Henry's 20" vs 24"

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Henry's 20" vs 24"

Post by ChuckD » Wed May 30, 2018 4:57 am

Wondering how any of you that switched from the Henry 20" to the 24" are finding the accuracy?
I switched my RF and have yet to shoot a match, but feel the accuracy is on par with my Marlin 39A. It may be the sight distance, it may be the better fit. I have a 22Mag with the 20" and again haven't shot in a match.
Just curious on anyone else's results.


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Re: Henry's 20" vs 24"

Post by Tlee » Wed May 30, 2018 5:59 am

Accuracy of the 24” Frontier I’ve tested (using AutoMatch and MiniMags) is definitely on par with the 3 Marlin 39A Rifles I have (when using the same, or similar, ammo). I do have one 39A that will do only slightly better (less than 1/2 MOA better), but only when using high end standard velocity ammo.

I will say that the eight Henry 22LR rifles I’ve tested seem to shoot well with just about any decent 22LR ammo (independent of length/model), whereas most of the Marlin 39As tend to show a definite preference for one particular ammo over another, sometimes a significant difference between brands or types.

Regarding the 20” versus 24” Frontiers, I wouldn’t say the 24” we have is significantly more accurate (I haven’t bench tested the 24” with a scope yet to verify), but it’s increased sight radius definitely helps with slightly more precise sight picture/aim.

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Re: Henry's 20" vs 24"

Post by Doodaddy » Wed May 30, 2018 6:11 am

I didn't switch from the 20", but my 24" was shockingly accurate. I couldn't be more pleased.
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Re: Henry's 20" vs 24"

Post by Ken Green » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:35 pm

I bought the 24 inch Frontier model to start with. I am well pleased with it. It has a very nice balance. I am very well satisfied with mine. Ken

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Re: Henry's 20" vs 24"

Post by Sporty » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:54 am

After transitioning from a 16.5" Henry Evil Roy with a 13" LOP to a 24" Henry Frontier Long Barrel (FLB) with a 14" LOP I easily went from AA to AAA in its first three matches with scores of 30, 32 & 33. And since that transition I got my first 10-pins ever for chickens, pigs & turkeys.

There's more to the transition. The carbine had Skinner sights on the barrel for a very short sight radius. The FLB has a Marble Arms Tang sight with a 30" sight radius. I find my hold with the FLB is very stable. The original front brass bead seldom wanders off the animal while aiming off-hand.

I hope this helps.

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