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Thread: Any comments on Henry Long Ranger?

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    Any comments on Henry Long Ranger?

    I looked at threads, tried my hand (extremely ham fisted) at searching this site, and was wondering about how this series of levers have worked out in reality , not some Internet gun reviewers dream writeup.

    Curiosity mostly, as one the LGS guys made the comment towards having 3 sold through the store, and all 3 went back to Henry for ejection/extraction problems. These happened to be .223 versions, but wondering if all 3 calibers were suffering from the same problems.
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    I am listening too, apparently you have heard more than I have about these.

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    They sure look like nice guns, however I think the Browning BLR has the small market for this type of rifle in the bag. I could go for a .223 Long Ranger that took AR mags though!
    Currently casting and loading: .32 Auto, .380 Auto, .38 Special, 9X19, .357 Magnum, .257 Roberts, .30 WCF, .45-70 Gov't.

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    I would like a couple
    Will let them work out the issues that new models seem to have in general
    Don't want to be a Beta Tester
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    Shoot, here I was hoping for some information from anyone who actually has used one. Looks like not too many who frequent the board has bought one.

    I am like many here.....not wanting to be a beta tester......
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    I wouldn't hesitate to be a beta tester for one like I mentioned.
    Currently casting and loading: .32 Auto, .380 Auto, .38 Special, 9X19, .357 Magnum, .257 Roberts, .30 WCF, .45-70 Gov't.

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    They look ok and on Henry's site several different guys shoot it and comment. It cycles fine in the video, but they don't show the target they shot at. I thought that strange.
    Anyway, my long ranger has always been and will probably always be- bolt action!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    They look ok and on Henry's site several different guys shoot it and comment. It cycles fine in the video, but they don't show the target they shot at. I thought that strange.
    Anyway, my long ranger has always been and will probably always be- bolt action!

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    Right now, my long ranger is either a 308AR or my AR15 Dissipator, but I cannot leave the levergun idea alone when thinking about something that reaches out farther than the 45/70 in a levergun; or just feels as good in my hands when carrying as a levergun does.
    I know, I know....Browning. But for whatever reason they don't trip my trigger at all...too much flash/gaudy about them for me I guess.
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    Bubbaw/a45/70, how about a Savage 99 or if you can find them- a Win model 88 or Sako Finnwolf? Also the Marlin .308 and .338 XLR might do.

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    I will look at those.

    As far as the Marlin 308...i want to keep my loads usable between rifle.....not another caliber or such.
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