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New ColorCaseHardened 45 Colt Big Boy

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Re: New ColorCaseHardened 45 Colt Big Boy

Post by Ernie » Sat May 23, 2020 1:37 pm

Nice rifle. I like the CCH a lot.
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Re: New ColorCaseHardened 45 Colt Big Boy

Post by bdbrown66 » Mon May 25, 2020 9:14 am

Welcome to the club. I have both a 45 Colt and 45-70 in the CCH receiver. They are excellent firearms.
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Re: New ColorCaseHardened 45 Colt Big Boy

Post by Rifletom » Mon May 25, 2020 10:17 am

bdbrown66 wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 9:14 am
Welcome to the club. I have both a 45 Colt and 45-70 in the CCH receiver. They are excellent firearms.

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bd, I've probably asked before, but, what are the two scopes? Thanks. And have a good Memorial Day!
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Re: New ColorCaseHardened 45 Colt Big Boy

Post by JEBar » Mon May 25, 2020 10:27 am

bdbrown66 wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 9:14 am
Welcome to the club. I have both a 45 Colt and 45-70 in the CCH receiver. They are excellent firearms.

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beautiful combo
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Re: New ColorCaseHardened 45 Colt Big Boy

Post by FlyingFinn » Mon May 25, 2020 11:01 am

Range Report:
Arrived at the range yesterday, 9:30 am, clear sunny, 59 degrees, no wind.

Two ammo brands; Grizzly, Black Hills Ammunition. Both 250 grain RNFP lead.

First target 50 yards. Second target 100 yards.

No feeding or ejection problems. It took a couple of groups to find the proper rear sight elevation. Hard to comment on the sights as I'm dealing with 51 year old eyes lately.

Loading the ammo was a first for me as I'm used to lever guns with side loading gates. But I quickly adapted, overcoming the uneasy feeling of having fingers/hand in front of the barrel at times while the gun has ammo in it as I manipulated the loading tube plug. Works good, I like it.

Cycling the lever was very smooth and positive feeling. The shells ejected nicely, landing on the shooting bench about 8-10 inches away.

The trigger as measured with an RCBS trigger spring scale with 4 pulls; 7-7 3/4 Lbs. Firing the Henry was easy enough as the trigger although heavy, broke evenly and crisp every time, with no creep. Keeping the shots on target consistent (for me anyways). I didn't keep an exact round count, but it was over 60 rounds. I was feeling the heavy trigger by the time I switched to my revolvers.

The recoil with the ammo I was using was almost non-existent. Real pleasant to shoot. If I thought my 6 year old daughter could pull such a heavy trigger, I'd let her shoot it definitely.

The Big Boy did not like the Grizzly ammo (my revolvers do not either). At 100 yards accuracy suffered poorly. In large part due to the ammo (both brands). The stuff I was shooting just is not meant for that range. As previously mentioned my 51 year old eyes was the other problem.

At 50 yards the Henry really liked the Black Hills ammo. My last 3 shot group was so good I moved on to the 100 yard target.

Overall I'd give the Henry Big Boy CCH in 45 Colt a 9 out of 10. I've shot lever guns since I was 14, so I'm used to the heavier trigger. But I cannot give the Henry a 10 due to the (my opinion) too heavy trigger pull.
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Re: New ColorCaseHardened 45 Colt Big Boy

Post by FlyingFinn » Mon May 25, 2020 11:07 am

To add, I would buy the Big Boy CCH again in a heartbeat. As a matter of fact I am going to get one in 44 Mag in the future.
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Re: New ColorCaseHardened 45 Colt Big Boy

Post by FlyingFinn » Mon May 25, 2020 11:11 am

Nice pair.
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Re: New ColorCaseHardened 45 Colt Big Boy

Post by JEBar » Mon May 25, 2020 11:13 am

FlyingFinn wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 11:01 am
Overall I'd give the Henry Big Boy CCH in 45 Colt a 9 out of 10. I've shot lever guns since I was 14, so I'm used to the heavier trigger. But I cannot give the Henry a 10 due to the (my opinion) too heavy trigger pull.

report appreciated .... nice looking range .... understood on the hard trigger pull .... adjusting the trigger pull on a Henry isn't easy .... its as much art as science .... to do so requires precision honing of components .... while others may, its not an adjustment I would undertake .... we've had a gunsmith we have confidence in to adjust the trigger pull on both our 44 Mag and 45-70 .... the trigger pull on both of them is now exceptional
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Re: New ColorCaseHardened 45 Colt Big Boy

Post by FlyingFinn » Mon May 25, 2020 11:18 am

JEBar wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 11:13 am
FlyingFinn wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 11:01 am
Overall I'd give the Henry Big Boy CCH in 45 Colt a 9 out of 10. I've shot lever guns since I was 14, so I'm used to the heavier trigger. But I cannot give the Henry a 10 due to the (my opinion) too heavy trigger pull.

report appreciated .... nice looking range .... understood on the hard trigger pull .... adjusting the trigger pull on a Henry isn't easy .... its as much art as science .... to do do requires precision honing of components .... while others may, its not an adjustment I would undertake .... we've had a gunsmith we have confidence in to adjust the trigger pull on both our 44 Mag and 45-70 .... the trigger pull on both of them is now exceptional
Maybe I'll just have to shoot it a bunch to break in that trigger! :D

It is a nice range. It is a private rod and gun club that I just joined this year. It is a bit of a drive, but I had the rifle range to myself for most of the morning. Even though a few others showed up just before noon, I still had the "lane" all to myself for 3 hours.
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Re: New ColorCaseHardened 45 Colt Big Boy

Post by JEBar » Mon May 25, 2020 11:21 am

FlyingFinn wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 11:18 am
Maybe I'll just have to shoot it a bunch to break in that trigger! :D
can't hurt and should increase the strength of your trigger finger .... ;)
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