The first smokeless cartridge ever introduced in America in 1894, the .30-30 put more venison on the table and more antlers on the walls than any other caliber. Designed from the get-go for the lever action, it’s been the definitive medium game hunting cartridge ever since. The blued steel Henry Lever Action .30-30 Side Gate is built from the ground up to wring top performance from this respectable cartridge. Handy at just seven pounds, this well-crafted firearm offers excellent accuracy, striking power sufficient to anchor the biggest deer, and moderate recoil thanks to the modest chamber pressure and the rubber recoil pad. A 20-inch round barrel provides enough open sight radius for effective close to medium range engagements. A drilled and tapped receiver offers the option of easy scoping for reaching out further. Side ejection keeps fired casing off the scope and out of your line of sight, with spent brass going towards the front to make it safe for left-handed hunters too. The five-shot tube magazine can be loaded from the front or topped off through the side gate. While deer seldom require 5+1 capacity, hogs or coyotes might. Smooth and rapid cycling of the crisp, perfectly machined action gives fast follow-up shots while keeping the sight picture. Great balance and compact 39-inch overall length let this rifle shine in dense brush and hill country, with plenty of accuracy and punch for open country hunting too. In a pinch, it’s a competent defensive option with a classic, benign image.
All over North America, the .30-30 rifle remains the most popular choice of whitetail hunters. 100% American made, like every Henry rifle, it marries genuine American walnut stock and forearm with finely machined blued steel for a timeless appeal. An outdoorsman upholding family tradition and a deer hunter eager for tasty venison alike will find a Henry .30-30 suitable to their goals. Relive the golden era of deer hunting and start outdoorsman traditions of your own!