The Long Ranger .308 Rifle

with Sights

February 18, 2020

Henry Rifles- H014S-308- review

There’s never been a better time to be a Henry fan and a hunter. Over the past two decades, Henry’s offerings have swelled to over 150 different models including shotguns and high-power rifle calibers. Whether it’s quail, squirrel, or elk Henry now has a firearm that will take on just about any season you choose. Versatility is a huge aspect to consider when purchasing a new firearm for hunting, and the Henry Long Ranger in .308 is about as versatile as it gets.

Why .308 Winchester?

The .308 Winchester cartridge may not have the lengthy pedigree of something like .30-30, but its rather meteoric rise to widespread success since its introduction in 1952 certainly wasn’t a mistake or a fluke. It’s probably the most popular hunting cartridge in America right now, and that’s likely due to its sheer versatility. From wild hogs to whitetail deer and everything in between you could do much worse than .308. For beginners that don’t want to purchase specialized firearms for every different season, or for seasoned deer camp veterans, this fine cartridge fits the bill and then some.

Henry Rifles- H014S-308- review rifle image

Why the Long Ranger?

At first glance, the Long Ranger may seem like your typical, traditional lever action rifle with its forged steel lever and exposed hammer, but there’s a lot more going here once you take a look inside the receiver. One of the easiest ways to think about the Long Ranger’s operation is to think of it as a lever operated bolt action. A geared action drives a machined and chromed steel bolt with a 6-lug rotary head into a rear extension of the barrel for a strong and consistent lock-up from shot to shot to shot. This allows the Long Ranger to compete with the accuracy of a bolt action while providing much faster follow-up shots thanks to the detachable box magazine.

Henry Rifles- H014S-308- review- insetBecause of the .308 cartridge’s spitzer bullet profile, our standard tubular magazine was out from the very beginning. The flush-mounted blackened steel release button drops a 4-round box magazine instead. The receiver itself is a super lightweight aerospace-grade alloy receiver that’s finished with a hard black anodizing process. This material reduces the overall weight of the rifle significantly compared to our brass and steel counterparts, so it weighs in at a respectable 7 pounds. The receiver sits behind a 20″ round and blued sporter barrel on top of a set of oil-finished American walnut stocks with laser-cut checkering, sling swivel studs, and a black rubber recoil pad.

This is a rifle where no corners were cut. They are all proudly made in Rice Lake, WI and carried by many of the employees into the deer woods every season.

 

Model Number
H014-308
Action Type
Lever Action
Caliber
.308 Win/7.62×51 NATO
Capacity
4 Rounds
M.S.R. Price
$1,066.00
Additional Specifications
Barrel Length
20″
Barrel Type
Round Blued Steel
Rate of Twist
1:10
Overall Length
40.5″
Weight
7 lbs.
Receiver Finish
Hard Anodized Black
Rear Sight
none
Front Sight
None
Scopeability
Drilled and Tapped
Stock Material
American Walnut
Buttplate/Pad
Black Solid Rubber Recoil Pad
Length of Pull
14″
Safety
Transfer Bar
Best Uses
Target/Hunting/Large Game
Embellishments/Extras
Swivel Studs. Removable magazine. Hammer extension and scope mount included.

 

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17 Comments
  • JEM
    March 15, 2020

    Great rifle in .308, will drive tacks with proper ammo. I use it for deer and hogs with Hornady Outfitter’s GMX rounds. Harvested a buck, entry wound diameter of bullet exit wound was about an inch. The deer ran 20 yards and crashed in the brush. I had to mount a scope on it, because of the hard to see front sight with old eyes.

  • Rick Waters
    March 25, 2020

    I don’t like scopes. Could you make a 308 with traditional sights? I live in North central Kansas, a lot of white tail and muleys deer are in brushy draws. Most shots are around 50 to 75 yards. Thanks, Rick Waters

  • JOHN SWEATT
    April 3, 2020

    I have a 308 Long Ranger and I mean to tell you that it’s a total pleasure to shoot. Mine has the iron sights, and even though I’m 71 years old and my eyes are not so good anymore, I can still use the iron sights effectively.

    • Lyndell Bragg
      August 24, 2020

      Does 308 have a justable trigger.

  • Robert Kirkbride
    April 3, 2020

    Does the Long Ranger 308 come with fixed sights or strictly set up for a scope?

    • JEM
      April 3, 2020

      There are two versions, with irons and without. Both are drilled and tapped.

  • CHARLES C. TILLEY, JR.
    April 4, 2020

    Your NEW Lever Action .308 looks awesome. I sure would like to own one.
    I hope you sell thousands of them .308 is my favorite hunting round !
    Thank you very much.

    CHARLES C. TILLEY, JR

  • JIM PEARSON
    April 4, 2020

    CAN I BUY DIRECTLY FROM YOU

  • Alan Adam
    April 5, 2020

    Wander wy henry dosant put A muffler on the 308 ????????????????

  • Raymond Roberson
    July 6, 2020

    Wher can I buy not order. Buy 308 Henry I live in Dyer tn 38330

  • Jackiejw Williams
    July 25, 2020

    Seen a book on all rifles
    Thank you.

  • Ronald Vincent
    July 30, 2020

    Does the Long Ranger in 308 come with a Large Loop Lever?

  • Peter Matthews
    July 31, 2020

    Hi there from Canada!!!! I am hoping someone will get back to me on this.

    I am a very proud and happy owner of 18 Henry rifles. And since the Canadian governments absolutely ridiculous and undemocratic announcement on May 1,2020, the supply of Henry rifles and parts for them, has literally dried up. Your website claims you are not shipping to Canada at this time. How am I or any other Henry owner in Canada suppose to care for or upgrade our wonderful rifles? Do you see this as a temporary measure or are you folks seeing this as a permanent step?

    Thanks for your time, Peter Matthews

  • Mikel A Moser
    August 14, 2020

    can the model H014-308 accept iron sights like the model H014S-308 without major modifications? I am looking at purchasing a H014S-308 but there are none available in my area and dealers here have no idea when they will be but the H014-308 is fairly available by order through their network of dealers.

  • Alex Burney
    August 26, 2020

    Where in Colorado could I buy one?

  • Michael D Roberts
    September 15, 2020

    I haven’t received a new catalog yet and I’m REALLY interested in a .308 Golden boy

  • charles sanders
    September 28, 2020

    i am trying find a 308 henry with sights i have 22 gold boy 17 an 357 gold boy i am in Elizabethtowne Ky.
    any way you can help me locate the 308 thank you