I have a couple Henry's but my favorite LA is a Marlin 1894 in .44 mag with a 1.5x5 Leupold.Only 1? Then a 30-30.
But for tight and thick spots? .44 Mag! If you can shoot lead, then the Marlin 1894. it's a FULL POUND lighter than their 336BL I have. Very slim and handy feeling. Put a 1-4x on it and you're good to go. And they carry like 9 or 10 rds in the mag tube.
Tough to beat the 'ol 30-30. For whatever reason, it kills well above it's class. I've dropped more critters in their tracks with my old Winchester than all the other rifles I've owned combined.I’m going iron sights. Something about the classic western gun has me all jazzed up to spend some money. I think I’m slowly turning into a cow/doe hunter.