Burst Review: Henry Octagon Frontier .22lr

If you missed it, James reviewed this beauty back in March. But for you visual learners out there, the Grants have just come out with a burst review of Henry’s little lever-action lead launcher.


  1. avatar Mike Crognale says:

    Who wrote this script? I thought that it would be a review, not a 2:50 commercial for Henry. I am disappointed.

    1. avatar Layne says:

      I bought one about 8 years ago for my little brother (I think the barrel is round though). I honestly don’t know of anything bad you could say about it.

    2. avatar Ing says:

      They do sound like they’re reading mechanically from a script. But presentation issues aside, if I were to start talking about the pair of Henry .22’s I have (a plain base model and a Golden Boy that’s technically my son’s), I’d probably sound a bit like a Henry commercial too.

      Whatever else I may have chosen to take to the range, my little lever-action .22 goes along too. It’s an absolute joy to shoot. Going to the range without it just seems wrong.

    3. avatar Stinkeye says:

      I agree with Layne and Ing – there’s a reason it’s so hard to find a review of any of Henry’s lever-action .22’s that’s not crazy positive. For the money, I don’t think there’s any other rifle that’s more fun to shoot.

      1. avatar A-Rod says:

        I’ve never regretted buying my Henry.

  2. avatar pc_load_letter says:

    Is Henry still having production issues since Sandy went through the area?

    I cannot find one in stock anywhere.

    1. avatar Pascal says:

      Nope, no more issues. Some of the employees from Henry post over at Rimfirecentral.com It is just heavy in demand. Lots of people want them. If you search online you can find them. Just have to keep watching or have your LGS order one for you. I was recently at Cabela’s and they had few.

    2. avatar Nine says:

      I still see them in stock at Wally World and LGS.

      I picked mine up in December, Love it~

    3. avatar jwm says:

      If you have a big 5 in your area check it. I’ve seen them since Sandy at ours.

      1. avatar Jan says:

        Lgs in my area has them in stock from time to time. They just don’t last long on the shelves. It’s on my list of firearms to get. My marlin 60 satisfies me for now.

  3. avatar Eric_in_NOLA says:

    Only ding on the Henry is the cheap paint on the receiver… But if you remove it with some paint thinner you find a great steel receiver. Look up silver boy. Great .22. Shoots shorts as well. Never had an issue with mine. Great gun.

    1. avatar Stinkeye says:

      I’m actually kind of looking forward to the day when the receiver cover on my Henry is scratched and scuffed up enough to justify stripping it down and making a “Silver Boy” out of it. I think that’s a great look for these rifles, but I can’t quite bring myself to strip the cover down while the paint still looks good.

  4. avatar scott says:

    I have the round barrel version for the last 4 years or so. I mounted a small 4x scope on mine and it has been the bane of the squirrels in my little neck of the woods. Well over a 100 taken.

    On paper, it doesn’t measure up to the Marlins or Winchesters with the all steel receivers. But, in practice, I think it outdoes them both. Big words, I know. I own a BUNCH of guns and this one is in my top 2 or 3.

  5. avatar Mark says:

    My LGS’s have Henrys in stock. On the Web, Kygunco and Impact Guns usually have them. They are a joy to shoot.

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