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Thread: Henry Big boy 44 mag as a close range deer rifle.

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    So in summary: 44mag good, Henry rifles bad
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    This has left me questioning whether I should bother with one of the Henry single shot rifles. Maybe Iíll put that money towards a Howa in a chassis instead.

    Anyone used one of their single shots?


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    Depends if the frame is proper metal-the ad says steel and brass but going from previous comments the brass on the l/a's are just a plating. They look a little nicer than say a H+R/New England. Maybe the Bergara single shot?
    If you picked up a short barrel Rossi 92 in 44, I'm sure you would have as big a smile on your face as the Henry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jewcati View Post
    This has left me questioning whether I should bother with one of the Henry single shot rifles. Maybe I’ll put that money towards a Howa in a chassis instead.

    Anyone used one of their single shots?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dama dama View Post
    So in summary: 44mag good, Henry rifles bad
    That sums it up nicely! A professional hunting guide I have known for many years used a Ruger semi-auto carbine with good success. I have shot a few deer and other beasties under 100 metres with the .44 Magnum and have had complete penetration on most of them. Chest shot deer will usually run on for about 15-20 metres before dropping but they are stone cold dead.

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    What projectiles are folks using for deer in their 44s?
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    240g hornady xtp 23g of 2205 killed really well for me.
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