A little while ago we were talking here about deep-woods lever rifles, and somebody expressed a wish for a lever rifle that could be loaded with a pointed boolet (i.e. magazine-fed as opposed to the traditional tube).
How about Henry’s Long Ranger in .308 Win?
For me, this one ticks all the boxes except that it doesn’t appear to be drilled and tapped for scope mounts — not that this is a deal-breaker in a setting which seldom requires a shot further than 200 yards (and usualy, much less).
Also, it looks weird without the tube under the barrel, but that’s just a cosmetic and personal thing — if you’ve got a magazine, no tube necessary, of course.
Collectors has one on sale for just under a grand, so if you’re interested… go there and look at the other pics. And don’t come crying to me if in your perusal, you get sidetracked into the Collectors Matrix.
I have to tell you all: that is a sweet little rifle. I’ve had good experience with Henry rifles in the past; their quality is excellent (hence the premium price), their triggers require no gunsmithing, and their lever actions are a lot smoother than new WinMar rifles.