It is awkward to load a rifle while the plunger is sticking two feet out of the gun, or completely pulled out of the gun.
First several .22 rifles I owned loaded like this. Both pump and semi. I thought it was great just having all those shots once they were loaded. Now with something I may use for protection I would of course prefer being able to top off ammo at any time.Not really - have you ever done it?
I agree - never owned a rifle in the caliber but always thought it would be great in a Sharps or High Wall.38-55 is a great cartridge and still available factory new
I will agree on this as of more recently with what what seems to be an effort by Henry to throw out more rifles in a shorter period of time than nearly any manufacturer in history.Henry’s are poor quality
My first gun ever was a Browning BL-22 Grade II lever action that had the loading tube. I didn't mind it. Never shot myself unloading it or anything.I had a gate loading .22 once and it'd bend all the bullets when you loaded it.
Not really, lol. I do prefer the drop in loading actions over the thumb pinching kind though.
Mine was a marlin model 60. Never got into speedloaders for it but did occasionally load like 25 in the tube with the charger not home and shoot it uphill until you could seat the charger.My first gun ever was a Browning BL-22 Grade II lever action that had the loading tube. I didn't mind it. Never shot myself unloading it or anything.