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Last post 13 days ago by Jakethesnake86. 46 replies replies.
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Plowboy221 Offline
#1 Posted:
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Recently got back into guns in the last year and have added six to the collection this year, including a new squirrel gun today….
https://www.henryusa.com/rifles/brass-lever-action-45-70/


I’ve decided that I’m gonna have to limit my self to one a year, gonna start collecting lever actions only.
DrMaddVibe Offline
#2 Posted:
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That's beautiful. Heard a lot of good things about Henry.

Gunsmith is just waiting for my Sig Red Dot to be installed, filled out the paperwork almost 2 weeks now. Can't wait to get my hands on my custom built AR pistol. I didn't know I wanted one until Pedo Joe decided he wanted to ban them. Certain parts that are on mine...on back order now. Glad I jumped in when I did!
Plowboy221 Offline
#3 Posted:
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I love my Henry .22, I’ve been wanting a 45-70 for years… wish I would have just bit the bullet and bought one couple years ago… prices have went up a lot and getting harder to find it seems….

I was down at my grandparents last month and they have a bad armadillo problem, seen one out in the yard and my grandpa told me to grab the old Winchester 94 and after killing three armadillos that day I fell in love with lever action rifles again.
Whistlebritches Offline
#4 Posted:
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Plowboy221 wrote:
Recently got back into guns in the last year and have added six to the collection this year, including a new squirrel gun today….
https://www.henryusa.com/rifles/brass-lever-action-45-70/


I’ve decided that I’m gonna have to limit my self to one a year, gonna start collecting lever actions only.


Ain't gonna be much left of them squirrels.LOL

I been in love with Henry's for a while now..........would love to get a Long Ranger in 308
HockeyDad Offline
#5 Posted:
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Still love my Marlin 336 in 30/30. Good for deer hunting.
BuckyB93 Offline
#6 Posted:
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I have a 0.117 pellet gun.

Squirrels and skunks fear me.
DrafterX Offline
#7 Posted:
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Buy a shotgun.. buy a shotgun... Mellow
Gene363 Offline
#8 Posted:
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I have a Henry lever action in .41 Magnum. It has great wood and with reloads it's a tack driver.

Mine is the oder tube feed rifle, some prefer they side loading gate is better, however the tube magazine is actually easier than a side loader.

HockeyDad Offline
#9 Posted:
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He said great woods. Heh heh heh
Stogie1020 Offline
#10 Posted:
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We need a dedicated guns thread...
Gene363 Offline
#11 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
He said great woods. Heh heh heh


Yes and the stock is nice too. LOL
MACS Offline
#12 Posted:
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I think I need an AR-15 now that I live in a free state.

Maybe a Sig...
Gene363 Offline
#13 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
I think I need an AR-15 now that I live in a free state.

Maybe a Sig...


FN and LaRue are gapped too, if you want to spend. If not, may suggest an Aero AR?

I've assembled several AR 10/15s from several different sources. Buy a lower, assemble it with a good trigger, and a decent stock. If you're not confident about mounting the barrel in an upper, get an assembled upper.

If you want an excellent and very accurate upper or barrel, I suggest Compass Lake Engineering. They are in Florida and build a lot of match winning rifles. My most accurate AR sports one of their barrels. It'll bug hole IMI Razor 77 grain Sierra Match King ammunition at 100 yards.

https://compasslake.com
Cheno Offline
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MACS wrote:
I think I need an AR-15 now that I live in a free state.

Maybe a Sig...



2 is 1 and 1 is none...
You know what to do.
Plowboy221 Offline
#15 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
I think I need an AR-15 now that I live in a free state.

Maybe a Sig...



https://www.batteryguncompany.com/specs
danmdevries Offline
#16 Posted:
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I do love me a Henry rifle.

Got a few in the safe
HockeyDad Offline
#17 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
I think I need an AR-15 now that I live in a free state.

Maybe a Sig...


I feel like I broke a law just reading that.
Jakethesnake86 Offline
#18 Posted:
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Henry does make a fine rifle. Got my old man one for Christmas 3 year ago. He deer hunts with it. That said personally I really like ruger rifles. They’re not as fancy but I likes em. Not sure that they offer a lever but have a 7.mm bolt. Just stupid accurate. Will cut holes if it’s benched
BuckyB93 Offline
#19 Posted:
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Re watching Band of Brothers last night.

Kinda makes me want to buy a M1 with a 30-round magazine for nostalgic purposes... but it's one of those evil semi-automatic assault rifles with a high capacity magazine and should be banned from the face of the Earth.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#20 Posted:
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Can't be evil. It's got wood on it. Tactical rails and plastic stocks are what makes them evil
BuckyB93 Offline
#21 Posted:
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I'll add this to my recently acquired knowledge. Wood good, plastic bad.

.30 caliber WWII vintage rifle = good (it has a wood stock)

.223 caliber AR-15 with composite stock = bad because it looks mean and stuff.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#22 Posted:
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Now you're catching on
KingoftheCove Offline
#23 Posted:
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A lever in .357 is first on my buy list, followed by a 1/2 lug, 6” GP 100.
deadeyedick Offline
#24 Posted:
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Jakethesnake86 wrote:
Henry does make a fine rifle. Got my old man one for Christmas 3 year ago. He deer hunts with it. That said personally I really like ruger rifles. They’re not as fancy but I likes em. Not sure that they offer a lever but have a 7.mm bolt. Just stupid accurate. Will cut holes if it’s benched


I have a Ruger M77 MK I 7mm Rem. Mag with a 3-9 Leupold Scope. Haven't used it since I stopped hunting deer and elk but always was accurate when I reloaded my own.

Also a 60 year old Marlin 336 lever in 30-30 with a 4X scope with good wood. Good brush gun.
Plowboy221 Offline
#25 Posted:
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KingoftheCove wrote:
A lever in .357 is first on my buy list, followed by a 1/2 lug, 6” GP 100.



Local shop has one of these sitting on the shelf, absolutely beautiful gun… almost bought it as well.

https://www.cimarron-firearms.com/1873-short-rifle-357-magnum-38-special-20-oct-barrel.html
KingoftheCove Offline
#26 Posted:
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Plowboy221 wrote:
Local shop has one of these sitting on the shelf, absolutely beautiful gun… almost bought it as well.

https://www.cimarron-firearms.com/1873-short-rifle-357-magnum-38-special-20-oct-barrel.html

That is very nice……….but a tad pricey.
I have my eye on the Big Boy X.
Maybe next summer…………….maybe.
A side loading gate is a must imo. Tube fed is great for the first load, then side gate to keep it topped off.
Best of both worlds.
Jakethesnake86 Offline
#27 Posted:
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@deadeye. I run hornady loads in the ruger. That’s what’s working. Others well the accuracy wasn’t there. Really big fan of their ammo in general


I’m also one of those hippies that just likes the look of nice wood over composite. I’ll pay a little more for nice wood grain. If it’s a cheap beater I don’t care but preference goes to wood for myself
deadeyedick Offline
#28 Posted:
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Jakethesnake86 wrote:
@deadeye. I run hornady loads in the ruger. That’s what’s working. Others well the accuracy wasn’t there. Really big fan of their ammo in general


I’m also one of those hippies that just likes the look of nice wood over composite. I’ll pay a little more for nice wood grain. If it’s a cheap beater I don’t care but preference goes to wood for myself


It's been many years since I sold off my reloading bench and all the equipment. Can't even remember what combination of powder and bullet I settled on after trying many variations but I had that baby dialed in at 200 yards.
HockeyDad Offline
#29 Posted:
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Hornady LeverRevolution has my 336 spot on at 200 yds.

Hornady superPerformance SST for my 270 Win for 300 yds.

I have a Hornady bias.
Jakethesnake86 Offline
#30 Posted:
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I concur hockey. They make good ammo across the board.

I never got into loading rifle rounds. Order got difficult to obtain. I still have some red dot I just use for shotgun shells. But honestly a birdshot round can be had new for the price of reloading. I don’t plink much with rifles just get them true and leave them alone. That said I’d still love to have all the stuff to do it
Plowboy221 Offline
#31 Posted:
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The 45-70 came in at my FFL went to pick it up today, we unboxed it the butt of the stock was completely broke off!! Emailed the company I bought it from and they are gonna mail me a new one, everything has went okay so far, but I ain’t counting on anything till the new rifle is in my hands.
DrafterX Offline
#32 Posted:
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Wow.. that sounds intentional.. Mellow
Stogie1020 Offline
#33 Posted:
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I think QC died with COVID.
Plowboy221 Offline
#34 Posted:
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Here is my theory, the add on gunbroker said damaged box, no damage to rifle… the box was not it that bad of shape in my imo. Anyway I’m thinking they sent it knowing the gun was broke, my FFL will send it back, they’ll file a claim with fedex and boom, they get double the money. Anyway that’s just my theory
Sunoverbeach Offline
#35 Posted:
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Seller musta been a stockbroker
Plowboy221 Offline
#36 Posted:
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Ha




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Haha
DrMaddVibe Offline
#37 Posted:
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Took delivery of my AR pistol today.

Fired 8 clips through it today. Sweet is the only word I can use to describe it.
Plowboy221 Offline
#38 Posted:
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Brought this beautiful piece home today, looked at it three times once last week, yesterday and went back today I just had to give it a home. Someone else almost actually bought it while I was standing there trying to decide if I wanted to drop that kinda change, I would have been bummed but it would saved me money lol.

https://www.covecreekoutfitters.com/product/taylors-and-co-1873-comanchero-357-mag-20-2043com/
DrMaddVibe Offline
#39 Posted:
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That should take the sting out of that Henry for sure.
Plowboy221 Offline
#40 Posted:
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DrMaddVibe wrote:
That should take the sting out of that Henry for sure.



Man it’s such a beautiful gun I couldn’t leave it, I looked at as almost a piece of art lol. I like Henry, but these Taylor and Co are just absolutely next level imo.
DrMaddVibe Offline
#41 Posted:
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I had to go to a show to pic mine up...fell in love with a vintage BAR...mileage unknown...wanted 6K for it.

Really wanted it. Anyone got some scratch offs i can have?
Plowboy221 Offline
#42 Posted:
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DrMaddVibe wrote:
I had to go to a show to pic mine up...fell in love with a vintage BAR...mileage unknown...wanted 6K for it.

Really wanted it. Anyone got some scratch offs i can have?



We’ll both be digging trough the scratch offs in the trash like Mr. Jones….
Plowboy221 Offline
#43 Posted:
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Replacement Henry 45-70 came in and picked it up yesterday, she’s a beauty.

Also, picked up a Marlin 97 .22 made in 1900, top of the butt on the stock is cracked, gonna put a cover on it or have it fixed eventually also picked up the Winchester 94 30-30 made in 1941, passed on it twice wasn’t gonna a third time.
Gene363 Offline
#44 Posted:
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A lever gun triple threat. ThumpUp
Ram27 Offline
#45 Posted:
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"Don't shoot your eye out. "
Jakethesnake86 Offline
#46 Posted:
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Epoxy that crack. You can do it yourself.
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