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#7018588 - 12/31/17 03:42 PM Most of y’all won’t like this...
Tff caribou Offline
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But I’m tickled pink. Can’t wait to drop the hammer on a pig or deer

.357 mag Henry Big Boy steel 16” barrel
Henry picatinny scope vase
TPS 30mm TSR low rings
Athlon talos btr 1-4x24 mil/mil scope w/illuminated reticle




The athalon scope is exceptionally clear. Noticeably clearer than my Nikon Prostaff 7. It was $169 from cameraland. I’m extremely impressed so far just looking through it in the backyard. It’s certainly more “tactical” than I needed for a lever gun, and I wasn’t particularly looking for a mil/mil scope for this gun, but on a value scale, it is so feature packed, it was hard to pass up. I’ll give a better report once I get to shoot it, but I would guess there will be more Athlon scopes in my future.

Also, if you guys need any optics, give Doug from cameraland NY a call. He also recommended a set of Minox binoculars to me that I’m also very impressed with for the money. He’s got great deals on optics. I’m a happy customer and he will get my business in the future.
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#7018611 - 12/31/17 03:55 PM Re: Most of y’all won’t like this... [Re: Tff caribou]
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I'm thinking about using a red dot instead of a scope. Have a Winchester 357 large loop. Need the picatinney rail, looking.

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#7018620 - 12/31/17 03:58 PM Re: Most of y’all won’t like this... [Re: Tff caribou]
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I thought about a red dot, and functionally, it would have been fine, but I wanted to keep it atleast semi traditional. XS sight systems makes rails for the Winchester’s. They seem top notch.
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#7018627 - 12/31/17 04:02 PM Re: Most of y’all won’t like this... [Re: Tff caribou]
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#7018631 - 12/31/17 04:03 PM Re: Most of y’all won’t like this... [Re: Tff caribou]
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Bi-focal is hell trying to get in focus near and far at the same time. It's sucks getting old. Haven't had time to take this to the range yet.
What distance did you sight in for zero?

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#7018652 - 12/31/17 04:13 PM Re: Most of y’all won’t like this... [Re: Dalee7892]
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Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
Bi-focal is hell trying to get in focus near and far at the same time. It's sucks getting old. Haven't had time to take this to the range yet.
What distance did you sight in for zero?


Haven’t gotten to the range yet. Just got it put together today. And it’s too cold to shoot at paper. I’m planning a range trip Wednesday and I intend on a 50 yard zero. Unless somebody has a better thought. I figure most shots with it will be between 10 and 100 yards so I figured I’d zero it right in between. In my mind, that should keep my in the vitals within that entire range. I also thought about a 25 yard zero then figure out the drop out to 100.
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#7018659 - 12/31/17 04:17 PM Re: Most of y’all won’t like this... [Re: Tff caribou]
bronco71 Offline
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Registered: 09/04/07
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Loc: N. Dallas/Sulphur Bluff
Nice! I always thought about having one reamed to 357 maximum but never did it. I think it is available in 327 Federal magnum now also!

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#7018665 - 12/31/17 04:23 PM Re: Most of y’all won’t like this... [Re: Tff caribou]
bronco71 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
Bi-focal is hell trying to get in focus near and far at the same time. It's sucks getting old. Haven't had time to take this to the range yet.
What distance did you sight in for zero?


Haven’t gotten to the range yet. Just got it put together today. And it’s too cold to shoot at paper. I’m planning a range trip Wednesday and I intend on a 50 yard zero. Unless somebody has a better thought. I figure most shots with it will be between 10 and 100 yards so I figured I’d zero it right in between. In my mind, that should keep my in the vitals within that entire range. I also thought about a 25 yard zero then figure out the drop out to 100.


According to the chart in the following article a 25 yard zero will put you -.2 at 100...
357 mag in rifle

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#7018675 - 12/31/17 04:27 PM Re: Most of y’all won’t like this... [Re: Tff caribou]
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I'm wanting a Mil/Mil scope for my 10/22. I may have to give one of those a try.

Sure wish you were closer. It would be some funny stuff to run that rig down to 300 or 400 yards, maybe farther.
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#7018689 - 12/31/17 04:36 PM Re: Most of y’all won’t like this... [Re: Tff caribou]
tehachapi Offline
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Registered: 03/18/13
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Loc: Harris County
Good stuff, looks like hella fun to me.

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#7018711 - 12/31/17 04:55 PM Re: Most of y’all won’t like this... [Re: Tff caribou]
garyrapp55 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/11
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I'm not running out to get one but I think it is cool. One day I will have one or a 44 mag.

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#7018714 - 12/31/17 04:57 PM Re: Most of y’all won’t like this... [Re: bronco71]
Tff caribou Offline
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Originally Posted By: bronco71
Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
Bi-focal is hell trying to get in focus near and far at the same time. It's sucks getting old. Haven't had time to take this to the range yet.
What distance did you sight in for zero?


Haven’t gotten to the range yet. Just got it put together today. And it’s too cold to shoot at paper. I’m planning a range trip Wednesday and I intend on a 50 yard zero. Unless somebody has a better thought. I figure most shots with it will be between 10 and 100 yards so I figured I’d zero it right in between. In my mind, that should keep my in the vitals within that entire range. I also thought about a 25 yard zero then figure out the drop out to 100.



According to the chart in the following article a 25 yard zero will put you -.2 at 100...
357 mag in rifle


Excellent link. Thank you! I’ll give a 25 yard zero a try, then move to the 100 yard range.
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#7018773 - 12/31/17 05:29 PM Re: Most of y’all won’t like this... [Re: Tff caribou]
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How’s the cheek weld with the scope? Henry’s seem to have too much drop at the comb for me, even with irons.
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#7018779 - 12/31/17 05:31 PM Re: Most of y’all won’t like this... [Re: Tactical Cowboy]
Tff caribou Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy
How’s the cheek weld with the scope? Henry’s seem to have too much drop at the comb for me, even with irons.


It’s perfect. I can shoulder the rifle very quickly, and my natural head position lines up perfectly.
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#7018872 - 12/31/17 06:04 PM Re: Most of y’all won’t like this... [Re: Tff caribou]
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I don't know if I could get used to that scope on it, but that rifle is really cool. I'm a big fan of Henry rifles.
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