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Discussion in 'Long Guns' started by nitesite, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Okay. Shooting it is an absolute dream!

    The four-pound trigger has no take up or creep. Recoil is almost zero with 1000-fps 240-gr cast lead Specials. Magnum 240s are about on par with a 5.56 AR15.

    Only one disappointment. And it's maybe big or maybe insignificant.

    It shoots way high. Henry Rifles is sending me two taller front sights of different heights. This tells me that if they have a short, a medium, and a tall then this is nothing really unusual. I guess I got the short one installed at assembly.
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  2. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Well, we'll see how it shoots after the tall front sight. How high is it shooting?

    You'd be surprised just how much a tall front sight will drop the barrel down when you're aiming, lower the point of impact. But I'm sure you already know that.

    I'm glad you got to shoot it. And I'm glad it's a soft shooter. I half expected that it would be with all the weight of the gun filling your hands.
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  3. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    John, it shot consistently 6" high at 25-yards.
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  4. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Well, 6 inches is quite a bit.

    But, is within reason for most adjustable sights like AR's and AK's and the like will adjust out. So, I'm going to be hopeful that a taller front will take care of that.
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  5. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Yay.

    Two new front sights from Henry Repeating Arms came in today.

    Will do my best to get the highest one drifted in this weekend and try it out.
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  6. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Moderator Supporter

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    That's what SHE said!!!
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  7. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Nitesite, looking forward to seeing how it does.

    watermonkey, I could probably tell a few stories, but I doubt nitesite wants to have to start a whole new thread.

    And he would have to because it involves a prostitute with a prosthetic leg, a gallon of Crisco, and a pack of firecrackers.

    Cleanup in aisle 3.
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  8. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Moderator Supporter

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    Lol

    You had me at prostitute
    You sold me on the prosthetic leg
    The rest was a bonus
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  9. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    What was that movie where the girl had an M16 for a prothestic leg?

    She did the "rocket jump" with it.

    (You FPS players know what I mean.)
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  10. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    OK, now I remember. It was called Grindhouse. This cook is looking for the perfect chili recipe and he finally discovers the missing ingredient(!) . . . as he's bleeding out into the chili. . . .
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  11. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    @Water Monkey see, I told you it was a bad idea. And I didn't even get to the best part of it yet. Those were just teasers.

    Nitesite, you better post some targets up quick with the high sights. I don't know how much longer I can hold 'er together captain.
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  12. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Moderator Supporter

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    @nitesite your lack of posts makes the baby Jesus cry.
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  13. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    OK, I went back and forth about whether to send the rifle back to Henry for their amazing customer service and have them install the taller sight.

    Then I considered having a local gunsmith just do it, which would eliminate me worrying about it being damaged or stolen or lost on its round trip to Wisconsin.

    Then I waffled again and said it shouldn't cost me anything under warranty, so I'll ship it.

    Then I realized that the box it came in would never be returned with the rifle, and I save all my boxes.

    Sooooo.... today my rifle got the taller sight installed by my local gunsmith. Twenty bucks. The rifle's box is worth that to me.

    Now I can get to zeroing the gun soon.

    That is all.
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  14. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Oh, and while I was at the gunsmith I bragged a little bit about the very good trigger which breaks with very little take up and no overtravel. We talked about it being very good for a rifle without a tuned action, which Henry Rifle is known for. I said I knew it was under six pounds, and probably close to five.

    He said "Mmmmm..... I don't know. Let's see."

    So he brought out his digital trigger scale and it breaks at:::::

    3.84-lbs

    I'm cool with that!
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  15. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    I strive to get 3.5 lbs for my precision rifles. If you're under 4 pounds and little take up and no overtravel, you're in high dollar custom trigger job territory.

    I have AR triggers that I paid $175 to get down that low.

    Just sayin' pardner.
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  16. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

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  17. meanstreak

    meanstreak .30-06 Supporter

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    Nitesite, I am the same way with boxes. I always keep the original. Most of my l. long guns were bought used and there were no boxes. I am fortunate enough to have two Henry rifles though and have the boxes for both. I really like them. A lot. I hope to get one more someday. I have a couple in mind. A color case 30-30, or a long ranger. It could just turn out to be a dream though.
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  18. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    meanstreak~~~

    I came soooo close to getting the color case hardened rifle in .44 Magnum. Their receivers are simply GORGEOUS!!!!

    What turned me away was the much heavier octagon barrel (like almost two pounds) and the $250 upgrade for a gun I will carry in the brush.

    Lighter... less expensive.... more utilitarian....

    Those won out.

    But damn the CCH version is unbelievable. Look at em........

    https://www.henryusa.com/rifles/big-boy-color-case-hardened/
  19. meanstreak

    meanstreak .30-06 Supporter

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    They are beautiful pieces. The octagon barrel is heavy for sure. I have a brass 45-70 with octagon and it is a heavy beast. I have only fired 4 rounds through it, then into the safe it went.The weight does help tame the recoil, but ya need a wagon to tote it anywhere. The brass is shiny and pretty, but I really like the CCH better.

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