So, I have been lusting over the thought of owning a decent lever action .22 for a while now. I would prefer an older model, but am coming to accept that my lack of patience coupled with some beautiful spring plinking weather might force my hand and make me choose between the modern offerings. I have started researching, but my google fu seems to not be serving well. So, here is what I have dug up.... Henry: Low price, short action, non-blued receiver...has good reviews. Seems to be a shooter....American made. If I can get past the receiver an obvious possibility. Marlin: Many stories out there saying the same thing. "They ain't what they used to be" Premium price, for a cheapened product riding on a stellar past reputation. Browning: Supposed to have a wonderfully short action....found lots of complaining about the trigger, however. Good looking gun. Mossberg (no not the hideous tacti-cool thing).. I haven;t dug much up on these. Mid level price point..would be interested in more info. So far, the only one I have handled is the Henry. I liked the sights and the action...some parts seemed cheap. What have I missed? Is what I've dug up so far accurate? Any other contenders? Thanks in advance for any information you may be able to provide.