Reviewed By: David M on 06/13/2020
I was considering this one for a long time. When I looked it over it was generally in good condition in terms Fit and finish except for a small scratch in the forward grip And looks like a very small chip in the finish. I waited so long to get it I%u2019m not about so send it back for that but this is my third Henry and they should be more careful in the NJ. I do like this one and all my others overall. It%u2019s still a work of art.
Reviewed By: Francis T on 11/20/2019
I wasn't sure about the performance of such a gun until I put a couple hundred rounds thru it, and now I know this weapon is a short range sniper rifle. This Henry isn't for everyone, and it certainly is no first gun, but if you are looking for an accurate 25-80+ yard to back up your cc, this little repeater will deliver 6, .357 mag rounds consistently on target every time. Once I figured out the best way to handle it, I started consistently hitting a 3" spread at 25 yards in a free-standing position with 158g FMJ range ammo. Tactical single round reload is easy, but I would say this gun is all about that accurate kill shot up to 100 yards. Boar hunters love it for all the same reasons that it makes a practical self-defense back-up: reliability, accuracy, and power. Perfect choice for responsible gun owners who aren't interested in spraying their target with unnecessary rounds.
Reviewed By: Mark L on 10/31/2019
I have wanted this firearm for 3 decades. I have seen it on several TV Shows over the last 50 years [Wanted Dead or Alive, Fire Fly and Zombie Land] and expect it will be used on more in the future. Henry has a reputation for manufacturing quality products and standing by its Lifetime Warranty. I am very pleased with the purchase.
Reviewed By: Troy H on 12/27/2018
No need to remark on Henry quality it speaks for itself and I cant say enough about Buds customer service and speed of shipping! Love this company thanks
Reviewed By: john w on 10/16/2018
The Mares Leg with its high quality is a fun piece to shoot, highly recommend. The Commodore
Reviewed By: Joseph D on 08/29/2018
Very pretty but for shooting offhand i found it to be too heavy. I also had issues with reliable extraction unless i really worked the action.
Reviewed By: Richard K on 07/05/2018
I already had the mare's leg .22lr. After a spinal infection and over a dozen surgeries, I can't bend properly to operate any rifle. However, I can shoot the mare's leg just fine two-handed and on that little one, one-handed. This .357 is a whole 'nother ballgame with that. It's quite substantial! I won't be shooting it much one-handed, but the weight is great for the .357mag cartridge, with quite low recoil. The posture is the same as with the small frame model. Being a Henry, of course the finish is jewel-like and the lever action is smooth as butter. I know that it'll accept some .38spl cartridges, but I doubt I'll ever shoot those, as I have other guns for that. I sure wish I could still shoot Henry rifles, but this mare's leg is amazing. It's already gotten a couple of hundred rounds through it on the indoor range and it seems to be quieter than my .357 revolver there, I guess because of the action. I would recommend that if anyone has a question about handing the weight of this, practice holding the equivalent weight in books, weights or something to see whether it's too much. I'm no strongman, but it's fine for me. And, as usual, Bud's service is perfect for me.
Reviewed By: Michael F on 05/18/2018
The finish and functioning of this gun are superb. Beautiful piece. Takes some practice though to shoot with one or two arms, since it's not easy to shoulder it.
Reviewed By: Greg B on 11/17/2017
Very nice piece haven't shot it it should be a wall hanger but it's going to be a nice toy to play with
Reviewed By: William C on 04/11/2017
My Henry Mares Leg in .357 Mag is one of the finest firearms that I own. It is a wonderful addition to my collection of Henry firearms. One of the amazing things is that the BATF considers it a pistol. The beautiful walnut stock and the brass receiver make it a beautiful firearm.