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Old 01-19-2013, 10:08 PM   #1
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Default 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?

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Old 01-19-2013, 10:25 PM   #2
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I've got both and the Henry would be my first choice.

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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.

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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.

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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-
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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.

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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? ??

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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

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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.
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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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