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Thread: I want a lever action .22?

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    Member Blisters's Avatar
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    I want a lever action .22?

    Alright fellas, been looking for a new .22 for a while and none have really been ..right. had a play with an henry lever action the other day and really liked it, have always had bolt action, not interested in auto. Want to shoot at howick small bore club over winter again this year too.
    so can i please have pros and cons for lever actions please! Any advice appreciated
    Cheers blisters

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    the henry, chiappa and mossbergs are all zinc alloy receivers.
    save up and buy a browning/miroku or maybe even a winchester
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    Pros-
    cool especially when working right, the benefits of an action you don't have to take from the shoulder to cycle
    Cons-
    unless you find a Ruger 96/22 with a clip mag, I would say every other one is a tube mag so if you don't like that its a game changer
    Bit harder to thread for a silencer if it didn't come from the factory because of the mag tube.
    I was contemplating making an insert/extension I could D/T into the end of the barrel to get around that. Just have to make sure I can do it straight enough so haven't got my head around that yet
    There used to be a lot of old pump 22's around in NZ and they would've been quite a nifty thing if you couldn't afford the sweet little Browning semi and about the same size-probably more in NZ history than L/A's
    I remember reading the Australian sporting shooter mag back in the day and the levers especially the well made Miroku/browning 22 and Winchester 9422 22rf and 22 magnum popping up a lot.
    Nick Harvey used them I believe, mind you in his time he's probably shot everything. Always seemed to get a good review
    I also have a 22 norinco that I got 20 odd years ago. Pretty agricultural sort of thing but reasonably priced back then.
    Couldn't hit shit with the open sites but bolted a scope on it and it seemed to shoot ok. Bloody mag tube pops out occasionally but not a lot of meat to make the catch recess deeper. Haven't got around to fixing that yet lol
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    the norincos are dirt cheap (and look it) but seem to shoot ok.

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    If I had one I’d give it to you!! Aaaarrrrggghh
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    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    94/22. Great little rifles. I got one a while back and surprised how much I’ve enjoyed it. All steel, accurate, really nicely made.

    Cons is they still go for around 800 upwards, andscope mounting isn’t so easy. I’ve got a leupold compact m8 on mine, really nice combo.
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    Broncos have BL22 on tardme,over 1k but
    Real guns start with the number 3 or bigger and make two holes, one in and one out." -

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    My son has an old Norinco.
    Shoots well ( scoped )
    Actions pretty smooth, triggers not to bad.
    I enjoy shooting it.
    He nui to ngaromanga, he iti to putanga.

    You depart with mighty boasts, but you come back having done little.
    Sounds like a typical hunting trip !

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    Not a lever, but another option may be a t bolt, also around 1k though, but very nice wee bit of gear

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    Marlin 39a, finest rimfire levergun ever made.
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    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    Marlin 39a, finest rimfire levergun ever made.
    One of them on tm too $
    Real guns start with the number 3 or bigger and make two holes, one in and one out." -

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    Miroiku/browning are very good. Probably the best action, short throw and trigger moves with the lever. Small light rifle, shortish LOP. Will shoot LR and shorts. Wont be as accurate as a really good bolt gun.
    https://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co....ve-known-1792/
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    I'll stick there these little rippers... with rotary mags they are so simple to use.

    Ruger 96/22 in LR

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    And, Ruger 96/22 in WMR with interchangable .17HMR Barrel

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    I've got an Erma its a nice little shooter how will it go with a tube mag tho the club I use to shoot at wouldn't allow tube mags as the muzzle had to be back behind the firing line to load it

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    Mum’s got a henry golden boy
    Neet wee rifle accurate too
    They function very well very smooth
    My uncle has one in 22wmr I think he likes that aswell

 

 

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