I love my CZ 452 .22LR "Mannlicher" full stock gun, manual cycling .22 rifles are fun. I had my eye on a Henry lever action .22LR, notably the Golden Boy with brass receiver and octagon barrel. Wanted to know your experience with Henry lever rifles, both centerfire an rimfire. They all seem to operate the same; tube magazine comes out a bit, load the rounds from the front, re-insert tube, fire and ejects out the side. I think the Marlin system is more efficient, to just put a round or two or five through the side ejection port. Also, I don't want to go to the range and get reamed out for being "unsafe" for putting my hand near the muzzle when I take the mag tube out and load up the gun (especially since I think the action needs to be closed during this procedure). I'd love to hear what people think of these rifles, especially the quality and front-loading design.