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Old 08-20-2018, 04:16 PM
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Henry SGC or SGR, 22lr or 22M?



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I first thought about getting one a couple of yrs ago but can't decide which to get so I'm asking for help here.

Carbine vs Rifle?

22lr vs 22 Mag?

I will mostly take it out and admire it but I can see it going to the range with me also.
I could also see trying it out for hunting but I wouldn't want it scratch up as I've got other 'well worn' rifles in both 22lr and Mag for hunting.

which would you recommend or get?
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Old 08-21-2018, 04:14 AM
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Sounds like a personnel preference kind of thing. I would never buy a 22 Magnum, ammo to expensive for me. I have the Carbine model and like it very well. I shoot all my 22 levers quite often, so just admiring it is not an option for me.
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Old 08-21-2018, 11:18 AM
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I have a H001T Frontier rifle in 22LR with 20" barrel, basically the same rifle as the SGR except for the rear peep sight and larger lever loop on the SGR. I also had the same rifle in 22WMR (H001TM). I sold the 22 Mag & kept the 22LR, simply because I had other 22 Mag rifles more resistant to outdoor wear in case I wanted to hunt with them, and that Henry looked so pretty. And, because the 22 LR ammo is much cheaper than the 22WMR ammo when I just go out for some informal target shooting & plinking.

My recommendation is to get the 22LR chambering. No input on the carbine vs. rifle, since I never had a short barreled Henry for comparison. I do like the length & balance of the 20" octagonal barrel on mine. No scope either, I keep just this one rifle with open sights for a bit more fun, challenge, and humility when plinking.
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Old 08-21-2018, 12:47 PM
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I have a SGR in 22LR I bought two years ago. I LOVE the gun. I have numerous 22 rifles, CZs, Remingtons, S&W, Rugers, Marlins, Winchesters ... but this is one of my favorites. Shoots as well as my CZ 452 Trainer when both are shot with open sights. Love Henry and Skinner customer support. Mine shot high at 25 yds when I bought it. Henry sent me a new higher front sight at no cost ... helped but still high. Skinner sent me a new shorter aperature at no cost --- dead on at 25 yds!

Love mine, you will enjoy either length but I would stick with 22LR unless you plan to hunt a lot with it.
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Old 08-21-2018, 04:27 PM
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To me the M (22M) just stands for “ Mo Money less bangs “
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:35 PM
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I love my .22WMR (Savage bolt gun) for hunting because of the wallop it packs.
I love my H001 because it is so pretty and just so much fun to plink with.
I can't imagine paying for all that plinking at WMR prices.
If your going to seriously use it for hunting, consider the WMR...otherwise LR all the way.
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Old 09-03-2018, 11:52 AM
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I have a plain carbine with large loop lever an a Frontier H001TLB, the long barreled one. Both in 22lr. I like them both but my favorite is definitely the Frontier. It has good heft an is extremely accurate. I put a William's WGSR peep sight on it with a taller an finer ivory bead, with a height of 0.57, on the front. It's simply great fun to shoot it. I know it ain't the SGR or SGC but if you want a bit more heft it'd be worth a look an just stick a peep sight on it with taller front. Plus it has a lot longer sight radius which I think makes it more accurate. You shoot it much an you'll want to hunt with it most likely. At 50yds, it'll shoot inch groups with CCI stan vel. I can shoot pop can tabs with it around 20-30yds. I've killed 2 ground hogs with it this summer an it's going to account for a pile of squirrels this fall. An since it's so much fun to shoot, I wouldn't consider it in Magnum, to much money. Good luck on picking one!!
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Old 09-03-2018, 04:12 PM
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Carbine, Magnum. Problem solved.
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Old 09-05-2018, 09:07 PM
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If accuracy is a priority, I'd recommend a Frontier long barrel.
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Old 09-07-2018, 09:54 AM
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I'd get the magnum... the Henry isn't a tack driver no matter what gun or caliber you get... I just like ke the extra crack and power of the mag... I've got the SGR in 22LR... I'll prob get another in mag
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Old 09-07-2018, 08:16 PM
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Thanks, all the feedback has helped me sort through the reasons why I'm deciding on the 22LR SGR.
I'll use it at the range and the savings in money on ammo justifies more shooting time.
Since I've got a couple of marlin 22mag bolt guns that are well used, those will be my hunting guns for varmints and small game.
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