That'll be the day...
And this ammo is pretty sick!
Hey Big John I think Jack Swilling was referring to beingto for jumping off thread. Nothing you have said in this thread could be considered off course
just my .02
I always love threads about thee calibers! I am probably this caliber's number 1 fan. I have owned a Winchester 1922 Magnum since I begged my parents for one in 1976. I also own 3 Ruger Super Single Six Convertibles. The most exceptional rifle and caliber that is non centerfire. The 22 magnum rifle kills like a centerfire within 125 yards. I could say so much more about this caliber. That being said however! It is not a varmint rifle. Varmints are too tough to kill with this caliber.For some background.... The first gun I graduated too from the .22LR, bolt action, child's version, was an old 22 Mag from my grandfather and with that gun I killed my first deer. At age 6, I hit her between the eyes at 25 yards.
For all these years, the 22 Mag has had a soft place in my heart, and I have never owned one.
Now with a $100 Cabelas Gift Card in hand from my daughter and some more cash that is burning a hole in my pocket, I have a serious LUST for this dude!
Henry Octagon-Frontier Model Lever-Action
Anyone have any experience or opinions?
PS. Don't waste your time trying to convince me that a 5.56 is better for a thousand different reasons. I am already good in that category.
I used to have the same rifle but with a composite stock. It was a tack driver. I ended up selling it to a coworker and I bought the Ruger American Rimfire, but in 22lr to match my 10/22. It's a nice rifle, but it's nowhere near as accurate as that Marlin. I also have an old Remington Targetmaster that I really like, but I do miss having a 22mag. I was actually thinking about getting the same Henry rifle you first posted about.Gang, I couldn't be more pleased with my choice. Sure, I think I would have also been super happy with a lever, but for half the price, this Marlin may be one of the best buys in any gun store. The action is a little tight, but it will smooth out and break in quickly, especially with an initial cleaning and oil.
About two years ago, I purchased one of the modern Redfield scopes (that are owned and made by Leupold), a 3-9x40. I had the scope on a deer rifle, but moved to some else, so the scope has been lying around begging to be mounted and used.
The gun comes with 4 round and 7 round clips. The 4 round is nice, as it is a flush fit, which will be nice on the range. The 7 round will great for hunting.
I punched out the rear dovetail sight and unscrewed and removed the front sight. I purchased two Weaver bases and mounted them up with some lock-tight. A nice surprise was that I could use one of the base, plug screws to plug the screw hole at the front sight. It is nearly a perfectly flush fit and looks very clean.
Can't wait to take her to the range! I have purchased 5 boxes of 22WRM, different brands to see which loads the gun likes best. Once I dial her in and find her favorite pills, I will probably purchase 500 rounds of that recipe.
I really see this as my GO-TO-GUN for so many reasons moving forward.
Reasonablely quiet. Quiet enough not to wear ear protection?I know I can shoot my .223 for about the same price, but there is just something about..... dropping 25 rounds in your shirt pocket and slipping into the woods with your little rifle that is reasonably quiet with nearly zero recoil.
These are some things I greatly appreciate since I have slipped over the ole 50 mark.
I’m sad you didn’t get the lever gun.Well, I ended up scoring a Marlin XT-22M in wood stock.
Yeah it is a bolt and not a lever, but I really like the gun and can't wait to get her to the range.
On top will be a Redfield 3-9x40............