While customer demand has been strong enough for the models Henry built their reputation on to keep themselves plenty busy at all of their facilities, they’ve taken on other market segments with the expansion of their centerfire lines in both handgun and classic rifle calibers like the .30-30 Winchester and .45-70 Government. They’ve made the Henry name very familiar in the lever action game, and they’re not slowing down now. Hauling out the trumpets, brand-spankin’ new for 2016, and a total departure from where they’ve been so far, meet Henry’s first entry into the long-range hunting arena – the Henry Repeating Arms Long Ranger!
Definitely not your Grandpa’s Henry, the Long Ranger retains traditional lever action operation with exposed hammer and forged steel lever, but updates it with a geared action that drives a machined and chromed steel bolt with a 6-lug rotary head into a rear extension of the barrel for a strong and consistent lock-up from shot to shot to shot.
With side ejection and a lightweight aerospace alloy receiver, the top is drilled and tapped for scope mounts, and the bottom features a steel-bodied flush-fit detachable magazine with a steel floorplate and a blackened steel release button on the right side of the receiver. All behind a 20” round and blued free-floated sporter barrel, and supported by a two-piece oil-finished American Walnut stock with precise laser-cut checkering, sling swivel studs, and a solid black rubber recoil pad for both recoil control and non-slip anchoring on the shoulder for the rapid follow-up shots where lever actions excel. Like Henry’s other centerfires, the Long Ranger carries on the in-hammer sliding transfer bar as a safety, in lieu of a manual safety button or slider that can be hard to operate with gloves.
- Model Number: H014S-243
- Action Type: Lever Action
- Caliber: .243 Win
- Capacity: 4 Rounds
- Barrel Length: 20″
- Barrel Type: Round Blued Steel
- Rate of Twist: 1:10
- Overall Length: 40.5″
- Weight: 7 lbs.
- Receiver Finish: Hard Anodized Black
- Rear Sight: Folding Fully Adjustable
- Front Sight: Ramp w/ .062″ Ivory Bead
- Scopeability: Drilled and Tapped
- Stock Material: American Walnut
- Buttplate/Pad: Black Solid Rubber Recoil Pad
- Length of Pull: 14″
- Safety: Transfer Bar
- Best Uses: Target/Hunting/Large Game
- Embellishments/Extras: Swivel Studs. Removable Magazine.