henry vs browning vs marlin lever action
Posted 16 December 2008 - 06:33 PM
Posted 22 December 2008 - 10:57 AM
Right now, I would say buy the Henry and don't look back unless $$ is a non-issue. And if that were the case I would buy one each. But I would look for one of the older Marlin's rather than something newer. The Browning has a very short lever stroke, but I don't see where the slightly longer throw of the Henry is a problem. It is shorter than the Marlin (as I remember it to be, anyway.) And the customer care of Henry is superb. Browning, Remington etc. are rightly proud of their customer care. The few times I have ever called on one of the major arms manufacturers they have responded. But never in 5 minutes to an e-mail that I sent to the president of Henry.
Posted 22 December 2008 - 02:46 PM
I have seen several Henrys at our local range. One friend of mine shoots one in our 50 yard silhouette match in the open sight class and has a blast with it (at least a dozen monthly matches so far). I have never witnessed his jamming or misfiring.
On the other hand, one is getting more than a name with the Browning BL22, Marlin 39, or Winchester 9422. I have a Marlin 39 and a 9422 and they are truly great rifles. The basic Marlin design has been around since 1899 and its marvelously machined steel receiver is a feeding and firing masterpiece. My 9422 is all steel and walnut as well and it edges out the Marlin and even a few of my bolt guns in the accuracy department. The Henry's receiver cover is made of zinc I believe.
Posted 22 December 2008 - 03:44 PM
Whichever you decide to get, I think you'll be happy. The Henry is a great little rifle for the money and very accurate.
Posted 28 December 2008 - 07:11 PM
Posted 28 December 2008 - 10:14 PM
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Posted 25 August 2009 - 12:23 PM
The grain in the stock and forearm really caused me to buy it when I did.
And it shoots real well!
My #2 son shooting it the first weekend I had it. I didn't have the Weaver K4 on it at that time. We were bouncing a rock at 50 yards with it. Great fun. TB
Posted 30 January 2010 - 10:17 AM
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