10/22 WMR or the Henry 22WMR lever gun?


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Milkmaster
February 14, 2009, 09:30 PM
I am a big fan of the 22wmr. I always thought the 22wmr is what the 22lr should have been. In any case...I have received the wife's blessing to acquire a 22wmr rifle for a Valentines gift. Because of the population explosion around here, I hardly hunt anymore. I do however still target shoot reguarly, for exercie, fun , and to spend time doing it with my son.

I am going to look for a 10/22 WMR or buy a Henry 22WMR lever gun. Both are high on the fun meter.

I like the 10/22 WMR for the ability to load it with an extra magazine rather than stopping to pull the feed tube on the Henry.

I like the Henry for the lever action.

Yes I know there are other choices out there.
Yes I know neither choice is the most accurate WMR gun out there.

I want to know which would be the most accurate and/or fun of the two I have proposed only?

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Big Bill
February 14, 2009, 10:12 PM
Both of my Ruger 10-22s are tack drivers.

Daizee
February 15, 2009, 12:00 AM
Henry.

A couple thoughts:

I disagree that the .22LR should have been the .22WMR. They're different beasts and both are great at their jobs. It's too bad .22WMR *costs* so much more.

That said, I love the .22WMR too.

I have the Henry Golden Boy in .22WMR and it's a wonderful rifle. Unless you're under attack by coyote packs or your idea of fun is to blow through expensive ammo in a hurry, get the Henry. It's a delight to operate. That's half the fun. You can also single-load it since the .22WMR rounds are long enough to fat-finger them onto the carrier.

-Daizee

loosehorse
February 15, 2009, 02:05 AM
No comparison, I have both
and the Henry can out shoot the
10/22 every time. I like both, but there is no comparison in
accuracy.
Actually, it's my wife's Henry.

pgeleven
February 15, 2009, 02:19 AM
10/22 WMRs are very hard to find in my neck of the woods, so i recommend it. i have yet to hear a horrible remark about it, and you still have a vast amount of aftermarket options.

alaskanativeson
February 15, 2009, 02:32 AM
For the fun value of the two choices, I'd say the Henry. I went with the Taurus 72 pump action 22magnum. It's a heck of a good rifle.

CZguy
February 15, 2009, 03:43 AM
Both are good rifles, but I really like the Henry for several reasons. Handling, tube magazine, lever action and in the unlikely event you have a problem, the best customer service in the industry.

gbran
February 15, 2009, 10:05 AM
I have a Rossi model 62 in 22wmr and a Savage 93FVSS. The bolt gun is far more accurate, but the pump is accurate enough and a whole lot more fun. I say go with the lever gun. I don't know how accurate the 10/22 is.

JT'sDad
February 15, 2009, 10:45 AM
Check out the Ruger 96/22M, It's the 10/22 Mag Lever Action. You get the best of both worlds! Takes the same 9 round mags. I put the Williams Fire Sites on mine and it is plenty accurate and a hoot to shoot. No feed issues either. Mine is for sale by the way. Had it posted here on THR and deal fell through.

benatilstate
February 15, 2009, 02:40 PM
Id go with the henry, mostly because semi-auto rimfires are a dime a dozen and i still need a lever gun in my collection....

Bud Tugly
February 15, 2009, 02:47 PM
Everybody needs to own at least one lever action, so I'd vote for the Henry.

rcmodel
February 15, 2009, 02:50 PM
Ruger discontinued the .22WMR 10/22 after a very short production run a few years ago. There are no new ones being made.

rc

Milkmaster
February 15, 2009, 03:07 PM
Ruger discontinued the .22WMR 10/22 after a very short production run a few years ago. There are no new ones being made.

I understand that a 10/22wmr would be a used gun.


Everybody needs to own at least one lever action, so I'd vote for the Henry.

I have other lever guns. The question was which is more accurate.


Thanks for replies so far.

ArmedBear
February 15, 2009, 04:44 PM
If I were going to buy a used gun that commands a premium price, I'd get a 9422.:)

Dookie
February 15, 2009, 06:49 PM
I voted the Henry even though I prefer semi's. Something about a nice quality lever action in 22 mag. And it will, most probably, be more accurate.

But you also have the choice of Volquartsen and Magnum Research if you wanted a new semi 22 mag. And they would be the most accurate.

MCgunner
February 15, 2009, 08:10 PM
I'm not real impressed with Henrys since I found out the receiver is zinc alloy, at least on the .22 LRs. Might go for it if it uses steel in the receiver. Brass is pretty, but not that great, either, for wear. The Ruger is well made. I don't have either, though. I have Remington 597 magnum and it's accurate, 1.5 MOA.

45B@cav
February 15, 2009, 10:43 PM
I'd get the Henry but I am partial to lever guns.

hoji
February 16, 2009, 06:16 PM
I voted for the 10/22. You can get 25 round mags for it:D

Milkmaster
February 16, 2009, 06:42 PM
I went to several gun stores, pawn shops, and other firearms sources today while I was off work. Seems like the discontinued 10/22WMR is even more rare than I had known about. Not one could I find for sale. I also found out there were a couple of recalls on them according to one gun store that had numerous new 10/22LR models for sale.

Soooooooooo......

I bought a Henry Golden Boy in 22WMR.

http://henryrepeating.com/h004_goldenboy.cfm

I shot it this afternoon. With open sights it is already more accurate than I am! So now I will have fun rubbing the nice finish and showing it off. Then I can show them that a pretty gun can also be accurate. Thanks to all who responded.

CZguy
February 17, 2009, 12:37 AM
I bought a Henry Golden Boy in 22WMR.


Congratulations :cool:

moooose102
February 17, 2009, 06:54 AM
while the ruger will put more lead down range faster, imo, that is hardly the point with a magnum. they are just to darn expensive to throw lots of lead with. the lever will give you very good accuracy, and again, imo, they are much funner to shoot.

hksw
February 17, 2009, 01:07 PM
If you decide on the Ruger 10/22M good luck on your search. They are a rarity now and the prices being tossed around are in the $600-$1000 range. The first 10/22M that I got was not that great out of the box in terms of precision. (Let alone the regular functioning issues, e.g. heavy trigger, FTE/F, etc.) These can be remedied and the gun made to shoot exceptionally well with aftermarket parts and/or massaging of OE parts. (All of my 10/22Ms are or will be converted to .17 HMR.)

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