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Old 03-28-2017, 10:55 AM
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Ok... So it's a big time personal preference! I like the loading gate verses the tube... No other difference in my mind.

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Old 04-03-2017, 09:38 AM
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I'm sure the Henry is a decent gun.
The ones I've handled felt clunky and heavy though.
And while some think they are handsome, I m not among that group.
I'll stick with carbines from a company that has been making them for 147 years.
That said, I try to get older Marlins, I've seen rough actions and crooked sights on some ( but not all) of the new ones.
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Old 04-05-2017, 01:28 PM
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I'm sure the Henry is a decent gun.
The ones I've handled felt clunky and heavy though.
And while some think they are handsome, I m not among that group.
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heavy???????

Clunky??????????

I guess you're confused. The Steel Henry carbine is no longer, heavier, or clunkier than a Marlin. If anything they may be slightly trimmer because the receivers are not required to have a loading gate in them.
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I have 4 different makes of lever action. My favorite for loading and unloading are as follows. My Ruger 96\22 and BLR are the best. The Henry comes in second and the Marlin's come in last. As far as the Henry tube feed. I have never used more than 2 shots to get what I am hunting for. If I do need more than 6 IMMEDIATE rounds than I am one piss poor hunter. And If I went through 6 shots trying to stop a charging grizzly, well I probably should not be out in the field. If I did have a chance to put in the seventh shot. I could drop it in just the same as I do my marlins. BTW, I ALWAYS carry a sidearm when hunting. So I can fall back to 6 rounds plus of what ever ammo is in that gun.

As far as my favorite overall. it is a tie between my Henry 45\70 and the BLR in 7-08.

Most accurate is a tie between my BLR and Marlin 30AS.

My next lever will be a Henry 327 Magnum for small game. I know... how will I ever small game hunt with only 10 rounds of 327 magnum ammo!
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