My choice- Lever action .22 for all purpose small rifle.


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Redlg155
February 23, 2013, 10:10 AM
After a lot of deliberation about a good all purpose .22, I decided on a Henry. This last range trip confirmed that it was a good choice.

Accurate.- It was easy to shoot sub 1" groups at 50 yards.
Reliable- I fed it about 10 different brands and case lengths.
Able to feed all types of. 22- LR, Long, Short and my favorite - Aguila with no powder.
Excellent magazine capacity.

My definite choice for a emergency (we need to live in the woods for a little while) small game and "hushpuppy" defense rifle.

A Marlin take down would be nicer, but the little Henry should outlast me and a couple of generations. I just hope they stay American owned.

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kbbailey
February 23, 2013, 10:24 AM
My father bought my son a youth model Henry lever action. I put a red dot scope on the dovetail. It is an awesome little gun. Very accurate too.

bigfatdave
February 23, 2013, 10:27 AM
I'm a big Henry fan, 3 leverguns and a survival rifle so far

Those CB rounds are just too much fun, aren't they? And you can stuff a LOT of CB shorts in the tube!

KimberLover
February 23, 2013, 10:51 AM
I debated on which Lever action rifle to buy in .22.
The Henry had my interest. Brass with a hex barrel. Man that gun was fine.
Then my dealer pulled out a Browning.
It was smaller and lighter than the Henry.
The lever throw was only 20 degrees, and that caught my attention.
There was a big difference in price that just won me over...$325.00 for the Browning and $469.00 for the Henry.
I have never regretted buying the Browning, but I am now taking a second look at the Henry in 357.
I wrote a question in the rifle section and am pondering the replies before I make that decision to buy.

Steve51
February 23, 2013, 10:58 AM
I have two Henry .22LRs (one a golden boy) and a Henry in .22Mag with octagon barrel. They are all good shooters and 3 grandkids enjoy shooting the .22LR's.
I doubt you will ever regret purchasing your Henry.

aka108
February 23, 2013, 11:04 AM
LIO own a Marlin 39A which I purchased new in 1955 with some money I had left over after buying a '55 Chevrolet. Never had a problem. No idea what the new one are like. Had a Henry for a few years and sold it. Had too many plastic fittings but I have heard those have been eliminated and replaced with metal.

VA27
February 24, 2013, 11:27 PM
+1 on the Browning BL22. It's just a little sweetheart. I know several folks with Henry's and they are all very accurate. The older Marlins are good, too.

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