Henry .410 lever action shotguns

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Rich Jordan
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Henry .410 lever action shotguns

Post by Rich Jordan » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:38 pm

Does anyone have any experience with or knowledge of the Henry .410 gauge lever shotguns being used as prizes at Friends of the NRA dinners?

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Post by Netpackrat » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:18 pm

Friend of mine won one of them but I don't think he has used it yet.
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Re: Henry .410 lever action shotguns

Post by HTRN » Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:34 pm

Didn't Winchester try the same idea with the 94, and it was a commercial flop?
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Re: Henry .410 lever action shotguns

Post by Rich Jordan » Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:42 pm

Don't know but in a couple of weeks I'll have one in hand (FNRA prize). My weekends have been eaten by the Jeep problems so I couldn't start the paperwork yet.

Oh God, yet another caliber to stock...

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Re: Henry .410 lever action shotguns

Post by HTRN » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:55 pm

Seems like it could be fun for trick shooting things like ritz crackers, if you use cylinder bore and dust shot... :ugeek:
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Re: Henry .410 lever action shotguns

Post by BDK » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:58 am

I have a Marlin one. Great squirrel/rabbit gun. Not sure what else they are for.

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Re: Henry .410 lever action shotguns

Post by Rich Jordan » Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:34 pm

That seems to be the consensus online. Squirrel/rabbit/snake gun. Could be useful home defense (with 000 buck or specialty loads like the Winchester PDX) in an area where a lever gun is more 'acceptable' than a semiautomatic. You can get rifled slugs to potentially increase the accurate range past 30-40 yards but the slug weight is 1/5 - 1/4 ounce on the ones I saw (87.5 grains 115gr) which seems excessively light compared to the .45LC bullets some double-use guns can handle, but maybe thats all the pressure specs can allow with the 2.5" shells. If it was the 24" version with interchangeable chokes it would be more versatile.

I'm considering asking the shop to consign it instead. If I lived somewhere where I could take it out and just have fun with it (like using very fine shot and pinging coins or crackers out of the air) it would be different but around here its just a few formal indoor or outdoor ranges. Such antics would be frowned upon.

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Re: Henry .410 lever action shotguns

Post by Vonz90 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:14 am

Maybe for deer in a slug only state?

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Re: Henry .410 lever action shotguns

Post by Rich Jordan » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:59 am

Alas, I do not hunt (though I'm a fan and supporter of same). And if I did I already have a 12 gauge pump.

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