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This is a discussion on The Long Ranger within the Lever Action Rifles forums, part of the Long Gun Forum category; Any thoughts on this rifle? Seems it was mean to have a scope on it. https://www.henryrifles.com/rifles/the-long-ranger/...


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Old 04-06-2016, 10:47 AM   #1
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The Long Ranger

Any thoughts on this rifle? Seems it was mean to have a scope on it.

https://www.henryrifles.com/rifles/the-long-ranger/
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Old 04-06-2016, 11:03 AM   #2
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They look good, but I wish they would've used a blued steel receiver, and priced them less than a Browning BLR.
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Old 04-06-2016, 12:13 PM   #3
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From what I understand it has a rotating bolt similar to an AR15.
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From what I understand it has a rotating bolt similar to an AR15.
That's what it sounded like to me too.
The Browning rotates in like a bolt action.
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Old 04-06-2016, 12:59 PM   #5
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What with its geared action, rotating bolt, detachable box mag, it looks like Henry's version of the Browning BLR, which has been around a long time. The original BLR had a steel receiver, but that was replaced fairly soon with the aluminum to keep weight, down. The BLR has an unbelievably smooth action. Very nice gun. I'm sure the new Henry will be a big hit with Henry fans.
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It's listed at $1,015. What do they sell them in pairs?

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Old 04-06-2016, 03:02 PM   #7
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Those geared action and triggers sucked in a Browning . A bolt action is just as fast , smoother and a trigger job is easy to do on a bolt gun . Plus I can buy 2 bolt for $1000 .
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Those geared action and triggers sucked in a Browning . A bolt action is just as fast , smoother and a trigger job is easy to do on a bolt gun . Plus I can buy 2 bolt for $ 1000 .
True, not the greatest triggers on the Browning. Will have to wait and see what the Henry has.
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Old 04-06-2016, 06:18 PM   #9
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I just like levers. I ordered one but it won't arrive for a couple of months.
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What caliber did ya go with?
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Wise choice on the caliber, knowing how much you like to shoot. It's why we only shoot .223, now, for a centerfire rifle round, since we don't reload, anymore.
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Are you staying with iron sights or are you gonna scope it?
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Are you staying with iron sights or are you gonna scope it?
The Long Ranger is drilled and tapped for a scope base which comes with it. There is no front sight on it. So this one was built to be scoped.
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The Long Ranger is drilled and tapped for a scope base which comes with it. There is no front sight on it. So this one was built to be scoped.
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303 always builds his rifles with an artistic flair along with practicallity. I am curious to see what he does with the newest member of his family.
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I remember he posted about a fairly long range scope that may have been a 50mm objective. So I would bet he has the scope for it already.
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I bought one from Cabelas in 308. Excellent fit and finish, very smooth bolt action the geared lever works well, smooth but you can feel the bolt rotate as it cams out the spent round. Not an issue but a different feel from a lever action.The trigger is good. Recoil is light for a 308. I put a Redfield 33MM scope on it which is enough and not so big it looks odd. Accuracy was OK but I found the scope was slipping back in the rings so I will do do some more shooting to see if the groups are better I was getting 2" at 100 yards about the same as my M1A with issue sights but good enough for hunting. I saw some people talking about extended mags and suppressors. The lever throw prevents an extended mag.I do not get the suppressor thing at all but it seems to be a current fascination. The story that it keeps game from being spooked can only come from someone that has not been shot at, the bullet supersonic snap spooks me (and any other game) well before the shot is heard..
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Thanks for the report cataulsjcb. I'm glad to know they are getting out there.
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