Dear Mr. Imperato,
I recently bought a Henry lever action and I am very glad that I did. I spent hours and hours researching and settled in on the Henry for a number of reasons:
1. Lever Action Heritage – I love the lever action and it’s historical significance. I choose my firearms based on performance and or historical relevance. The Henry has plenty of both.
2. .22 – cheap to shoot and you really can shoot all week…
3. Materials – all of the web info indicates that the materials are top grade… When I first saw the stock, I was blown away at the quality of the wood… Beautiful doesn’t seem to say enough as it easily rivals (and in some cases exceeds) guns at much higher price ranges
4. Claims of smooth action and accuracy ?now that I have shot it, I can say that your claims aren’t hype. Exceptionally smooth and a very very accurate gun… I was shooting unbelievably tight groups at 75 yards without a scope… (I plugged a quarter at 75 yards with only 3 shots Kentucky windage)
5. price – despite the incredible wood and materials, it is a huge bargain at that price…
6. American made – You Americans know a few things when it comes to good guns… I have a Canadian .22 Bolt Action Savage which I really enjoy as well. Whenever possible, I prefer to select guns made in North America.
I took this gun to the range and couldn’t believe how much fun it is to shoot. The smoothness of the action, accuracy, balance, ergonomics…. I can go on and on.
Mr. Imperato, I truly enjoy my new Henry and am going to keep it and pass it on to my nephew some day and am sure he will do the same. Please keep doing what you are doing and where you are doing it.