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Henry .44 Mag

Postby captainduckhead » Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:36 pm

I just got a lever action Henry .44 Magnum I bought it for $150, with a box of shells. The guy that owned it never fired it. He needed the money very badly so I bought it. Is that a good buy? I'm not really a rifle guy I don't hunt deer very often, and I already had a deer rifle for the rare occassion that I do hunt. I didn't really need it but I bought it anyway
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Re: Henry .44 Mag

Postby GroundSwatter » Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:44 pm

Depends on which one you bought. But MSRP for cheaper guns are usually at least $300. Some of their guns MSRP for $800+.

http://www.henryrepeatingarms.com/rifles.cfm

I've never shot one, but from what I've read they're pretty smooth shooting guns.
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Re: Henry .44 Mag

Postby captainduckhead » Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:42 am

I just looked it up. Mine is the model H006 .44 Magnum Big Boy. MSRP $899.95. :eek: Not a bad deal for $150 I guess
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Re: Henry .44 Mag

Postby homefront » Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:48 am

In terms of energy, the .44 magnum is virtually the equal of the .30-30 when fired out of a carbine. The trajectory (flight path) won't be as flat, but it's a big bullet with plenty of knock-down power. Under 200 yards, practically speaking, you can't do much better on whitetail deer and many other critters. More powerful rifles exist, but won't kill prey any deader.
Put a shotgun scope on that puppy and sight it in at 75 or 100 yards - you won't be sorry.
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