The Henry Big Boy 44 Magnum is not a superfast gun nor is it super-powerful. But the gun can hunt like a madman. While the effective hunting range of the gun is around 150 yards, it still can take advantage of mid to relatively long-range scopes.

That’s why I’m here to help you find the best scope for Henry Big Boy 44 Magnum. While the name of the gun is quite long, the scope won’t be. Jokes aside, let’s get this started.

1. Vortex Optics Viper HS-T 4-16×44 SFP Riflescope

The Viper HS-T is a mid-tier scope from Vortex that offers both close-range and long-range magnification options. The HS-T is available in VMR-1 MOA and MRAD reticle.

Viper is made out of durable aluminum. The aluminum housing is purged and moisture free. The scope is also equipped with fully multi-coated lenses. They are extremely bright and vibrant. There is no color alteration or issues regarding mirage or double vision.

The scope is a great hunter at medium to long range. But the Big Boy isn’t. Yet, you can have a lot of fun with the 44 Magnum at long-range plinking. If you are not interested in that, then you should stick to the 4-16x model. The range of this scope is still quite long. But compared to 6-24x, it’s lower.

What kind of scope rings do I need with this?

The tube diameter of the scope is 30mm. You will need something like the Vortex Precision Matched rings.

Is this scope good for tactical shooting?

It’s quite good. It’s good for recreational shooting and hunting as well. The durability is good enough to take it to the adventure of a lifetime.

Are the turrets capped?

No, they aren’t. They are tactical turrets with exposed markings on them. Quite easy to adjust with fingers.

2. Burris 2-7x32mm Compact and Slim Scout Scope

The Scout scope from Burris is made for guns with similar ranges like the Henry 44 Magnum. The 44 Magnum scopes are supposed to be dead accurate within 200 yards and have a deadly shooting capability.

The Scout scope prefers guns with that range and they offer a fixed magnification and variable magnification option.

For the 44 Magnum, you can go for both 2-7×32 or 2.75x20mm options. Both are good and viable for the Henry Big Boy 44 Magnum. The scope is made out of durable aluminum. The housing is purged with nitrogen to make it immune to moisture and fogging.

The lenses are coated and they are extremely vibrant. They don’t have any issues with double vision or blurry vision. The reticle is a Ballistic Plex and it’s quite easy to use. That’s why even beginners won’t have issues with this scope.

Does Burris include scope rings with this?

They don’t. You will need to buy rings on your own. Whether you choose expensive options or affordable ones, that’s your choice.

Is the tube 30mm?

No, it’s not. It’s a 1” tube that is purged chemically to eliminate moisture.

Is the reticle of the scope illuminated?

No, it’s not. The reticle is completely standard with 0 illumination.

3. Leupold VX-Freedom 2-7x32mm Rimfire Riflescope

The VX series from Leupold is known to be affordable and pack features that most budget scopes lack. The VX-Freedom is a rimfire calibrated optics that is suitable for guns like the Henry Big Boy. The optic also has an adjustable magnification setting and a solid aluminum housing.

The chassis of the scope is CNC machined and it has no visible flaw present. It has a golden accent ring near the objective lens that looks extremely beautiful. While it has no real value to it, aesthetics is appreciated.

The lenses are multi-coated and they feature a twilight light management system. They are also military-standard scratch-resistant certified.

The idea behind the twilight light management system was to improve the performance of an optic in a low-light environment. And the low-light performance of this optic is quite good.

Where is this optic made?

Just like all the other scopes of Leupold, this one is also made in the USA from design to machining and assembly.

Is this a 30mm main tube?

No, it’s not. It’s a 1” tube design. It will accept all Leupold 1” rings.

Does Leupold offer any warranty?

They do. They offer a lifetime warranty with their products. As long as you have a Leupold, they will take care of you for a lifetime.

4. Vortex Optics Crossfire II 2-7×32 Scout SFP Riflescope

The next scope is also from Vortex. They have so many scopes on the market, that it’s not possible to make a list and include only one of their products. The Crossfire II is a budget scope made for hunting mainly. While the Magnum 44 is quite good at hunting, it’s not a long-range hunting weapon.

And the Crossfire II isn’t a long-range weapon either. Sure, it has a 7x magnification, and you can use that to your advantage. But you still can’t take it to a big-game hunt.

Because the synergy of this scope with the Big Boy 44 Magnum is not compatible with long-range.

When you talk about close to mid-range, the conversation shifts. The scope is made out of extremely durable aluminum. It’s light and has an anodized finish to make it look good and feel good to touch, the lenses are fully multi-coated and they are extremely bright.

Can I do tactical shooting with this scope?

Yes, sir. You definitely can. The tactical possibilities are endless and so is plinking. The sky’s the limit. Well, not really, 7x is the limit.

Are the turrets capped?

Yes, they are. They are also finger adjustable and they use MOA clicks. You can reset them to zero after sighting in.

Is the tube 30mm?

No, the tube is not 30mm. The tube is 1” in thickness and it’s internally purged as well.

5. Simmons 8-point 3-9x50mm Riflescope

It’s been a while since Simmons made a present over here or I made a pun about J.K Simmons. The 8-Point is a budget scope from Simmons made for deer hunting. The scope features a humongous 50mm objective lens and 9x maximum magnification.

The scope is quite durable. It’s fogproof, shockproof, and waterproof as well. It also features a tactile rubberized SureGrip surface. The surface is scratch resistant and absorbs shock if you accidentally drop it.

The lenses are multi-coated and they are extremely bright as well. They are quite good in close-quarter shooting and they are accurate in mid-range hunting as well.

While the scope looks like it’s cheaply made, that’s not the case. The lens and the structure of the scope together are a good deal.

Do Simmons include mounting rings with this optic?

No, they don’t. You will need to buy rings on your own. Vortex Hunting Riflescopes rings are quite cheap and they are available in 1” diameter as well.

Is the reticle illuminated?

It’s not. The reticle is a regular Truplex with no illumination.

Does Simmons offer a warranty with their scope?

Simmons offers a lifetime warranty to the original owner. It includes defects in materials and craftsmanship problems.

Let’s just say you are not really keen on trying out scopes in your gun and rather stick to a sight for close-range comfort. There is nothing wrong with that either. If sight is what you need, then sight is what you shall receive.

1. HOLOSUN – HS510C Reflex Red Dot Sight

Holosun is one of those few brands that manufactures all of their stuff in China but has supported it for a long period in the USA.

The HS510C is a very popular choice among pistol carbine users and AR users.

HS510C is made out of durable aluminum through CNC machining and the optic has a really good finish on the exterior. It doesn’t suffer from any physical defects or craftsmanship errors. The lens of the optic is also fully multi-coated. It rocks an illuminated 2 MOA red dot and a 65 MOA ring around it.

Is the illumination adjustable?

Yes, it is. You will have the option to change the illumination from 12 adjustable levels. 2 of them are for NV and 10 of them for daylight.

Will this fit on a Glock 19?

No, it won’t. The HS510C is meant to be used with pistol carbines with Picatinny rails or rifles straight up. It’s not made for pistols.

2. Sig Sauer SOR52001 Romeo5 Red Dot Sight

The Romeo 5 is not a new name to you. In fact, the Romeo 5 is one of the most sold Sig Sauer red dots of all time. To the point, you might as just call it the national optic.

The optic is made out of extremely durable aluminum and it’s quite lightweight as well.

The lens on the optic is fully multi-coated. It’s bright, vibrant, and doesn’t suffer from fisheye vision. The clarity of the optic is quite good. Quick target acquisition of the optic makes it an ideal choice for close-range adventures.

Does it feature MOTAC?

It does. The MOTAC sensor works flawlessly on this optic as well. It will activate when it senses some movement and turn off when it doesn’t.

Can I co-witness?

Absolutely. The optic comes with a low mount and an absolute co-witness mount.

3. Truglo Lever Action Fiber Optic Sight

While the Big Boy is big enough to hold on to scopes, not everyone wants to get a scope or a sight. For those, Truglo makes an alternative. The alternative is a night sight.

The Truglo night sight is a pair of sights with rear and front components. The holes on your gun match the holes on this sight. You will not need a gunsmith for this. It’s durable and the tritium fiber stick is green and red.

You can replace the tritium stick if you want. Fast target acquisition of the sight is quite good. Overall, a good deal for close-range shooting.

Will this fit the Henry Golden Boy .22 Long?

Yes, it will.

Is this a good optic for hunting?

Not at all. It’s not made for that. It’s just a better version of your iron sight with more accuracy and the ability to locate targets at night.

Should I Buy A Sight For Henry Big Boy 44 Magnum Or A Scope?

Why not both? Well, if you don’t want to get both, then you will need to find out which one suits your shooting style the most. Is it long-range plinking? Or do you just want something cleaner and faster than your iron sight?

If you need magnification, then there is no alternative to scopes. But if you don’t need magnification and are happy with close-range shooting, then even a night sight will do. That’s why, you will need to find out what kind of shooting you plan to do with your gun and how much money you are willing to spend for that.


And there you have it. Some of the best scopes and sights for 44 Magnum. I’m well aware there are many other sights and scopes compatible with the gun but they are not the best or even close to being the best.

That’s why I tried to find the optics that synergize with the gun and will help you get better at shooting as well. With that said, that’s all for now. Thanks as always for reading. Hope to see you on the next one. Till then, take care and have fun.

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