Henry Repeating Arms have announced some new additions to their range, including a new ‘Long Ranger’ hunting rifle and a new .22, the American Eagle. The latest Long Ranger will be chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor and joins the series that already includes .223 Rem/5.56 NATO, .243 Win, .308 chamberings.
The Long Ranger weighs 7 lbs and has a removeable four round box magazine, a 22 inch free floated barrel with a 1 in 8 twist and combines a traditional lever action with a six lug rotating bolt. Here’s what Henry had to say about the new rifle in a recent press release:
The Long Ranger lever action rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor features a 22” blued steel sporter barrel that is free floated above the forestock to maximize and maintain accuracy even as the barrel gets hot through repeated firing. The buttstock and forestock are figured grain American walnut that is deeply checkered and capped with a solid soft rubber recoil pad on the back and a steel forestock cap on the front. The Long Ranger utilizes a geared action that drives a chromed steel bolt with a 6-lug rotary head into a rear extension of the barrel for a strong and consistent lock-up, similar to that of a bolt action rifle. A 4-round capacity box magazine can be removed and reloaded with a push of the flush-mounted blackened steel magazine release button. There are no external safety features on the Long Ranger, so an in-hammer sliding transfer bar safety guarantees the rifle will not fire unless the hammer is cocked and the trigger is pulled.
The Henry Long Ranger has an MSRP of $1,066. You can find out more about the Long Ranger over on the Henry Repeating Arms site here.
Henry are also introducing the Henry American Eagle, a new .22LR based on their popular Golden Boy rifle. The rifle has a nickle plated receiver cover, barrel band, and buttplate and the rifle’s furniture features an ivory effect finish not found on any other Henry models. Henry says that “the ivory-colored wood is then deeply engraved with aggressive checkering, leafy vine scrollwork, and the head of a bald eagle.” The American Eagle has an MSRP of $950. More information on the American Eagle is available over on Henry’s site.