I have the golden boy 22. I love the accuracy. Thing is a piece of beauty with the octagonal barrel. Don't buy it.
I never want to take it out cause I'm scared to scratch the thing. My dad has the regular lever action and the thing is accurate as any gun I've ever shot. Just don't buy the cheapest bullets. You also have 16 bullets to shoot.
I will be buying another lever action soon just to throw in the boat or truck, and not worry about beating it up. Get you a heritage six shooter and a Henry lever and you could rule the world for 400 bucks.