The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Black Powder and Cowboy Action Shooting

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 1, 2005, 12:13 AM   #1
Join Date: November 7, 2004
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 38
Carbine question, Henry

Henry Reapeating Arms 'Big Boy' carbine in 45 Long Colt.

Anyone have experience with this gun? I'm not a cowboy action shooter, but I did think this would be the place to post a question, as that is the normal context I've seen this gun in.

I love firing my 45 Long Colt revolver at the range, and this gun looks like it would be a lot of fun to shoot. Plus I can generally find 45 LC ammo, if not cheap like 22, for not that much.

In addition, my favorite areas to deer / turkey hunt are mainly laurel and scrub, so I generally prefer to carry a 'brush gun', most of the time I'm looking at quick shots at closer ranges rather than set-up long shots. The short barrel length of this, and the 10 round capacity make it appealing.

Third, I thought this might, combined with my 45 revolver, make a good combination for home defense / possible survival use. Having a carbine and revolver using the same ammo seems to make a lot of sense, and I'm fairly familliar with the kick etc.. of the 45 LC, as well as quite confident with its overall stopping power. With a sling attached, I think it would make a great backcounty combo with the 45 revolver. I think in that capacity the carbine would make a much more useful gun overall for me than my current .308 winchester brush gun, which, given it has iron sights, and a fairly heavy kick, I've never been really thrilled with.

I'm thinking I could get the carabine, and have it and my revolver as my 'main' weapons, and put a nice scope on the .308 Winchester, making it more of a long gun.

I'm worried mainly about reliability, ease of cleaning, etc.. Anyone have one of these guns? What do you think?


erehwesle is offline  
Old April 6, 2005, 09:04 PM   #2
Join Date: February 15, 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 16
here is a good reason!
Little time between shots, no more than 3 min.
Only two patches down the bore all day.
3 shot groups

Group 1 Barnes 300 MZ
45.2 5744
209-A primer

Last edited by IndianaHunter; April 6, 2005 at 09:12 PM. Reason: wrong thread
IndianaHunter is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:50 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2018 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.04836 seconds with 9 queries