I installed my Henry Cantilever Scope mount and rings today and since I've seen a lot of interest in this rifle here I thought I'd share my experience and hopefully make a positive contribution to the forum. Here goes...
The Golden Boy scope mount, ordered from Henry's website ($27.50). It comes with two set screws and an instruction sheet:
The rings. Henry recommends Weaver Style rings:
As per Henry's instructions you have to remove the rear site. It is held in place by a tiny set screw and dove tail mount. I used a jeweler's screwdriver for the set screw and had to gently tap the dove tailed sight out. Be careful here...
I found it easiest to install the rings on the mount prior to installing the mount on the barrel:
Henry's instructions explain that "if your gun came with predrilled holes for the mount, proceed to blah blah blah" If not, you may want the services of a gun smith to drill the required hole. Mine had the hole already. Yays The holes :
Test fitted, till Leupold VX-1 2-7x28mm scope arrives. Note, those are one inch scope rings for a one inch tube.
O.C.D. kicked in a little soooooo, spares bag for future use?:
Scope was due to arrive today by UPS but did not. So much for speedy reliable delivery right? I'll post more once I install the scope.
Last edited by stratrider; 05-02-2013 at 02:46 AM.
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I'd love to go zero it now but it's raining cats n dogs out.
I do find that I have to raise my head up a little too much. I'm just breaking my cheek weld when I acquire a good sight picture. That's with low rings too. I'm looking into getting a cheek-piece now. I just don't want to "Bubba" it up too bad, lol. Waddayathink?