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Discussion in 'Henry' started by draftingmonkey, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. draftingmonkey

    draftingmonkey G&G Evangelist

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    After 3 years of anxiously waiting and 2 years of emailing Henry, I finally got my .45-70. Wouldn't you know that the day I picked her up I received an email from Anthony Imperato telling me that if I was still having trouble to contact him and he would get one to my local firearms dealer. A little late but I am a happy camper.

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  2. Tack Driver

    Tack Driver G&G Evangelist

    Why the wait? Did you have problems with it and have to send it back to them for repair?
     

  3. draftingmonkey

    draftingmonkey G&G Evangelist

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    No. Took that long for my dealer to find one here in Cali. Also, has not been a high production firearm so they have been slow to ship.
     
  4. Tack Driver

    Tack Driver G&G Evangelist

    Ahh, that's really something else cause I have been seeing .45-70 Henry's in my LGS for the past year and a half or so. They sure look nice. I like that peep rear sight
     
  5. grizcty

    grizcty God, Guns, Glory Forum Contributor

    Congrats,
    Welcome to the 45-70 club.
     
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  6. Tack Driver

    Tack Driver G&G Evangelist

    killer of kitchen raiding grizzly bears
     
  7. draftingmonkey

    draftingmonkey G&G Evangelist

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    A buddy of mine in MT has seen them for awhile there also. Probably not a big market in Cali is the reason for the long time in coming.

    Actually, my first was an H&R Buffalo Classic, but thanks for the welcome.
     
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  8. 99dragon99

    99dragon99 G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    I have been eye balling a Henry 1885SB 45-70.... it's only $675... I'm thinking hard about it....
     
  9. draftingmonkey

    draftingmonkey G&G Evangelist

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  10. TXplt

    TXplt Gun Toting Boeing Driver Forum Contributor

    I would keep the ghost rings unless you are planning shots outside 100-140 yards. Somehow couldn't bring myself to put optics on mine.

    Tried to find the Henry a couple of years ago but they were scarce then too--glad you found one. I wound up with a Remlin GBL which I've been very happy with but had to put the sights on myself (XS ghost rings).

    Nice looking rifle--enjoy.

    You will probably find signifcant POI changes with different loadings; I finally settled on the HSM +P bear loading 430 grain which does everything I want. It's probably pretty standard ballistics for hand loads too. I have it slightly high at 100 yds which seems to work for any shots I take.

    http://www.cabelas.com/product/HSM-Bear-Load-Handgun-Ammunition/1214149.uts
     
  11. jwrauch

    jwrauch G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Nice rifle. Reminiscent of the Marlin 1895 I had a few years back. JR
     
  12. Palladin8

    Palladin8 G&G Evangelist

    Congrats on the new acquisition. I have seen them at the SHOT Show but not locally. I really like the way they feel and I also like the fact that they come standard with the peep sight.

    Personally I would not put one of those scopes on the Henry. It would look out of place since your rifle is shorter than a standard rifle. If you were wanting to go with a scope I would put a small 1-4X or 2-7X. If you don't need magnification to shoot then I would leave it as is. I put a 1-4X on my Rossi and quickly took it off and stayed with the buck horn sights. I am wanting to put a set of peep sights on it though.
     
  13. BigCaneSwift

    BigCaneSwift G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Range report needed now, that's a good looking lever gun
     
  14. MosinRuger

    MosinRuger G&G Evangelist

    Very nice, I love the punch of that round!
     
  15. Should become easier to find now that the 30-30 and 45-70 s are being made in Rice Lake Wi. Wether all are being made there or its added production I dont know but I will be getting one of them. Nice to see something as cool as HENRY rifles being made in the northern part of our state!