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Irishgiant215 01-19-2013 10:08 PM

Ruger 10/22 or Henry lever 22
 
I am looking into getting a 22 rifle. I know the Henry would shoot any 22 (minus magnums). While the ruger 10/22 is just a solid gun. Money is tight now but I want to have a 22lr. I can't afford both. Which one should I get and why?

Thanks

Olympus 01-19-2013 10:25 PM

I've got both and the Henry would be my first choice.

rsfrid 01-19-2013 10:53 PM

I've also got both and they are two entirely different things. If all you want is a nice shooter that feels "right" in the hands, the Henry will do the job. If you want to mod it and change it's appearance or function, then the 10/22 is a better choice. They aren't interchangeable, IMO.

towboater 01-19-2013 11:47 PM

I have had a 10/22 for many years. And done no mods to it. Great rifle just as it is.

I bought a Henry last spring. I enjoy it also.

I think the 10/22 is more fun, and recommend it.

HOSSFLY 01-20-2013 12:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rsfrid (Post 1101121)
I've also got both and they are two entirely different things. If all you want is a nice shooter that feels "right" in the hands, the Henry will do the job. If you want to mod it and change it's appearance or function, then the 10/22 is a better choice. They aren't interchangeable, IMO.

Pretty much agree-
The 10-22 is MUCH more versatile & cheaper to start with-
You can start with a $200 great gun & upgrade as you can-
A Henry will always be a $250 (basic) one shot-lever a round- shoot again nice fun gun-

bamashooter68 01-20-2013 06:45 AM

I also have both and they are both very good .22's but if it were me and money was tight I would have to think which one would be more versitile? The 10/22 has the advantage of semi auto, high capacity magazines with the ability to do a rapid reload. My Henry is slightly more accurate but the 10/22 is close enough to it that it could hit whatever the Henry could.

I would get the Ruger first and start saving for a Henry because they are good rifles too.

AR10 01-20-2013 06:58 AM

How old are you? If you are old enough to remember Lucas McCain, get the lever action. Hands down!

I am a retired pawnbroker, gun dealer. I retired owning levers and semiautomatic 10/22's. Both are good.

My first gun was purchased at a mercantile gas station many years ago. Lever action, 18 dollars. Fond memories plinking at a penny a round.

The Ruger is USA made yet I believe. The Henery is? ?? Brazil? ??

blucoondawg 01-20-2013 07:07 AM

Henrys motto, Made in America or not made at all. I have been considering the Varmint Express 17 or maybe the 22 mag, I don't need another 22lr but I'd like one of the mags and I'm a lefty so the lever gun makes sense

bamashooter68 01-20-2013 07:29 AM

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Originally Posted by AR10 (Post 1101904)
How old are you? If you are old enough to remember Lucas McCain, get the lever action. Hands down!

I am a retired pawnbroker, gun dealer. I retired owning levers and semiautomatic 10/22's. Both are good.

My first gun was purchased at a mercantile gas station many years ago. Lever action, 18 dollars. Fond memories plinking at a penny a round.

The Ruger is USA made yet I believe. The Henery is? ?? Brazil? ??

Henry and Ruger are both American made. A friend of mine has a .17Hmr Henry and that is a cool rimfire levergun.

John_Deer 01-20-2013 09:59 AM

The Henry is a great rifle. I consider a 10/22 or a Model 60 marlin as must have guns. I consider the Henry to be a want to have gun. A semi automatic 22 is the most versatile gun you can own. I would get the 10/22 right now. You can get the Henry later if the 10/22 has't made you forget you wanted a Henry.


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