Henry Big Boy Issue... (rifling issue)

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  1. Dyjital

    Dyjital
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    Update:
    Squib load. Will go to Henry when the funds are available. $135 to have re-barreled with return postage.


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    Went out shooting today to dial in a Burris FastFire II on my Henry and I took a few shots and noticed the barrel didn't look right. I've always noticed a little hiccup on the exterior and it never bothered me. Though today I decided to take a closer look while at the range. I was shooting cast lead out of .357 cases using a weak powder.

    I noticed this: (yellow light ones are at the range)- white light one is at home after I ran a boresnake through it.
    Photo May 25, 9 35 09 AM.jpg Photo May 25, 9 36 10 AM.jpg Photo May 25, 9 36 25 AM.jpg Photo May 25, 12 25 00 PM.jpg

    Camera doesn't pick it up well but it appears that I'm missing part of my rifling in a perfect circle, like maybe 1/8" of it is just... GONE, barrel appears to be .001" or less bulged. I've never had any stuck rounds jams etc.

    Going to get ahold of Henry tomorrow and see what they think.
     
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  2. Dyjital

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    More (a little better quality)

    Photo May 25, 12 36 59 PM.jpg Photo May 25, 12 37 09 PM.jpg Photo May 25, 12 37 21 PM.jpg
     
  3. Lilhigbee

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    I would guess that there was an inclusion in the steel when the barrel was formed. If so I would NOT shoot it any more and return it to Henry for a new barrel. Without knowing the size and shape of the inclusion there is no way to know how much the barrel has been weakened.
    There are others here with much more experience with metal than I that might shed more light on the subject. Iron Monster??
     
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  4. motoman98

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    Call the service dept at Henry and see if they will help you out.
     
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  5. Velzey

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    Don't fire another round thru it! Call Henry and they will issue you a RA number and will send you a box and prepaid label!

    Was the rifle new when you received it?
     
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  6. Dyjital

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    I was thinking that if there happened to be forging of metals that there could be a crack and finally it gave way.... I quit shooting it after I discovered this.

    They have been notified.

    I quit shooting when I realized there was an issue. Already started the contact with Henry. They were good last time it had to go in for repairs. That time it was the spring in the feeding tube that was too strong.

    Rifle was new when I got it. Fathers day 2014.
     
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  7. F2CMaDMaXX

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    Let us know how it goes, you've already experienced their service before, and have no reason to doubt anything else.
     
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    I see a light at the end of the tunnel...:cool:
     
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  9. wiresparker

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    I have had firearms with this mark in the bore, it can and maybe is from a squib stuck in the bore and shot out with the next round.
    ace
     
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  10. Dyjital

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    Revisiting this..

    Update in original post.
     
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  11. Certaindeaf

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    How could it be a squib load if there was never a squib load? kinda confusing
     
  12. Dyjital

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    I don't delete my mistakes. The squib is the only solution. I've ruled out everything else that it possibly could be.

    I believe I was mistaken that day when I thought every round hit the target.
     
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  13. erudne

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    Call Henry they will fix ito_O
     
  14. jbett98

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    I've bough old vintage .22 rifles with the same issues.
    There was always a slight bulge in the barrel where the ring is located.
     
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  15. mjbskwim

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    Could you go buy one of those $1200 bore scopes and give us a better picture please?
    :D
    Hope it turns out well for you.
     
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