Are you referencing the receiver colors? Brass = Golden Boy, Silver = Silver Boy and Black = Big Boy steel? I bought a Big Boy steel in 357/38 last year and, yep, it does seem to have a smoother action than my Marlin 44 ever did. I've been looking for a Big Boy Henry in 45 Colt but all I've run across have been the brass and silver receivers.I'm not really up on the Henrys but rumor has it that they make three quality grades...gold, silver and black with the golds being the highest. I've only ever shot one, a gold .22 but I was super impressed. In my hands, it felt more like a surgical implement than a rifle. The thing was just drippin' with precision, the action felt like it was run by hydraulics and your hand was just along for the ride. :smile:...beautiful piece of machinery. They are pricey but prob'ly one of the few or only firearms that's actually worth what they cost.
Yes, the receiver colors. I've never tried the silver or black but the gold, the best way I can describe the action is buttery. I always thought the action on my 900 Savage was smooth but the Henry blows it away.Are you referencing the receiver colors? Brass = Golden Boy, Silver = Silver Boy and Black = Big Boy steel? I bought a Big Boy steel in 357/38 last year and, yep, it does seem to have a smoother action than my Marlin 44 ever did. I've been looking for a Big Boy Henry in 45 Colt but all I've run across have been the brass and silver receivers.
Sadly, most attempts at producing Pump Action rifles/carbines were failures. For whatever reason, they just can't get them to work reliably like a Shotgun, or at least not at anywhere near the same price point. Heck, even the high dollar clone of the old Colt Lightning that Pendersoli is currently offering for 2 grand seems to be 100% reliable based on Hickok45's video on it.
As for having a valid reason to own a non-NFA "totally-not-a-SBR/SBS" PGO Firearm, I've got the only reason any free man needs; because they're cool. Honestly, don't tell me that every last firearm you own was selected based purely based upon utility or practical application. And if so, then when exactly do you intend to start living your life?
I mean, really... I have practical applications for the Judge and the Shocking, but I'd be lying through my teeth if I claimed that my appreciation for them is purely based upon utility and had nothing at all to do with the fact that they look cool.
By all accounts, Hi-Points are extremely reliable in spite of being dirt cheap, but I'm going to be bold here and presume that you don't carry one. Am I right?
You can't spell futility without utility. Translation: we don't live in a perfect world and a life spent being overly concerned with practicality in every last facet of existence including your recreational activities is nonsensical. I've seen you toying with the idea of getting a Shockwave before in at least a thread or two, in spite of your repeated sentiments that you cannot find a proper practical niche for one, so clearly you have at least some interest in owning one, otherwise you wouldn't continue seeking a reason to do so. If it will bring you happiness to own one, that that is the ultimate in tangible reasons to do so.
Apologies if I've misread you. Just trying to be of help. Merry Christmas.