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Big Horn Armory (BHA) Combats Bidenomics with Rollback on Two Popular Lever Action Models

BHA offers two of its base model lever action firearms at a lower price to give customers a more affordable option during these uncertain times.

Cody, Wyo. (February 2024) – With uncertainties in the economy, inflation, and oppressive regulations that drive prices of goods and materials higher than ever, Big Horn Armory (BHA), makers of big-bore firearms, has dedicated itself to finding ways to mitigate inflation while still offering high-quality firearms without cutting corners on materials or craftsmanship. Through strategic planning and hard work, BHA is pleased to offer two of its base model lever action firearms at a lower price to give customers a more affordable option during these uncertain times. Starting Feb. 1, 2024, the base configuration of the Model 89 will be priced at $3,499.00, and the Model 89 Black Thunder will be priced at $3,699.00, which is a $1,000 drop from its previous price.

“I am proud to announce our commitment to the 2A community and our dedication to navigating the challenges of today’s uncertain economic landscape,” commented Greg Buchel, founder and president of Big Horn Armory. “We refuse to compromise on the quality of our big-bore firearms, and our Reverse Bidenomics Rollback is a testament to our mission to provide our customers with affordable, top-tier firearms.”

The Model 89 lever-action rifle in .500 S&W Magnum continues the rich legacy of American firearms design and development. Built from the ground up and solidly engineered using the latest CNC technology, the Model 89 embodies the best of the old Model 86 and the Model 92 lever-actions in a modern platform capable of handling the powerful .500 S&W Magnum. It is manufactured with 17-4 stainless steel precision machined and properly hardened to deliver consistent downrange performance and rugged in-the-field dependability.

The selected American black walnut stock and forend are fitted with integral front and stud rear sling swivel mounts. The pistol grip buttstock has a one-inch recoil-taming pad. Stock and forend are given several coats of a durable synthetic satin finish. It is equipped with aperture rear and post-front sights. The Model 89’s large, hunter-friendly curved lever enables ease of operation, especially with gloved hands. Honoring the long tradition of great American sporting rifles, the Model 89 provides hunters with pride in ownership and a powerful advantage afield.

The Model 89 Black Thunder is BHA’s first tactical lever-action rifle. Designated the Model 89BT, Black Thunder is optimally sized, perfectly configured, and chambered in powerful the .500 S&W Magnum. With its short 16” trapper barrel, it is a quick-handling, rapid-shooting carbine that is perfect for hunting, home defense, or survival situations.

The new Model 89BT’s robust design includes stainless-steel construction, heat-treated and coated with a black nitride finish, making it nearly impervious to corrosion. Black laminate stocks add strength and additional weather resistance, as well as no-nonsense aesthetics. The Model 89BT comes from the factory with hand-crafted, quality Skinner rear aperture adjustable sights, as well as, a factory-installed Scout Scope Mount rail perfect for Scout Scopes, red dot, or holographic sights.

To maximize the Model 89BT’s capabilities, it features an M-LOK rail on the front of the forend to mount lights, laser sights, or any other accessory. This provides an option for adding low light capability for appropriate hunting situations or decisive personal defense tools if needed. It also includes an energy-absorbing one-inch Pachmayr Decelerator butt pad, a tank-style muzzle brake, and a fiber optic front sight.

The .500 S&W Magnum chambering lets the Model 89BT shoot loads from 200 grains to a truck-stopping 700 grains. This incredible weight range, combined with the availability of almost any style and type of bullet imaginable, makes the Black Thunder capable of taking any game animal walking the planet.

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About Big Horn Armory:

Big Horn Armory was founded in 2008 with the expressed intention of designing a Browning-type lever-action gun chambered in 500 Smith & Wesson Magnum. The Big Horn Armory Model 89, made in America, closely follows the work of John Browning with refinements courtesy of modern metallurgy and machining capabilities. The first rifles began shipping in September of 2012 and since then, BHA has added to their big bore lineup with a Model 90 Carbine in 460 S&W, the Model 90A in 454 Casull, the Model 90B in .45 Colt, the Model 89A in 500 Linebaugh and the Model 89B in .475 Linebaugh. In 2017, Big Horn Armory took a departure from its lever-action series and developed the AR500 Auto Max, the most powerful short-range, semi-auto based on an AR .308 platform.