Henry’s New 6.5 Creedmoor Long Ranger (VIDEO)
By Kristin Alberts
Shooting at extended ranges has been the fastest growing trend in hunting, with high-dollar rifles and flatter-shooting calibers getting hyped faster than keys can pound out the news. As the dust settles, though, love them or hate them, long range calibers and the rifles that drive them are dominating the hunting market share. Until now, however, lever actions were left in the dust.
Henry began changing that mindset with the introduction of their Long Ranger rifles in .223, .243, and .308 several years back. Right from the get-go, though, distance hunters begged for one thing — a 6.5 Creedmoor chambering. Henry Repeating Arms has an outstanding track record of listening to their customers, so here we are, with a can full of premium ammunition and brand new rifle ready to find out how the hottest Long Ranger performs.
Shake Hands with the Henry Long Ranger in 6.5 Creedmoor
Like the Long Rangers that came before, the Creedmoor version is built with an aerospace alloy receiver, forged steel lever, rack-and-pinion lever action, and six-lug rotary bolt lockup. The rifles are drilled and tapped for quick optics mounting. While we can’t imagine not utilizing a scope on the Long Ranger with the company’s Skinner bases,