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Old January 15, 2013, 05:09 AM   #2
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I have an Italian made Henry rifle with an 18 inch barrel in 45 Colt. I really like the gun, but the new Cimarron saddle shorty has caught my eye. I'm not into cowboy action shooting, I just think my short Henry is an incredibly handy rifle and would like a '73 with a similar feel. I have no experience with '73s. Would it be lighter, heavier etc?

Also, if I got one in .357, would it be significantly heavier, could it handle most off the shelf .357 and is that a better general purpose rifle round than .45 Colt?

Thanks in advance.
The 73 would be slightly lighter in a bigger caliber (.44/.45), but heavier in a .357. All Uberti rifles are made to use off the shelf ammo. As for what caliber to get, it would just be a personal choice. Both the .45 and .357 have an effective range of 100 yards give or take a few.
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