Picked Up Another Henry,This One In .357/38 Special





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Just got back from camping last week near Caliente.Took my new Henry along in .357.This is one of the best gun purchases I ever made.Hardly any recoil and is new shooter friendly.Super smooth action that does'nt hurt your fingers.Won it on auction NIB for $530 no reserve and they are at Sportsmans Warehouse for $759.It's very fun to shoot even though it's old school.I have all the tactical stuff but this is a different kind of fun.
 

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Nice rifle. Yes they are old school but very fun. Henry make a very nice rifle. I picked up a Golden Boy 22lr a few months ago and it is very fun to shoot silhouette matches at DSRPC.
 
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Flying Tiger;

I picked my Henry .44 magnum Carbine this past Monday and it sure is a sweet rifle. I also put in my order for another Henry in .45-70 in brass with a big loop lever that I got for $715 with my Buds Team discount. I could not pass up that deal. Made in the USA or not made at all, right?
 

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Just got back from camping last week near Caliente.Took my new Henry along in .357.This is one of the best gun purchases I ever made.Hardly any recoil and is new shooter friendly.Super smooth action that does'nt hurt your fingers.Won it on auction NIB for $530 no reserve and they are at Sportsmans Warehouse for $759.It's very fun to shoot even though it's old school.I have all the tactical stuff but this is a different kind of fun.
Nice!
 
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You guys with the larger caliber Henry's how's the recoil on those.44 mag,45/70 and.41mag.Is it manageable.I needed something a little lighter due to herniated disk surgury on my neck 2 years ago.I also like some of the Henry's in the shorter barrel being a little lighter and faster on target.I watched some of the YouTube videos with them.I took along my M-4 camping and didn't even shoot it.I had a large Baggie with a couple of hundred .357 reloads the shot well.
Can't wait till my next camp trip.
 

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I had one in 45 Colt but never shot it before selling it. I do have the 22 and 357 and sure enjoy them!

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Went out yesterday to the Cold Creek area with my Henry.357 shooting it long range about 150 yards out for some fun.I was using American Eagle 158 grain semi-jacketed soft flat point.Not my first choice,they had a few hang ups.Fiocchi 142gr.FMJTC is the perfect ammo for this gun and will always work flawlessly.

 
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I loaded up a round based on this that my Henry loves.
http://www.powderrivercartridge.com/38-special-ammo-p/38s125-1000.htm

They ended up running me about 11 or 13 cents per round. I forget.

This is what I ended up with:
125gr TC (Clark's) Trail Boss 4.2gr OAL 1.500"

(That's a cast, Truncated Cone, Flat Point bullet.)
That bullet shape works best for sure,they slide right up the feeding ramp every time.I was just finishing up other brands I still had left over first.
 

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That bullet shape works best for sure,they slide right up the feeding ramp every time.I was just finishing up other brands I still had left over first.
The OAL is important as well. No hangups whatsoever with that length. The shorter ones did have issues feeding.

Enjoy that Henry. They are a lot of fun!!
 

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My Son took a Urban Rifle course at Clint Smith's Thunder Ranch in Oregon.

Of the 30 guys with all kinds of AR's my son was there with his Henry 357 and had a blast. After seeing my son have a blast about 1/2 the class want's to take the course with Lever Action Rifles.

He did bring his AR's for back up but never needed them. For the 3 day course it ran flawless and shot great and even clearing the house it worked well.

Steve
 
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Hey guys, I bought a Big Boy Steel in 357 mag and I love it but... my old eyes are not what they used to be. I was thinking of a scope. :reaction:

Can anybody recommend one that would work ok? I just want something to help my eyesight.
 

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Hey guys, I bought a Big Boy Steel in 357 mag and I love it but... my old eyes are not what they used to be. I was thinking of a scope. :reaction:

Can anybody recommend one that would work ok? I just want something to help my eyesight.
I'm kind of in the same boat... old age vision. I have a couple of Marlins with the front sight covered by a shroud (proper terminology?) I have a couple others with the front sight replaced with the shroud. It really helps me. Just food for thought. :cheers2
 
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I'm kind of in the same boat... old age vision. I have a couple of Marlins with the front sight covered by a shroud (proper terminology?) I have a couple others with the front sight replaced with the shroud. It really helps me. Just food for thought. :cheers2
First off apologies for hyjacking this thread. I’m not sure what the shroud would do. I can see the front dot on the Henry and I can see the V notch on the sight. I can put the dot on the V notch, but I can’t focus the sight, dot and target clear enough to get tight groups.

A lot of people say peep sights. But all this seems like I would just be trying to focus my old eyes another way. A scope would only have one signal plane to focus on so that’s why I was thinking scope.