Big Horn Armory Model 89 Black Thunder Lever Action Rifle By: Hrachya H


Big Horn Armory first showed the prototype of their tactical lever gun at SHOT Show 2022. The company has now announced the release of the modernized version of their Model 89 lever action rifle dubbed Model 89 Black Thunder (Model 89BT). Like the regular Big Horn Armory Model 89, the new Black Thunder is also chambered in .500 Smith & Wesson Magnum. The company markets this new lever gun as a quick-handling, rapid-shooting carbine that is perfect for hunting, home defense, or survival situations.

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Big Horn Armory Model 89 Black Thunder Lever Action Rifle (3)

The new Big Horn Armory Black Thunder in 500 S&W is made to handle whatever you get into or need to get yourself out of.

The .500S&W Magnum chambering lets the Black Thunder shoot bullets from 200grains to a truck-stopping 700grains.  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.

Big Horn Armory Model 89 Black Thunder Lever Action Rifle (2)

Big Horn Armory Model 89 Black Thunder lever action rifle has a 16″ threaded barrel that comes with a 3-port muzzle brake installed. The rifle features adjustable Skinner rear aperture sight, fiber optic front sight and Scout scope mount. Optionally, for an additional $200, the rifle can be fitted with Leupold Delta Point, SIG Romeo1 or Trijicon RMR mounts. The black laminate stock has a one-inch Pachmayr Decelerator butt pad and the handguard features an M-LOK rail at its very front portion. The lever has a curved design, like in other Model 89 rifles. The stainless steel metal parts have a black nitrided finish.

Big Horn Armory Model 89 Black Thunder lever action rifle costs $2,899 in the basic configuration.

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