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New Henry H010G hand grip movement

Post by 1942farmall » Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:54 pm

Howdy, New member and also new to Henry rifles.
Just purchased a H010G 45-70.
I've always been a Marlin guy but the sights and tube unloading ability sold me. Obviously no new Ruger Marlins being available yet helped.
I did notice that the hand guard has a very small amount of movement.
Haven't tightened anything yet.
Just curious if anybody has experienced this.
I've heard that over tightening barrel bands can affect accuracy.
Thanks for any feedback.
I really like the feel of this rifle.
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Re: New Henry H010G hand grip movement

Post by Kissmybrass » Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:26 pm

1942farmall wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:54 pm
Howdy, New member and also new to Henry rifles.
Just purchased a H010G 45-70.
I've always been a Marlin guy but the sights and tube unloading ability sold me. Obviously no new Ruger Marlins being available yet helped.
I did notice that the hand guard has a very small amount of movement.
Haven't tightened anything yet.
Just curious if anybody has experienced this.
I've heard that over tightening barrel bands can affect accuracy.
Thanks for any feedback.
I really like the feel of this rifle.
Welcome!
I picked that exact rifle up last year and love it! No play in the wood though. Where is it loose? Front? Back? Can't tell?
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Re: New Henry H010G hand grip movement

Post by BigAl52 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:33 pm

Welcome to the forum glad you joined us. I think thats the case with most leverguns they loosen up with time. Ive tightened mine a little bit but if you go to tight you will also strip out the threads. I think some of the guys have bedded there forends to snug it up some. As far as accuracy goes I cant tell you without actually shooting one before and after.
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Re: New Henry H010G hand grip movement

Post by JEBar » Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:08 pm

welcome to our forum ..... our 45-70 has proven to be one heck of a rifle .... I've found that using a drop of Purple Loctite when you snug its screws really helps keep things tight .... will yours be a hunter .. :?: .. will you be loading your own ammo .. :?: .. do hope you will be an active member who jumps into ongoing conversations; as well as, starting others of your own .... be sure to follow the link bellow and add your rifle to our community's total


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Re: New Henry H010G hand grip movement

Post by 1942farmall » Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:10 pm

Thanks for the responses guys.
I called Henry today and spoke with Dena.
Great gal.
I really don't want to send it in but will if I think I need to at some point.
The front is tight. The movement is minimal and in the back.
Only up and down and again only a slight bit.
Where I'm capable, removal looks like a PITA.
I'm pretty OCD with my firearms and don't want to damage or mar the two dovetails that need driven out to remove the forestock. I did check the floor model and it was the same.
Regardless, looking forward to building some loads this weekend and shooting it.
I already cast some 385 gr bullets that I powder coated last Saturday.
I'll report back.
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Re: New Henry H010G hand grip movement

Post by leverjc » Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:19 pm

My BBS in 357 also has a loose fore end I think I prefer to have it a little loose because it will not put stress on the barrel when it heats up.
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