Re: help with a .22 mag
I've got a Henry, and there are some things about it that I like a lot. It looks great (hang it on the wall and it's pure Americana), it's light and nicely balanced, and has a very light trigger pull. The trigger guard loop is generously sized, so you can easily shoot it with gloves on.
The sights on mine were less than delightful, and the action was a bit flaky at first (a couple FTF and several FTE events, which only needed thorough lubrication to fix). Sights were the worse problem; when I got mine, it was shooting about 4" low at 25 yds, and I found by measurement that the front sight blade was about 1/16" too tall, and I shaved it down. Also, the rear sight was off center, and is aggravating to get adjusted. I did a work-around; see my thread in the technical section about "peepsights on a henry."
Also, it runs a little hot. After the first ten rounds or so, my view of the sights and the target is distorted by heat-waves rising off the barrel, and I wonder if maybe they should have put a bit more steel into the barrel at the chamber area.
Finally, aftermarket goodies for them are non-existent, if that means anything to you.
These are just my gripes; go look at one and you might love it.
Happiness is a warm gun