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azmark
July 28, 2012, 11:31 AM
I want to replace the Henry H001T that had to leave home. Any suggestions for an inexpensive lever action .22?

SteelChickenShooter
July 28, 2012, 11:57 AM
You won't like my answer. If I were you , I'd get another one instead of something else.

azmark
July 28, 2012, 11:59 AM
Yeah, I know.....the round barrel model is affordable.

mrawesome22
July 28, 2012, 12:06 PM
After having the octagon barrel, I don't think you'd be satisfied with the round barrel.

Balance is all wrong on the round barrel.

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jmr40
July 28, 2012, 01:18 PM
If I wanted a cheap 22 plinker in a lever action the Henry is the only way to go. I much prefer the Winchester 94-22, or Marlin 39, but for a budget gun they shoot and look pretty goood.

SteelChickenShooter
July 28, 2012, 02:17 PM
The adjustable sights on the octagon barrel are more useful than the sights on the round barrel.

Bamashooter
July 30, 2012, 02:04 AM
Another Henry. Mine is crazy accurate, trigger is awesome, and the wood is really nice. Good rifle for the coin.

giaquir
July 30, 2012, 05:56 AM
I have a Golden boy 22lr
and I love it.Smooth as silk

Wishoot
July 30, 2012, 08:49 AM
Love my Henry 001. I don't think you'll find a lever that's less expensive, more reliable or accurate than the 001.

cornbush
July 31, 2012, 11:44 AM
Not inexpensive, but look at the Browning BL-22, I'll never let mine go, great balance, accurate and fast handling

gaseousclay
July 31, 2012, 03:41 PM
If I wanted a cheap 22 plinker in a lever action the Henry is the only way to go. I much prefer the Winchester 94-22, or Marlin 39, but for a budget gun they shoot and look pretty goood.

Mills Fleet Farm currently has the H001 on sale for $239. I'm almost tempted to get one just to have a beater .22 around, BUT, I just bought a Winchester 9422 last week :D

SteelChickenShooter
August 1, 2012, 12:44 AM
I admired the BL-22 I had, but the OP did stipulate lower cost. My Browning cost a lot more than a base model Henry. I liked the action. I was sorry it did not perform as expected and could not shoot the ammo I wanted to use as well as the Henry. I really thought buying the BL-22 would be a step up from the Henry, it it did not turn out to be the case. It is however a sweet little fast action lever rifle. Just failed to deliver in the accuracy I was looking for. I sold it to a small game hunter who did not require the pin-point shot placement I wanted for novelty & fun paper target shooting.

maas
August 2, 2012, 05:33 AM
"I just bought a Winchester 9422 last week" ( i havn't posted anything since 08 so i've forgotten how to quote lol)

since when has that ever been a good excuse not to buy another lol.:D
i'd go with the 94/22 fantastic guns.

Zhillsauditor
August 2, 2012, 06:10 AM
If you are in an area with a lot of firearm sale options, I'd suggest keeping an eye out for a marlin 39a. I've seen used in great shape go for $350, as well as old beaters for under $300. Having fired all the guns listed above, for accuracy the 39a is the way to go.

OJ
August 2, 2012, 11:14 AM
cornbush Not inexpensive, but look at the Browning BL-22, I'll never let mine go, great balance, accurate and fast handling

+1

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y25/kmastf/RIFLES/ABL222.jpg

Fast with short throw -

gaseousclay
August 2, 2012, 04:42 PM
I just bought a Winchester 9422 last week

since when has that ever been a good excuse not to buy another lol.
i'd go with the 94/22 fantastic guns.

no argument there, but my wife is 2 months pregnant right now, so if I were to come home with another gun she'd ring my neck.

but I agree, the 9422 is a beauty. I just took possession of mine today and it's fantastic. the downside, it cost me 3 times as much as a basic Henry, but the upside is that it's an investment that probably won't lose its value. I'd still like to get a Henry just for the sake of it but that'll have to wait another day :eek:

gaseousclay
August 2, 2012, 04:44 PM
Not inexpensive, but look at the Browning BL-22, I'll never let mine go, great balance, accurate and fast handling

Browning makes a nice gun. my only gripe about the BL22 is that the trigger is attached to the lever. just seems weird to me. but, from a practical standpoint if it doesn't interfere with its performance then it shouldn't be a big deal to most people

cornbush
August 3, 2012, 09:52 AM
The trigger being attached to the lever is a big plus to me, I've never had my finger pinched and bleeding from my bl22, but I have several times from my dads Marlin

JWT
August 3, 2012, 10:57 AM
The action on the Henry is so smooth I don't know how you could not want to get another one.

Zhillsauditor
August 3, 2012, 11:30 AM
The action on the Henry is so smooth I don't know how you could not want to get another one.
I hear that all the time from Henry owners, and one cannot dispute the smoothness of lever operation. I'm just not sure what smoothness gets you, however.

SteelChickenShooter
August 3, 2012, 03:22 PM
Smoothness gets you a lot of fast, fun plinking. I just wish my Henry could be competitive compared to my bolt action. I'd love to shoot a silhouette match with it.

Zhillsauditor
August 3, 2012, 05:14 PM
Get a 39a and put a scope on it. I outshoot mine with my anschutz, but the 39a ain't bad.

Winchester_73
August 3, 2012, 10:24 PM
I have a model 250 Winchester I like. Hammerless lever. Here is a pic (far back). Although with a Henry you can't lose. I've read and heard great stuff about Marlin 39s although I have no personal experience with them.

http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww332/357SandW/My%20guns/GEDC0365.jpg