The Big Boy Carbine is a downsized version of Henry Rifle's world famous Big Boy rifle. Its 16.5" barrel is available chambered in 45 Colt, 44 Magnum/Special, and 357 Magnum/38 Special.
I chose to go with the 357 Magnum/38 Special because it offers me the best prices and availability of ammo, and it's extremely soft shooting. Several types of American Eagle, Federal, and Blazer ammo are tested, including the Hornady LEVERevolution 140gr FTX. All cycled just fine, meaning that this carbine is capable of range day plinking or close range hunting. For some people, I think its compact size and reliable action could even make a good choice for home defense.
MSRP is $899.95, but street price is currently well below that.
To learn more about the Henry Big Boy Carbine: https://www.henryrifles.com/rifles/henry-big-boy-carbine/
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Category: Firearm Reviews Uploaded: 09/04/2015