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Which .22lr Lever

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Scrumbag, May 6, 2013.


Which 22lr Lever Action

Poll closed May 13, 2013.
  1. Browning BL-22

    30 vote(s)
  2. Winchester 9422

    36 vote(s)
  3. Other

    71 vote(s)
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  1. InertiaDriven71

    InertiaDriven71 Member

    Jan 26, 2013
    Monticello, AR
    I have a Henry .22 carbine--it is VERY accurate but problem is it hangs up badly. When you eject a spent round the next one gets hung up by throwing the nose up too high above the chamber, so it jams. You have to throw the lever at the right speed (not too slow, not too fast), or it gets hung up every time--need a pocket knife to pry the nose downward and work it into the chamber. So my opinion of Henry is Lukewarm. That is to say nothing of the fact of an aluminum receiver and plastic parts. That said, I want to support the company. I just need a reliable rifle.

    I had a 39A in the late 80's that was a lemon. Repeated repairs, sucking my $3.35/hour minimum wage as a teenager. I gave it away.

    The only lever I had that I loved (and still have) is a Winchester 9422, 1970's model, I think? (inherited from grandfather). However, where I live, I need a bonafide utility gun (snakes, beavers, etc) and the 9422 is now a safe queen.

    So now I am in the market for a solid 22 or 22mag, preferably a carbine (16" barrel") that shoots with no reliability issues. I may try a golden boy, as there is not much out there available.
  2. Sun Tzu warrior

    Sun Tzu warrior Member

    Jun 24, 2012
    Winchester 9422 if you can find/ afford one.
  3. Scrumbag

    Scrumbag Member

    Dec 10, 2011
    London, UK
    Yep, that's what I did!
  4. Roadking Rider

    Roadking Rider Member

    Jun 12, 2012
    I can't speak for the other Lever action 22's. However ammo availability being what it is today I've found that the ability of the Henry's to shoot LR-Long -as well as Shorts a major plus for plinking. It leaves the LR's for the 10/22 and 22/45. Till last Wednesday I haven't been able to buy a 22lr round, and they would only sell me one box of a hundred, but I was able to stumble onto some Longs and Shorts during this time. They might not be my favorite 22 round to shoot but at least it kept me shooting to the point where I didn't have to dig into my emergency stash of 22 lr ammo. Love that little Henry more all the time.
  5. Stargazer65

    Stargazer65 Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Southeast CT
    I have to say I like my son's Henry. It is very accurate and I like the fact that I can feed .22lr, longs, shorts, super colibris all day long and it doesn't seem to hiccup.
  6. teetertotter

    teetertotter Member

    Oct 8, 2009
    Janesville, WI
    My 39a

    I wonder if any one of them[marlin vs henry] is more accurate than the other at 100 yards. With Aquila Match Rifle at 109 meters, off sandbags, with 6-24 simmons target dot, calm afternoon, 3 five shot groups, last week checking sight-in, 1.52 - 1.77 inch groups. I wonder what it would do with SK+ or Wolf Match?
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