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Old October 26th, 2019, 09:13 PM #21
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I like the idea of a nice iron sights 22 plinker that's faster than a bolt action. Any experience with a BL-22? There is always a pump action Remmy or Henry as an alternative.
I have 8 22s...2 are levers, a Browning BL 22 Grade II and a Marlin 39D (short like the 39 Mountie). Love both lever guns and the BL 22 is my hands down favorite of all my 22s.
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Old October 26th, 2019, 09:15 PM #22
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I like the idea of a nice iron sights 22 plinker that's faster than a bolt action. Any experience with a BL-22? There is always a pump action Remmy or Henry as an alternative.
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Just remember that the Browning has a short throw lever. Some folks used to full travel levers can't get used to these.
That's actually one of the things I reslly like about the Browning.
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Old October 26th, 2019, 10:10 PM #23
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ok - I am SO buying one of these Browning BL-22's!
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ok - I am SO buying one of these Browning BL-22's!
Excellent choice, Have you picked what model?

I bought my son the Deluxe blue with engraving, I wanted the High Grade but none were available 10 years ago when I bought it.
Atlantic generally has a few in stock.
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Excellent choice, Have you picked what model?

I bought my son the Deluxe blue with engraving, I wanted the High Grade but none were available 10 years ago when I bought it.
Atlantic generally has a few in stock.
Grade II walnut. Might as well get the checkering. I will say the maple stock model really looks nice but I think (IMHO) walnut is a better choice for a rifle stock.
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Grade II walnut. Might as well get the checkering. I will say the maple stock model really looks nice but I think (IMHO) walnut is a better choice for a rifle stock.
I just looked on Browning website and thats the same rifle I bought my son.
but it was about 300 bucks cheaper then.

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I just looked on Browning website and thats the same rifle I bought my son.
but it was about 300 bucks cheaper then.

You will be happy with your choice.
wow - doubled in price in 10 years.
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I have a BL-22. I use it as a varmint repellent at the farm here in WV, loaded with either Stingers or Velocitors. I have a 1.5-4x32 scope on it. I found an original era hammer spur in the old parts Bob had at Gunrunners in Frederick. Its only a Grade 1 but its in superb shape.
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A grade 2, Japanese made BL-22 was our first 22LR rifle purchase. It remains one of the favorite guns in the collection and sees range action several times a year. It’s a jewel - quality materials, steel receiver, excellent bluing, excellent fit and finish, and lightweight even if made more durably. It points easily, and has rear butt stock angle inline with many of the classic Winchester lever actions. I am lucky to have a pair of Winchester 9422M lever actions, and while the more expensive Winchesters are a bit prettier to my eye, the BL-22 can certainly hang with them. In fact, I can’t see ever selling our BL-22 given how we reflexively bring it along for new shooters or when one of us wants to have some fun. It’s one of those guns that we’ve grown attached to and know will be passed on. I could see selling the 9422M rifles one day, however.
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Has anyone used the Skinner peep sights as a replacement for a dovetail? There is a skinner model that fits on the barrel (as opposed atop the receiver) and would hopefully allow for use of the factory front blade.
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