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Henry long ranger 6.5 creedmoor
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Boy, we love us some lever guns. And, as you can tell from our reviews, we really love us some Henry lever guns.

Now they’re out with a new Long Ranger model (see JWT’s rare-as-hen’s-teeth five-star write-up of the .308 Long Ranger), this one chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. They’ve also announced a fancy new .22 rifle built on their Golden Boy platform.

Let the comment section Creedmania begin . . .

BAYONNE, NJ – January 4, 2019 – Henry Repeating Arms, an American firearms manufacturer based out of Bayonne, NJ, and Rice Lake, WI is introducing two new models, including a lever action rifle chambered in the caliber of 6.5 Creedmoor.

The Long Ranger lever action rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor features a 22” blued steel sporter barrel that is free floated above the forestock to maximize and maintain accuracy even as the barrel gets hot through repeated firing. The buttstock and forestock are figured grain American walnut that is deeply checkered and capped with a solid soft rubber recoil pad on the back and a steel forestock cap on the front. The Long Ranger utilizes a geared action that drives a chromed steel bolt with a 6-lug rotary head into a rear extension of the barrel for a strong and consistent lock-up, similar to that of a bolt action rifle. A 4-round capacity box magazine can be removed and reloaded with a push of the flush-mounted blackened steel magazine release button. There are no external safety features on the Long Ranger, so an in-hammer sliding transfer bar safety guarantees the rifle will not fire unless the hammer is cocked and the trigger is pulled. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for Henry Long Ranger in 6.5 Creedmoor (Model H014-65) is $1,066.
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henry american eagle 22lr
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The Henry American Eagle rifle is built on the award-winning Henry Golden Boy platform chambered in .22 S/L/LR. The receiver cover, barrel band, and buttplate are all nickel plated with a mirror-like finish. The rifle’s furniture features a wood finish not found on any other Henry models, closely mimicking the look of ivory. The complex process starts with American walnut that gets layers of primers and ivory color that are sanded down between applications to highlight the wood grain and achieve a natural look. The ivory-colored wood is then deeply engraved with aggressive checkering, leafy vine scrollwork, and the head of a bald eagle. After engraving the wood is finished with a fixative to protect the stocks’ color. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the Henry American Eagle (Model H004AE) is $950.
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  1. If they’re going to sell it without sights, they should at least put a pic rail on top. You know, for an ACOG or something.

    How long until Magpul makes a 30 round mag for it?

    • I admit I don’t know a whole lot about ACOG’s, but I was under the impression that they are fixed focus scopes without a lot of magnification. Why would you put that on a 600-1000 yard rifle?

      • P.S.: (from their site) “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 (5-round capacity in .223, 4-round in .243,.308, and 6.5 Creedmoor) with a steel floorplate and a blackened steel release button on the right side of the receiver. All behind a 20” (or 22″ for the 6.5 Creedmoor) round and blued free-floated sporter barrel…”

      • “Why would you put that (ACOG) on a 600-1000 yard rifle?”

        Mark, that was tongue-in-cheek. Traditionalists tell us the only thing that belongs on a lever gun is iron sights. So if we’re going to break tradition then we may as well go all tacticool. John Wayne would have loved an ACOG on a quick-detach mount, backed up by flip-up iron sights.

        In reality, very few ethical civilians will ever shoot anything past 350 yards besides AR500 steel plates. At common hunting distances, or a zombie apocalypse, an ACOG will do nicely. It’s all about speed of target acquisition.

    • The lever prohibits the bigger mags. Mine looks like maybe a 6 round mag at most before the lever would hit the mag

  2. It’s a Henry, nuff said!
    Sure we can be snooty and nit pick, but Henry overall builds some of the best out of the box lever action rifles ever.
    I still want my 45/70, 30 30, and 357!

    • I saw it at a gun show, and bought it on the spot because of the 6.5 Creedmoor chamber. I also have a Browning BLR in 243. Very similar with the rotating bolt also. My Henry is lighter and I think nicer. Thats saying something. The Browning finish is a shiny finish and the Henry has a nicer piece of walnut for the stock. Floating Barrel, Rotating bolt head Leveraction, 6.5 Creedmoor, Made in America. Are you kidding me. Lov it. Shoots everything at about an inch at 100. I can’t wait to load a pet load for it.

  3. Although I never personally had one, my generation is filled with people who if pressed will admit to having had a mullet in their youth.

    This is WAY more embarrassing.

  4. The man-bun fad has officially gone too far. 6.5C in lever action Henry? The “Long Ranger”. Sounds like a bad porn movie.

  5. Wait…No irons? WTF, I’ve never seen a lever without irons…WEIRD!, it’s like looking at a person without eyebrows.

  6. So, is there a big demand for BLRs without irons sights? I’ve heard a lot of gripes from the gun community, but I don’t think ive heard that one.

  7. If it’s a ranch rifle, it should have iron sights. It’s not a competition rifle, so what is it? I would never put a scope on a lever action rifle. It’s just un-American. If it was a 30-06 deer gun maybe, but not on a round primarily used for sniping and what?

  8. Have an 1895 Winchester in .270…why would I need a 6.5 Creedmoor ?….especially without any open sights…must have been a marsupial millennial who thought this one up !

  9. “…see JWT’s rare-as-hen’s-teeth five-star write-up of the .308 Long Ranger…”
    let’s see, jwt’s reviews are not rare. .308 long rangers may be rare but i hope not.
    perhaps he does not often issue five stars, or there are other less enthusiastic, more easily locatable jwt write ups of that long ranger but the five star one is elusive.

  10. Not sure how I feel about the lack of iron sights, but the 6.5 Creedmoor chambering is great news. Stop thinking about it as a 1000 yard target cartridge and instead think of it as a modern update to the 7×57, 7-08, or .257 Roberts. Flat shooting, low recoil, high retained energy, and you can find it at Wal-Mart.

  11. Make it in 7.62x54R !!

    both US and Russia’s markets would go GAGA for it.
    it would be a must have for every Mosin owner…

  12. Oh for fuck’s sake you people whining about “it doesn’t have sights.” Whaaaaaaa! Did anyone bother to look at the website? The three current production models have sights. Not so much when the Long Ranger first hit the scene. At first they didn’t, now they do. The same is gonna happen with the 6.5 version. So instead of bitchin’ about it….be patient. The sighted version is coming. 😉

    And to the moron who said that Henry’s are junk – you’re still a moron.

  13. My henry in 6.5 creedmore is great with the exception of the safety. I would h
    Liked to see a lever actuated safety as well as the hammer block. Still my favorite.

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