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

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Milkmaster, Feb 14, 2009.


Which is more accurate ?

  1. Ruger 10/22 WMR

    20 vote(s)
  2. Henry 22wmr Lever Gun

    38 vote(s)
  1. Milkmaster

    Milkmaster Well-Known Member

    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?
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2009
  2. Big Bill

    Big Bill Well-Known Member

    Both of my Ruger 10-22s are tack drivers.
  3. Daizee

    Daizee Well-Known Member


    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.

  4. loosehorse

    loosehorse Active Member

    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
    Actually, it's my wife's Henry.
  5. pgeleven

    pgeleven Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. alaskanativeson

    alaskanativeson Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. CZguy

    CZguy Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. gbran

    gbran Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. JT'sDad

    JT'sDad Well-Known Member

    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.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2009
  10. cat_IT_guy

    cat_IT_guy Well-Known Member

    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....
  11. Bud Tugly

    Bud Tugly Well-Known Member

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

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Ruger discontinued the .22WMR 10/22 after a very short production run a few years ago. There are no new ones being made.

  13. Milkmaster

    Milkmaster Well-Known Member

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

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

    Thanks for replies so far.
  14. ArmedBear

    ArmedBear Well-Known Member

    If I were going to buy a used gun that commands a premium price, I'd get a 9422.:)
  15. Dookie

    Dookie Well-Known Member

    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.
  16. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    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.
  17. 45B@cav

    45B@cav Well-Known Member

    I'd get the Henry but I am partial to lever guns.
  18. hoji

    hoji Well-Known Member

    I voted for the 10/22. You can get 25 round mags for it:D
  19. Milkmaster

    Milkmaster Well-Known Member

    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.


    I bought a Henry Golden Boy in 22WMR.


    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.
  20. CZguy

    CZguy Well-Known Member

    Congratulations :cool:

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