Own one with the octagon barrel and it wears a Weaver 3x9 AO rimfire scope. Zero issues with it and never really sat down and found out which ammo it liked better but the few brands I tried were all capable of 5 shot 1 inch groups or better at 50 yards.
Funny how the guys chit mouthing em are the ones that don't own one.
About 30 years ago I had a 9422M. Nice rifle but it wouldn't even come close to the accuracy I get from my Octagon barreled Henry in 22WMR.
I've beat the snot out of it for about six years now without a single hick-up.[Linked Image
BTW,,,, the only plastic on mine is the butt plate.
But then,,,, so is the one on my 1946 Marlin 39.