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Old 03-22-2021, 09:06 PM
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in of all things .450 Bushmaster, made a little Gunshop trip today, nothing special in mind, did have a shotgun I was looking to trade. One shop that always seems to have some interesting guns had the first Steyr Zephyr II I've seen in the wild, very nice handling and looking but in .22wmr and I just bought a CZ 457 Lux with very good wood in .22wmr so not interested at this time. Next to it several nice CZ's but nothing that appealed to me, then I saw a row of 5 guns that appeared to be Henry Single Shot rifles and indeed that's what they were. I sussed out the best wood of the bunch and it's on a .450 Bushmaster, well I was out of the big bore business since I sold off my CZ550 FS in 9.2x62 and one never knows when something large may needed settling so why not. I was able to buy two boxes of Hornady 245gr SP's which is good because ammo is near non existent, doubt I'll do a lot of plinking with it anyway.









Henry is like CZ in that they occasionally put some crazy nice wood on inexpensive rifles, but you only find it by accident. I love happy accidents.
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That is very nice wood.
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Old 03-22-2021, 10:35 PM
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Thatís a beauty, for sure. Please let us know how it shoots. Iíve been interested in the Henry single shot rifles. Picked up a NEF Handi Rifle in 44 mag last summer and have been enjoying it. In these days where ammo is expensive and difficult to find or replace, a break action single shot isnít a bad rifle to accompany one to the range.
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Fingers crossed that they bring this out in .22 hornet. Also, how is the trigger on that rifle? I read that you can do some spring changing and make an improvement.
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I was in a small shop a month or two ago and spotted a gun like that. Even nicer wood if that is possible. It turned out to be a 410 shotgun. Came very close to following me home. Hornet would have pushed me over the edge.
That .450 Bushmaster should be a whole lotta fun.
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Fingers crossed that they bring this out in .22 hornet. Also, how is the trigger on that rifle? I read that you can do some spring changing and make an improvement.
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I was in a small shop a month or two ago and spotted a gun like that. Even nicer wood if that is possible. It turned out to be a 410 shotgun. Came very close to following me home. Hornet would have pushed me over the edge.
That .450 Bushmaster should be a whole lotta fun.
.22 or .17 Hornet would be a treat, the next best wood of the 5 HUSH was a .410, go figure, me...I want one in .327 Federal as I've got a couple of Revolvers and a ton of .32 H&R Magnum ammo on hand. I've not put the trigger gauge on it but trigger seems to be around 3 pounds, haven't delved into what can be done yet.
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Thatís a beauty, for sure. Please let us know how it shoots. Iíve been interested in the Henry single shot rifles. Picked up a NEF Handi Rifle in 44 mag last summer and have been enjoying it. In these days where ammo is expensive and difficult to find or replace, a break action single shot isnít a bad rifle to accompany one to the range.
I have two Handi Rifle .44's, one with irons sights and one with out, also have a .357 magnum with out sights, the bare barreled ones are likely to get threaded when my 3 new cans arrive.
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I have two Handi Rifle .44's, one with irons sights and one with out, also have a .357 magnum with out sights, the bare barreled ones are likely to get threaded when my 3 new cans arrive.

Thatís what I did with the 44 Handi Rifle I picked up. Had my gunsmith cut the barrel down to 16.5Ē and thread it for suppressor use. Fitted a fiber optic front and Williams WGRS rear peep sights.

These changes made the Handi Rifle more handy indeed.
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Nice find Gerald, It sounds like a very interesting project rifle to work with. Thump a hog plenty hard.
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Hey,nice butt! (stock). �� Forearm looks good too.
Congrats on the new thumper.

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I would not have guessed a rifle like that was in your wheelhouse. But that is definitely a Beauty. Congratulations on the wood winner. She is a beauty.
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Gerald, there is a recall on the Henry single-shots. It may be worth a call to Henry to see if that is one of the ones on the list.
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I "believe" that was on the early ones and the .450 is a late addition to the line, but it's worth checking on...

Just checked and I am correct, not included, but thanks for the tip.
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I've seen several of those at Whittaker's, usually in .223 or .243, which sell really well in that part of the state. I concur that one in .22 Hornet would be a sore and welcome temptation, although my 527 does a good job for anything I need to do with a Hornet. I've had a couple of H&R Hornets, and did fine work with them.
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I wrote Henry suggesting a .327 Federal version, they already make the Lever Action in that caliber, you could shoot .32 Short/Longs/.32 H&R Magnums and the .327 Federal in it and I own handguns in three of the four.
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