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Old 03-22-2017, 12:41 AM
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I've been out of gun buying for a while but I've got the "itch" again. I'm getting closer to retirement and I want to get a couple more rifles that are JUST PLAIN FUN! And for me and rifles that means leverguns.

I recently noticed that HRA now offers their Big Boy rifles in .41 magnum and I have that "need". I know that sounds weird (especially since I already have a .357) but I like oddball cartridges (favorite shotgun gauge is 16) and I just plain want a .41 magnum levergun. Probably comes from reading too many Elmer Keith books as a kid.

I've seen a few of them on GB in steel receiver but none in brass. Does anyone own one in brass or have even seen one?

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Old 03-22-2017, 12:54 AM
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Henry 41

I see that the brass bigboy in brass is shipping this month. I am waiting to get the 327 fed mag. as soon as someone has them. Not sure if 41 mag came in brass before but if not it will now. Can see at henryusa.com
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Old 03-22-2017, 01:21 AM
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I see that the brass bigboy in brass is shipping this month. I am waiting to get the 327 fed mag. as soon as someone has them. Not sure if 41 mag came in brass before but if not it will now. Can see at henryusa.com
Thanks telmanmn. Been looking at the HRA site which is what got me started on this quest. Might buy the steel version but really sort of have the itch for one in brass although the "Long Ranger" in .308 is a terrible temptation but with it's higher recoil I'd never shoot it as much as I do the pistol cartridges.
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Old 03-31-2017, 10:38 AM
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Can't help with any feedback on the brass versions, but I too will be spending my money on the .327 Steel Carbine. I have Marlins in 32 H&R, 357, 41 mag and 44 mag. I find, as I get older, I don't enjoy the heavier calibers as much, and I think the 327 is perfect; 100 gr. at 2000 fps, or 85 gr. light factory load, or you can shoot 32 H&R for a light duty load. Probably need to get into reloading, but I have a goodly supply of all of these. The .41 can be difficult to find food for, unless you reload.
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Old 03-31-2017, 06:15 PM
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Bottom line, is that it's your choice. I do not know anything about the Henry rifles but have read that they are ok. For one of the higher power models, personally I would prefer a steel vs a brass receiver. As for caliber, I think 41 mag would be ideal, but, ammo is more expensive. Again from a personal standpoint I would go for a .357 or .44 magnum. My Marlin Cowboy is a 44 mag, and in that long barreled rifle it's a whole different animal from the same cartridge in a handgun. The fun gun is a little Marlin 1894 in 32-20. If I were to do it over I would look for one of the rifles made more for cowboy action shooting in 38 special, due to ammo availability and cost.
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Henry website says 327 fed and 41 mag. now shipping in April. Production issues?
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Henry website says 327 fed and 41 mag. now shipping in April. Production issues?
Hard to say. Shipping delays on new models are not unheard of. However, a quick look on Gunbroker shows that there are dealers who have the .41 magnum steel version in stock while none in .327 show. So clearly the steel version in .41 magnum is already shipping.
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Was informed today that the 41's are available, the 327's aren't (yet)
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Old 04-09-2017, 10:27 PM
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Was informed today that the 41's are available, the 327's aren't (yet)
.41 steel seems to be available but not .41 brass. .327 does not seem to have shipped at all yet.
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