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New Henry models

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Pandaz3, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Cornelius, Oregon NRA Lifetime Member Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  2. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    I'd rather have a pre-64 or later Winchester for those prices?
     
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  3. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    I'd prefer actual stainless to an applied finish. Just my $.02
     
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  4. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    So a buddy said he heard they were coming out with a 308?o_O I'm in if they do
    And WTF would they bother with the 41? Sorry Pandaz3,but it's more expensive than a 44mag to shoot,with less of everything.(recoil isn't much in this rifle,so that's out)
    Only reason is the way you load the gun.The 22rifle type loading is nice to unload also. Eject the chambered round and dump the rest.
    Plus you just order the Henry and you hunt for the Winchester? (handgun calibers at least)
     
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  5. B5Ben

    B5Ben Boise Well-Known Member

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    I have the golden boy .22 lever and I was a little disappointed in how the finish looks after a little use. Its just a little soft and shows the minor wear marks really well. Still a great gun and slick as snot, but wish they would have done a true brass receiver on it. I hope they do better on these.
     
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  6. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Agreed.

    What I want in a lever action is a stainless takedown with a 16" octagon barrel. I believe Chiappa makes them in the model 92, just not sure if they have the calibers I want.
     
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  7. Joe13

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

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    Mine is scratched all over the recover cover.

    Figured I'd Cerekote it someday.
     
  8. ditchtiger

    ditchtiger In the sticks, Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    A 308 what????
     
  9. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Well knowing my buddy I'm sure he heard/read 308win.Not sure if knows any other 308 lol
     
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  10. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Unless they go the route of the BLR, they aren't going to get the 7.62x51 into a tube fed mag - unless they rely on the owner to only shoot plastic tipped ammo.

    Maybe they meant a .308 Marlin Express?
     
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  11. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Maybe Henry got with Hornady and had them make some leverevolution ammo for 308win.
    Henry's pretty popular now because of Remlins and Hornady is all for selling more ammo.
    Not much of a stretch,just put a softer tip in some Amax
     
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  12. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    And how would you enforce that with the owners of the firearm?

    Tell them they can't shoot the same .308 Winchester ammo that they could shoot in any other rifle chambered for .308 Winchester?

    Yeah - that's going to work - it would be an invitation to being sued - big time - by the first person that hadn't heard of the warning. :rolleyes:
     
  13. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    whatever brah
     
  14. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    The heretic is right. No company is going to make a lever action with a tube feed when the predominate ammunition type in circulation has the potential to cause a tube detonation. Since there is no way to physically limit the gun to leverevolution rounds, this just won't happen. Period.

    Lawsuits are expensive, and the liability limitations currently in place for the firearms industry do not cover something like this.
     
  15. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Whatever guys,whatever. I just posted that I heard there may be a 308 in the works.
    That's all I got,so y'all got it figured out it can't be a tube mag for 308win.Great.
    Nobody can confirm or deny anything about a 308 Henry,of ANY 308 caliber.
    That's all you got,fine.
    I'm not in with Henry so I can't give any more on the subject
     
  16. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    There are magazine fed lever guns like the Browning BLR.

    Not sure Henry would tool up and make a gun like this.
    But who knows?

    Me? If I wanted a gun like that. I would still buy a Winchester. Maybe a 1895 in 30-06?
     
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  17. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Calm down mjb. No one is trying to make you look dumb or anything along those lines.

    If Henry does in fact have a .308 in the works, then it would be a far departure from their niche market. I find the rumor mill interesting, as you do. Sometimes it helps to talk through rumors to see if they make sense. This one makes sense, but only if they make something they haven't done before.

    I apologize if you felt slighted...
     
  18. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Now if Browning would just make this in 7.62x39:

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  19. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Well, it appears that Henry has gone the BLR route:

    https://www.henryrifles.com/rifles/the-long-ranger/

    Since this is probably a copy of the BLR, I think I would rather go with the Browning, as they have more models, takedown, and more chamberings. Then there is the Browning name.
     
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  20. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    So to calm every one down, this is not a tube fed gun! Henry IS offering this in several "modern" chamberings. It uses a detachable mag that stacks the rounds so no risk of punching a primer in following rounds!
     
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