Part of the appeal with a Marlin 336 .35 Rem was the ability to hand load to exceed the factory ballistics intended to be safe in the old Remington auto loaders. I have a Henry and its a fine and fun shootin iron but, I don't think I would want to try hot rodding handloads for a rifle with a brass receiver. Maybe they will follow up with a steel receiver side loader.
04-27-2019, 06:28 AM
Originally Posted by SIRJ
I’m thinking it would be cool to have the loading gate and the tube. At the end of a day hunting you could unload them from the tube. But I’m sure having both will add cost.
I'm OK with the tube, but really, it can't be that hard to do. A removable cap on the end that holds the spring, and there ya go. I'm guessing the chance of the cap and spring launching will keep them away from the idea, though.
04-27-2019, 12:31 PM
Great idea. This is a gamechanger. Time to get another Henry this time in 38-55!
04-27-2019, 03:22 PM
Words cannot express my excitement for this new rifle from Henry. Next AR, next 1911, and anything else just went out the window. Buying one in 38-55 ASAP!!!
04-27-2019, 03:36 PM
Originally Posted by GasGuzzler
ugly caliber choices.
Lol, what does that even mean?
Originally Posted by Da Duke
I'd have to see it to believe it if a Henry Lever was under 600. A big boy steel is MSRP over 8 with out a loading gate. No way Jose MSRP would be under 6 bills.
I think about $600 is about right. Henrys never go for MSRP, my Big Boy had an MSRP of $1045 and I paid around $800 shipped
04-27-2019, 03:39 PM
I also want to touch on the price of these rifles. Guys, you have to understand. It's hard to make a quality rifle anymore for under $1000 in something like a levergun. Look at what Remlins cost and look at the quality issues we have to deal with! I have no issues paying the piper for quality. These aren't easy to produce AR's.
04-27-2019, 09:27 PM
Ugh, makes me wish I’d waited 4 years to buy my brass Henry 30-30 bc I want one of these.
04-27-2019, 09:27 PM
Delete, double post
04-28-2019, 10:47 PM
The video of the brass 38-55 shows Buffalo Bore loads being shot in it and they are not what I would call wimpy.
04-29-2019, 01:25 PM
https://www.marlinowners.com/forum/i...quote_icon.png Originally Posted by luisyamahahttps://www.marlinowners.com/forum/i...post-right.png I don't understand the fascination with the side loading gate. If I was fighting Indians with the covered wagons in a circle, maybe. You can reload a bit faster, as well as reload after every shot, if need be. But for hunting or plinking I can't see that it makes much difference. The tube loader is better/safer to unload the gun... Nobody seems to mind the tube loading on .22's. So, what's the big deal?
Both would be good. Tube for standing and Gate for prone.