Go West: Lever-Action Rimfires for Cowboy Plinksters
By Kristin Alberts
Working the slick lever on a rifle is just as enjoyable and even more affordable in rimfires. Whether bringing up the next generation of young hunters or merely punching holes in tin cans, rimfire lever-actions represent some good, clean, all-American fun. A quick flick of the wrist cycles the action on these six great buys in lever-driven rimfire rifles.
Henry Golden Boy
Henry Repeating Arms has a reputation as one of the most patriotic of all current production lever-actions. The rimfire Golden Boy’s brass-lite receiver is immediately recognizable, and such a firearm is prized by experienced shooters and first-timers alike. If the flash of brass is not your taste, Henry produces Silver Boy rimfires, as well as dozens of special and limited editions.
In addition to the more common .22 S, L, and LR chambering, Henry also offers rimfires in both .17 HMR and .22 WMR. Prices online vary widely depending upon edition and options, from $425 to $899, with their standard classic blued lever-action rimfire available even cheaper.
One of the most underrated lever-action rimfire rifles comes from Browning. Their BL-22 is lightweight, fast-cycling, and uses a unique trigger system that travels with the lever. Standard models use aSource: Guns.com