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Old 08-04-2013, 07:04 PM   #1
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So I'm really itching for a lever action rifle, and also am looking to pick up a .22 for cheap shooting (once ammo pops back up). Should I combine the two and get a Henry Repeating? Never shot one, so no previous experience on their quality.
If not, what are some of the lever actions you've have/had and enjoyed?


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Old 08-04-2013, 07:17 PM   #2
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I like the Browning BLR

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There's a Winchester Model 9422 LEver Action 22 for Sale at Gulf Coast Gun Forum. Might be worth a look.

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Go with the Henry, I have one and love it. I know Niceville and Crestview Walmart had them in stock.
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The Henrys are fun to shoot as are the other 2 listed. Both great for plinking, don't expect outstanding long range accuracy obviously but they hold their own.
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The Henrys are fun to shoot as are the other 2 listed. Both great for plinking, don't expect outstanding long range accuracy obviously but they hold their own.
I have never bought a 22 for long range accuracy, if I can shoot a
squirrel out of a big oak tree I was happy.
I am curious though, without spending a ton of money. How far out will a normal 22 shoot accurate?
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How far the round will be accurate is all about the individual gun and the skill of the shooter. There is a max effective range of the round I guess but it really has a lot to do with the firearm and the shooter, even the type of bullet and load. "Normal" I guess would be stock barrell no upgrades of any kind and standard 40gr bullet. I'd say you're golden at 50yds beyond that you are relying on your skill with that particular rifle. Semi-autos and bolt guns are gonna be a little different, I find that I get more range out of stock bolt guns than stock semi-autos.
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When I was a kid my dad had a sears 22lr that we used to shoot the heads off nails at 50 yards with open sights. Seriously. I got stainless 10/22 a few years ago and can only manage 1.5" at 50 yards with it. After complaining to some buddies about what a bad shooter it was they told me that was pretty much par for the course with most 22's. Guess dad's gun was not the norm
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This is the most accurate 22 I have. My oldest brother traded an 8 track player (look it up kids) for it about 40 years ago.
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Lever action .22 ? No doubt what I would go with - Marlin 39. Or the later 39A.
I've seen several lately in the $400 - $450 range. You'll never hear anybody say anything bad about them.
I would look for an older one without the crossbolt safety. I'm not sure of the year they started putting the safety on there. I'm guessing mid to late 80s.
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