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    Default Re: Henry caliber question

    I am looking at a .44 lever gun to match my .44 revolver , I’m leaning towards the Henry Big Boy or the Marlin 1894 , not to hijack the thread but and opinions would be greatly appreciated. .44 mag out of a lever gun is impressive for short range hunting(150 yards or less) and self defense . Mainly use it as a camp / trail gun.
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    Default Re: Henry caliber question

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeke2A View Post
    I am looking at a .44 lever gun to match my .44 revolver , I’m leaning towards the Henry Big Boy or the Marlin 1894 , not to hijack the thread but and opinions would be greatly appreciated. .44 mag out of a lever gun is impressive for short range hunting(150 yards or less) and self defense . Mainly use it as a camp / trail gun.
    I just picked up a Henry Big Boy Steel Carbine. It IS tube fed, but has a much better fit and finish than the CURRENT Marlin offering. I mounted a Skinner peep sight. Did I mention it looks awesome???? Color case hardened receiver.


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    Default Re: Henry caliber question

    I have the Henry Big Boy Rifle in .357 - It feeds both .38 and .357. I have two wheel guns in the same caliber. I like the interchangeability of ammo between the rifle and wheel guns for a SHTF scenario. Anyway....
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    Default Re: Henry caliber question

    My take is to go with the rifle caliber unless you want to pair it up with a handgun. Why not take full advantage of the design of the weapon?

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    Default Re: Henry caliber question

    If it's a range toy I want to shoot a lot, I buy the one that's cheapest to shoot.

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    Default Re: Henry caliber question

    Well I took the plunge and ordered the Henry Big Boy steel carbine in .44 mag ....getting shipped to my FFL next week and going under the tree.

    Pics forthcoming after I unbox it
    Last edited by Zeke2A; November 30th, 2019 at 08:48 PM.
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    Default Re: Henry caliber question

    Looking forward to seeing that.

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    Default Re: Henry caliber question

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeke2A View Post
    Well I took the plunge and ordered the Henry Big Boy steel carbine in .44 mag ....getting shipped to my FFL next week and going under the tree.

    Pics forthcoming after I unbox it
    Nice! Looking forward to seeing it. I have a Vaquero in .357 and a Marlin 1894 in .357, both guns are so much fun. I do reload so it's fun to try all different loads in both. The .357 in a rifle barrel really speeds up. I have some 158 grain swc that I powder coated and loaded in magnums that still need to go over the chronograph.

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    Default Re: Henry caliber question

    As promised , picked up the new rifle today put it next to the tree. Can’t wait to get it out and shoot it .

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  10. #20
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    Default Re: Henry caliber question

    Nice gun. I love the .44 mag.
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