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Henry Steel Wildlife 45-70 Rifle Review

The Henry Steel Wildlife Edition combines a whole lot of style and one heck of a working rifle.  I have the .45-70 and this rifle is going deer hunting with me this fall.  Spot and stalk hunting in the canyons for mule deer, I often get the chance to stalk in under 200 yards and the .45-70 is going to be absolutely lethal at that range.


The Henry Steel Wildlife Edition in .45-70 comes with a steel frame and a 24K gold relief profile of a bear adorning the left side and a moose on the right side surrounded by gold accented scrolls and braided borders.  It’s something to see. The barrel is 18.43 and it has a light sleek frame with a semi-buckhorn real sight and a tall brass beaded front sight.  The checkered pistol grip walnut stock, ventilated black rubber recoil pad and the sling swivel studs round out this rifle to form one fantastic rifle.


The .45-70 is a stout shooter.   I am using this rifle with the Hornady LEVERevolution in 325 grain FTX which when sighted in at 200 yards is 5.5 inches at 100 yards, dead on at 200 yards and has a 23 inch drop at 300 yards.  At 200 yards, this 325-grain bullet carries 1516 ft/lbs of energy and travels at 1450 fps.  Clearly, it provides tremendous knock down power on everything from deer to moose to buffalo.


While the Henry Steel Wildlife Edition is a beautiful piece of art, it is a rifle that was built to be used.  It should not be a rifle that just sits in your safe like a little safe queen.  Carrying this in the field, there is going to be a little envy from your friends cause this rifle is a beauty.


This rifle is built in America on a light weight frame specifically for carrying in the field.  The Henry rifle comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee from the owner of Henry, Anthony Imperato.  This is definitely a rifle worth owning.


Kevin Paulson

Kevin Paulson is the Founder and CEO of HuntingLife.com. His passion for Hunting began at the age of 5 hunting alongside of his father. Kevin has followed his dreams through outfitting, conservation work, videography and hunting trips around the world.

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