Big Horn Armory (BHA) Introduces the M89 White Lightning Lever Action Rifle

The new BHA White Lightning in 500 S&W Magnum features a 16” threaded barrel, M-Lok Forend, Scout Scope Mount, Muzzle Brake, and Grey Laminate Stock.

Cody, Wyo. (February 2024) – Big Horn Armory (BHA), makers of big-bore firearms, is pleased to introduce the Model 89 White Lightning lever action rifle in 500 S&W Magnum, made to handle whatever one gets into or needs to get out of. Combining the long tradition of great American sporting rifles with the tactical look and feel, the White Lightning provides hunters and shooters with pride in owning the best American-made lever gun available and a powerful advantage afield.

The grey laminate stock and forend are fitted with integral front and stud rear sling swivel mounts for a variety of sling attachments. The pistol grip buttstock utilizes a 1” Pachmayr Decelerator pad to tame recoil, along with the “tank” style brake at the muzzle. The highly figured, grey-stained buttstock and forend are given multiple coats of a durable synthetic satin finish to withstand the elements. The wood is then glass-bedded to the metal parts, ensuring extra accuracy and durability. The standard Skinner ghost ring rear sight is mated with a green fiber optic front sight for faster target acquisition. The large hunter-friendly curved lever enables ease of operation, even with gloved hands.

The receivers and steel parts are manufactured using 17-4PH stainless steel and barrels are made using 416 stainless steel. All are precision machined and surface hardened to Rc82 using BHA’s nitriding process to deliver unparalleled downrange performance and rugged-in-the-field dependability.

Proudly built in the USA, the BHA lever action rifles continue the rich legacy of American firearms design and development. Designed and built from the ground up and solidly engineered using the finest materials, techniques, and CNC technology, BHA lever action rifles embody the best of the Models 1886 and 1892 lever actions in a modern platform capable of handling the powerful 500 S&W Magnum, and other big bore magnum cartridges while delivering 300-600 fps more than the revolver.

The 500 S&W Magnum chambering lets the White Lightning shoot bullets 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 White Lightning capable of taking any game animal walking the planet.

Model 89 White Lightning Specifications:

Caliber: 500 S&W Magnum
Rate of Twist: 1:24
Magazine Capacity: Six rounds
Overall Length/Weight: 36” overall length / 7 lbs. 12 oz.
Length of Pull: 13.75”
Action Materials: 17-4 stainless steel
Stock Finish: Synthetic Satin
Recoil Pad: 1” Pachmayr Decelerator
Fore End Tip: M-Lok
Muzzle Thread Pitch: 3/4x 28 Picatinny Style Scout Scope Mount, Tank Style Muzzle Brake, Three 2.5” Picatinny Rails mounted to Fore End Tip

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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.

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  1. Wow, this new BHA White Lightning rifle looks amazing! The design and features are top-notch, can’t wait to see it in action.

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