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Anybody got one, and how do they shoot? I have a Rossi Model 92 and am thinking about going to the Henry.
 

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Actually I do like mine. It is a tack driver, but alas I am constantly re-asscessing. Having looked yesterday at the Henry, I believe I will stay where I am, on the Winchester clone. It just feels like a rifle should.
 

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The Henry is a Really nice shooting rifle and enjoy shooting it. I own a Marlin also and I love shooting it to. Both are good shooting rifles. Disadvantage of the Henry is that its not pre drilled for scopes if you need it.
 

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To me the Henry just looks too nice. Almost like a decorative gun. It's kind of like having a house where you feel like you have to take your shoes off immediately and not touch anything. Not trying to take anything away from a Henry, but to me a Puma or Marlin just feel more homey and comfortable, does that make sense?
 

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I agree with Blackhawk. The Henry .357 seems too heavy for that caliber rifle. I have a Hartford model in .357 and like it alot. Have a Henry Golden Boy in .22 mag and think it is a fine rifle, carries and shoots well. If Henry made the .357 more alongs the lines of a cloned Winchester 66 it would be a wonderful rifle.
 

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The one I have shot had no recoil and I liked the open sites over a scope. They aren't that pretty where you can take them hunting. Just use it for its intended purpose. 357magrifleman How does yours shoot at 50 yards or what ranges you shoot it at. Is it scoped and what ammo do you use?
 

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357magrifleman said:
Yes, it is really heavy, but that heaviness makes it feel good and it really dampens out any recoil a 357 round might have.
What recoil?

Friday had 1894CS .357 & .44 Win ?Trapper? out for exercise. .357 w/near max 2400 & 158 JSP, .44 loaded down to close to same ME w/240 gr lead. They're both about identical size/weight - .357 a pussycat - .44 a vicious little beast - I'd rather shoot my 1895 .45/70 w/30gr 5744 & 405 lead and it doesn't weigh that much more than the .44
 

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I have never noticed the recoil of a pistol round in a rifle. That's one reason I like lever guns.
 

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The Henry is also very heavy and very large for a .357.
I have a Navy Arms (Rossi) with 24" octogon barrel in 357mag. I'll bet it's heavier than the Henry, it feels like it, but after examineing the Henry, I like mine better. After looking at the Henry, I asked myself what was I thinking.
 

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I'm with the Puma on this one guys. Now that I've had a chance to hunt with it, I love it. It just carries soo well. Ten rounds of 44mag will take care of any hunting problem I'll ever have in the woods and it carries so nice. I'd be nice if it had a sling, but nothing is 100% perfect.
 

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I like a Henry, Puma or a Ruger 96/44
 

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Forgot the marlin. All proven over and over and never skip a beat.
 

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I've had my Henry since Sept. and have taken it to the range Three times. I've shot about fifty rounds each trip at both 25yds and 50yds. I've only shot free handed open sights and have torn about a two inch cirlcle at both ranges. At 25 yds I can shot the clothe pins holding the target. Too me that is pretty good. I've been shooting the cheap 158 grain mag tech soft pionts.
 

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Thats very good. I would try 75 now. ;)
 
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