Henry's New Single Shot Rifle: Vote for your caliber!
I was very very interested to learn that Henry will be offering a new single shot rifle next year. I was sorely disappointed, however, to hear that the calibers in which it will be offered will be .308, .243, .223, .45-70 "and others." There were also some references to the new rifle as being touted for modern, high-intensity cartridges.
I am of the opinion that Henry built it's entire company, and a fanatically loyal customer base, on the mild shooting, easy to reload, relatively low-intensity cartridges such as the .30-30, .44 mag, and .357. (I also include within this realm the good old ..45-70.) Perhaps the .44-40 or .38-55 as well?
I just don't believe that there is a huge market for these new rifles in the high intensity arena. I believe it lies in the low-intensity arena, where the only real game in town right now are Handi-rifles. (I don't count the Ruger No. 1 in .30-30 or .44 mag as being real contenders as a popular rifle, in view of the fact that the asking prices for these are in the $1,200 range.)[size=78%].[/size]
Since I hope that the Henry Company monitors the responses on this board, I am asking that everybody please post a reply which votes for one (1) cartridge, for the single shot rifle that they would buy. (No esoteric rounds please. ) My hope is to provide free marketing information to Henry, and perhaps influence their caliber decisions.
I vote for the .30-30.
Thanks for voting!