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Which lever action .17 HMR to get?

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by nc.hunter, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. nc.hunter

    nc.hunter G&G Newbie


    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    Henry's are great...I got the GOLDENBOY in .22lr...their service can't be beat!
  3. GlockMeister

    GlockMeister G&G Evangelist

    I like the one the first link brings you to. But if I was to get a .22, it would be a Ruger 10/22.
  4. Magnumsrule

    Magnumsrule G&G Regular

    Yeah i agree with glock. The 17 is more of a long range rimfire. I would get a cheaper round like a 22 for a lever action.
  5. ArkansasHunter

    ArkansasHunter G&G Newbie

    I would get the henry because it's a chance that the Ruger want be that acurate...A.H
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  6. ClayMan

    ClayMan G&G Addict

    I have the Henry Youth levergun in .22 (H001Y). My wife, son, and I all love it. It is very accurate and the action is very smooth.

  7. fishnfool1991

    fishnfool1991 G&G Newbie

  8. okami515

    okami515 G&G Regular

    two things to add. The ruger has been discountinued and are becoming very hard to find. The other is have you looked at the new legacy arms model 92 in 17hmr. I Personally havn't got to put my hand on one yet but if they are anything like the rest of the puma line it should be alot of fun and worth some consideration.
  9. bigbuddy21

    bigbuddy21 G&G Enthusiast

    get the henry, you'll be glad you did. i have the golden boy in.22 and love it and now when i get that tax incentive check i'm going to get a big boy in.44mag.
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  10. andrew cochran

    andrew cochran G&G Newbie

    Henry! The henry will probubly be a lot better made. Unless you are doing long range shooting stick to a .22
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  11. Hotled

    Hotled G&G Newbie

    I have 2 Big Boy Henry's, ya just can't beat their actions, they are butter smooth.
    But a 17hmr, I would probably opt out for a Savage Bolt accu-trigger for optimal accuracy.
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  12. Crazy Cooter

    Crazy Cooter G&G Newbie

    I have 2 Henrys, one is in 22lr in youth model &1 in 22mag. Love them both. Looks like I will be buying the Henry.
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  13. ACfixer

    ACfixer Global Warming Enthusiast Forum Contributor

    I don't really see .17 HMR as a lever round but... between a Henry and a Ruger? No contest, the Henry by a mile but I'd get a .22 LR.

    I have a Golden Boy, before I bought it you could have handed me that rifle and tell me it cost $1,000 and I'd have believed you. In spite of their corny informercials they make a beautiful lever action rifle.
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  14. my1871colt45

    my1871colt45 G&G Evangelist

    I have a Henry lever .22 LR, and LOOOOVE it. I love it so much my next purchase will probably a Henry .22 mag, and then another Henry lever. In a larger but yet undecided cal.

    So of course I say go Henry.
  15. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    I just cannot see the wee .17HMR as a proper lever action round. Certainly not for an open-sighted rifle. But IF I decided to get one, it would be the Henry.
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  16. M14man

    M14man I don't take prisoners... Forum Contributor

    You are replying to a 2008 thread. The .17 calibers have been a real butch to find at times...
    H2 is impossible....
  17. Kad Skirata

    Kad Skirata G&G Evangelist

    The HMR has almost never been out of stock for me locally since the shortage began, but the other flavors of .17 have been sporadic.
  18. ACfixer

    ACfixer Global Warming Enthusiast Forum Contributor

    Yikes, robomember maybe. I should have caught that. Color me embarrassed...
  19. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

    When a brand new Member digs up an old thread to REPLY to, why is it an unpardonable sin for anyone else to respond to their comments?
  20. rl69

    rl69 G&G Evangelist

    If I could go back I would get the marlin and a winchester and bunches of cheep 22 LR
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