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Evan Posted - March 07 2021 : 7:23:28 PM
Trading for it this week. Loads like the .30-30 and hold 10 rnds of .357. Figure with two .357 handguns and the lever gun figure I an survive in the New Normal.
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wydraj Posted - April 29 2021 : 6:44:47 PM
Originally posted by Evan

Shot it yesterday at a blank piece of paper at 25 yards. The group was a bit high and right but almost all the rounds were touching. Even .357 loads were pleasant to shoot!

Wondering what ammo, loads you are using? Anything specific or just what you are feeding your revolvers. Thanks
oldmuleskinner Posted - March 19 2021 : 6:28:31 PM
Two of my grandkids have used my .357 Marlin 1894 to harvest deer in the last several years. The first was my granddaughter when she was 11. The 3x3 whitetail dropped in its tracks without moving. Her younger brother shot one the next year. It went down but due to a bad hit, needed a follow up shot. Both times the rifle was loaded with hot handloads with 125 grain Hornady hollow points. I like the light recoil for the kids.

Another grandson shot his first deer with my .44 Marlin. It ran about 70 yards down a fence line before dropping. When we gutted it, its heart was shredded into 3 pieces.

The press gets all over LEOs for shooting multiple rounds until the perp goes down. If that deer could run that far after a shot through the heart with a 240 grain .44 hollow point, think what an armed bad guy could do in that period of time. That deer scenario just reinforces "shoot till the perp is down for good".
WR Moore Posted - March 19 2021 : 4:46:45 PM
Henry does put beautimous wood on their rifles too. All their rifles. Late last year I saw one of their single shots in .45-70 for sale used in the LGS. When I picked it up I figured out why. Gorgeous wood, but too darn light for caliber.

Chipped in on a .22 pump gun for youngest grandson and when we contacted Henry about a kiddy stock, they sent one free. Took a minor bit of fitting, but that's customer service.
colt357 Posted - March 15 2021 : 8:23:44 PM
I have several .357 magnum revolvers and always will, so I figured it was a no brainer to pick up a lever gun in the same caliber. I hadn't owned one since I sold an old, rather ammo sensitive .357 magnum Winchester 94 trapper (16 inch bbl) about a dozen years ago or there abouts. But then I got the bug! So what did I do? I bought not 1 but 2 within about a year of each other!

About 3 years ago I picked up a 20 inch bbl Winchester 92 in .357 magnum, then about a year later I stumbled upon a new, limited edition Winchester 92 trapper (16 inch bbl) "takedown", also in .357 mag! So I dug deep and bought it too! A bit pricy, but I couldn't resist the lure!

Great shooters, both of them. I am very happy with both purchases, despite the rather steep cost of the little takedown trapper.

SJC3081 Posted - March 13 2021 : 5:57:59 PM
Iím training my 8 year old son with a Marlin 1894 in 357. Mild recoil even with hot 357 rounds is easy for him to shoot.
Russ Larges Posted - March 12 2021 : 6:23:05 PM
I have been looking for one all winter, but now I have spent my wad on the .45 revolver.
Arvinator Posted - March 12 2021 : 07:20:02 AM
A lever rifle keeps you under the radar from gun grabbers. I settled on a pair of Marlin 30-30 rifles but you are very well armed with your Henry in .357
Evan Posted - March 11 2021 : 11:44:52 AM
Shot it yesterday at a blank piece of paper at 25 yards. The group was a bit high and right but almost all the rounds were touching. Even .357 loads were pleasant to shoot!
Ace Posted - March 08 2021 : 11:02:51 AM
Henry lever-actions seem to have the smootherist actions out of the box of any brand we got at the store back when. I have one in .22, it's sooo pleasant to carry in the field, and is as accurate (in my hands, anyway) as any bolt-action I've used. It especially likes Remington and CCI SubSonic ammo.

As to their .357 and .44 rifles, I've heard nothing but good reports from anybody with anything to say about them. My only issue is their weight; they're heavier than I personally prefer, but that probably contributes a lot to their accuracy and 'soft' shooting. Makes them a good club, too, if you don't have time to reload. I'd most certainly take one if it showed up under the Christmas tree. Ace
Arvinator Posted - March 08 2021 : 07:26:03 AM
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