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Henry .22 mag questions and more... #3453706
12/01/12 04:59 AM
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I'm getting the itch to buy one and as I recall a couple of folks here have them and carry them on the line. How would you rate them as far as durability and accuracy? They look pretty rugged. Will yours shoot MOA at 100 yards, or pretty close? Not much info out there on accuracy, especially scoped. I like the idea having a 11 more rounds to lob at a fox I missed the first time, and I just like lever guns.

Thanks,
Greg

Last edited by akpawpincher; 12/05/12 05:08 PM.

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Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: akpawpincher] #3453707
12/01/12 05:03 AM
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Just don't get a Henry. I have trouble with the hammer spring being to light, = misfire.

Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: akpawpincher] #3453713
12/01/12 05:14 AM
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I like mine, but I haven't spent much time trying to shoot MOA further than 40 yards. Shatters bottles good at 50 yards...I need to shoot it more. If you get one and you want to scope it, but the hammer spur on it so you're not fighting the scope to let the hammer down or pull it back.


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Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: akpawpincher] #3454451
12/01/12 06:55 PM
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My experience: never again! Lots of better options on all fronts.


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Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: Alaskan] #3454479
12/01/12 07:07 PM
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Circle, Alaska
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I have a henry 22lr and haven't had any issues yet and it shoots a good pattern.....


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Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: akpawpincher] #3454540
12/01/12 07:37 PM
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A - what do you suggest for options. Many of us think of buying a mag. - but the jury is still out on Brand.

Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: akpawpincher] #3454578
12/01/12 07:52 PM
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Like CCK I have the Henry 22LR. It is a very accurate shooting gun. I had to pull the stock and wash the oil off the working parts to get it to shoot when it got cold. But I
would like to have the same gun in 22 mag. Someday.

Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: akpawpincher] #3454579
12/01/12 07:53 PM
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I have said it before I really like my ruger model 96, and they are still out there. It shoots really well to 125 yards with 30, 40 and 50 gr. hollow points. You will have to shop to find one but I do see them on gunsamerica.

Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: akpawpincher] #3454702
12/01/12 08:54 PM
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I like my new Marlin 22 Mag with tube magazine,walnut too.












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Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: Birchcreekkid] #3454823
12/01/12 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted By: cachecreekkid
I have a henry 22lr and haven't had any issues yet and it shoots a good pattern.....


So is that like a full choke pattern or modified?

Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: akpawpincher] #3454833
12/01/12 09:50 PM
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My old M 57 Marlin shoots some loads into 3/8" at 50yds, but literally sprays other loads, even bullets hitting the target sideways! Never seen such a temperamental rifle, but it's great with the right offering.

Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: smalltimetrapper] #3454870
12/01/12 10:09 PM
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Circle, Alaska
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allow me to refrase.....shoots a tight group


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Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: akpawpincher] #3454923
12/01/12 10:39 PM
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LOL ^^^^^

I have a Savage 93 that shoots better than I can......FWIW


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Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: piperniner] #3454935
12/01/12 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted By: piperniner
A - what do you suggest for options. Many of us think of buying a mag. - but the jury is still out on Brand.


Never found one. Said "F it" and I had a .17hmr on the shelf and it got some use. Then I just stuck with the .22lr and a .223.

LIke you said, jury is out on a "good one". Some love every brand, and just as many hate...every brand.


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Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: akpawpincher] #3454952
12/01/12 10:55 PM
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As said the jury is out, Ruger's model 96 is nice, if you can find one and are willing to pay the price. Quite a few good tackdriving bolt guns out there in mag, but I don't really like a bolt gun and it doesn't sound like you do either. Bought myself one of Rossi's new circuit judges in 22lr/22mag it is a nine shot revolving rifle, with interchangeable cylinders so you can shoot either 22lr or change cylinders and shoot 22mag. Sweet little gun, but mine wouldn't hit the broad side of a barn (rather each individual chamber in the cylinder would group nicely, but nowhere near where the other chambers grouped, you could shoot three cylinders worth and have about six really nice tight groups on a 24" target) I sent it back and they are sending me a new one, should be here next week and we'll see how it shoots.

Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: akpawpincher] #3454955
12/01/12 10:56 PM
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Let us know how it goes Bearcat. The gun store here just got one in .22LR/.22Mag.


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Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: akpawpincher] #3455160
12/02/12 01:12 AM
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Thanks for the input guys! Matt, why did you hate your Henry so much and is that from a recent experience? I found a Ruger M96 for $478, which isn't all that bad. Probably some cheaper ones out there. I like the looks of the Henry over the Ruger but would take performance over looks any day. My Remington 597 is a tack driver but the magazines suck bad. I have sanded them, polished them worked graphite into them, tinkered with the springs, etc. and they still miss feed pretty much every few rounds. I'll hang on to it hoping that Remington fixes the problem but in the meantime I want something that cycles fast and goes bang when I pull the trigger. I like the lever guns and have a Browning BL22. If they made a 22 Mag in that gun I would buy a couple of them. One to shoot and one to look at.


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Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: akpawpincher] #3455196
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I have the Ruger 10 -22M and love it


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Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: newhouse114] #3455198
12/02/12 02:09 AM
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Originally Posted By: newhouse114
I have the Ruger 10 -22M and love it

Those things are dang expensive now a days! I should have bought one when they first came out.


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Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: akpawpincher] #3455199
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I've got a CZ512 semi auto in 22 mag. I've been real happy with it so far.

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