The Henry Single Shot Rifle is a top-notch American-made Single Shot Rifle, yet it’s simple in design with just a few components, so there’s little chance of a malfunction. The steel receiver has a beautiful blued finish (brass-finished receivers are available for a few of the other chamberings).
The rifle uses a non-ejector case extractor. To break the action open, you simply pivot a tang-mounted lever to the left or right, so it’s essentially ambidextrous. Then there’s the rebounding hammer, which can’t touch the firing pin unless the trigger is deliberately pulled. There’s no other external safety on the Henry Single Shot Rifle for sale.
The blued, 22-inch barrel comes with a brass bead front sight as well as an adjustable folding-leaf-style rear sight. The barrel is also drilled and tapped so it’s easy to install a scope.
Furniture and More
The furniture is made from choice American walnut, and you’ll find checkering along the forend and pistol grip. Henry also equipped the stock quipped with a solid rubber recoil pad. It also wisely included sling swivel studs at the front and rear. Overall, the Henry Single Shot Rifle for sale is rugged and compact—important traits for hunting in thick cover—with an overall length of just 37.5 inches. It weighs 7 pounds unloaded.
Henry Single Shot Rifle Features
Henry Single Shot Rifle features a matte finish with a steel frame. It also features a round barrel, brass bead front sights, Leaf Rear sights and is drilled/tapped for optional scope use. The stock is constructed of walnut, with a curved pistol grip wrist and solid rubber recoil pad.
The action has no external manual safety; it uses a rebounding hammer that can’t touch the firing pin unless the trigger’s deliberately pulled, and an interlock system that doesn’t allow the barrel to open if the hammer’s cocked, or the barrel to close if the hammer’s cocked while it’s open.
Henry Single Shot Rifle Accuracy
The Henry Single Shot Rifle for sale is certainly accurate enough to make it a serious midsize game rifle out to about 200 yards, especially when you consider that the .350 Legend still has 900 fpe at that distance. For larger whitetail deer, you’d feel more confident with 1,000 fpe.
That being said, the cartridge is a short-range, 150-yard-maximum hunting cartridge when hunting larger rutting bucks. For black bears and feral hogs, it should get the job done nicely within 100 yards, where most shots are taken.
More importantly, however, the .350 Legend’s recoil in the Henry was noticeably lighter than the .45-70 or .450 Bushmaster.
Cleaning the Rifle
The cleaning process is quite simple. With the chamber empty, break the rifle open and remove the pivot pin by tapping it out from either the right or left side with a 3/8-inch brass rod. Then remove the barrel assembly from the receiver. Resist the temptation to unscrew the forearm. The rifle breaks into three parts for easy cleaning.
For those states that require straight-walled cases for deer hunting with a rifle, the .350 Legend is a very good option for shorter ranges, especially if you want to hunt with a single-shot rifle. For those who hunt whitetails, wild hogs, and black bears where the range is short, the Henry Single Shot Rifle in .350 Legend is an excellent choice. The recoil is light, the report is mild, and ammunition costs about the same as .223 Remington ammo.
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