Yesterday, I failed to acquire a Steyr Zephyr stutzen .22 in an auction, and I 've realised that having seen that, my heart's not into spending the money on a CZ equivalent. I already have a stutzen stalking rifle, I think I may be all stutzened-out for now. Now I don't actually need the .22 for any sort of regular vermin control, although that may happen once in a while. It's primarily for having fun at the range (and is conditioned as such, so let's not start that discussion). So what the hell, I've saved up the money, and I may as well buy something that I'll have fun with, and what's more fun that a lever action .22RF? You may have some ideas regarding that, but I think that many of these are perfectly good enough for shooting at running boar targets and will happily deal with the odd bunny or squirrel when the opportunity arises.
I've had a look at what's on the market (I'd probably be buying second hand, but there are lots out there) and it seems to boil down to the Marlin 39A, the Browning BL Gr2 and the Winchester 9422, although I don't think they make the last one anymore. The Marlin appears to have the nicest stock, with a pistol-grip and curved underlever, but I daresay there are loads of variants out there.
So who has one? What do you think? What do you think I should do?