Henry Repeating Arms Declared Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin

The Henry Big Boy All-Weather won 'The Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin' contest with a total of 30,000 votes cast in the final round. The rifle is manufactured in Rice Lake, Wisconsin.
The Henry Big Boy All-Weather won ‘The Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin’ contest with a total of 30,000 votes cast in the final round. The rifle is manufactured in Rice Lake, Wisconsin.

MILWAUKEE, WI-(Ammoland.com)- Henry Repeating Arms and their Big Boy All-Weather lever action rifle won the ‘Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin’ competition organized by the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) from a contestant pool of over 150 different products and companies. The Big Boy All-Weather, which is manufactured in Henry’s Rice Lake, Wisconsin facility, was nominated earlier this year in August and then went all the way through 4 rounds of popular votes. Over 30,000 votes were cast in the last round. The rifle, available in .44 Magnum, .357 Magnum and .45 Colt, is a popular choice for hunters that need a firearm that is less susceptible to harsh environmental conditions.

“It is incredible to see the diversity of products manufactured here in this state, and we are proud to call Wisconsin home.” said Dan Clayton-Luce, Communications Director of Henry Repeating Arms during Henry’s acceptance speech. Clayton-Luce continues, “We would like to thank all of the more than 500 Henry employees from both our Rice Lake, WI facility and Bayonne, NJ facility for being so dedicated to putting out a quality product every day.”

Henry’s 100,000+ sq. ft. Wisconsin manufacturing facility, managed by Henry Vice President and General Manager Andy Wickstrom, is responsible for about half of Henry’s entire product line, which encompasses over 200 different rifle and shotguns.

“This is a very exciting win for us,” says Henry Repeating Arms President and Owner, Anthony Imperato. “We take so much pride in Made in America and it’s clear that our fans and customers appreciate it just as much as we do. I would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote for us.”

To learn more about the Big Boy All-Weather rifle from Henry Repeating Arms visit https://www.henryusa.com/rifles/all-weather-big-boy/.

Henry rifles and shotguns can only be purchased through a licensed firearms dealer. Most Henry dealers will offer a discount from the MSRP. For additional information about the company and its products visit henryusa.com.

About Henry Repeating Arms:Henry Repeating Arms

Henry Repeating Arms is one of the leading rifle and shotgun manufacturers in the United States and a world leader in the lever action category. The company motto is “Made in America, or not made at all” and its firearms come with a lifetime guarantee backed by award-winning customer service. The company is also known for its charitable endeavors under its Guns For Great Causes program, which focuses on sick children, both individual cases and children’s hospitals, veteran and wounded veteran organizations, Second Amendment and wildlife conservation organizations. The company currently employs 535 people and has 250,000 square-feet of manufacturing space in its Rice Lake, Wisconsin and Bayonne, New Jersey facilities. The company is named in honor of Benjamin Tyler Henry who invented and patented the Henry rifle in 1860 – the first repeating rifle, the lever action rifle, which is America’s unique contribution to international firearms design and is one of the most legendary, respected and sought after rifles in the history of firearms. Visit Henry Repeating Arms online at www.HenryUSA.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HenryRepeating, and on Instagram @Henry_Rifles.

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Deplorable Bill

With proper bullets and shot placement a good 44 magnum lever gun will take anything that walks on the earth within range. A lever gun is a well built tool that is a joy to shoot and an honor to own. It’s something you can pass down (if it’s still legal) to your children and their children. Made in America still means something. Never feel unarmed with a lever gun. Accurate, powerful and affordable for the common man lever guns have defended the nation and put food on the table for more than a century and maybe for the next… Read more »


i own several Rugers, a handgun in 44 mag, and also the older Carbine auto loader in 44 Mag.
awhile back i bought from Steinel ammo some 44Mag 320 WLNGC HARD CAST AMMO.
this i will use in the carbine but i might try it in my Ruger 44mag Black Hawk in 6 inch Barrel.
but i feel as you do Bill.
with proper shot placement that load will take anything i know of in our country.


Yes, the great .44 mag will take heavy game with the proper bullets. Larry Kelly and JD Jones proved that many times. Many others did it also.


Anthony Imperato, me man; still ‘waiting’ for my .454 Casull or 460 Winchester in a Henry “side loader!” C’mon Tony, I’ve already crossed that 7 decade plateau, and primarily just putting together ‘heirlooms’ fer me grandkids, but I would enjoy ‘playing’ with one of those in the meantime;) A barrel with some Magna-port would be worth the extra cost, just as a thought.


I’m appalled! That rifle is (mostly) black and that can frighten some people. Don’t these capitalists think about anything besides their precious profits??

(sarcasm off)