Got a Henry Frontier Lever Action Octagon!

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by SubZero, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. SubZero

    SubZero New Member

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    Got my first Lever Action rifle and opted for the Henry Frontier Octagon (around $350 most places I think) and am finding it to be really fun to shoot.

    Today at the range, I shot 50 .22 short and 50 .22 LR, both standing with no external support and sitting with a front rest and bag.

    Liked it so much I'm wondering what a higher-caliber Lever Action might be to shoot, like perhaps a Henry Big Boy .357/.38 Special.

    For now though, the cheap ammo and non-existent recoil means I can shoot it for hours if I felt like it and still have money left for lunch and a working shoulder to lift that burger to my mouth.

    Just wanted to share.

    Wonder how many others have Henry Lever Action?
     
  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I suspect Winds will stop in soon to share her Jealousy ;)
    She's been wanting one for a while.
     

  3. mountainman13

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  5. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Very nice rifle. Congratulations.
    I'm jealous.
     
  6. SubZero

    SubZero New Member

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    Thanks.

    Yeah, I took it to the range along with my 300 WSM. After firing 2 boxes of 300 WSM, shifting over to the .22 was almost hilarious. Big Boom, no boom.
     
  7. mountainman13

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    That's why its nice to have multiple calibers ;)
     
  8. racer_x

    racer_x New Member

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    Dearly love my henry!! But im kinda partial to lever guns. Im wanting a henry in 30-30
     
  9. SubZero

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    I'm debating between the octagon barrel of the 30-30:

    http://henryrepeating.com/rifle-3030.cfm

    and the Big Boy octagon .357:

    http://henryrepeating.com/rifle-big-boy.cfm

    I have two .357 revolvers (one small for concealed, one larger for home defense) so could use the same ammo if I went with the Big Boy, I believe.
     
  10. OldEagleEars

    OldEagleEars New Member

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    Now you've done it! You have allowed a Henry lever-action rifle into your shooting life and you will prize it above all other rimfire rifles! You will bore your friends by praising it's smoothness and accuracy and build-quality and all-American goodness!
    I know this will happen to you because it happened to me when I bought my Henry Golden Boy.
    I dithered whether to get the .22LR or order a Big Boy in 30-30 but went for the smaller caliber because I no longer hunt and I can shoot .22 all day for what one tube of centerfire ammo would cost. But big-bore or not, you will fall in love with that gun.
     
  11. beaglesam

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    Very nice rifle you will enjoy it for years.
     
  12. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Yeah, I'm jealous.

    Me, too.


    Very nice rifle. Have fun with it.
     
  13. Tinstar

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    I have a Henry Golden Boy .22LR with the Octagon barrel and it's one of my absolute favorite rifles! Smooth, accurate, beautiful, attention getter, and the company...FANTASTIC! I have other Henry Rifles and they are great as well. I have taken many squirrels with my Golden Boy and it shoots and cycles .22 shorts and longs just as well as the long rifles. The CEO of the Henry Company is one of the most personable people I have ever had contact with. He reads all emails and will personally respond to them. He feels like an old friend! The Henry rifles have all American parts and are just quality! The wood is beautiful. I could go on and on, but you get the point. I am a Henry believer! I have lots of other guns that I will be discussing, but for my first post, I can't think of a finer rifle or company to comment on. The pump will be my next Henry. I never had a .22 pump, but have shot them and I want one! Those of you that have a Henry...Enjoy! Those of you that don't...get one...and enjoy! :)