Henry Customer Letters
Hello Henry Firearms,
Enclosed are pictures of 2 targets I shot today 1/06/08 with your Octagon barreled .22 that I recently bought. I was shooting at 52 yards with various ammo on a mild day with little to no wind. As you can see, these rifles shoot. I was extremely impressed by how well the gun shot at this range. A 1 hole group from a lever action? I thought I was seeing things. I have a Simmons Mag .22 scope on it [not exactly the most expensive scope out there], and tried all types of ammo. When the money is on the line I'm loading it with the Federal Gold Medal [lower grade], and I'm getting a bunch of the CCI green tag for squirrel and rabbit hunting. I'm so pleased with the accuracy of this gun, I got to wondering if there isn't a Big Boy in my future. Thanks for making a superb product that the average man can still afford.
Daniel M. Sofranko Jr.
Daniel M. Sofranko Jr.
Anthony, i purchased the big loop carbine shortly after receiving your catolog and i love this rifle! I only had to raise the sight elevator one notch and it was all sighted in and ready to roll. The action is the smoothest of any gun i own and right out of the box!!! The accuracy is great and the sights work perfect for my eyes. The wood is very nice as well and very light-weight. I am sending a pic along with this as well of me with my rifle as i know u like these reviews for your website. Thanks for producing a quality American product and keeping the lever-action tradition alive.
I have been shooting since I was 9 years old, and achieved my Dominion of Canada Rifle Association, marksman certification by age 12. I have coached many young marksman, and now it is my sons turn. I purchased him a Henry youth model .22cal. lever action as his first rifle, I was so impressed with the Quality, Fit and Finish that I bought myself a Henry lever action .22
My son is now five years old and has been practicing firearms safety with his toy guns for two years. He is ready to shoot and what a natural. Thank you for making such a fine product, and helping to promote safe shooting for our youth.
One proud Dad.
Anthony and Staff
Here are a couple of photos taken this past season at Ellenville, N.Y. The 'Shooting Arcade' is set at 50yds. and provides me and my sons a variety of shots. Those are old golf balls hanging at the ends!
I've had my Henry for 3 years and have fired over 9000 rounds (Federal copper bulk pack) without jamming. I clean and lubricate every 200 rounds and the action is smooth as silk. That's a Winchester 3-9X32 Air Rifle scope which is good for 100yd. targeting and varmints.
Next Henry will be full size; most likely your Pump Action .22 Cal.;, a fond reminder of my bygone summers at the shooting galleries of Coney Island in the '50's
Heny Rifles: Quality, Reliability, Affordabilty and Born in the USA. Happy New Year to you and your staff and keep up the fine work.
I received a golden boy for Christmas from my Dad. I love it and am already planning on buying him one for Father's Day!
Here's a picture of myself and my two brothers opening our new rifles all at the same time. I'm on the left, my brother Britt's in the middle and my brother Brandon's on the right. Happy hunters!
I'll send you the pic in June after we give Dad his gun. We've decided to personalize it and get the wall frame to go with it.
Something frightening occurred this Christmas past: I realized that everything under the tree---almost everything in my house, for that matter---was made in China! This is scary! There was one exception: a Henry rifle that Santa brought me. What outstanding quality! Thanks for "keeping it in the USA," and for making a product that I can pass along to future generations---long after that Chinese crap is in the landfill. You folks rock!
Thought I would let you know that what you already know. You make one fantastic and accurate rifle. My wife gave me a Henry H001 22 for Christmas and since then I have put about 200 rounds downrange. This is one of the best rifles I have ever seen for the price and you are making some fine American firearms. Keep it up and you can bet I will be buying at least a couple more for the grandkids when they are ready to shoot. As for me now I want a 22 magnum.
Take Care Michael Garner
Thanks again for all you do for Arkansas Youth Hunter Education Challenge.
Thanks for a beautiful and accurate rifle.
Dear Mr. Anthony Imperato:
I had wanted to try the new .17 HMR round ever since it came to market. I've been a gun collector for over 25 years and a shooter for over 35 years (I started around age 5). I've always been partial to lever action rifles and I've admired the guns your company has made since you first came out with the GoldenBoy. I bought a .17 HMR GoldenBoy last week and I fired it for the first time today.
I am very impressed! The fit and finish of the gun is top notch. The action is super smooth and the trigger pull is excellent. I shot 50 rounds today at 50 yards from a rest. The GoldenBoy hit right in the middle. I congratulate you on a very fine product. I am proud to own one of your Made In The USA lever actions! The brass receiver really stands out among the other guns in my gunsafe!
(I've also attached a picture I took of my handsome new rifle!)
vI am seriously considering purchasing a Henry .44 Mag Big Boy. I am a novice hunter and with deer season coming up, I was wondering if you have any suggestions as to the type of .44 Mag ammo I should use--240 grain JHP, 270 grain jacketed flat point, etc?
I currently own a Henry Golden Boy .17 HMR and I love it. I took it varmint hunting this past summer and I hit a prairie dog at 200 yds dead center.
New Braunfels, TX
Hereby, I would like to present my satisfaction, for the purchase of a rifle Henry Big Boy 357, which is very nice and works well, congratulations on making such dramatic weapons.
Les welcomes a friend from Chile.
My son had the chance to shoot your Golden Boy Magnum at one of our Yough High School Outdoors Club target shoots at the shooting range. One of the instructors had his and left the students try it out. My son feel in Love with it and we went this weekend and purchased him one. The other students were really impressed with it also.
Ruffs Dale, PA
Hello, We just like to thank you for making such a great gun in a small package. Our son saved up all his newspaper delivery money to buy a small gun so that he could go hunting with Daddy. He has to bring it along every trip and it's so great that it's small enough that he can shoot by himself. Here's a picture of him with his first grouse, he was so proud all camo'd up with his own gun!
Kim and Brian Braaten
Mr. Imperato, I wanted to drop you a line to let you know the trip to Bostick Plantation was a success on many levels. At least 25 hunters & 4 guides shot the Henry Big Boy 44 and everyone was impressed with the smooth action, good looks and the accuracy of the Henry. As you know the catalogs arrived after my departure but I had my neighbor watch and they arrived and he overnight-ed them to me via Fed Ex the gun butt-stock did not arrive though. I handed out catalogs out all week and wrote my number in them so if they had any questions that i might help them with. A number of people asked if I had the engraved 44 Henry to look at but i just had the 22 golden boy and the 44 Henry, but i told them they are limited and to talk to their area gun dealer to get a quote and to make sure they talk to the owner or manager. I also showed them in the catalog where they could get one with the personalized receiver. I told them the truth and said i would never use another type of gun hunting, most hunters had big scopes and tripod stand sticks on their guns. I told them there was something special about shooting a historical style weapon with only iron sites and to this day i have never needed a scope. Free hand shooting is very easy and the gun is very steady due to the weight of the barrel, I can hold a bead at 100 yards without the barrel swimming, I think that was the most impressive selling point when i proved it to them. I also told them they can get a scope mount from you if they wanted one as shown in the pictures. We went through 4 boxes of 44 mags and some of my stash, i think that you will see a increase in sales very soon. I would say every person that shot the 22 golden boy made a comment on how smooth the action was, I told them I would be starting my daughter off on the golden boy when she gets old enough but that Henry also offers some great youth rifles as well. Well as for the hunting it was tough with 100 degree weather but i was determined to get a wild boar this time. I answered every ones question as to the knockdown power of the Henry as I was the only hunter to shoot a boar that did not run after being shot, 2 shot by hunters and 3 others either ran for more then 100 yards or had to be tracked by dogs and take a finish shot. I always take pride that when i take an animal it is a quick clean ethical shot. I got video of the hunt with the Henry cam though it is not the greatest due to the camera quality and my position at the time of the shot. I will send it off to be edited and I will of course send it to you. In the meantime I will send you pictures, as you can see the the shot was clean through the neck ( I prefer that spot for my shot, they never no they have been hit, its instant). Thanks again for your support. I will be soon moving to the number one Whitetail hunting county in the state of Kansas, I will trying to get great footage of me using the Henry to take down a record book whitetail. Sincerely, your Henry Rep
Scott D. Hoffman
The hunt that I missed out on, this is my friend's son. He got the biggest one, about 175 lbs. Everyone bagged one first day out.
Katie finally got to shoot her Henry Golden Boy .22 LR! That first shot turned into over 300 by the time the weekend in Tionesta, PA was over. She hit the target every time. I will never forget the look on her face after. She had a great time! Two weeks later she went through 150 rounds. After we arrived home, she learned the proper way to clean her rifle. Owning a rifle requires more than just learning the proper and safe way to shoot. Young and old alike must take excellent care of their firearms if they want to enjoy them for years to come. It's never too early to start! Thank you for the quality craftsmanship you put into your product. Happy shooting!
Rhonda L Alderson
My 11 year old daughter, Katelyn, recently completed her Utah Hunter Safety class. Hats off to Henry for keeping her in the 10 ring. Her score topped many of the boys in her class which I attribute the Henry Company for making the best dang 22 made. Thanks for making a little girl smile at beating the boys.
Darryl A. Collins
Salt Lake City, UT
Last Dec. 1, I sent a message to you with the serial number on a used Henry Big Boy I had just purchased. You were nice enough to respond to me with the manufacturing date of this rifle.
Deer gun season just opened in North Dakota on Nov. 9th. On Nov. 10th I took a nice Whitetail Buck in the Turtle Mountains of North Dakota which is right next to the Canadian border. I thought you would like to see the buck I took with the Henry Big Boy in 44 Magnum. He was running at about 50 yards through the brush and the Big Boy dropped him in his tracks. It really did its job and the rifle looks good doing it!
Dear Henry repeating arms I have several different kinds of rifles that I go hunting with but last year I took my Henry 45 long colt rifle and I quickly found out that it is the perfect (brush gun). The 45 reloads fast, is the perfect size, deadly accurate, and will stop any thing dead in its tracks. Thank you Henry repeating arms for the manufacture of such a quality rifle. Here is a picture of what the Henry 45 is capable of.