Henry Long Ranger .308 Winchester/7.62 NATO Lever-Action Rifle Repeating Weapons is well known for its lever action
rifles enclosed in conventional rim fire and blunt-nosed center fire cartridges.
Although these weapons are great for hunting in the woods or plinking at
range, the cartridge restricts the effective distance targets (or game) that can be used.
This is due in large part to the origins of these cartridges in black powder and the need
to use round nose bullets in the magazine to avoid the detonation of the primer during the recess.
In comparison to its tube-fed magazine peers, the Long Ranger resolves the deficiencies by putting a lever action rifle in 223 Remington, 243 Winchester or 308 Winchester and feeding from the regular box magazine.
The Henry Long Ranger .308 Winchester/7.62 NATO Lever-Action Rifle is reminiscent of the Browning BLR with a similar look and feel. It has a distinct difference, the Long Ranger is made in the USA! Kudos to Henry, yes!
The Long Ranger uses a blue steel barrel and a lever with an alloy receiver and wooden furniture. The receiver’s scope holes are reinforced with steel inserts to provide a safe interface between the optic and the rifle.
The lever operates a six lug rotary bolt that feeds the 4-shot Magazine Removable button. Only cycle the action, and you’ve got a new cartridge enclosed.m
Also with the hammer down (above the safety of the transfer bar makes it difficult to shoot the rifle without pressing the trigger.
Trigger pull averaged 3 pounds 12.7 ounces, a good field trigger for a hunting rifle.
So why a lever action 243 Winchester? Well, the lever action mechanism offers a number of advantages over a traditional bolt action rifle; it is ambidextrous, quick handling, and offers quicker follow up shots.