When the Henry H014 Long Ranger hit the market in 2017, a new benchmark for American-Made lever action performance was set. The H014 was the first lever gun in Henry’s lineup to feature a detachable box magazine, allowing the rifle to be chambered for pointed cartridges not suited to traditional tube loading. The Long Ranger retains classic lever gun operation with an exposed hammer and forged steel lever, modernized with a geared action and a 6-lug rotary bolt. In essence, Henry created a hunting rifle that seamlessly blends the precision of a quality bolt action with the quick handling characteristics and vintage style of a lever gun.
To an elk hunter, a Henry Long Ranger chambered in .308 would certainly make a rugged and dependable companion. However, the team at Henry didn’t stop there. They set out to create the ultimate heirloom elk rifle to be passed down through generations of hunters. We all dream of our ultimate elk hunt, and Henry dreamed up the rifle to match. Choosing to hunt with a lever action is an occasion that evokes a hunting tradition to be proud of, and the Henry Long Ranger Wildlife Edition in .308 is the last word in pride of ownership.
When classic blued steel is too utilitarian for the occasion, enter the H014WL-308. The Long Ranger Wildlife Edition shares the same workhorse underpinnings as the standard H014, finished with a stunningly appointed exterior. The H014WL-308 begins to set itself apart from the standard H014 with a polished nickel-plated receiver and a set of highly figured American Walnut stocks. The left receiver flat features intricate scroll engraving that frames 24K gold inlay depicting a majestic bull elk atop a mountain. On the right receiver flat, a grazing pair of elk are displayed among the scrollwork.
While the H014WL-308 certainly isn’t intended to be ridden hard and put up wet, it offers something more special than rugged practicality. As an homage to America’s hunting tradition, and a piece of art to be passed through the generations, there’s nothing quite like the H014WL-308. The rifle is as much of a conversation piece as the bull elk mount it can help you bring back home. Surely, this is a rifle that every hardcore elk hunter can aspire to own. For a full breakdown of the H014WL-308’s specification and features, visit HenryUSA.com.