By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2022

The Henry Long Ranger was first released in 2016, setting a new bar for lever action guns. It combined bolt action accuracy with the speed of a lever gun. The Long Ranger’s six-lug rotary bolt, aerospace-grade aluminum construction, free-floated barrel, and detachable box magazine made it a best-in-class hunting rifle.

Fast forward to 2022 when Henry has done it again with the Long Ranger Express. Henry chambered the rifle for .223, added a new laminate stock, and included other modern features to keep up with today’s hunters who might need a rifle configured for missions other than hunting.

THE RECEIVER & STOCK

The Long Ranger Express uses a black-anodized aerospace-grade aluminum receiver with a factory mounted Picatinny rail that’s ready to accept a red dot or other optic of your choice. The stock on the Long Ranger Express is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. It’s a weather-resistant birch laminate, which provides excellent moisture resistance, durability, and stability. Integral sling swivels sit fore and aft, and a solid black rubber recoil pad aids in recoil control and follow up shot speed, where this lever action excels.

THE BARREL

The Express features a blued steel carbine, 16.5” barrel with a 1:9 twist, threaded 5/8×24 to accept a muzzle brake or a suppressor. The bolt is a machined, chromed, six-lug rotary that provides secure lockup.

SPECIFICATIONS

Type: Lever Action

Caliber: .223 Remington

Magazine capacity: 5 Round steel box magazine.

Sights: None, Picatinny rail for scope or red dot mounting

Barrel Length: 16.5 Inches

Overall Length: 37 Inches

Weight: 7 Pounds

MSRP: $1,235

URL: www.henryusa.com

THE VERDICT

The Long Ranger Express is a beautiful piece of work. Henry rifles are quality firearms made in America. Henry took the Long Ranger and made it even better, which isn’t easy. It’s optics and suppressor ready, so it’s also ready for the next generation of lever gun shooters.

That’s all for now folks! Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas. And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response. His writing has appeared in RECOIL, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at polizei22@msn.com