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Old November 30th, 2016, 06:29 PM   #1
 
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Henry Giving Ruger A Boost? Big Boy 327

Henry appears to be bringing out a new chambering for their Big Boy pistol caliber lever guns: 327 Federal Magnum. Not only will this likely be a pretty cool rifle, it also could be a real boon for fans of the 327. And for a Ruger.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but new firearms chambered in 327 are not exactly numerous. Finding factory ammo for your 327 is not all that easy, either. All that could be starting to change. Folks who buy the 327 Big Boys will likely also want a companion revolver in 327, and will come to a Ruger to get them.

Sounds like a win for all sides.



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That's good news but if memory serves isn't the big boy a pretty heavy rifle normally chambered for .44 magnum? I'd have hoped for something really svelte.
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I would like to see this rifle also come out in a Rossi Model 92!!!
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I would like to see this rifle also come out in a Rossi Model 92!!!
+1 on that. I like Henry's but they are too heavy for me. I'd love a nice handling 5 lb. Rifle in 327.
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Henry has also announced that their Big boy all steel lever action will come out in 41 mag in early 2017. The all steel rifle is about a pound lighter then the brass frame rifle.
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The steel framed carbine is still heavier then a Marlin in the same caliber!!!
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That's good news but if memory serves isn't the big boy a pretty heavy rifle normally chambered for .44 magnum? I'd have hoped for something really svelte.
Depends on which model. The brass receiver models are a little chunky, but the steel models are the same size and weight as a Marlin 336.
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I'll buy one of the steel big boy carbines in a .327 for sure. It would be nice if they brought out their neat little pump action carbine in a .327 also.

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Count me in. No way will I pass up a lever gun to go along with my Single Seven. Will be interesting to see if the new Henry can handle all the 32 cal loadings that my Single Seven will. I could live with the new rifle not handling the 32 S&W, but would hate to think it wouldn't handle the 32 H&R. Shoot as many of those in the Seven as I do 327s.
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man, i just saw the Henry Long Ranger in .308 - what a lever gun!

now i have to pick 45 Long Colt or .308 for my lever action...
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The first thing I noticed about my Henry Big Boy in 357 was how heavy it was the second thing I noticed is that it was extremely accurate because it is heavy, it just falls in place without much bobble I am a fast shooter throw and shoot and this gun lends itself to that . It is not a field gun for me but for sheer shooting fun off hand or rest its just a joy to shoot.
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Heavy means no recoil. The steel ones are lighter than there brass framed ones.
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Heavy means no recoil. The steel ones are lighter than there brass framed ones.
I'm not sure how a Henry Big Boy Steel compares in weight to a Marlin 1894. I do, however have Marlin 336 rifles as well as a Henry H009 30-30. The 336 and the Henry weigh the same.
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I have 2 lever action .357 both Marlin one is the Marlin 1894 Cowboy Rifle Limited 24 inch Octagon barrel totally love this rifle. I put a scope on it.......this made my rifle way way too heavy. So I took the scope off got it back to original. Luck was with me, I found another Marlin 1894C pre-cross bolt safety both my Marlins are JM stamped. This rifle was listed by the seller for $500.00 he had it possibly sold. He told me this when I called I offered him if I remember correctly $525.00 he said he would hold it for me. I drove up the next day and picked it up very beautiful little rifle. I looked on GunBroker & I saw these very same rifle's listed from $800- on up. Yea the seller was probably wanting to get more but hey what the hell I got this rifle what I little beauty!!! Here is what is really weird, my Rossi Model 92 in my Avatar picture. I bought this little rifle for $200.00 had it for 4 years. I listed this rifle online the day I picked up my Marlin I had this rifle sold the very next day for $450.00 I sold this rifle to cover the cost for my Marlin 1894C. So when I got thinking about this my Marlin actually cost me $75.00!!! Not too bad, I had it out tonight just looking at it and the lighter weight & shorter barrel really makes the rifle balance out really nice with a scope! Yes I would buy a lever action rifle in .327 FM this caliber is a natural for a lever action. I am still thinking that Marlin will start to churn out some 1894's in .357 Magnum maybe their issue is retooling?? Its total BS to only make this rifle in .44 Magnum!!!! I do like Henry's they are a very nice rifle, but if a .327 FM is going to be made by Henry I hope that they give buyers the option of a steel framed carbine rifle with a 18 inch barrel. The Brass Framed Henry center fire rifles are beautiful but very heavy so folks like it makes the rifle balance out. But for those who like to use a scope because of old eye's etc its nice to have a rifle thats lighter in weight. I like the quirks on the Henry loading thru the magazine tube instead of the traditional loading gate on the receiver. I still prefer the receiver loading gate but no matter the Henry is a very nice quality rifle. The little Rossi Model 92 would be a real gem if one came out in .327FM but scope mounting is a hassle but for those that want open sights this is a really nice rifle and the Model 92 action is very sweet and smooth. But if some lever rifles came out in .327 FM maybe Marlin would wake up and get on tract and start making the 1894 in .357 & .327!!! But then I will also need a Ruger Single Seven!!!
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The steel framed carbine is still heavier then a Marlin in the same caliber!!!
If you're looking for a reasonably priced .357 or .41 Marlin 1894, good luck. OTOH, new ones in .44 magnum are available.
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