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Old 07-18-2016, 09:33 AM
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Default Henry Golden Boy .44 or .357?

So...lets just say you threw down some random bids on a Henry Golden Boy repeating rifle auction and you won it for like $28. true. :-)

given the choice, would you pick the .357 or .44? anyone have one? uses would be combo of plinking poking holes in stuff, and 'just in case something big and furry comes into camp'.

also, i don't have any handguns in either caliber.
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Old 07-18-2016, 10:04 AM
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I'd go .357 if that will also run .38 so you'll have more bang/buck when you're just having fun. But that .44 would be pretty cool as well, so with just $28 in one you should pony up for the other and make it a pair :-)
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Old 07-18-2016, 10:15 AM
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Default I know, right!!?

It was really just on whim. My dad has a .22 golden boy that is just plain fun to shoot. I had some 'bids' on bid gunner.com and all said and done it was probably $50. :-) I have to let them know today which one I'll choose.

I'm going back an forth on the caliber...doesn't that .44 sound fun!!! but for reality and ammo cost, .357 might be wiser. it'll push .357mag at about 1500fps.

for a campsite/backcountry/truck firearm I'm kinda leaning to the .44, but looking at youtube the .357 seems to recoil like a rimfire.

I'd love to hear what other folks have to say.
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Old 07-21-2016, 03:15 PM
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Default going for a bigger caliber

the .44 version should arrive at my FFL mid next week.
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Old 07-22-2016, 12:02 PM
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the .44 version should arrive at my FFL mid next week.
Great choice. I would have gone 357, only because I already own a 686 of the same caliber.

Should make for a great little truck gun / plinker.
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Old 07-30-2016, 03:41 PM
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Without a handgun in either I would have opted for the .44 also. Henry just started offering a lever in .41mag. That is the one I want to complement my RedHawk.

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That carbine with the big loop is slick.
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I'd opt for the 45-70
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Old 07-31-2016, 09:55 PM
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That carbine with the big loop is slick.
You can add that to pretty much any Henry as an accessory. https://www.henryrifles.com/product/...-henry-rifles/
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Old 08-04-2016, 08:21 AM
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I have the Henry Big Boy 44Mag in brass. The only problem I have with it is that it is too pretty to shoot.
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