Lever Action 22's

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Re: Lever Action 22's

#41 Post by rjohns94 » Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:27 pm

i like the old marlins
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Re: Lever Action 22's

#42 Post by Jacko » Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:17 am

I bought a grade 1 Browning BL22 back in march , the action is so slick and smooth it's unreal , very accurate 3/4" groups at 50 yards over a bench and sunday just gone I was hitting 2" disks at 100 yards every shot and with THE WORST TRIGGER I HAVE EVER HAD ON ANY RIFLE I'VE EVER OWNED , Its gotta pull 8 pounds . Despite this I am very very happy with my Browning .

Put nearly 500 rounds through it now and the trigger is not smoothing up , definatly off to the gunsmith next pay for a trigger job . Why a manufacturer would put out such a fine firearm with such a horrible trigger is beyond me .

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Re: Lever Action 22's

#43 Post by GabbyHaze » Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:58 am

Jacko wrote:I bought a grade 1 Browning BL22 back in march , the action is so slick and smooth it's unreal , very accurate 3/4" groups at 50 yards over a bench and sunday just gone I was hitting 2" disks at 100 yards every shot and with THE WORST TRIGGER I HAVE EVER HAD ON ANY RIFLE I'VE EVER OWNED , Its gotta pull 8 pounds . Despite this I am very very happy with my Browning .

Put nearly 500 rounds through it now and the trigger is not smoothing up , definatly off to the gunsmith next pay for a trigger job . Why a manufacturer would put out such a fine firearm with such a horrible trigger is beyond me .

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That's good to know as I shoot praire dogs out pass 100 yards with a 22. My gun smith could take care of the trigger.

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Re: Lever Action 22's

#44 Post by Idahoser » Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:34 am

yes but then it wouldn't be new any more.

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Re: Lever Action 22's

#45 Post by Borregos » Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:34 am

I recently got a Marlin 39A to add to my Browning and Winchester 22's, if I could only keep one it would be the Marlin hands down :!:
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Re: Lever Action 22's

#46 Post by GabbyHaze » Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:42 am

Borregos wrote:I recently got a Marlin 39A to add to my Browning and Winchester 22's, if I could only keep one it would be the Marlin hands down :!:
Can we have some examples as to why? 8)

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Re: Lever Action 22's

#47 Post by jdad » Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:21 am

GabbyHaze wrote:
Borregos wrote:I recently got a Marlin 39A to add to my Browning and Winchester 22's, if I could only keep one it would be the Marlin hands down :!:
Can we have some examples as to why? 8)

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Re: Lever Action 22's

#48 Post by Lastmohecken » Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:22 pm

I think it really comes down to personal preference. I have owned three Marlin 39's and still own a 39M LTD with an octagonal barrel. But I also have a Browning Grade II BL22 and a Winchester 94/22 mag.

For me the Marlin is the least favorite, mostly because that little BL22 is so wonderful to carry and the action is so slick, and it's just as accurate, if not more accurate then the Marlin. I used to own a long barreled 39A but it was just too heavy for my tastes, although I did win a few trophys, shooting NRA 22 rifle silhouette matches with it, even against people with high dollar 22 single shot boltaction target rifles.

And the Winchester 94/22 mag, I love it, and I am almost tempted to get a 22 long rifle version, but it's hard to justify getting another 22 leveraction.
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Re: Lever Action 22's

#49 Post by AJMD429 » Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:15 pm

Lastmohecken wrote: And the Winchester 94/22 mag, I love it, and I am almost tempted to get a 22 long rifle version, but it's hard to justify getting another 22 leveraction.
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Re: Lever Action 22's

#50 Post by pokey » Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:22 pm

i'm a winchester guy, but you can't buy a new one. as new maybe.
the new marlins have those awful rebounding hammer/cross bolt safety things :twisted:
taurus is not good enough[not my opinion/never had one].
ruger not made any more.
so you are down to browning$$$
or henry[maybe golden boy?].
or not new,


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Re: Lever Action 22's

#51 Post by OJ » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:48 pm

My BL22 is by far my favorite rimfire rifle and - one of us got a different rifle I guess, since mine has a light trigger and is very accurate - out to 100 yards - for me - that's what my shooting range is.

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I put a Williams FPGR aperture rear sight and removed the aperture to make it a ghost ring sight - it attaches to the grooves most rimfire rifles have for the "tip-off" scopes - and adjustments are very precise -

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It required a little taller front sight - XS 0.5" tall - but that was easy gun smithing even I could do -

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Works for me -

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Re: Lever Action 22's

#52 Post by barbarossa » Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:56 am

Heres my favorite 22 lever a Uberti 73 carbine.These are hard to find but Uberti still makes the 66 in 22lr

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