Originally Posted by tomingreeneco
Look at a Henry Lever action. Good rifle and still made in the USA. Plus fun to shoot!
A knowledgable rifle shooter, familiar with quality .22 rifles would never buy a Henry, or recommend one... Now why would I say that? It's because most rifle shooters do not know enough about rifles to recommend a good one.
With most rifle owners, they read one magazine and automatically become an expert. If you don't have a great mentor, It takes years of experience to become a rifle expert, on your own.
Look at the Henry receiver, it's painted, very cheaply so. Take it apart and see how cheaply the lockwork is made.
If you want a bolt gun buy a Marlin if you want to buy something relatively cheap. If you want quallity, buy a CZ452.
If you want a semi-auto the Ruger 10/22 is probably the way to go. I bought the sporter model over 40 years ago and it is still soldiering on.
I try to buy quality in ever think I buy. In .22 rifles, I have Winchesters and Marlins, mainly. In Winchesters I have a Model 61, a Model 62A, a Model 63 and Model 52. If you know anyting about .22 rifles, those are the best you can get.
If you like Lever guns, I have several Marlin 39A's and two Winchesters. One Winchester lever gun is a Model 9422, and the other is a Model 9422M the .22 (WRFM) Magnum model.