henry goldenboy=massive fun!


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brian923
November 14, 2012, 02:56 PM
I recently traded my highly modified ruger 10/22 for a lever action Henry goldenboy 22lr. man, I have more fun shooting ths Henry then I ever had with the ruger. Dont get me wrong, the ruger was a nice little, super light semi, (I had it out fitted with a 16" tac-s barrel and a suler lite boyds (?) stock. but the Henry is just pure fun. and accurate too. I havent been able to really put it through its paces, but it will put 10 shots of federal bulk ammo in the bottom of a pop can at 30 yards standing. it has a flat spot I. the upper reciever cover that almost begs tk be drilled and tapped for a scope, but I think I wanna leave it as an iron sighted rifle. I might look into tapping the reciever cover tang for a nice tang sight. ( opinions on which sight is appreciated) all in all, its a fantastic rifle, shoots really nkce groups and is just plain fun. oh yeah, I was able to squeez out a 1" 5 shot group sitting with stingers. if you are looking for a family fun gun, or just a blasting toy, take a run to the nearest local gun store and at least work tbe action a bit. I bet Youll have one in a day or two! ;)

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mglindo
November 14, 2012, 04:53 PM
I bought one two years ago and couldn't believe how smooth the lever action was. I had the rear sight removed and had a scope rail added for a scope to be mounted. I don't get to shoot it very much though :( as I live in California and can't just go out anywhere to plink.

Keaner
November 14, 2012, 05:08 PM
I've got the non-golden version of this (the Henry Lever Action .22), and it is a fantastic rifle! My girlfriend loves the heck out of it, and shoots it more than everything else.

BCRider
November 14, 2012, 05:46 PM
You'll get nothing but total agreement from me on the Golden Boy in particular and lever or pump action repeating .22 rifles in general. Add on a steel swinging or flip up style rimfire target setup and you've got what darn near amounts to shooting gallery much like the old carnivals... :D

I think it comes from the need to work the action as part of the shooting session. There is something added when you need to cycle a slick handling lever or rack a smooth pump action.

And in fact some of my favourite rimfires are my old Stevens and Remington falling block single shots. I stuff 6 to 8 rounds between the fingers of my support hand and that is my "magazine".

az_imuth
November 15, 2012, 06:39 AM
I also agree 100%. Whenever we go out to shoot it's just not the same if we don't have at least one levergun in .22 with us. And as far as these .22 leverguns go, the golden boy is definitely near the top of the list when it comes to having fun.

josiewales
November 15, 2012, 02:48 PM
My best iron sight group ever was shot with a henry h001. It was 1". Pretty darn good for a inexpensive lever. Love that gun.

Robert101
November 15, 2012, 03:10 PM
The Golden Boy is a nice rifle so this is not a put down. I just can't get past any thing that isn't semi-auto in 22LR - sorry. Ammo is so cheap and that auto gives the option of fast or slow shooting.

airedaleman
November 16, 2012, 12:17 AM
I agree with BC Rider. A .22 in my estimation requires some personal involvement. I got a Model 62 Winchester for Christmas in 1950. Wonderful gun. It was stolen in 1975. Shortly thereafter my father died, and I wound up with the 10/22 that I had given him for Christmas in 1965. He never cared for it, and I have no great liking for it either. Has pretty much sat in the cabinet for the last 37 years (still have the box and all the papers, including a handwritten sales slip). Doubt if the gun has more than a carton ("brick" to you young guys) cartridges through it.
Fast forward to May of 2009, my 70th birthday. Decided I needed a 22 finally
and bought a base Henry. Haven't had so much fun since since I was a kid with that Winchester. Fortunately I live in an area where I can shoot CCI CB caps off my rear deck till the cows come home, and no one gives a hoot.
And if I can ever scratch up enough money, I'm going to buy me a Henry pump
gun.
The 10/22's bespoke to one of my grandsons. The Henry's going with me!

Esoxchaser
November 16, 2012, 12:31 PM
Henerys are great fun. The only problem is that ours is both mine and my kids second choice, after the Browning BL-22.

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