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Old 02-09-2013, 5:41 PM
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Default Light Weight Lever Action .22

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I've been looking at some .22 lever action rifles. But the ones I've seen are surprisingly heavy compared to a bolt action Ruger or Marlin. Does anyone make a light weight lever action gun?

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Old 02-09-2013, 5:54 PM
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I guess it sort of also depends on what you call light weight.
I have a Henry's Frontier and a Henry's Carbine. I got the Carbine because it was lighter than the Frontier and easier to hold and support for an aging shooter. Also has the big loop lever. There is a youth model too as I recall. All their stuff is Made in the USA too.
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Old 02-09-2013, 5:56 PM
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Let say something that weighs the same or less than a standard Ruger 10/22.

I've held the Henry Youth lever action gun but it still seemed heavier that the 10/22
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Old 02-09-2013, 6:25 PM
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Even if the receivers are about the same weight, a lever action has a metal tube running parallel under the barrel. Might be a difficult request.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:29 PM
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I'm relatively new to this so I'm just exploring to see what's out there.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:52 PM
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Mossberg has the 464 tactical may save some weight there with the plastic stocks....
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:59 PM
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Why do you want such a lite .22 lever. The Henry rifles are really great and very accurate and feed really smooth for a .22.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:20 PM
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Henry H001. Mine is going to the range tomorrow.

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Old 02-09-2013, 11:32 PM
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I'm basically looking for a gun for my son. So I'm looking for something not too heavy. And the way things are going at the moment, I thought it would be good having a gun that was flexible on ammo. I know lever action guns can take various .22 ammo. Plus I think lever actions would be more fun to shoot. If I could find a light lever action all the better. At this point though I'm just exploring my options.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:42 PM
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My ten year old brother can run my Henry. As far as ammo I've been running 22short since its been easier to find than LR and it doesn't feed as nice. I would never stake my life on that ammo feeding everytime. Oh levers are more fun. 😁

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I'm basically looking for a gun for my son. So I'm looking for something not too heavy. And the way things are going at the moment, I thought it would be good having a gun that was flexible on ammo. I know lever action guns can take various .22 ammo. Plus I think lever actions would be more fun to shoot. If I could find a light lever action all the better. At this point though I'm just exploring my options.
I understand. Is this your son's first rifle? And is he just starting out? Reason I ask is that if he has a couple years experience under his belt (mechanical coordination) then I can see why you would like a lever action. If he is a little greenhorn, you might think about a bolt action single shot .22. Like the Rem 514 or of course a newer model. By the way the Henry's just weigh out about 6 lbs..
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I understand. Is this your son's first rifle? And is he just starting out? Reason I ask is that if he has a couple years experience under his belt (mechanical coordination) then I can see why you would like a lever action. If he is a little greenhorn, you might think about a bolt action single shot .22. Like the Rem 514 or of course a newer model. By the way the Henry's just weigh out about 6 lbs..
Yes, this will be his first gun and he's 10. He does have a lever action BB gun so he's familiar with it but he hasn't shot a real firearm yet.
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Old 02-10-2013, 9:57 AM
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Yes, this will be his first gun and he's 10. He does have a lever action BB gun so he's familiar with it but he hasn't shot a real firearm yet.
I suggest the Henry youth model and let him shoot from a front rest (sandbag or similiar) until he can handle the weight from the offhand position. Henry's are great rifles and will last him a lifetime. Let him grow into it.
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Marlin makes the model 39, it's probably heavier than the Henry. If you can find one, they also made the model 57 back in the 60's Both are hand-it -down to the grandkids quality.
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Model 39 is definitely not light. That's what a lot of people like about it.

BTW, I'd also recommend a bolt gun. Read why here: http://calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=695998
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Browning Bl22.

I have a Marlin Cowboy, Henry Golden Boy, etc and the Browning is not only my lightest but the most accurate! Great for kids, but note it is of much higher quality and hence a littler more to buy then the entry levers like the Basic Henry...
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Browning Bl22.

I have a Marlin Cowboy, Henry Golden Boy, etc and the Browning is not only my lightest but the most accurate! Great for kids, but note it is of much higher quality and hence a littler more to buy then the entry levers like the Basic Henry...
Bingo. I have one. Shoots great.
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Model 39 is definitely not light. That's what a lot of people like about it.

BTW, I'd also recommend a bolt gun. Read why here: http://calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=695998
That is for sure some excellent advice...and it's free.

Also there IS a BIG difference between a .22 lever action and a lever action BB gun. That would be like having a kid that just got his drivers license and then put him behind the wheel of an eighteen wheeler pulling a 53' trailer through downtown.
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http://www.browning.com/products/cat...id=024&tid=115
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Browning BL22 is where it's at. Light, accurate and eats any 22 ammo. I finally found my grade 2 after searching for a real long time and could not be happier with it.
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Rossi/interarms made a 22 pump take down. Thats what my son learned on. You can still find them kn GB now and then. Great rifle. Very light and it comes apart.
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