Has anyone ever had a problem with the folks and the inconstancy of the guns? I own the regular run of the mill lever action in .22LR, have a Golden Boy in .22 LR and have the half in between with the black receiver and an octagonal barrel and they all shoot the same. Yeah I own a lot of .22s because I mainly small game hunt but I also own a few big bores too. But the .22s are cheaper to shoot. For the first time in my life without a problem I contacted Henry suggesting a small bore rifle like the golden boy with a case hardened or simulated case hardened receiver and a smaller clone of the original Henry in .22. Hell the Golden Boy and the stainless steel they offer now is a zinc alloy underneath all the “shine”. But they thanked me really well and I will always be a loyal customer.
I was looking at '66 Winchester clones but I am going to purchase a Big Boy in .45 even though it isn’t totally accurate. SASS allows them in competition and they are a little cheaper and they really appreciate their customers. They may not produce what I suggested but I still shoot .22s.
Before anyone says anything I have .45s .44-40s and even a Sharps in .45-70 all are clones but choose the .22s as a cheaper way to have a lot of fun. I go to the range and have never not went and shot less than 500 rounds. Why go to the range if you are going to shoot five times or just sight in a scope and go home? I always shoot .22s even after zeroing or keeping acquainted with a bigger brother of the .22.
Am I the only one that would like to see an original Henry Cloned in .22 that is actually usable in the squirrel woods? Squirrel woods usually means bottoms, mud and water. Rabbits usually mean not too much meat but briars and thickets. It is hard to think about hunting rabbits with a .22 and without dogs but I have and killed quite a few. It just takes a little stalking and patience and would love to hunt with a clone.