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    Henry Lever Action 22 Rifle Review



    Henry rifles were recently on sale here in Canada, so Iíve got 2 to review: the Henry Lever Action 22, and the Henry US Survival Rifle. Interestingly enough, on-sale they were around the same price. But where the US Survival rifle was compact, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, and could float, the Henry Lever Action came with nice wood, a smooth action, and was a lot nicer on the eyes. That all said, an accurate bolt action .22 can be had for around $200, and a fast-shooting, semi-automatic 22 is right around the same price point. So why get a Henry lever-action?

    Full Article: http://www.huntinggearguy.com/rifle-reviews/henry-lever-action-22-rifle-review/


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    The look of the inside of that receiver is yucky.
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    Thank you for posting. I was very close to getting one when the lever was on my front page of the Cabela's website on sale for weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lone-wolf View Post
    The look of the inside of that receiver is yucky.
    It's just cast whitemetal. Sounds like a shortcoming, especially on a receiver, but they've been doing it for a long time.
    Well, maybe not Henry, but the same rifle was made for Ithaca in West Germany in the late 60s early 70s. Find one of those, beat, at a gunshow and they're a good bit more than a new Henry. The pot metal in them seems to hold up fine.

    Thanks for the review, adrielm, I've been thinking long and hard about one, I guess I should just do it.
    Now's the time, as they're on sale at Cabela's, $250 I think.

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    Another great video review. Thanks man !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rory McCanuck View Post
    It's just cast whitemetal. Sounds like a shortcoming, especially on a receiver, but they've been doing it for a long time.
    Well, maybe not Henry, but the same rifle was made for Ithaca in West Germany in the late 60s early 70s. Find one of those, beat, at a gunshow and they're a good bit more than a new Henry. The pot metal in them seems to hold up fine.

    Thanks for the review, adrielm, I've been thinking long and hard about one, I guess I should just do it.
    Now's the time, as they're on sale at Cabela's, $250 I think.
    Well, if they're only $250, whitemetal ain't a big deal
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    Yeah, no kidding.
    I'd have a hard time parting with $600+ for the Browning.
    Not that they aren't worth it, I'm just a cheap bas...uh fellow.

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    Kinda on the fence myself. Cheap gun, but is it going to get used or just sit in the safe?

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    Yeah, I love the Browning and have had the opportunity to use them a few times over the years but the fact that I could get a pretty decent centre fire rifle for the same price has always kept the Ukranian in me from pulling the trigger on one. If I wasn't cash strapped from the baby I would probably have bought a Henry from Wholesale Sports last weekend on sale. I really like the octagon barrelled version, nice forward balance on that one.

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