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Old March 11, 2020, 02:11 PM   #1
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New Henry Rifle



Just brought this one home. New Henry .22 magnum. Had a 3-9 Bushnell scope lying around and put in on. Should make a nice critter eliminator once sighted in.
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Old March 12, 2020, 01:57 PM   #2
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Sighted this in today. Not bad at 50 yards with a cheap scope.
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Old March 12, 2020, 02:43 PM   #3
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Old March 13, 2020, 07:53 AM   #4
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I have had an H001 in .22lr for 11 years and I like it for plinking. I looked at one in .22mag but when I found out I could handload .357mag ammo cheaper than I could buy even the cheapest bulk .22mag, I passed. I like the idea of the .22mag as it's compact, light, and all but was surprised at how relatively expensive the 40grn .22mag ammo was.

The cheapest I just found .22mag on AmmoGrab.com was 2K of Armscor 40grn JHP for $258 plus $20.81 shipping to my home or 14¢ per rd (about the same as their cheapest 9mm). I still can handload my 125grn plated .357mag ammo for 13¢ per rd and while not much difference, I enjoy handloading, have all the equipment paid for years ago, have plenty of components on hand, and the 125grn .357mag loads are significantly more versatile with a much longer accurate range as well.

Bottom line on a .22mag levergun is that while I'd like to have one for the heck of it, it's just not cost effective to buy a new platform and the relatively expensive ammo it needs when I already have 2ea model 92 style leverguns and a SA pistol in .357mag.
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Old March 13, 2020, 10:36 AM   #5
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Since when does economic sense have anything to do with the purchase, care and feeding of firearms?
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Old March 13, 2020, 01:49 PM   #6
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Don’t care about the cost really, just damn fun to shoot!!!
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Old March 13, 2020, 02:27 PM   #7
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I hate these threads. Reminds me of guns I don't have but should. I like that Henry! A .22 mag in lever is appealing!!!
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Old March 14, 2020, 11:57 AM   #8
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Since when does economic sense have anything to do with the purchase, care and feeding of firearms?
Yes, you're absolutely correct, however, the 'Queen' after almost 47 years of wedded bliss, is tolerant of my shooting hobby only to a point and should I dare to cross it, I'm in trouble. With my collection being on the large size already (I have 8 leverguns alone and handload for 16 calibers; 9 rifle and 7 pistol) I have to watch things carefully.

As I've justified my handloading setup, a recent upgrade from my Dillon XL650 to an XL750 with Casefeeder, 14 Toolheads, and all the bells and whistles, taking on a caliber I can't handload for is a risky proposition at best, suicide at worst.
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Old March 14, 2020, 02:44 PM   #9
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I just had a Henry .22 LR, black receiver, octagon barrel follow me home last week. I borrowed one once for a rimfire side match at a cowboy shoot and I just couldn't miss with it, so always had a hankerin' for one. My farm store had one on clearance, left over from Christmas, a great buy I couldn't pass on. Haven't got it to the range yet.
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