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    Henry Big boy / 44mag

    very nice review and shooting !!!! makes me want one bad!!


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    nice rifle.....when they make the 44 mag in their new side loader, it's going to be tough for me to not be an owner.
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    I love Henry rifles, just picked up a Big Boy in 357mag not too long ago. Great rifle and extremely accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papajim View Post
    I love Henry rifles, just picked up a Big Boy in 357mag not too long ago. Great rifle and extremely accurate.

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    Awesome! Will that rifle chamber .38 Special as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by taurustoter View Post
    Awesome! Will that rifle chamber .38 Special as well?
    That's one of the cool things about the .357...plus more fit in the tubular magazine. Practice with the cheaper and easier shooting .38's and stoke it with .357 for more serious work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    That's one of the cool things about the .357...plus more fit in the tubular magazine. Practice with the cheaper and easier shooting .38's and stoke it with .357 for more serious work.
    will the 44 Mag not also fire the 44 Spl?
    this might be an issue for a factory ammo buyer but honestly for a reloader the difference in 38 spl/ 357 mag or 44 spl /44 mag are really not worth talking about.
    I load the 380, 9 MM and 38 Super and the difference in the same TYPE of load (target/defense) is just pennies per box of 50, something to think about concerning expense and ammo.
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    I fell into the Henry camp a couple years back. Had handed down my Marlin 1894 44Mag to my oldest and replaced it with a Henry Big Boy in 357 Mag/38 SPL. They recommend no less than 158 grain bullets if shooting 38 SPL. My old Marlin would handle 44 SPL but I never shot them. Oh, and I’ve always preferred tube fed (not via side loading gate) loading. Hundreds of pinches to my thumb and forefinger over the 40 years or so I used my Marlin are a testament to that. I use an Uplula mag loading tool to effortlessly load my handgun mags saving time, finger pinching and fatigue; I can load my Henry via the tube mag saving time, finger pinching and fatigue.

    I am building up my Henry and plan to add a 45 Colt Henry later this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olfarhors View Post
    will the 44 Mag not also fire the 44 Spl?
    this might be an issue for a factory ammo buyer but honestly for a reloader the difference in 38 spl/ 357 mag or 44 spl /44 mag are really not worth talking about.
    I load the 380, 9 MM and 38 Super and the difference in the same TYPE of load (target/defense) is just pennies per box of 50, something to think about concerning expense and ammo.
    When I got my Marlin in 44 Magnum the difference in factory prices between Special and Magnum was negligible. When I wanted to start reloading for it I bought Starline 44 Magnum brass figuring the only advantage to 44 Special was the extra round that fit in the magazine. I can tailor the loads in the 44 Magnum to suit my needs.
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    Thread moved from The Firing Line to Other Long Arms.

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    Question to you 44ers : 44 SPL revolvers will also shoot 44 Russian and 44 Colt. Can 44 caliber carbines do that? I tend to think not as free bore problems come into play with shorter OAL cartridges.
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