Gun preview: Henry Repeating Arms Big Boy .44 by Robert Farago | May 22, 2011 | 10 comments facebook twitter linkedin email I’m in love. If only .44 wasn’t so expensive. Results of my first 25-yard test with the Henry Repeating Arms Big Boy after the jump . . . comments Aaron says: May 22, 2011 at 17:44 Interesting audio your camera captured… oddly symphonic sound… Reply JOE MATAFOME says: May 22, 2011 at 18:17 I love my 44 and I used to think it was expense to shoot, but shooting my 500’s every week makes the 44 and 45 ammo look cheap so I don’t feel to bad about the cost. Reply Ralph says: May 22, 2011 at 18:50 Henry’s are classic, beautiful lever guns. My favorite Henrys are the .30-30s, which I think are beyond compare. Fun to shoot, well made, and priced properly. In the Big Boy line, I prefer the .357 over the .44 or .45 because .38Spl ammo is pretty cheap, and the .357 hits hard. Even their .22s are lovely and would make a great first rifle for anyone. Reply Aaron says: May 22, 2011 at 19:32 I love my Marlin in .357… it’s tons of fun, especially with .38 spl loaded in the tube. Reply Ryan Finn says: May 22, 2011 at 18:50 Happiness is a warm lever gun. Looks like it’s a good shooter. Reply Chris Dumm says: May 22, 2011 at 19:09 Want to shoot your .44 cheaply? Learn to stop worrying and love the reloading press. If you load cast bullets and keep the velocities below 1100 fps, you can shoot big pistol calibers for less than 20 cents per round. Reply Roy Hill says: May 22, 2011 at 23:15 I love to shoot my Marlin .44 lever gun. But the only way I can afford to do it is by reloading. I haven’t bought .44 mag factory loads for five years. Which reminds me. I need another batch of 240 grain JHPs. Reply Rob Drummond says: May 23, 2011 at 09:54 I have a Henry Golden Boy .22. I like it and the price was good. But the sights suck big time and it’s hard to get a good sight picture with them. Maybe I am old but I still shoot iron sights and for some reason I never got comfortable with the sights. I have filed the rear sight a little wider and that has helped. I have owned this rifle for 7 years and I have put thousands of rounds through it over the years. Many a squirrel or rat perished from its blast. But I also have an old Steven’s Favorite which I tend to grab when I go to shoot rat’s & such. I have owned this rifles since I was a kid and I have know idead how many rounds I have shot thorugh it. But it is a straight shooter and I have no problem with it’s sights. I think the Henry is well made & being made in the USA is a plus in my book. I have thought of putting a scope on it….anybody do that? Rob Drummond Hillsboro, NH Reply Roland Weisser says: May 28, 2011 at 12:09 Rob: Consider putting a tang peep sight on that Henry. We love ours, it’ll drive tacks … and as you point out, Made in USA! Bud Reply Rob Drummond says: June 1, 2011 at 09:19 Bud, You know thats a great idea I have had peeps on other rifles in the past and I like them. Thanks, Rob Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.