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Old 07-10-2011, 06:10 AM
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Mossberg vs Henry
Both USA companies offer levergun carbines in 22LR. Features are similar. The Henry is approx $100. less money. But I've had great luck with my Mossberg 500 since I bought it in 1977.

I'll be hunting small game and plinking with shots limited to about 35 - 45 yards.

Please share your experience and insights. Thank you in advance for your replies.

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Old 07-10-2011, 06:22 AM
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We have a Winchester Model 9422, a Marlin Model 39A and a Henry. The Marlin has nice heft and is, perhaps, better built. The Winchester is well machined and has a slick action. The Henry feels lighter, perhaps, in the receiver area. The hennery has the same slick action as the Winchester, very good accuracy and wood that is hard to believe for figure and fit - at least the one we have is that way.
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:22 AM
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I had a henry a few years ago and the accuracy was ammazing (even out to 100 yds.) and reliability was flawless. Im not familiar with the mossberg but you cant go wrong with a henry.
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:40 AM
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I recently bought a Henry Big Boy in .44 Mag. I like it so much that I bought it’s little brother, the Golden Boy in .22 rim fire. I just love both of them.<O</O
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:16 AM
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Both the Mossberg & Henry rimfire leverguns are of similar receiver design - an inner receiver with a "Winchester 94 type" cover, both Standard Models have 20" barrels, & open/iron sights.

Beside cost comparison,

The Henry is available is several Models/bbls/finishes; the Mossy only one.

The Henry has "normal" gun sights, the Mossy's rear is stamped sheet metal.

The Henry has no extraneous "lawyer" safeties; the Mossy a tang safety.

The Henry's have American Walnut stocks; the Mossy I looked at had stained "hardwood" (but may now be walnut too)

Henry has the absolutely BEST customer service & warranty in the busines, bar none.

I own 2 Marlin 39a's, a Henry Standard, a Henry Octagon Frontier, a Browning BL-22, and a Winchester 9422 XTR-M - but passed on the Mossy, when I examined one, when they 1st hit my local funshop, and was thinking of expanding my .22 levergun ownership, to include it.
YMMV, of course.


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Old 08-25-2011, 01:09 PM
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Go for the Henry

The Henry is the better choice. I have both 22 lr and 22 mag versions. They run flawlessly and shoot very well. Balance and finish are better than the mossberg , too. For a newly made gun they are the best choice.
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:13 PM
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It's not on your list, but I love my 39A. Shoot it more than anything else. Mine's a 1950. Looks new. And can shoot the balls off a gnat.
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:35 PM
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I have a Henry with octagon barrel. Love this rifle.
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:45 AM
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I purchased the Henry H001 std model.The fit,finish and quality is excellent.Cant beat the price for what you get and made in the USA.
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I love my Henry, I think they call it a Frontier model with octagonal barrel. I used to have a Browning BL22, which was a really nice rifle but horribly inaccurate. My Henry is one of my most accurate 22's, and that's saying a lot, since I own some nice ones. It's so much fun, it's always my go-to 22 when I grab a 22 to take along for fun.
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Another vote for the Henry here. I have three, a Big Boy in .45Colt, a .22 Mag and a .22. Love them all, no complaints whatsoever.
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Old 09-12-2011, 07:32 PM
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Henry Frontier

One thing to know about the Henry, apparently the Golden Boy .22 doesn't have a dovetail for mounting a scope, but the Frontier model does. I put a scope on mine and added a Cabela's cheek pad to raise the stock height a bit for use with the scope.
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I'm a lefty & have naturally used lever guns for over 40 years. My choice of a 22 was the Marlin 39A because it more closely matched my Marlin 336 & Savage 99 in size & weight. Don't know if that is a consideration for you or not. I've been happy with my choice, though.
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I love my Henry, I think they call it a Frontier model with octagonal barrel. I used to have a Browning BL22, which was a really nice rifle but horribly inaccurate. My Henry is one of my most accurate 22's, and that's saying a lot, since I own some nice ones. It's so much fun, it's always my go-to 22 when I grab a 22 to take along for fun.
I have a Browning BL22 that was reasonably accurate - not as accurate as my match rifles, but accurate enough to win a county park .22 sporting rifle shoot in NY state over 30 years ago.
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I've had a Henry since not _too_ long after they were introduced. It's an outstandingly good (and durable!) gun, and Henry's customer service has never been exceeded by any company, on any product, of any type, for me. I will _always_ look at Henry first for any firearm I'm in the market for/that they make.
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I do not own any of the above (I have an old Remmy pump), but among my friends, the happiest owners have had Marlins and Henrys -- those guys seem to just love their rifles.
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+1 on the Henry! "Slick" action, good trigger, accurate, and a great company who stands behind its product.
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I have not even seen the Mossberg in question, but I am a big fan of the Henry lever 22 guns. Cabelas has the standard henry 22 on sale right now for $239, that would be my choice.
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