I have the same experience--started with a '99 25MN until the wife adopted it (dang it!). I now shoot a '60 57M 22 Mag Levermatic. Both of those Marlins seem to like the 40 gr 22 Mag ammo the best---most of what I have stashed away is Winnie ammo. Both rifles like the stuff.That is a good price on a 25MN with the deluxe stock. Looks identical to mine. Seems mine liked the 40 gr ammo best too. Once I got a Marlin 57M I've just about stopped shooting the bolt gun. But that 25MN would reach out and lay Mr. Bunny Wabbit down when he neared my garden, and it's right at 100 yards from my back deck. Squirrels too. The lever gun is just lighter and shorter and shoots as good or better. Congratulations!