The Lever Action .30-30 Rifle

in Blued Steel

January 24, 2020

Henry Rifles-Blog-H009

Between the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, PA and the NRA Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX we’ve had the chance to talk to so many shooters and we’ve noticed a common theme. People who have never been hunting before are now interested in taking up the sport, and they’re on the hunt for their first dedicated deer rifle.

If this sounds like you then we would suggest taking a good look at the Henry Lever Action .30-30 in blued steel. It’s the perennial choice for the whitetail hunter for a reason.

Why .30-30?

The ammo is readily available just about anywhere, the recoil is relatively light (about ½ the perceived recoil of a .30-06), and it has achieved legendary status as the ubiquitous deer round for a lever action rifle through many, many decades of hunting.

Why the H009?

Sticking with the classic look of blued steel on American walnut with a caliber like .30-30 just makes sense. From the soft rubber recoil pad to the brass bead front sight there is no detail spared. Its lightweight (just 7 lbs.) and it’s maneuverable (39″ long), which provides the perfect combination for dense timber or thick brush. The 20” round blued steel barrel sits atop a magazine tube capable of holding 5 rounds. The sights are Henry’s standard fully adjustable semi-buckhorn and brass bead combo, but the receiver is drilled and tapped for use with your favorite optic.

Its effective range for deer is up to 200 yards, which is sufficient for the vast majority of deer hunters in the United States. While deer might be the first thing you think about with .30-30 it’s also perfectly capable of taking hogs and black bear, or even moose and elk at shorter ranges although we don’t recommend the latter for beginners.

The H009 is one of those firearms that you can run hard for your entire life and then pass it down to your children or grandchildren for them to do the same. The Henry Lifetime Warranty will back up your purchase to ensure there are no issues between now and then.


Model Number
Action Type
Lever Action
5 Rounds
M.S.R. Price

Barrel Length
Barrel Type
Round Blued Steel
Rate of Twist
Overall Length
7.00 lbs.
Receiver Finish
Blued Steel
Rear Sight
Fully Adj. Semi-Buckhorn w/ Diamond Insert
Front Sight
Brass Bead
Drilled and Tapped
Scope Mount Type
Weaver 63B
Stock Material
American Walnut
Black Solid Rubber Recoil Pad
Length of Pull
Transfer Bar
Best Uses
Target/Hunting/Large Game, Deer, Elk best at up to 125 yards
Swivel Studs




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  • charles chassereau
    March 26, 2020

    I want to order a catalog please.

    • Donald Schweigart
      July 10, 2020

      Please consider offering this rifle (H009) as a side gate loading rifle. It would be a godsend with its blue steel finishing!

    • Anon
      July 6, 2021

      Any one that owns firearms should own a lever action. Anyone that owns more than one lever action should own a Henry. If you own only one rifle, a Henry 30-30 would certainly qualify. There’s a few reasons why 30-30 and Henry have
      been around more than most rifles and cartridges.

  • Scott Hiatt
    April 4, 2020

    I love your new 30-30 side gate but I would like to see the blueing, in a high polish for easier cleaning and a nicer look.

  • Ray Sims
    July 6, 2020

    Bought a Henry 30/30 and love it. When Hornady made the 160grain leverRevolution my 30/30 seemed Reborn. I am now Sighted in for 150 yards Deadon. I have never enjoyed a lever action like this. It’s my for everything gun. Thanks Henry. And I spend 8 months a year HUNTING everything. Ray in Indiana.

    • Mike Ferguson
      July 21, 2021

      Ray, I saw your comment and I had to reply, as a fellow Indiana hunter and outdoorsman I couldn’t agree more. The Henry excels when hunting, target shooting, or just plinking. The Hornady rounds are excellent too, I wish I could find more of them. Good luck this coming season!

  • William Rexwinkle
    July 9, 2020

    I am looking forward to purchasing the 30-30 as soon as I am able to save the funds !!!!!

  • Ernest
    July 13, 2020

    I’m from Tucson Arizona I go mule deer hunting out here in the old west. Out here when you hunt you hunt! the deer dont come to you. You go to them. I had a opportunity to use my uncle’s 3030 Henry for give me I didn’t know what model it was I just new it was a Henry! Long story short. What a piece of Art! Outstanding! light weight, compact easy to handle and most of all. Accurate! I fell in love with it. So now I’ve been saving up for the 3030 model number H009. Thank you to each and every one of you at Henry keep on trucking don’t stop what are doing! Stay Safe!

  • Tony Tharp
    August 5, 2020

    I am the proud owner of the .30-30 side-gate and can’t wait until the same rifle is offered in the color case-hardened finish, in my humble view the most beautiful of all the fine Henry line.

  • Daniel G Fichter
    November 6, 2020

    Please email a catalog

  • Jeff jones
    November 11, 2020

    I am looking to buy a 30-30 with side loading

  • Robert G Henderson
    November 21, 2020

    do you make a 3030 lafthand

  • Larry Francis
    February 14, 2021

    I already am a subscriber but want a Henry 30-30. I’m not buying any more weapons till ammo changes. Beautiful party of our history.

  • Kenneth Garner
    April 5, 2021

    Information about Hebert 30 30 rifles