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Henry lever action .22

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Golden Hound, Dec 23, 2008.

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  1. Golden Hound

    Golden Hound Member

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    I'm thinking of getting a Henry lever-action .22 as a gift for my dad. They have it in stock at Bud's Gun Shop for $252 including shipping. That sounds like a good deal. It sure looks nice, at any rate.

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    Is this a good rifle? Anyone have one?
     
  2. bensdad

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    I have the one with th octagon barrel. I like it very much. My son has the youth model. He loves it. Check the sites on it. The setup on mine is pretty nice. The one on my son's gun is pretty rudimentary.
     
  3. monkyboy1975

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    My wife gave me one last Christmas, and I love it. the only complaint I have with it is the sights, but that is easily fixed.
     
  4. shrekdaddy

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    I have a 22 magnum and I love it. I use for fall turkey here in pa and have killed several in the last few years. It's still cheap to shoot.
     
  5. frank c

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    One of the best 22,s out there IMHO.I have a 22 lr.golden boy thats a tack driver,plus its made in the USA.:D
     
  6. 22-rimfire

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    Folks that own them seem to find that they function well and shoot adequately. Folks that don't own them say things like the sights are cheap or there are plastic parts. I would look one over before you buy one just so you know what you are buying and how they feel.
     
  7. taliv

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    i got mine special order with the large loop from walmart. very fun fun gun and i've never had any problems with it. i've probably put at least ten 550 ct boxes of federal bulk packs through it in the past couple years.
     
  8. Golden Hound

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    Plastic parts? Is this true?
     
  9. qwert65

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    yes mine has lots of plastic parts, but I love it anyway :)
     
  10. Golden Hound

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    Which parts are plastic?
     
  11. jmr40

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    The barrel bands and front sight are plastic. The receiver is a cheap casting that is painted black. Those are not necessarily things that would keep me from buying one. They appear to be an inexpensive plinker that many like. Just need to know what you are getting. For $250 you cannot expect the quality of a Marlin or Winchester .22
     
  12. chriso

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    Got my old lady one and she and I both LOVE it great little plinker...
     
  13. 22-rimfire

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    That is about the size of it. If you want to step up the quality a bit, get a Marlin 39A. My first 22 was a Mossberg semi-auto. It had a plastic trigger guard and the plug at the chamber end of the barrel was plastic, which to some might have been a problem. That was a great little rifle.
     
  14. fireman 9731

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    My henry is great.... not a single problem, plus its about the funnest gun to shoot that I have!
     
  15. Gunner4h1r3

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    I've had mine for about 2 years and haven't had any problems. Real slick setup and a fun gun to shoot all day. Only real "issue" I had was when I was running .22 Shorts through it. Be sure to swing the lever all the way forward and all the way back. It was operator error on my part but just some wisdom.

    Great gun and although the sights aren't all that adjsutable, you can correct that with some glass and such.
     
  16. Rubber_Duck

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    I asked the same exact question not too long ago....

    Now I own one, and LOVE IT!! :)
     
  17. QuietEarp

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    I have an early production model Golden boy. It is sweet. Accurate as can be. Smooth action. Previous owner put a Lyman tang sight on it and it is awesome. The front sight on mine looks different than in the picture posted but otherwise it should be quite similar. It would be a fun gun.
     
  18. Kind of Blued

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    They're LOTS of fun. Some corners may have been cut, but it's a .22, you won't have any catastrophic failures.

    If you want something with a bit more heft and craftsmanship, a Marlin 39A would suit you. You'll pay for the extra quality, but it might be worth it to you.
     
  19. 22lr

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    Got one, sold it due to bills. A fun gun worth every penny.
     
  20. WoofersInc

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    I have 2 of them. Never a problem with either.
     
  21. Safety First

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    I have the Golden Boy in 22 Magnum and love it. It is very accurate and the fact that it is made in the good ole USA is a big plus....I am thinking about buying another 22 magnum in the standard Henry.
     
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    Verify chambering before you sign the dotted line. Some of the .22s say ".22 S, L, LR". Others simply say .22LR. The dealer tried to tell me they are all the same. Still, not in my mind. The barrel’s stamp is the end-all in modern firearms at least.

    My own Golden Boy is reliable and accurate. It functions extremely smooth too. A Marlin 39A it isn't, but it was also about 60% the cost.

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  23. FMJMIKE

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    Mine is fun...............:D
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  24. MilsurpShooter

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    True the reciever is painted. It will scratch and the paint will chip. But that's not always a bad thing :D

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  25. mr.trooper

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    If you don't like the plastic on the basic models, then give the golden boys a look. the dang things are TANKS, and ill bet they weight 7 pounds.
     
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