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Old 03-30-2021, 05:11 PM
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I'm new to henry but its been on my 'to buy' list for a while. Bought one used for a decent price but when I took it to range I found 2 problems. First I had a few rounds that were lodged in the carrier and second, it shot terribly. At 15 yards I was all over the target and at 50 I couldn't hit paper. Though I bought it used, its in a very good condition with no signs of abuse. I believe it was manufactured in 2018. WTH could be done to a rifle to cause it to shoot like that?
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Dirty? Bad crown? Clean it , and try again. I like to use Hornady one Shot Dri lube after ive cleaned my guns.

If that doesnt work call Henry, theyll make it right.
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Old 03-30-2021, 08:05 PM
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Rounds lodged while using the lever, or loading?

Original sights on it or previous owner replaced?
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Old 03-30-2021, 08:46 PM
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Wink Could be?????

Check the magazine tube for burrs, best way to find them is a dry cotton ball down thru the tube!
Then scrub the bore till you think you have it clean, then clean it some more!! Lots of solvent and a brass brush should "get the lead out" !! LOL
Let us know ??
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Old 03-30-2021, 09:18 PM
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I had a Henry .22 mag pump years ago that was somewhat like this. Ended up sending it back and getting a lever action. But regarding accuracy, keep in mind that the receiver cover is just that - a cover and that is what your scope is mounted on. I put a straight edge on mine and the scope mounting grooves did not line up with the barrel. Couldn't get on paper a 7yds. May or may not be part of the problem.
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Old 03-30-2021, 10:47 PM
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Send it back to Henry. Tell them what you told us. They will take care of it or give you a new one, I bet.
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My little Henry ,H1001Y, a youth model, also used, is a fine shooter. Not a target gun though! But I can make shotgun hulls dance at 25 to 50 yards.
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I had a similar experience with accuracy when my Henry was new. Turns out it was how I was shooting it. The Henry was my first lever gun, and I was shooting off a Caldwell Rock BR front rest to try and "take myself out of the equation." Turns out my rifle likes to be supported way back by the receiver, not on the wooden forearm, despite the fact that that "looked right" to me. Once I tried that, my groups were comparable to a CZ at the same distances.

Good luck with yours. As for the feeding problem, if working the lever with authority isn't reliably chambering a round, I agree that a trip to Henry is in order.

Here was my thread on my first day out. The folks here helped me out quite a bit, as you will see:

https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...ighlight=Henry

Note that I am shooting mine with iron sights.
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Dirty? Bad crown? Clean it , and try again. I like to use Hornady one Shot Dri lube after ive cleaned my guns.

If that doesnt work call Henry, theyll make it right.
As you're a subject matter expert, let me know where would you use the Hornady. In the barrel after Hoppes or Balistoll? Just want to be sure. Thanks.
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Old 03-31-2021, 08:34 PM
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Crown looks good, barrel looks clean. I'll try cleaning it but its much cleaner than my 80 yo savage 6A which gets very respectable groups
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Rounds lodged while using the lever, or loading?

Original sights on it or previous owner replaced?
They'd get jammed in the carrier as I'm pulling the lever back up to load next round. Sights dont matter because I aim for bullseye but spray 10-12 inch pattern at 15 yards
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I had a Henry .22 mag pump years ago that was somewhat like this. Ended up sending it back and getting a lever action. But regarding accuracy, keep in mind that the receiver cover is just that - a cover and that is what your scope is mounted on. I put a straight edge on mine and the scope mounting grooves did not line up with the barrel. Couldn't get on paper a 7yds. May or may not be part of the problem.
No scope, using oem sights
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Old 03-31-2021, 08:49 PM
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Send it back to Henry. Tell them what you told us. They will take care of it or give you a new one, I bet.
Even though I'm not the original owner? I've heard Henry's has phenomenal customer service...
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I had a similar experience with accuracy when my Henry was new. Turns out it was how I was shooting it. The Henry was my first lever gun, and I was shooting off a Caldwell Rock BR front rest to try and "take myself out of the equation." Turns out my rifle likes to be supported way back by the receiver, not on the wooden forearm, despite the fact that that "looked right" to me. Once I tried that, my groups were comparable to a CZ at the same distances.

Good luck with yours. As for the feeding problem, if working the lever with authority isn't reliably chambering a round, I agree that a trip to Henry is in order.

Here was my thread on my first day out. The folks here helped me out quite a bit, as you will see:

https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...ighlight=Henry

Note that I am shooting mine with iron sights.
I will try it out as an option
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Old 03-31-2021, 10:06 PM
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Even though I'm not the original owner? I've heard Henry's has phenomenal customer service...
Tell them the truth. Owner doesn't like his guns to cause problems.
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