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Thread: Henry Single Shot now offered in 357, 44 & 30-30 ?

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    Henry Single Shot now offered in 357, 44 & 30-30 ?

    I wanted one of the new Henry single shots and have been following he threads on here. Maybe this is "old news", but I just went to their site to look at the specs on the 308 as the last time I looked, they different offer them in 30-30 which is what I would really like. Much to my surprise, the had 44 Mag, 357 Mag and 30-30 listed. Am I behind the times or did they just add these based on inquiries about those calibers?

    https://www.henryusa.com/rifles/single-shot-rifle/

    I'll be changing my mind on the 308 if they are making the 30-30, even if I have to wait some before they are out.

    So . . . were these just added?

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    They were just added and are now available. There are 30-30's listed on gunbroker for sale. I just landed a 357 myself.
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    have the .223, just ordered the .357, life's still good.

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    I know that some have been disappointed in the heavy trigger pull but I have a feeling that Henry will get that work out. It's just nice just nice to see that they've added some new cartridges - I hadn't looked at the site for a few weeks and hadn't run across any thing about the new calibers being added- must have had too many second cups of coffee and too many naps!

    I have a 357 Handi that I love and am glad that they added that one as I know a lot of fellows who missed out on getting a Handi in 357. It would be nice if at some point you could buy just the barrels in different calibers and use them on the same receiver - but perhaps that will come in time as well? I'm just glad they added the 30-30 as it's such a popular cartridge. I have a couple of 30-30 lever guns but mainly want the SS to play with different weight/profile cast boolits that I have molds for - there are a lot of cans out there that need killing!

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    Just a thought, would it be feasible to ream the chamber on a .38/.357 mag out to .357MAX? I think that would be a great gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merlin101 View Post
    Just a thought, would it be feasible to ream the chamber on a .38/.357 mag out to .357MAX? I think that would be a great gun.
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    The 357 is the one I have been wanting

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    My 357 Handi I bought new - it was on the rack in a LGS that I've purchased from and I had heard the rumble that they were going to be over with in the near future. I gave some thoughts to reaming it to 357 Max and who knows, it may happen some day. I have no idea about the 357 Henry SS as far as converting to Max.

    The chamber on my Handi was pretty deep - as a lot of them were. I did pick up several hundred .260 DW (Dan Wesson) Starline casings from a member on here - basically and extended .357 casings. I also bought two NOE 200 grain molds - 2 cavities each - one is a RN and the other a flat nose. Molds wee used and like new - cast excellent boolits. I've loaded those in the 360 DW casings and they chamber just fine and seem to shoot well.

    If you don't want to ream your Handi to MAX - you might try some of the 360 DW Starline casings as your Handi chamber will probably be deep enough to utilize them. I have a feeling that the Henry 357 Mag chambers will probably be SAAMI spec.

    The thing I like about my 357 Handi is that it also does well with BP cartridges - easy to clean, etc. I'd love to have one in 45 Colt - don't know if Henry will ever make one but if they did, I'd snap one up in a heartbeat. It would be a great combination to my 45 Uberti Cattleman. Iid like to hear how the 357 Henry SS performs - I love the great wood they use and I might even consider trading in the Handi on one to go with my Ubeerti 51 Navy conversion.
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    Henry single shot H015 rifle trigger/hammer fix springs available at cost + shipping here ....

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