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Old June 15th, 2019, 05:50 PM #1
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Henry Pump or Remington 572?

I have been thinking about a pump action 22 LR. The Henry is nice, but I like the more modern style of the Remmy better. The Henry seems to be a better value. Which one do you guys think is the better rifle?
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The Henrys made today are tack drivers. My Remmy 552's and 572 can't hold a candle to them. My Henrys will even out shoot my Winchester 9422 Classic!
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I love my Winchester model 62 which the Henry was designed after. Absolutely love shooting it better than any 10/22
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So here is what I like about the Remington 572:
1. Better iron sights. If I got the Henry I would have to replace the sights. Admittedly not an issue if you are going to scope it.
2. Curved pistol grip; don't care for the straight pistol grip on the Henry.
3. You can disassemble the Remington. Henry does not want you to take their rifle apart at all (I am going by the owners manual for each).
4. I like the looks of the Remington; I am not buying this for an 1800's re-enactment and the Henry looks old fashioned with it's octagonal barrel.
5. Has a reputation for being accurate.
6. Has a reputation for having the smoothest pump action available for a rimfire.

What I like About The Henry
1. Better value. Probably just as well made as the Remington.
2. Has superior customer service.
3. Has a reputation for great accuracy.
4. Can get the Henry in 22 Magnum.
5. Has an external hammer.
6. Shorter barrel and OAL making it a bit handier.

I am kind of leaning towards getting the Remington 572 in 22 LR and then getting the Henry in 22 Magnum some time later - still mulling it over.

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I am kind of leaning towards getting the Remington 572 in 22 LR and then getting the Henry in 22 Magnum some time later - still mulling it over.
I don't know if this has persisted, but for a period of time the Henry pump in 22Mag (less so in 22LR) had a lot of problems. It was on my list at some point until I started researching it. I ended up getting other kinds of 22Mag rifles (lever, bolt, semiautomatic) that scratched this itch.

I do have a Remington 121 Fieldmaster pump in 22S/L/LR. The triggers on these are a bit mushy, but they're meant to be small game hunting, tin can hitting rifles using iron sights, such that one doesn't really notice the trigger vs the fun you're having. The earlier model Remington and Winchester pumps are a slim, nimble, and even graceful design. One can usually find a serviceable Remington 121 in the $350-450 range if patient.
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Have also heard of issues with the 22mag and Henry pumps. Maybe an issue with the cartridge and feeding in the pump. 22lr doesn't seem to have the same feeding problem.
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This is a personal preference obviously, but as much fun a 22LR pump can be, I like the Browning BL-22 lever a bit more (and I have Winchester 9422 levers that exude wonderful craftsmanship and build quality). New shooters love this rifle. The short throw lever and light weight make it a joy to use. It's ultra reliable as well. The pump is a bit less smooth, not as quick, and can have an occasional feed problem when shooting fast if you short stroke. Never had an issue over thousands of rounds with the BL-22.
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I had a Remington 572 BDL deluxe My father gave me when I was younger and it worked flawlessly. Accurate too. Sadly, I no longer have it.
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This is a personal preference obviously, but as much fun a 22LR pump can be, I like the Browning BL-22 lever a bit more (and I have Winchester 9422 levers that exude wonderful craftsmanship and build quality). New shooters love this rifle. The short throw lever and light weight make it a joy to use. It's ultra reliable as well. The pump is a bit less smooth, not as quick, and can have an occasional feed problem when shooting fast if you short stroke. Never had an issue over thousands of rounds with the BL-22.
I see Browning has a BL-22 model with a 16" barrel . How's the trigger on the it? Of course none of these are going to be match triggers.

[EDIT] Found a YouTube stating it was about 6.25 pounds. The Remmy has the same trigger as the 870 (if I understand correctly) and that's about 5.5 pounds.

[EDIT 2] Ok - the 16" barrel model has a 12" LOP. I am young at heart, but not that small.
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I see Browning has a BL-22 model with a 16" barrel . How's the trigger on the it? Of course none of these are going to be match triggers.

[EDIT] Found a YouTube stating it was about 6.25 pounds. The Remmy has the same trigger as the 870 (if I understand correctly) and that's about 5.5 pounds.

[EDIT 2] Ok - the 16" barrel model has a 12" LOP. I am young at heart, but not that small.

Yeah, as you discovered, the shorter barrel one is the junior model with the shorter length of pull.

The trigger on my BL-22 isn't bad. I think they use an upper threshold in their literature. I think mine is a bit lighter than advertised, in the 4-5 lb range. Very easy for a young teen to make aimed hits without getting distracted by the trigger pull. I have a Browning T-bolt (also Miroku factory built) that's probably 3 lbs or lighter even if the website tech specs are higher.

I've attached pic below with the Browning BL-22 (22 S/L/LR), Winchester 9422M (22 WMR), and maple stocked Browning T-bolt Sporter (22 WMR), from left to right, respectively. Underneath is a pic of the Remington 121 Fieldmaster (narrower forearm, but longer with a 24 inch barrel if memory serves).


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