My oldest son just received a .22 cal Henry Lever Action Rifle for Christmas from his grandfather. Having grown up with a Ruger 10/22 all my life, I was surprised at the weight and balance of the Henry Lever Action. My father-in-law stated that he had a Henry .22 Magnum Rifle and wanted to get one for his grandson. We spent the last few days shooting, and I just wanted to say that this little gun has the smoothest action of any rifle I have ever shot. We tore through about 300 rounds over the past couple of days and the Henry kept coming back for more. And I get to teach my son the responsibility of cleaning the gun after each use (with a Hoppe’s 9 Kit). I am interested at looking at the other calibers and hope to make a purchase on a new Henry Rifle this coming 2009 year.