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Old 10-30-2015, 03:14 PM   #1
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Default The Best 22 Rifle I Ever Owned

This Henry Silver Eagle has become my favorite,most accurate,quality 22 I have.I have a 10/22 with 25 round mags but there's something nostalgic about a lever rifle that's slower but is just as fun in different ways.Never for sale and is a keeper to be handed down.With a little persistence there is no 22lr.shortage at Sportsmans Warehouse,Cal-ranch or Ventura Munitions a sure bet.The action is very smooth and easy on the fingers.
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Old 10-31-2015, 01:10 AM   #2
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This Henry Silver Eagle has become my favorite,most accurate,quality 22 I have.I have a 10/22 with 25 round mags but there's something nostalgic about a lever rifle that's slower but is just as fun in different ways.Never for sale and is a keeper to be handed down.With a little persistence there is no 22lr.shortage at Sportsmans Warehouse,Cal-ranch or Ventura Munitions a sure bet.The action is very smooth and easy on the fingers.
While I am undoubtedly younger than you, my first rimfire.. first weapon at all actually was a ruger 10/22 my stepfather got for me when I was 13. I remember it being bone stock and over the years, putting the overmolded stock, scope, bull barrel....

Its a rifle that has never jammed, never had a problem with ammo and up until recently, never expensive to feed. I would have shooting sessions with this thing firing 1000 rounds at a time in an afternoon. The nostalgia of that is why I wouldnt even consider selling my 10/22. I have it to this day, 17 years later and it continues to shoot flawless and accurate. Only thing I have ever changed is a firing pin and extractor after they both wore out.

Not bad for a rifle that at the time, ran $200. I still think about picking up another one, maybe a takedown, but nothing could ever dethrone my 10/22 as having the #1 slot in my safe.

I have yet to shoot a lever action but lately I have been looking for some older Marlins or perhaps one in .357. Something unique to me about a lever action but not nostalgic because I have never fired one...but even to us younger guys, lever actions have their place and someday I WILL own one.
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Old 10-31-2015, 07:06 AM   #3
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While I am undoubtedly younger than you, my first rimfire.. first weapon at all actually was a ruger 10/22 my stepfather got for me when I was 13. I remember it being bone stock and over the years, putting the overmolded stock, scope, bull barrel....

Its a rifle that has never jammed, never had a problem with ammo and up until recently, never expensive to feed. I would have shooting sessions with this thing firing 1000 rounds at a time in an afternoon. The nostalgia of that is why I wouldnt even consider selling my 10/22. I have it to this day, 17 years later and it continues to shoot flawless and accurate. Only thing I have ever changed is a firing pin and extractor after they both wore out.

Not bad for a rifle that at the time, ran $200. I still think about picking up another one, maybe a takedown, but nothing could ever dethrone my 10/22 as having the #1 slot in my safe.



I have yet to shoot a lever action but lately I have been looking for some older Marlins or perhaps one in .357. Something unique to me about a lever action but not nostalgic because I have never fired one...but even to us younger guys, lever actions have their place and someday I WILL own one.
By nostalgic I mean symbolic of the old West with the octagon barrel and lever action old school.I know what you mean about shooting lot's of rounds in a 10/22.A couple of days back I went shooting my 10/22 stainless breakdown and went through 500 rounds of the federal blue box.I had 4 mags with me and I couldn't believe I shot so much ammo.Hey!What makes you think I'm so old?Ha!Ha!
P.S.Yes, Ruger makes good stuff I have many of them,flawless and accurate.Like you say!
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Old 10-31-2015, 03:36 PM   #4
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I am with you on the lever guns my gun of choice is the Marlin 39A got a pair of them one Mountie one pistol grip both are great shooters
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Another 10/22 owner here too, but I know what you mean about a cool nostalgic style rifle. For me it's this one. My Rossi Model 62 pump action takedown .22lr. It's a copy of Winchester's Model 62.



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I added a Henry Evil Roy .22 a few months back to my lever action collection. this puppy is one heck of a shooter. from 25 to 100 yards it is the most accurate shooter in my .22 rifles.
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In 1959 my Mom bought me a Remington Nylon 66 for my birthday. Never had a single issue with it. My first gun and I still have it.
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I've always wanted a .22 henry lever action rifle
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I've got a Henry H001. I really enjoy the reliability of the gun, and I would agree it is probably my favorite .22 rifle. But, I really wish there was a way to load the magazine through a sidegate like a centerfire lever-action gun usually can.
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In 1959 my Mom bought me a Remington Nylon 66 for my birthday. Never had a single issue with it. My first gun and I still have it.
My first gun was a Remington Nylon 66, handed down from my dad as his first gun. Have probably close to 50,000 rounds through it....

Not once had a problem with it. Took it out two weekends ago!
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