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Anyone have a Henry Small Game Rifle ?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by AndyinEverson, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have any experience with this model?
    Just wanting to know what you thought about how it shot , carried , what you liked about the sights , real world price etc ...
    Thanks,
    Andy
     
  2. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Looks like the original .22lr/l/s they make but they add a larger lever loop and a peep sight vs the standard hooded iron sights.

    I own the original and it is my #1 favorite .22 gun (hard to say when competing against some of my others). Feeds and cycles everything I've put in it. Super easy to clean for a .22. Mega accurate. I highly recommend them.

    Very light and easy to carry and shoulders like a dream - I'm 6'1" but I've had older kids shoot it just as easily.

    The upgrades on the small game hunter are a plus IMO.

    However, IF you don't shoot with gloves the larger loop is for naught and IF you might put a scope on it (about to mount a 3x9 to mine) then the peep sight upgrade is not that useful.

    I bought mine used and slightly scratched from being a farm truck gun for rabbits so only paid $200 but I see used ones for $250 often.

    Hope some of this is helpful while it isn't exactly what you asked for:D
     
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  3. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Joe it is helpful.
    Glad to hear the rifle you have works well.
    Not to keen on the large loop lever , but that could be swapped out easy enough.
    The sights and octagonal barrel are what really appeal to me.
    Andy
     
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  4. Whaler

    Whaler Sequim, WA Well-Known Member

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    The octagon barrel and large loop add to the rustic cool factor and the Skinner peep sight is a real plus over the standard rear sight.
    Here is what I shoot.
    Henry Big Boy .357mag Carbine.
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    Henry.jpg
     
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  5. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Cool looking carbine Whaler.
    I bet that makes a handy carbine in caliber.
    Andy
     
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