The Champion Arms rifle and scope package sells at $6,900, but for a traveling hunter looking for a weather-proof, accurate and absolutely reliable rifle in a caliber that will handle 95 percent of the world’s game, this rifle won’t let you down.
E.R. Shaw is a company in Pennsylvania that makes a huge number of rifle barrels in just about every configuration imaginable, including a lot of barrels for OEM use by some big-name gun makers. Odds are if you have a few rifles, you have one of Shaw’s barrels. What a lot of hunters don’t know is the company also builds rifles based on its Mark VII action to customers’ specifications.
Henry’s Big Boy Steel Carbine has traditional lever-action lines but retains Henry’s signature cutout in the magazine tube, through which cartridges are loaded and unloaded. Though somewhat unconventional in appearance and function, it makes the lever gun infinitely easier and safer to unload at hunt’s end.