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Henry lever action .22LR

This is a discussion on Henry lever action .22LR within the Rifles, SKS, AR, AK, Long Guns forums, part of the HandGuns, Pistols and Revolvers, Long Rifles, Shotguns, SKS, AK, AR category; Saw one at Academy for $289.00 the other day. Would be nice to have to go along with my Ruger 10-22. Never owned or shot ...

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    Henry lever action .22LR

    Saw one at Academy for $289.00 the other day.
    Would be nice to have to go along with my Ruger 10-22.
    Never owned or shot a Henry but would like to have one.
    Thoughts on the Henry .22? Accurate, reliable etc.
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    Never hefted one but they are heavy most likely. Hopefully not too pretty to actually take out and shoot. Functionally for a person who wants a Lever action .22..would be highly surprised if one could pass the Marlin 39A. Have had two over the years and wished I still had em. Let us know what you decide.
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    Love my Henry .22 b/w. Reliable accurate enough to kill squirrels with it and not heavy.


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    Got one. Tribute series. Never fired it, though. Never will.
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    I have a Henry Golden Boy .22LR and a Henry Big Boy in .357. I LOVE them both!

    But... If you buy one new, do not expect it to be comfortable until you have shot a few hundred rounds through it. Their tolerances are SO tight, the first time out with one may seem a little disappointing. With my Big Boy, it was at about 300 rounds exactly, it was like you flipped a lightswitch. At 290 rounds I was still having to really jerk the lever, 10 rounds later it was smooth as butter and I was playing a one handed John Wayne. (Not really, but I could have.)

    The Golden Boy was a little less, maybe 200-250 rounds.

    They are crazy accurate and fun as hell to shoot. But if you buy a brand new one, do NOT judge it until you have at least shot a brick through it.

    Plus, they are just the prettiest modern-made guns to look at, in my arrogant opinion.
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    I have one chambered in .17HMR and it's a real pleasure to shoot. It is heavy, though. Front-heavy, specifically. I can't fire too many rounds because my left arm gets tired supporting the barrel.
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    Value for your money, Quality hard to live up to Henry standards. Any Henry you purchased is done so knowing you will pass it on to the next generation and they will do the same over and over
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulag1955 View Post
    I have one chambered in .17HMR and it's a real pleasure to shoot. It is heavy, though. Front-heavy, specifically. I can't fire too many rounds because my left arm gets tired supporting the barrel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swrock View Post
    Saw one at Academy for $289.00 the other day.
    Would be nice to have to go along with my Ruger 10-22.
    Never owned or shot a Henry but would like to have one.
    Thoughts on the Henry .22? Accurate, reliable etc.
    The action on them is butter smooth and pretty accurate out of the box.
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    Sorry for joining in this thread late and not reading all posts. But I just wanted to add something unusual about the lever action 22.

    We experimented with QUIET 22 rounds, from the 1050 fps down to about the 450 Feet Per Second.

    Once you get below 1050, automatics jam about every other round. Not so with the 610 and 490 fps range rounds.

    If considering the rifle, I suggest you buy a box of the 450 rage and test drive it through a regular 22 for the sound difference experience.

    P. S. The 610 is a LR round, the 490 fps is a short round.
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