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I have a friend who just bought a Henry lever action in .223. The "Long Ranger". He hasn't scoped it at this point.

It seems odd to see a levered .223 but maybe they shoot like a decent bolt action. Anybody have any accuracy info on them?
 

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Hopefully it shoots much better than my BIL's .22.......I wouldn't bet a heckuva lot on accuracy.
 

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Well, the 223 is known for the ease at which it takes to make on shoot decent (or VERY decent), at least in a bolt gun. So, if it doesn't shoot well, then I'd be skewed toward the rifle being at fault...I guess.

What twist rate is the Henry? Twist rate can make a big difference, depending on the load it is fed.

And, I assume it does NOT use a tube-fed magazine, right???

Those rifles are purdy rifles. And, from the looks of them, they're built with TLC.

Hope it works out for ya. DO let us know how it shoots.

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To me, it looks like a knockoff of a BLR.
ORLY? Hmmm... Never thought of that till you mentioned it. The BLRs are quality items for sure.
 

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Have sold a couple out of the shop.

We have sold a couple of them out of the shop that I work at. The reports that have come back are very good. Sold one in 243 and one in 308, both shot well according to the purchaser. I have not personally shot one, just the word of the purchasers. They sure are pretty though. We seem to sell a lot of Henrys here in the shop. Yet to have but one complaint and that turned out to be 22 ammo used and fixed itself with a different 22 LR ammo. There are a large amount of 22's and several of the larger bore, 44, 357, 45lc and now a couple of the Long Rangers.
 

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My friend has scoped his, but hadn't shot it when I last talked to him.

He told me he takes each of his grandchildren to a hardware store in our nearest small town when they turn 12 and lets them pick a 22 rifle. He said the first one got a Henry lever action and it shot so well that the others have picked Henrys also. Although the town's population is only 1600, that hardware store has an excellent rifle selection ---- especially 22s. I thought that was a pretty neat tradition.
 

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My friend has scoped his, but hadn't shot it when I last talked to him.

He told me he takes each of his grandchildren to a hardware store in our nearest small town when they turn 12 and lets them pick a 22 rifle. He said the first one got a Henry lever action and it shot so well that the others have picked Henrys also. Although the town's population is only 1600, that hardware store has an excellent rifle selection ---- especially 22s. I thought that was a pretty neat tradition.
Oh, yeah! What a great idea! I'd say the age is right about perfect too. (Have a grandson, and was pondering his first 22LR as well. Thanks for posting this!)

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After reading their ad I'd be really interested in hearing/seeing some first hand results of a scoped gun in .223. My .223 is a Savage 12 BVSS. It gets heavy wandering around with it. :)
 
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