Henry Goes Rogue: X Model Lever Action
By Kristin Alberts
Sneaking into the Federal booth, Henry debuted its new X line.(Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)
Henry Repeating Arms, a company usually absent at SHOT Show, made big waves despite its lack of a booth presence. Not only did the traditional lever gun company partner with Federal ammunition to offer a line of rifle ammunition designed specifically for hunting with lever action rifles in the new HammerDown, but they also showed off a new model family of modern lever guns – meet the X Model.
While purists are likely to eschew its more subdued tactical dress, the X fills a market of modern customers craving such features on the reliable and smooth Henry action. The X line will essentially be available on select existing models of Henry lever guns. All X’s will wear black synthetic furniture, lending it a more practical or tacti-cool appearance. Every stock offers both M-LOK and Picatinny attachment points, as well as molded-in sling studs.
The X series was debuted alongside Federal’s HammerDown ammo. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)
The rifle features black synthetic furniture. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)
The X offerings will be included in the Big Boy series, a .45-70 rifle and .410 Shotgun. Each will have the same stocks, threaded barrels (threaded for choke