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Ruger 96/22 Lever Action .22 LR

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Ruger’s 96/22 rotary-mag lever outshoots the tube-fed Browning BL-22 and Marlin’s 39AS in a fast-fire showdown.

Ruger 96/22 Lever Action .22 LR

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The difference makers were Ruger's short-throw lever and rotary magazine, a proven design brought over from the 10/22 autoloader.
The tube-fed magazines of the Browning and the Marlin just weren't as fast to reload.

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