Thinking Of A Henry

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    Thinking Of A Henry

    I am seriously considering buying a Henry Golden Boy .22 LR. I have read quite a bit of reviews and most seem very positive. I realize like anything else man-made there can be problems now and then. I want to hear thoughts from the members here that have one, or know of anyone that has one. The first time I saw one I had to have it. Unless someone can convince me not to buy it, I probably will within a week or so. Thanks in advance.
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    Everyone I know who has one, loves them, and all comments I have seen on them are ...pretty much "glowing".
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    Henry makes a fine gun, I have a golden boy. No problems no complaints whats so ever. And best of all made in the USA! I might add customer service is great also!!
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    Henry rifles are excellent and they sure are purdy...
    I have a Golden Boy
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    And a Big Boy in .357mag
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    Both have been flawless.

    There is just something about shooting a quality lever action that makes you go
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    I want one as well. Mine doesn't have to be the Golden Boy, even though that sure does look sharp. I'm kind of leaning toward the .45 colt, but will probably just get the .22 if I get one.
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    I wanted just a little more power and bought the Henry .22mag with the octagon barrel.
    I really like the gun, and with a Leopold scope, I can cover the 'perimeter' pretty well.
    I think that the Henry lever action rifles have a well-earned and positive reputation.
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    Great gun no prob after thousands of rounds four sons grew up shooting it.
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    I have two Henry .22's (ones a mares leg) and I couldn't be happier with them. One's quite old that I bought used and the other is brand new. Both are just as flawless and smooth as the other.

    I run the heck out of them as their my favorite plinking rifles and I've never had one problem with them. IMO, they deserve every bit of the excellent reputation they have and it's damn near impossible to go wrong with a Henry. You won't be disappointed.
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    The first time I held a Henry Rifle I new I wanted it. I looked at both the .22LR Golden Boy and the Big Boy in .357mag on the same day and for whatever reason I passed on making the purchase that day. It took me about a month and a half to find another Golden Boy and a little over 3 months to get the Big Boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetfuelrm View Post
    I am seriously considering buying a Henry Golden Boy .22 LR. I have read quite a bit of reviews and most seem very positive. I realize like anything else man-made there can be problems now and then. I want to hear thoughts from the members here that have one, or know of anyone that has one. The first time I saw one I had to have it. Unless someone can convince me not to buy it, I probably will within a week or so. Thanks in advance.
    Anyone? Anyone at all? Bueller? No?

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    Get the regular non golden boy Henry and save some $$ for ammo. I have the regular black on wood Henry .22 and it's one of the funnest guns I own!

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    I have the basic Henry that you can find at Wal-Mart for like $270. It's an awesome rifle and I always have a great time whenever I bring it out. If that's their cheapest model, then I bet the ones that are supposed to be more upscale are well worth it.
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    Ive got the basic Henry. They are great rifles, my favorite plinker/squirrel rifle.

    Fwiw, I did change the front sight to a TrueGlo replacement with the fiber optic front sight for a better sight picture in the early morning or late evening hunting.
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    I have had my Henry H-OO1 for about 7 years. It has been flawless with all flavors of .22. I have even mixed shorts and long rifle cartridges in the tube and all functioned fine! It is very accurate with most brands of ammo. It is my go to critter gitter around the homestead. IMHO, I doubt anyone would ever regret purchasing a Henry!
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    I have the H001 and the GB. I prefer the H001 for several reasons. In a nutshell, it's light and fun and you feel about 12 years old when you shoot it. It's good medicine.

    Pros HOO1:
    1) It has better balance than the GB, for me.
    2) I prefer the less angled tang of the H001 v. the more steeply angled tang of the GB.
    3) It has a receiver grooves for easily mounting a peep.


    Cons HOO1:
    1) It has a front sight that is not dovetail cut into the barrel. You can buy a front sight with a dove tail if you mount a receiver peep to adjust the height of the front sight.


    Pros GB:
    1) Longer sight radius (if you like that) and a cool octagon barrel
    2) dovetail front sight for swapping out sights

    Cons GB:
    1) flat receiver so you cannot easily mount a peep on the receiver
    2) Steep tang drop ain't my style


    Best of both worlds? H001T
    Pros:
    1) Less angled tang, much like the HOO1
    2) Front dovetail & Grooved receiver so easy for peeps.
    3) Cool octagon barrel


    I can post pics of peeps on both the H001 and GB if you are interested.
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