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DannyR
10-04-2012, 15:20
I'm considering a Henry .22lr lever action and am soliciting opinions.

I really want a .22lr lever action. The Brownings are beautiful but expensive.

CMG
10-04-2012, 15:33
Not bad for the price, made in USA. Not all-steel like the Marlin or Winchester, but there are lots of happy owners over at www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=67

brianfede
10-04-2012, 15:52
I prefer the Winchester 9422 over the Henry's. Nothing wrong with the Henry, I think they shoot great, just like the look and feel of the Winchester. I paid $500 for a 1972 model, just to give you a price comparison vs the Henry's.


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DannyR
10-04-2012, 16:36
I need a youth model carbine.

GSSF17
10-04-2012, 17:33
NO disappointments with the Henry, sir. An affordable, quality piece that shoots amazingly well. Great little lever gun and a favorite of my household, for sure. :thumbsup:

HexHead
10-04-2012, 17:55
They are basically the old Ithaca .22 lever action. It's smooth as glass.

twag4
10-04-2012, 18:22
My opinion is that they are very fun and reasonably accurate. Get one.

michael e
10-04-2012, 18:37
Picked one up about 4-5 months ago. I love it, cant say how accurate it is because only been to the indoor range and thats 20ish yards max. It's a fun gun and no issues with the 750-1000 rounds threw it so far.

Short Cut
10-04-2012, 19:00
I need a youth model carbine.

Danny that's the exact one we got. It's a neat little compact rifle, but adults can still shoot it too. Pretty dang acurate, nice smooth lever and good trigger too. It was my son's first rifle, well he's bigger than me now but the little Henry still comes out for squirels and rabbits.

DannyR
10-04-2012, 19:12
Y'all have talked me into it, and I thank you!

ratf51
10-04-2012, 20:29
I gave one (H001) to my son (23y.o.) for Christmas. He loves it. Henry is making good lever actions, you will not be sorry.

ditto1958
10-04-2012, 21:46
Get an H001. You will love it. I can't recommend it highly enough. Built well. Real American walnut stock, fun, accurate...

Berto
10-04-2012, 22:21
Happy owner of an Hoo1, going with me to E Wa this week.

glock_19guy1983
10-04-2012, 22:58
I would go with a marlin 39A. I learned to shoot with mine when I was 7. Also my marlin is 71 years old and still a fine shooter. Im not so sure a henry will be able to make that claim.

Clutch Cargo
10-04-2012, 23:04
Quality American made rifle.

Gokyo
10-05-2012, 07:34
get a marlin. You will like it better. Cost a little more but very much worth it.

pmwglock19
10-05-2012, 07:40
Bought my H001 used and it shoots great. A lot of fun to take to the range. My favorite rifle to shoot. You won't regret the decision. Have also heard that the customer service is great also.

JBL13
10-05-2012, 07:53
I had a Golden Boy and now have a youth model. I sold the Golden Boy and bought the youth model because I wanted a more compact gun that I could toss in the truck and not worry so much if it gets banged up a little. Both have been sweet shooters. Henrys are outstanding guns.

SGT278ACR
10-05-2012, 11:04
I would recommend it. They're an awesome plinking & small game rifle. I had one, but pawned it when I was married to my ex-wife because we needed the money. I regret that. Oh well, that's another story. The Henry .22 lever action is great.

Paul7
10-05-2012, 11:52
Another vote for the Henry .22.

Bilbo Bagins
10-10-2012, 12:42
They are basically the old Ithaca .22 lever action. It's smooth as glass.

I have a Henry H001, and I also owned a Winchester 9422 in .22 magnum and a Marlin 30/30.

Bar None the Henry has the smoothest lever of the 3, and even though I hate the plastic front sight the Henry its still very accurate. You can't beat it for the price.

KingWalleye
10-10-2012, 16:17
Buy it.
Shoot it.
Love it.

I've had mine for about 15 years. With a cheapo Simmons 3x9 scope it is "minute of squirrel" accurate.

ditto1958
10-10-2012, 19:44
I would go with a marlin 39A. I learned to shoot with mine when I was 7. Also my marlin is 71 years old and still a fine shooter. Im not so sure a henry will be able to make that claim.

The Marlins are beautiful, that's for sure. But they also cost twice as much as the Henry, and are a lot heavier, too.

Also, there is the whole Remlin issue. If you can find one made in North Haven, they are great. The ones made in the new Remington factory have had a lot of mixed reviews.

ditto1958
10-10-2012, 19:47
I have a Henry H001, and I also owned a Winchester 9422 in .22 magnum and a Marlin 30/30.

Bar None the Henry has the smoothest lever of the 3, and even though I hate the plastic front sight the Henry its still very accurate. You can't beat it for the price.

I bought a HiViz fiber optic sight from MidwayUSA. That solved my front sight issue.

Bilbo Bagins
10-11-2012, 06:50
I bought a HiViz fiber optic sight from MidwayUSA. That solvedmy front sight issue.

Interesting. The factory front site are ok for basic shooting, but as I get older its getting harder to focus on front sights, especially the Henry's chunky slab of plastic. That HiViz site might be the ticket.

Thanks for the heads up.

rr2008
10-16-2012, 15:59
i really like the Henry H001, bought it used at pawn store. Also have the Marlin 60, and an old Mossy bolt action. The most fun is had with the Henry, the others are fun too, but not as much as the H001.

DannyR
10-16-2012, 16:28
The Henry H001Y fists my short arms perfectly, and has been added to my Christmas list.:wavey:

Arc Angel
10-16-2012, 17:29
I prefer the Winchester 9422 over the Henry's. Nothing wrong with the Henry, I think they shoot great, just like the look and feel of the Winchester. I paid $500 for a 1972 model, just to give you a price comparison vs the Henry's.

I, also, use a Winchester 9422; and it is a 1973 first production run rifle. The wood, checkering, and bluing are absolutely gorgeous! I've got mine set up with a set of (original) Redfield, 'See-Thru' scope mounts, and a Leupold Vari-XII 4X scope.

IT IS A VERY ACCURATE LITTLE 22LR rifle; and I love shooting it all the way out to 100 yards. All this said, for what it is - a lever action rifle with a brass receiver - the Henry is a decent rifle; one that I wouldn't hesitate to own.

Early Production Run, Winchester 9422 (sans scope & mounts) Note beautiful wood checkering!
http://imageshack.us/a/img688/9660/winchester9422xtr.jpg

gen2tegboi
10-16-2012, 17:46
I got a H001 and its a blastmto shoot. You cant go wrong with a henry lever action.

DannyR
10-16-2012, 19:19
I have 3 options:

1. Henry Youth Model, $300.00 prox

2. Browning BL-22 Micro, $500.00 prox

3. Cut down the stock on anything else.

I shall opt for the Henry.:wavey:

ditto1958
10-17-2012, 08:04
You will not be disappointed.

JMag
10-17-2012, 10:15
Henry is fine...prefer my Browning BL-22. The Browning is unique with its trigger. Take a look.

mnhogrider
10-17-2012, 12:23
My youngest son has a Henry H001. I had a Crosman air rifle scope laying around that fit perfectly. Very accurate and smooth lever action. My son likes to target shoot with .22 shorts. I think the tube magazine hold 21 of them.

There's some interesting threads at rimfirecentral about the company and the owner and how great the customer service is.

ditto1958
10-17-2012, 21:00
There's some interesting threads at rimfirecentral about the company and the owner and how great the customer service is.

Henry customer service has no equal. I dropped my Henry and marred up the receiver cover. This was my fault, not a warranty issue. I called Henry and a man answered on the second ring. I told him what happened and that i wanted to order a new part. He took my name and address and mailed me a new cover at no charge.

F_G
10-18-2012, 07:44
I have a Winchester 9422 and a Browning BL22, love them both, but they are a little pricey. A couple of buddies have Henry's and while the fit and finish isn't quite what the other 2 have, for the money they are pretty awesome little shooters.

reelnative
10-24-2012, 10:30
henry is the best company you will ever deal with, they will treat you like family, I bought a standard 22 that had a bad barrel crown, contacted them about it, and the president of the company(yea the head cheese) phoned me back within about 30min, told me he would have ups at my door to pick it up the next day, and they did and he sent me out a new rifle the day I called, I got it via ups in 3 days, but what he sent me back was not the standard rifle I had bought but there top of the line, brass reciever octogon barreled presentation model complete with gold enlayed lettering and every part that wasnt wood was brass ecp the octogon barrel, and it was a tack driver, the only bad part about the deal is the rifle is so beutiful I dont want to shoot it, I just want to hang it over the fireplace, its a pc of art work, so if you go with the henry you will be dealing with one of the best if not the best gun maker in the USA

sebecman
10-25-2012, 08:54
Here's mine I just picked up. After reading this thread I believe I got a good deal (I just started another thread on this rifle) Sounds like Henry is a well liked company, this is my first Henry and I am looking forward to shooting it soon!

http://www.giguereauction.com/Fall%20Sporting%20Auc-Pics-12/DSC_0301.jpg

GlockPride
10-25-2012, 14:19
H001 owner here. Love it. The action is good but the trigger is great.
The front ramp sight leaves a little to be desired but inside 25 yards you're good to go. Really like mine. Much shorter and trimmer than the 39A and less spendy.

jolly roger
11-04-2012, 19:14
Frontier owner here. The octagon barrel. Dang fine little rifle. I find lately I shoot it just about more than any other gun I own. Racking that silky lever is FUN. Accurate too. And cheap to shoot.

crazycooter91
11-05-2012, 12:54
My uncle has one and I love it...put 100rds through it yesterday

skeeter7
11-06-2012, 00:21
I'll be picking up my Golden Boy in 22lr on Friday. I'll leave an opinion after I shoot it. I'm sure it's a keeper. :cool:

rvanpelt
11-13-2012, 12:40
I have one with the octagon barrel and large lever. :cool: I love it!
Rod :wavey:

tacomatrd
11-13-2012, 20:57
Love Mine.

skeeter7
11-14-2012, 01:16
I'll be picking up my Golden Boy in 22lr on Friday. I'll leave an opinion after I shoot it. I'm sure it's a keeper. :cool:

Well I put some rounds through the Golden Boy on Monday, and man is that thing sweet. The action is smooth as silk and it's just a great looking lever action rifle. I hope I'm around when my son gets a bit older so I can hand it to him as his first rifle.

SGT_Calle
11-14-2012, 05:11
I really love my golden boy. Tons of fun to shoot and a beautiful rifle to keep for generations.

RJHUB
11-14-2012, 08:29
Bought the Henry for my son. I think he knows about it.

He has always liked my Marlin .35 lever action.

Man is the Henry fun to shoot. Action is smooth as silk.
Pretty accurate too. Shoots anything you put in it.
Very nice craftmanship. I think you will enjoy it.

heiduke
11-15-2012, 11:33
Love my h001. Bought it on a whim after reading a review in SWAT, no regrets.

BassBait
11-15-2012, 11:39
Im proud owner of the Henry .22 WMR version, and it is more accurate than I, it's an light weight and versatil little rifle...

El_Ron1
11-15-2012, 21:56
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFo08L1xRec&feature=em-uploademail

Laserlips
12-09-2012, 12:55
Well, JMOfartO:

A couple of years ago I got the Marlin 39 "fever" and wound up with 5 of the suckers. (2 1970 Century Limiteds/ a 96',75',50 39A).

I loved 'em all.

But I kept hearing good things about Henry's, so my wife and I stumbled up on a couple of NIB youth models (HT001Y) at a local gun store, we 'bought 'em.

I'm high on Marlin 39's, but I'll tell ya the truth.

The little Henry (@ $267 OTD) will do anything for me as to accuracy, at any distance I can see to shoot from, that the more expensive, an heavy 39A's will do. And the action is actually slicker, not even close.

I'll always try and keep one Marlin 39A because they are simply classics, but I've let the 2 CL's go, sold the 96 and traded the 75 for a nice S&W Model 41 (even swap).

I still have the 1950 39A, but I shoot the Henry more often.

Either gun will do ya a great job, but the Henry will always have a warranty, and a great company to back it, something I'm not sure is available with the Remington owned Marlin co. these days.

Good shootin'

Jesse

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/Laserlips/100_3221.jpg

GSSF17
12-09-2012, 18:47
Well, JMOfartO:

A couple of years ago I got the Marlin 39 "fever" and wound up with 5 of the suckers. (2 1970 Century Limiteds/ a 96',75',50 39A).

I loved 'em all.

But I kept hearing good things about Henry's, so my wife and I stumbled up on a couple of NIB youth models (HT001Y) at a local gun store, we 'bought 'em.

I'm high on Marlin 39's, but I'll tell ya the truth.

The little Henry (@ $267 OTD) will do anything for me as to accuracy, at any distance I can see to shoot from, that the more expensive, an heavy 39A's will do. And the action is actually slicker, not even close.

I'll always try and keep one Marlin 39A because they are simply classics, but I've let the 2 CL's go, sold the 96 and traded the 75 for a nice S&W Model 41 (even swap).

I still have the 1950 39A, but I shoot the Henry more often.

Either gun will do ya a great job, but the Henry will always have a warranty, and a great company to back it, something I'm not sure is available with the Remington owned Marlin co. these days.

Good shootin'

Jesse

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/Laserlips/100_3221.jpg

Well said, Jesse. my dad always jokes that Henry lubricates their .22 lever actions with "sweet cream butter" from the factory.......:rofl:

Jason D
05-05-2013, 17:45
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFo08L1xRec&feature=em-uploademail


For what it's worth this is Ronald's last post before he left this mortal coil on April 30, 2013.

Ron Marshall will be missed.

BMPregler
05-12-2013, 08:44
For what it's worth this is Ronald's last post before he left this mortal coil on April 30, 2013.

Ron Marshall will be missed.

RIP Ron

Bob Hafler
05-15-2013, 15:14
I bought a Henry HOO1 a couple months back. I have really enjoyed shooting it. It's accuracy is probably better than my ability to shoot it more accurately. The action is by far the smoothest action I've ever felt in a lever action rifle regardless of caliber. The wood on it is absolutely beautiful. The only thing I changed on the rifle was the front sight. I went to a High Viz fiber optic front sight. I have about 500 rounds through it and it has been flawless and worth every dime I paid for it. My personal opinion of the Henry HOO1 is it is a great product and is backed by a great American Company. I'm sure mine will be passed down to the grandkids one day.

ditto1958
05-15-2013, 17:12
Bob, that's what I did with mine, too. The Hi-Viz front sight almost instantly turned the Henry into my "go to" .22 rifle.


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Bob Hafler
05-18-2013, 04:40
The High Viz front site definitely makes a difference over the stock front sight. The rifle was already a fun little rifle for plinking or small game hunting, but that sight really brought it all together. It changed all my thinking when it came to ever wanting to put a scope on it. For $300 +/- I think it's a 22 lever action that's hard to beat.
Plus it will not only shoot LR, but longs and shorts as well.