reason after hunting with my pops Win 94 most of last season and growing up with a Model 94 nostalgia set in and I'm liking lever actions right now. I'm really digging this new Henry. I'm putting an order in for one in .243 win. so my wife will want to keep it.
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,063 Senior Member
    waipapa13 wrote: »
    Just saw today that Henry is releasing the "long ranger" a mag fed lever action
    https://www.henryrifles.com/rifles/the-long-ranger/

    It's taken some obvious styling cues from the Browning BLR (I'm not a fan of them) but made right the annoying bits of the Browning by having a threaded barrel,
    as opposed to the BLR's press fit, a magazine that sits flush with the action, no stupid cross bolt safety, and no over-shellacked glossy stock, it's oiled instead, it remains to be seen how adjustable the trigger is.
    It's also US made, MSRP of around $1000 USD, 223,243 and 308 announced so far.
    It looks interesting, particularly the .223

    It looks far nicer than Browning's offering of similar repute. I'd own one in .243Win if the inclination struck me.
    “There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” – Will Rogers
  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,063 Senior Member
    Jeff in TX wrote: »
    I was asked not to advertise the price but it's between 25% to 30% less.

    Isn't this the same as saying "$700 to $800"? :tooth:
    “There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” – Will Rogers
  • waipapa13waipapa13 Senior Member Posts: 672 Senior Member
    JasonMPD wrote: »
    It looks far nicer than Browning's offering of similar repute. I'd own one in .243Win if the inclination struck me.

    Yep, Browning makes some cool stuff design wise, but the final execution and styling is almost always lacking, like Ceepeejay said, with the gold triggers, it's like the ghost of Sadamn has shares in the company and insists on a minimum surface coverage in his favourite metal.
  • darkangel07760darkangel07760 Member Posts: 182 Member
    Hmmm. Being a lefty, the Henry brand appeals to me. I like the lever action rifles. Might just stick with a Golden Boy though once I discovered how you load it. I would be nervous loading centerfire as opposed to rimfire!
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,430 Senior Member
    Hmmm. Being a lefty, the Henry brand appeals to me. I like the lever action rifles. Might just stick with a Golden Boy though once I discovered how you load it. I would be nervous loading centerfire as opposed to rimfire!
    It's been done safely for over 140 years. Winchester, Marlin, Colt , Remington and many others have all done a tube magazine for center fires. Just google 1873, 1876, 1886, 1892 1894 winchesters.


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    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • JeeperJeeper Senior Member Posts: 2,931 Senior Member
    I like it! That would be a SWEET rifle in .243!

    Luis
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