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Posted 26 December 2011 - 09:38 PM

I ended up with $450 in bass pro gift cards and I think I'm going to buy a new rifle or shotgun with it. Problem is that I already have all of the guns I really need so I'm looking for some ideas on guns that would be fun. So far I'm thinking about a Henry lever action .22 or .22 mag.. I've also been thinking that a 45-70 guide gun would be a neat toy to have. Any other ideas?

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 05:12 AM

i got to feel one of those henry rifles. Very smooth and nice. well built. Stock up on some ammo? How about a CZ 455 ,the switch barrel model that replaced the 452?

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 05:53 AM

You could run some hammerheads through the Marlin but not sure if I'd call it fun...at least for my bad wing. I like the idea of a firearm purchase as it's something tangable that will be around forever as opposed to stuff that fades away and is forgotten or doesn't last.Certainly cheaper to feed the Henry and probably a little more useful but the joy of gifts is getting something you might not normally aquire.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 06:51 AM

I have a guide gun, and I wouldnt call it "Fun To Shoot." if I lived in bear country its what Id carry, but my other 4570 is alot more pleasant to shoot. Of course mine is pre porting, so maybe the new ones have tamed the recoil enough to be fun again. now that henry in 22mag is definately on my list. DR

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 09:22 AM

i have the standard Henry in 22lr and the henry golden boy in 22lr and 22mag. All area dream to shoot. And th factory service is not to be riviled. Send it back in and they fix it, no charge, no quesions. I want to buy the Heny in .37 next. Or he pump in 22lr.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 09:35 AM

I'm leaning towards the Henry but I'm having a tough time deciding on whether to get a .22 lr or the mag. I already have a few rifles of each chambering. The mag would be a better all around ranch gun but the lr would be a better rabbit hunting gun. Hmmmm. :signlol2iu:

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 12:41 PM

Clampdaddy,Have you considered a bow?Tom

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:36 PM

I already have one. My old Reflex Bighorn has a few years on it and occasionally I think about getting a newer, lighter, more compact bow but I think that I need to take at least one deer with the bow I already have before I go stepping up to something new.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 03:05 PM

I have a guide gun, and I wouldnt call it "Fun To Shoot."

Then you're shooting the wrong loads!!! Granted the Cowboy model we have is heavier, but 300gr cast bullets in front of pistol powder (Unique or 2400) kicks less than my .243 and is more fun than a barrel full of monkeys. And I love monkeys! There is just something about a rifle that can shoot powder-puff to wooly-mammoth loads. Of course, if you don't reload, a 45-70 would not be as logical a choice. But if you do, it is a lot of fun.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 08:15 PM

how about a cap percussion muzzle loader rifle or pistol.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 08:30 PM

There's an idea. A double barrel black powder shotgun would be a lot of fun.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 06:49 PM

get some reloading equipment and start rolling your own

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 08:09 PM

guide gun I got a ported one for a week more or so if you want to try

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:44 PM

get some reloading equipment and start rolling your own

He does that already.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 10:25 AM

I'm at bass pro doing paperwork on a Henry golden boy in .22 mag. :D

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 10:30 AM

You won't regret that decision. I love mine.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 12:09 PM

Thanks Lynn. Over the last few years I'd noticed how much you liked your Henrys so I figured they were worth a look. I didn't care for the standard model very much but the golden boy really impressed me. The longer and heftier octagon barrel on the golden boy along with the thicker receiver makes the gun feel like a real rifle rather than a plinker. What loads does your golden boy like?




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