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Old January 18, 2019, 04:34 PM   #26
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Given this as the bench-mark, I'd say you are safe for a time, yet.

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Old January 18, 2019, 04:50 PM   #27
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Just a quick out and return--the mother of all storms is coming in and we're about to get pounded, only time to throw together a few laser-cast 350 gr WFN's driven by 25 grs of H4198-- a bit too under-powered perhaps, felt like 223 rem--looking down into the case it was hard to tell anything was in it. I got to say--shooting in very dim light a reddot sure does make things easier.

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Old January 18, 2019, 05:17 PM   #28
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Stagpanther, how far away were you from that target? And yes... UGLY, but at my age now, form follows function, or rather better put, regardless of how it looks, it has to WORK for me. Go for it!
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Old January 18, 2019, 05:23 PM   #29
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I was offered a chance to work with Mossberg's sad affront to the universe at large with their Tactical "Lever Thing" & turned it down in horror.
YUCK on a stick!!!!!!!
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Old January 18, 2019, 05:32 PM   #30
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Stag,
So you're waiting for Snowmageddon also?
Calling for 3-30"...

What lovely big holes you make!
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Old January 18, 2019, 05:53 PM   #31
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Hey, at last a thread about a Henry and not one complaint about the lack of a loading gate. Congratulations SG, you've done the impossible.
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Old January 18, 2019, 05:56 PM   #32
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Maybe you should get a 3rd generation Colt SAA and put a laser on it to go with your Leverobomination!
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Old January 18, 2019, 05:57 PM   #33
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That is just as funny as seeing the black tactical rossi coach gun with three picatinny rails. Two rounds available and three rails. a spare shell holder for each one.
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Old January 18, 2019, 05:58 PM   #34
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Just so you know, that is currently known as 'steampunk'. You are fully within reasonable fashion.
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Old January 18, 2019, 06:00 PM   #35
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Stagpanther, how far away were you from that target? And yes... UGLY, but at my age now, form follows function, or rather better put, regardless of how it looks, it has to WORK for me. Go for it!
100 yds
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Old January 18, 2019, 06:04 PM   #36
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So you're waiting for Snowmageddon also?
Calling for 3-30"...
Same here on the accumulation--though it's already "pre-snowing." The bad part is we're going to have very high winds--windchill forecasted to drop to 30 below zero. Cold is serious business if the power goes down.
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Old January 18, 2019, 06:08 PM   #37
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I guess I should be happy no soup Nazi has come after me.
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Old January 18, 2019, 06:15 PM   #38
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Given this as the bench-mark, I'd say you are safe for a time, yet.


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Old January 18, 2019, 06:25 PM   #39
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Hey, at last a thread about a Henry and not one complaint about the lack of a loading gate. Congratulations SG, you've done the impossible.
Now that you mention it...That's why I was pretty adamant in figuring the single-feed thing.
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Old January 18, 2019, 07:06 PM   #40
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Naaaa.
It's a modern sight on a modern gun.

You may want to get a good friend to kick you in the crotch when the Chinese sight fails, (waiting to see at this point) but it's not as if you put it on an original 1890 Winchester M1886 or Marlin 1881.
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Old January 18, 2019, 07:16 PM   #41
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Hey, at last a thread about a Henry and not one complaint about the lack of a loading gate. Congratulations SG, you've done the impossible.
I much prefer conventional loading gates on most lever-action rifles. See, you were right-it really is impossible!
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Old January 18, 2019, 07:39 PM   #42
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It's a Henry, no harm, no foul. Nothing wrong with Henry, it is a modern rendering of a lever operated rifle, so a modern sight is fine. Now, an 1886, I'm bring the kerosene.
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Old January 18, 2019, 07:41 PM   #43
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You are already well into 2 pages of response for a post that is less than 8 hours old, so I would say you have stirred the pot just about right. Shoot it, and when people start flaming you, you know you are getting some attention. I say go for it! Traditional or not, it's a gun, not a beauty contest.
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Old January 18, 2019, 07:58 PM   #44
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Just so you know, that is currently known as 'steampunk'. You are fully within reasonable fashion.
Nah, for Steampunk it needs pipes and a boiler. Lots of brass, copper pipes, gears, and pistons.
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Old January 18, 2019, 08:02 PM   #45
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Nothing classic about that "modern" rifle. Not going to make it any worse.
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Old January 18, 2019, 08:05 PM   #46
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Yea, Henrys aren't classic, don't matter what you hand on them. I don't pay much attention to what others like as long as it suits me.
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Old January 18, 2019, 10:29 PM   #47
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Well, it's a tough crowd....ummm, is this any better/forgivable?

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Old January 18, 2019, 10:35 PM   #48
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Sort of like that old Pace Picante sauce ad? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX2AyjVrrck
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Old January 18, 2019, 11:16 PM   #49
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Don't forget the flogging first.
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Old January 19, 2019, 04:12 PM   #50
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Loaded up my first "real" full power batch of handloads and this time I sure felt them--ouch! Gonna have to add a pad of some sort to the metal butt plate--that thing stings when banging out faster loads.

Decided to try Hornady 300 gr HP's driven by Xterminator--which is a compact spherical powder. The burn efficiency isn't especially good, a few of the bullets exited with big fireballs. The actual velocity recorded was far less than either the published data or QL indicate. I've seen powders "slow down" in cold temperatures, it was 14 degrees though I don't know how much of a factor that might be, the volicities I was getting were around 180 fps slower than what the published and QL indications said I should be getting.

The groups got progressively tighter the more powerful the load was, with 62.2 grs, the top load in powder, turning in a good group marred by one (obligatory) flier (or maybe it was one good shot with 3 fliers).


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