Just wanted to extend a big “Thank You”! Yesterday I purchased a Henry Lever Carbine in .22. I have been eyeing them at the local store that I but all of my stuff at for some time. I just loved the classic looks and feel of the rifle. Till now almost all of my shooting has been benchrest with bolt actions. I love doing that and will sometimes spend hours on end at the range enjoying it. I have a nicley equiped (Heavy target barrel, thumbhole stock, high mag scope) for doing just that. But the other day i couldn’t hold off anymore. Too bad I did as the price had just gone up $30. I had to buy one. I frequent “Rimfirecentral” forums often. And I have never heard anything bad about your rifles other then jealousy from those who picked other brands. I am not a “Brand” loyalist and if I like it and it feels good then I am happy.
I got it to the range yesterday and today. Yesterday was cut short due to my error in breaking the rear sight trying to adjust it. I picked up a williams sight today and went back to the range. All I can say is I am astonished in how well the rifle works.. The accuracy is astounding. As in unbelievable. The rifle is so un hold sensetive, easy to hold to aim (well balanced). The groups it was shooting was beyond my belief. I have most always used scopes and some as high as 32 power. As I have never been good without them.
With the Williams rear peep sight(fp-gr) it only took a couple of adjustments to center it at 50 yards. But when checking my adjustments, I couldn’t believe the group size. I wasn’t trying very hard(wasn’t focusing on bench rest tecniques, etc). Just resting my front supporting hand on a bag. The groups were litterly ragged one holes. As in dime size…with open sights??? This was at 50 yards and not 50 feet(which I would be happy with). Maybe I got lucky and got a “Good one”. But I have never seen a rifle with bas ic open sights do this before. I have a hard time getting my bench rifle to do this.
All I can say is I am blown away and extremely happy. The rifle cycled, fired and extracted every round perfectly(about 350 rounds). I am just shocked that a rifle that isn’t designed as a target gun can shoot so well. I was expecting the gun to function well due to all of the feedback I read on “Rimfirecentral”. But I was never expecting the accuracy I got.
So thank you for producing such a fun, good looking, smooth action, rifle. I am way impressed. I will call you next week to order a replacement rear sight. I could see it happening as i was tapping too. The drift slipped off the dovetail piece and put all of the pressure on the sight blade it self. My bad! LOL!!! Luckily I like tinkering with things!!!!