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Re: Best option for 22mag lever gun [Re: jrg_80] #15973290 04/07/21
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Marlin 1894M

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Re: Best option for 22mag lever gun [Re: The Happy Kaboomer] #15975214 04/08/21
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Originally Posted by The Happy Kaboomer
Marlin 1894M


I just listed one for sale.

Re: Best option for 22mag lever gun [Re: jrg_80] #16031159 04/26/21
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Congrats on the sale Teeder. I've got one too. I paid 300.00 (with a scope)...and it might have the box. wink
Edited- NM Teeder, I already told you that!

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Re: Best option for 22mag lever gun [Re: jrg_80] #16081515 05/13/21
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The OP wants a lever gun, not a bolt action.

If I could find one in really nice condition, I would buy a 94-22M hands down.
But shooters are hanging on to their 94-22 and 94-22M rifles.

I suppose that an 1894M would be nice if you could find one, with only 12,000 made.
However, I wonder how reliably .22 magnum would function inside an action designed around the .44-40.

Having carefully evaluated the Henry, I would buy the 20" barrel one in .22 magnum.
Probably the octagon barrel Frontier model with walnut stocks, metal barrel bands, and Marbles sights.

Even though the receiver and receiver cover are ZA-5 ZAMAC alloy, it is a quality rifle.
And, interestingly enough, the chamber pressure for .22LR and .22 Magnum is the same at 24,000 PSI. And since the diameter inside the casing near the rim is almost the same for both, bolt thrust is almost the same, so no problems there.

As for accuracy, a 2 inch group at 100 yards with a scope seems fine. If you really need sub-MOA, then you might as well go for a bolt-action .22 center-fire with an expensive Leupold scope and be done with it.

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Re: Best option for 22mag lever gun [Re: jrg_80] #16082970 05/13/21
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In the last 5 years I bought both a 94-22 and 94-22mag .. they are the checkered ones.. Not cheap, but the finest lever 22 I have ever had.. And I have had a dozen Marlins.. Still have 3, but these 94's.. Wow.. They do'n't get cheaper if you find one get it..


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Re: Best option for 22mag lever gun [Re: jrg_80] #16082985 05/13/21
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You couldn’t be me damn Henry. I’d pay the money and buy a older 94-22 mag if I could find one.


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Re: Best option for 22mag lever gun [Re: huntsman22] #16167964 06/13/21
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Originally Posted by huntsman22
Marlin 1894M...... you won't find many of those.


Nope. Mine is VERY accurate.

Re: Best option for 22mag lever gun [Re: jrg_80] #16176595 06/16/21
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Curious. Why the hate from some for the Henry's?

Re: Best option for 22mag lever gun [Re: jrg_80] #16177241 06/16/21
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My Winchester 9422M (smooth stocks) is a great little rifle. Black walnut, polished blue steel, smooth action, quality in and out. With a Leupold rimfire scope it shoots just under a half inch at 50 yards using CCI Green hollowpoints, time after time. Worth every penny.

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Marlin 57m made for sears most accurate 22mag I ever had ,bolt , or otherwise, paid $45 for it, made a profit but wish I had it back.

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Re: Best option for 22mag lever gun [Re: mannyspd1] #16203525 06/27/21
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Originally Posted by mannyspd1
My Winchester 9422M (smooth stocks) is a great little rifle. Black walnut, polished blue steel, smooth action, quality in and out. With a Leupold rimfire scope it shoots just under a half inch at 50 yards using CCI Green hollowpoints, time after time. Worth every penny.


Have a few of these and like em as we shoot them often!

Can't comment on others that might be fine also.

Re: Best option for 22mag lever gun [Re: jrg_80] #16261509 07/18/21
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Had a 9422, but it wasn’t nearly as accurate as I had read they usually were, so I sold it and bought a CZ 455. It wasn’t any better. Crap! Now with repeated ammo crunches and high prices, I’ll just stick with a Hornet, loaded to order.

Have been looking for another 9422 in LR, but found a good deal on a very nice 39A instead.


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Re: Best option for 22mag lever gun [Re: rifletom] #16272858 07/22/21
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Originally Posted by rifletom
Curious. Why the hate from some for the Henry's?


For some reason folks like to hate on American made Henry's. Perhaps quality was not as good in the past but their rifle are fine now with quality components and wood.
The tube loading also is not what many like but they are making side gates now.

Re: Best option for 22mag lever gun [Re: jrg_80] #16274978 07/22/21
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I bought a Henry Frontier model in 22 mag back in March. and it is an excellent gun. Great fit and finish, very smooth action. Fine accuracy with the right ammo. I consider it one of my best gun purchases ever.

Re: Best option for 22mag lever gun [Re: Rodney482] #16288243 07/27/21
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Originally Posted by Rodney482
Hands down 9422M

Oh my yes. I have a beauty. Laminated stock early manufacture. Really nice shape. I would post a photo but never figured out how to on this forum.


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Re: Best option for 22mag lever gun [Re: jrg_80] #16307867 08/03/21
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Hard to describe the superb fit, finish and reliability of the Winchester 9422m without seeing it for yourself. Can’t comment negatively on any of the competitive models since I’ve never felt the need to try another 22mag.

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