I have a Henry Golden Boy .22LR with the Octagon barrel and it's one of my absolute favorite rifles! Smooth, accurate, beautiful, attention getter, and the company...FANTASTIC! I have other Henry Rifles and they are great as well. I have taken many squirrels with my Golden Boy and it shoots and cycles .22 shorts and longs just as well as the long rifles. The CEO of the Henry Company is one of the most personable people I have ever had contact with. He reads all emails and will personally respond to them. He feels like an old friend! The Henry rifles have all American parts and are just quality! The wood is beautiful. I could go on and on, but you get the point. I am a Henry believer! I have lots of other guns that I will be discussing, but for my first post, I can't think of a finer rifle or company to comment on. The pump will be my next Henry. I never had a .22 pump, but have shot them and I want one! Those of you that have a Henry...Enjoy! Those of you that don't...get one...and enjoy!