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    My new Henry .22 mag w/octagon barrel

    Well, I finally saved up enough pennies to buy a Henry H001TM Frontier Model, a .22 WMR with the octagon barrel. Overall I am happy with the quality of work, wood, fit, finish and balance. It has a good heft to it without being too heavy. The barrel is about 1" longer than my Mountie but feels good in the hands. I actually got the rifle on Tuesday afternoon but didn't have time to post pics. Now I have a couple of pics but don't have time to shoot it . I have to leave in the morning and will follow up with a range report as soon as I can. A warning to the lever purists out there, I do plan on mounting a scope and sling on it . I have a Bushnell 3200 Elite 2x7 laying around and I hope the parallex isn't too bad for it. I'll just have to try it and see. Now for the pics .henry2.jpghenry.jpg
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    You'll not be sorry for buying a Henry ... that is a fine looking rifle.
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    That is a good looking rifle. I've been considering one of those for myself. I was just wondering if the barrel bands are made of metal or plastic? I know some of the henry 22's had plastic bands but I'm not sure about the octagon barrel models. Either way, I hear they are great rifles. Hope to own one soon.
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    bigjohn71, this rifle has the metal barrel band. I believe all the Henrys now come with metal barrel bands but you probably need to contact them to know for sure.

    I have some more pics, especially of the wood, it has a nice figure to it. These photos were out of the box and I only wiped it down to get rid of my fingerprints from fondling the rifle . I loosely mounted the scope on it to see if it will clear the rear sight and it does. I have to wait for a hammer spur I ordered this morning to come in before finishing the job. Oh well, it's time I got out of the door and go to work .

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    Lonnie, I stopped by to meet another forum member (Wind) last Oct on the way to deer camp in Republic, WA. He had just pulled out his new Henry 22 mag oct bbl out of the box. It was the model w/the brass receiver. He was generous to let me shoot it. I was very impressed w/it's heft, balance, & the solid feel cycling the lever-especially for a smaller caliber. It shot very well. I'm saving my $ to buy a set of Okanogan Shooting Sticks that Wind hand-makes. Very impressive & really fits the style & appearance of a levergun shooter. Don't think I want to take any long shots w/o a set anymore!
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    Now that is a fine exmple of "Made in America" can still mean quality and not break the bank! I would love a Marlin 39A but I believe I will soon be getting a couple of these in standard round barreled 22lr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by upl8te View Post
    Now that is a fine exmple of "Made in America" can still mean quality and not break the bank! I would love a Marlin 39A but I believe I will soon be getting a couple of these in standard round barreled 22lr.
    Keep in mind that the round barrel models (H001 and H001Y) have the front sight integrated into the front barrel band. If you ever would want to change the front sight, spend the extra 80-100 and get an H001T (Frontier model) to get the one with the dovetailed front sight. The Golden Boy will also accept a front sight, however it doesn't have a receiver groove that will accept a scope or a Williams FP-GR (rear peep). To put a rear peep on a Golden Boy your only option would be a tang sight.

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    PS - In addition to Marlins, I own 3 Henrys and LOVE shooting them!
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    Can't wait to hear how it shoots. I have been looking at one of those too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbyham View Post
    Can't wait to hear how it shoots. I have been looking at one of those too.
    With a scope, mine all shoot 2" to 2-1/2" groups at 100m using Federal Automatch, 510s, or Fiocchi HVCRN high velocity. I have seen an occasional sub-2" group out of them as well. Shoots Eley Sport and Standard velocity about the same. About the only thing they don't seem to like is Remington bullets (none of my other 22s do either).

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    Nice Henry you got there! My Henry .22 "Mag" is a Golden Boy and happens to shoot the (slower) Winchester "DynaPoints" the best. Since I didn't plan on scoping it in the first place, its preference for the slower round has worked out well for me for a "walk about varminter". Regardless of Henry model you chose, the "slick" action and accurate barrel make it a pleasure to shoot. I too love my Marlins; however, the Henry is just another example of the "action" type that compliments all the rest.
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