The Henry is the quality choice. Though the Marlins are better still not up for preremington quality. If you can live with no loading gate the Henry is the better choice. Though most people (me included) can't. For me it's because I can't afford more than 1 or 2 rifles at once so I need it to do a lot of other jobs and limiting it with no loading gate is a no go. It isn't hard to find a gunsmith to work it over. Ranger point precision has some good pqckages I really like their lever on all weather hunting package. I WILL be getting that done eventually.