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Title: Lever action 22
Post by: fuzztsimmers on September 25, 2011, 08:37:41 AM
Whats a good lever action 22lr that wont break the bank. Figure since i chose not to scope my 512 cause it would be a shame to do that, I need a 22lr for hunting with. Decided i want a lever action cause i got enough bolt actions.
Title: Re: Lever action 22
Post by: Big58cal on September 25, 2011, 09:54:41 AM
Marlin  O0
 
http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/22Rifle/Golden39A.asp (http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/22Rifle/Golden39A.asp)
 
(http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Images/golden/photo_39A.jpg)
 
 
 
Or Henry  O0   In this case, it looks like the Henry is a couple hundred cheaper than the Marlin.
 
http://www.henryrepeating.com/rifle-lever-action.cfm (http://www.henryrepeating.com/rifle-lever-action.cfm)
 
Title: Re: Lever action 22
Post by: BBF on September 25, 2011, 10:07:02 AM
The Henry might also be of better quality, I've read some unkindly Posts on Marlins lately.  :-\
Title: Re: Lever action 22
Post by: fuzztsimmers on September 25, 2011, 10:24:17 AM
have wanted a marlin for a long time. Wondering if i can find a used one for an ok price. Will have to ask the shop where i buy my guns what he can do for one.
Title: Re: Lever action 22
Post by: John Andrews on September 25, 2011, 10:48:16 AM
A couple of my pals have Henry .17 HMR lever action rifles and really like them.
Title: Re: Lever action 22
Post by: Big58cal on September 25, 2011, 05:37:03 PM
My brother has a little Browning lever action .22 rifle that he squirrel hunts with.  It's a neat little gun.  O0
 
I've been wanting to get one of the Henry Big Boys in either .44 mag or .45 Colt for quite a while now.  Never can seem to have an extra $800-900 though.  :'(
Title: Re: Lever action 22
Post by: Ks_Sniper on September 25, 2011, 06:37:01 PM
I almost bought a Henry Big Bore in .44 just about a month ago. Price tag was $629. O0

If I was to choose a .22 Lever, I'd definitely go with a Henry. $239 at the gun store and it's a sweet little setup. :)
Title: Re: Lever action 22
Post by: MOSPARKY on September 25, 2011, 09:40:16 PM
A friend of mine has a Browning lever in 22. We were plinking one day and he had a case failure. ( Certainly not the guns fault). When he opened the breech, the head or rim of the spent cartridge tore off the rest of the casing and fell down into the action. That jammed everything up. This caused us to get a real good look at the internals. The lever and bolt work on a gear and rack systen, while I beleive most others are more of a simple link system. Now the gear system is very percise, but I think it maybe a bit over complicated for the job at hand. I beleive the case head got caught between the gear on the lever and the rack on the bolt. This might not have happened on a cheaper gun with a simple link system.
 The Browning system is very precise, precision cost extra. While a very well made gun, I think it's a bit to much for the money.
Title: Re: Lever action 22
Post by: BBF on September 26, 2011, 03:00:41 PM
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I've been wanting to get one of the Henry Big Boys in either .44 mag or .45 Colt for quite a while now.  Never can seem to have an extra $800-900 though.  :'(

If you stop buying those Taurus belly guns you might just get something useful. :wink:
Title: Re: Lever action 22
Post by: Big58cal on September 26, 2011, 05:04:43 PM
If you stop buying those Taurus belly guns you might just get something useful. ;)

Already have a .44 carbine, .444 Marlin, and a .45-70 Govt.  It's kind of one of those things that you want, but don't really need.  I needed the .327 Fed Mag.  O0 ;D
Title: Re: Lever action 22
Post by: bohicajuan on September 26, 2011, 06:36:37 PM
What I really like about the Marlin is, you can shoot .22 short, long and long rifle out of them. Brownings are nice, but in terms of quality AND accuarcy AND ruggedness, it's hard to beat the Marlin.
Title: Re: Lever action 22
Post by: Big58cal on September 26, 2011, 10:16:53 PM
Had to add another quote to my signature line............  >:D
 
Eat your heart out John!  ;D
Title: Re: Lever action 22
Post by: John Andrews on September 27, 2011, 08:53:20 AM
 :roll: ;D Not likely to forget those statements, huh?
Title: Re: Lever action 22
Post by: Big58cal on September 27, 2011, 11:27:37 AM
Nope!  You'll get reminded of them every time you see one of my posts.  >:D
Title: Re: Lever action 22
Post by: bohicajuan on September 27, 2011, 10:03:46 PM
When I was young I remember Browning had some real nice lever action .22's and they were made in Belgium. My thing was that a .22 is a gun you buy to use all the time and it's going to take some serious knocks, and the thought of a Belgium Browning being abused was just too much for my plebeian mind to accept. I've seen the Marlin shoot against the Browning and they're both killers, but at the end of the day, I'd rather have the Marlin since if I put a few knicks or scratches on the gun I wouldn't lose my mind like I would if I did the same thing to my Browning.
Title: Re: Lever action 22
Post by: Big58cal on September 27, 2011, 11:09:28 PM
Hey Fuzz, I saw in a Walmart circular today that they've got Henry .22 lever actions for somewhere around $250............... :) ;) O0
Title: Re: Lever action 22
Post by: Ks_Sniper on September 28, 2011, 01:01:50 AM
Hey Fuzz, I saw in a Walmart circular today that they've got Henry .22 lever actions for somewhere around $250............... :) ;) O0

That's the one I drool over whenever I get the hankerin for a lever .22. O0
Title: Re: Lever action 22
Post by: fuzztsimmers on September 28, 2011, 02:30:57 AM
No walmarts around here even sell guns anymore.
Title: Re: Lever action 22
Post by: John Andrews on September 28, 2011, 08:40:42 AM
Nope!  You'll get reminded of them every time you see one of my posts.  >:D
:shock: :knuppel2 ;D
Title: Re: Lever action 22
Post by: Big58cal on September 28, 2011, 11:05:07 AM
No walmarts around here even sell guns anymore.

 
Check Hinterland Outfitters - http://www.hinterlandoutfitters.com/ (http://www.hinterlandoutfitters.com/)
 
Even with the shipping and transfer fee, the .327 Fed Mag was cheaper than anywhere else I had found.  O0
Title: Re: Lever action 22
Post by: fuzztsimmers on September 28, 2011, 02:39:33 PM
I have my remington 512 in maybe getting set up for a scope. But if the shop can find me a henry in my price range i will do that instead. Used of course
Title: Re: Lever action 22
Post by: Big58cal on September 28, 2011, 04:39:49 PM
 
 
http://www.hinterlandoutfitters.com/henry-lever-rifle-h001-long-rifle-lever-walnut-stock-blue-finish-p-23616.html (http://www.hinterlandoutfitters.com/henry-lever-rifle-h001-long-rifle-lever-walnut-stock-blue-finish-p-23616.html)
Henry Lever Rifle H001, 22 Long Rifle, Lever, 18 1/4 in, Walnut Stock, Blue Finish, 15 + 1 Rd
(http://www.hinterlandoutfitters.com/images/2010/longguns/medium/36596.jpg)
 
$251.38   O0
 
Title: Re: Lever action 22
Post by: fuzztsimmers on October 12, 2011, 02:32:18 PM
Got my 22 back from the shop. The guy that runs the shop is going give me a ribbing every time i go in though. He wanted my 512 cause it was stock and in very good condition. He makes it seem that it broke his heart to put a scope on it.