Has anyone seen , other than in ads, or had their hands on the new Henry break open single shot yet. According to Henry, it was supposed to have been available to dealers some months back but as far as I've been able to find, not yet. A local club member has had one ordered for some time now but nothing yet.
New Henry break open single shot rifle
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I have been searching all of the usual sources for the last 6 weeks and so far nothing. I thought about calling Henry directly.
The steel models are shipping now and have been since May, the brass ones will ship starting July. There have been no trial balloons to test the market, they are shipping.
Gary is correct, I had called them and got the same answer. Really waiting to put my hands on one.
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Where did you get the info that the steel rifles are actually shipping now and have been since May? I e-mailed Henry yesterday and the answer was only this summer.
For those that haven't heard of these:
It's a shame that these don't come in a good edible small game caliber (like 25/20). Guess the demand would not be there, but just thinkin'...
I'm with you there Dale53. Or 32-20, 38-55, 32-40, 30-30, 357mag. I'm a soft touch for rimed single shotters anyway.
Have seen three in the last two days. One in a LGS to my south, a 308 for $425 and two in an LGS to my north in 243 0r 223 for $380. Rifle looked nice , handled well and had very nice wood with modest figure, with the 223 having the best wood . Only issue was the trigger, had a weird pull, almost two stage. Squeeze and it would move and then stop, and a harder squeeze would finally get it to break. If it had not been for the trigger either the 243 or 223 would have followed me home.
I do not like.
How about a single shot design built using a High Wall or Low Wall receiver and heavy octagon barrel chamber in 327 Magnum.
Cabelas has had a few 243s available on line. 85-100 gr bullet at 1200-1400 fps would make a rather nice fun gun. I must admit that it would totally lack nostalgic appeal however.
It looks as though the 223s and 308s are both becoming available. I have been looking for a receiver sight before I jump in but I have not found anyone who makes one yet.
I just ordered a 308 from Cabelas. They have some other calibers in stock also.
The rifle will be here in plenty of time for the Groundhog shoot.
Does anybody know what the twist of the 223 is?
The twist is 1in9 for the .223. I'm still trying to find one in 44 Mag.
Cabelas has all calibers in stock but the 44 mag. They will take back orders on the 44 mag. I haven't found many other retailers stocking the single shot yet. I think either sportsmans guide or sportsmans warehouse has some but I don't know about the 44 mag.
I'm curious...... For the guys interested in this rifle, Will the main shooting be off the bench and has anyone owned and shot a break-open rifle before?
I have a Ruger Blackhawk in 44 Special and I like the Idea of a companion rifle. I doubt it will ever see a 44 magnum cartridge but if need be I can load the magnums with 44 Special dies. Been doing it for years with 357 cases with 38 Special dies. Probably just use it for plinking. Years ago I had a break open 22 Hornet.
Here is my story. I was raised with a 22lr / 410 over and under as my first gun. Later I carried a 12 gauge single barrel. Break action guns just feel good in my hands. I have shot a H&R 223 and a H&R 204. They were good enough for coyotes but not for prairie dogs.
I may use my Henry as a back to the basics deer rifle or I may just take it for walks in the woods. I would like to put a peep sight on it but won't be willing to do any drilling and tapping. My fall back sight probably will be a 1X muzzle loader scope.
Basic and simple but with good wood; that is my goal.
Thank you, Jim. As I said I was curious.
I'm a die hard single shot guy and I've had a H&R 45/70 and still have two Savage 219's. One a 30/30 and the other, a re-chambered 22 Hornet, to 22/3000 R2.
They are great off hand and hunting rifles with their ejectors but, I don't like them for bench work. For me, they are a real pain to shoot off the bench.
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