The only .22 lever gun I've had experience with is the Henry (Golden Boy) and all of it is positive. Each brand has it's enthusiasts and each gun seems to have given good service to many people (yeah, I know this does NOT help!). But that price point is important and I've not seen or heard anything negative about the least expensive Henrys. You will have a wonderful experience with any of them because lever-action is such a pleasant system to shoot!
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its funney you bring up price point ran into anouther gun person that seams to think any gun under 1000 i a pice of junk. started a debait when i menchened i has a mosien negont 91-30 i use it as a range gun to have fun with i get out of it what i want cheep and fun to shoot and ammos cheep to . not to menchen it has sent the lead down range every time i pulled the trigger cant ask for more
I have the Henry Frontier with the octogon barrel. It would be the last gun I would ever part with. Shoots great, accurate, reliable and about as much fun as you can have with your clothes on....although it might be fun to shoot naked as well.
The Henrys are great rifles and a lot of fun to shoot. I've done a lot of plinking with a Henry and never had any trouble with the rifle.
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