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Old 10-03-2021, 10:50 AM
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I’m putting together a Henry H001 for my son as he is a lever gun fan. I’m planning on getting the Henry picatinny rail and a vortex 2-7x35 Diamondback scope. Should I go with low or medium height rings? Anyone have a similar setup?
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Old 10-03-2021, 01:03 PM
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I have the H001 with a Tasco 2-7x32, one of the older models when they were well made! I have med high rings with plenty of clearance and you can stiil squeeze your thumb in there to operate the hammer. With the addition of the Picatinny rail, it might be enough to go with low mounts, but gonna take some carefull measurments as it is gonna be pretty close!!
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Old 10-06-2021, 01:26 AM
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The rail will add some height so you may squeak by with low rings but I'm thinking Medium. On a gun like this where I anticipate some close targets, I like to keep the scope as low as possible. On these you also have to consider clearing the hammer as well as the front site. On my bolt .22s I remove the site but like to keep it on the Henry.

For reference this is mine with a UTG bugbuster (medium rings and 11mm/weaver adaptor), mine with a Simmons 4x32 (medium rings). and another pic I got off the internet with a bugbuster and what looks like high rings.

The Simmons is using medium rings I think, but that is with no rail.

BTW right now mine just has the iron sites with fiber site in front. I think the perfect site for this gun is a red dot, though...........

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I was running a Leupold 2-7x33 scope on my H001T for awhile with low rings. I needed to add a hammer spur but it was a good setup once that was done. I got so use to the spur that I left it on after changing to a tang site/front globe sighting system.
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Old 10-09-2021, 10:42 AM
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Here is the route I went with my H001.

Burris Droptine Rifle Scope - 2-7x-35mm Ballistic Plex .22 Reticle 45-13' FOV 3.1-4.1" ER Matte
Burris Rings # 420071 for H001 & H003
Uncle Mike’s Hammer Extension # 24500 for H001, H003, and H004

I am very happy with this setup.
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Old 10-09-2021, 06:09 PM
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Iím putting together a Henry H001 for my son as he is a lever gun fan. Iím planning on getting the Henry picatinny rail and a vortex 2-7x35 Diamondback scope. Should I go with low or medium height rings? Anyone have a similar setup?
I put a 1" 3-9x32mm AO scope on H001. I used a DIP Picatinny rail and UTG Low QD rings.
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Old 10-09-2021, 09:07 PM
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Low is always the answer. As a first choice. If itís not right Iíll order medium with confidence and squirrel the low rings away for future use.
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I figured out a very long time ago how to know what height rings I need when I put a new scope on a rifle. I bought 3 very cheap sets of rings. One of each, low, medium, & high. By using them it's pretty easy to figure out what height rings I need to buy. Yes ring heights do vary from one manufacturer to the next even at the same levels but I know the height of the rings I have so it's pretty easy to figure out. You could actually pretty much accomplish the same thing just by keeping a pair of medium height rings around.
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I figured out a very long time ago how to know what height rings I need when I put a new scope on a rifle. I bought 3 very cheap sets of rings. One of each, low, medium, & high. By using them it's pretty easy to figure out what height rings I need to buy. Yes ring heights do vary from one manufacturer to the next even at the same levels but I know the height of the rings I have so it's pretty easy to figure out. You could actually pretty much accomplish the same thing just by keeping a pair of medium height rings around.
Like those cheap rings you get with pretty much every scope you buy, and don't use.
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Old 10-10-2021, 07:04 PM
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Like those cheap rings you get with pretty much every scope you buy, and don't use.
I don't buy scopes like that anymore, but yes like the cheap rings that come with cheap scopes.
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I am going to take you down another road since it is a H001. Why not use see-thru rings like the Leopold Rifleman rings? For close shots, use open sights, for the longer ones use the scope. These rings pictured here work really well and provide the clearance you need. Their second advantage is nothing is running across the receiver thus a full sight picture. Third advantage is you do not need the Henry rail. These rings mount to the existing rifle as is.

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Old 10-11-2021, 02:44 PM
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Thanks for the help. I like the idea of just picking up some cheap scope rings for test purposes for future guns and such. As to the see thru rings I really dislike those they make the scope way to high and make it very hard to get a proper cheek weld.
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Old 10-11-2021, 09:08 PM
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I decided to see what those see-thru rings would look like on my Henry Small Game Rifle just for fun.
Actually works pretty well, however, aesthetics do not fit its persona very well. That being said, I did like that fact that the scope zeroed at 55 yards I was getting 1 1/2" groups with cheap ammo. Better than my eyes with the Skinner sight could do from a bench. Pictures worth a thousand words. This is what it looked like. The scope came off after the pics. I have CZ's for target shooting.






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