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Old November 6, 2020, 05:00 PM   #1
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New Henry Big Boy

Two weeks ago I picked up a new Henry Big Boy in 357/38 Special. I took it out to the farm field today and sighted it in. Happily, it was dead on right out of the box. I started shooting at about 70 feet, then moved to 100 feet and finished at about 150 feet. I shot sitting using my knee as support and standing unsupported. Next week I'll work on longer distance. The rifle shot flawlessly and I have to say that recoil was very soft. It's dead on and a beautiful rifle.

While I was there, I ran 2 magazines through my Kahr PM9. It's my everyday carry gun and I hadn't fired it for a couple of months. It ran great too!

It was a good day!
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Old November 6, 2020, 05:34 PM   #2
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Toss a scope on it for some extended fun. Those buckhorn sights are tough at longer ranges ... enjoy your new toy. It’s a great gun.
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Old November 6, 2020, 05:46 PM   #3
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Congratulations! I’m a recent convert to Henry and I haven’t looked back.

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Old November 6, 2020, 06:35 PM   #4
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Nice! I like the detail in the chequering too. Careful with that brass--or you just might want to scratch it now and get it over with.
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Old November 8, 2020, 08:49 PM   #5
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Welcome to the club. I’ve got 3 right now and am seriously thinking about adding a 4th lol
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Old November 9, 2020, 06:40 AM   #6
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Good choice, RetiredMajor. Henry's are excellent lever guns.
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Old November 9, 2020, 07:15 AM   #7
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Sounds like a good day, congrats on the rifle.
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Old November 9, 2020, 03:47 PM   #8
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I just bought an X in 45 Colt. Can't wait to shoot it.
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