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Henry US Survival

Discussion in 'Long Guns' started by DaveinCT, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. DaveinCT

    DaveinCT 20g

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    When I picked up my Henry Big Boy last week they had 3 of these on the counter and I couldn't resist it. Shot one many years ago and it was surprisingly fun and accurate for the type of 22 that it is.

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    Bulky butt but it is what it is. This is one I can't say I lost when the boat sank, apparently they float!! :lol:
  2. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Man, that's pretty sweet!
  3. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Dang, I've never seen anything like it! Pretty cool!
  4. DaveinCT

    DaveinCT 20g

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    Ya, these have been around a long time. I think the older model I shot was, IIRC, an AR7? I'll go research it now.

    This little guy is nice and real light. I got it for $219 and they usually sell for around $250. Be nice to carry even when we go fishing this spring, right in the backpack. Comes with 2--8 round Mags..
  5. DaveinCT

    DaveinCT 20g

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    Ya, it was an AR7 and was actually created back in 1958. Here's the WiKi link. Seems Henry really did some major improvements to the design..

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AR-7
  6. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Very cool, thanks!
  7. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Got to handle one of these today at my LGS. Man the pics don't do it justice. It's one sturdy feelin little machine. I figured it'd be made along the lines of a cheaper, more disposable type firearm. Boy a was I wrong! The action a as solid as a rock and everything locked up nice and tight.

    Very impressive...
  8. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Does look like something that would be nice to keep in a pack. Less conspicuous than the scabbard and 12 ga I have hangin off my pack now!
  9. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    ^^^ Most definitely.

    I'd love to have one in a pack for campin, hikin, or fishin trips. The .22 aint a bear stopper, but it'd beats a pointy stick any day.
  10. DaveinCT

    DaveinCT 20g

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    ^^Ya, My Kids and I do alot of river/brook fishing and nice to have this in the pack and if for nothing else and the fishing's bad, some target practice never hurts..
  11. nraliferddomega

    nraliferddomega .22LR

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    Impact guns has both the Henry Arms AR-7 Survival Rifle and
    Marlin Papoose 22 LR Take-Down Rifle

    Similar price points-Marlin a bit higher.
    Have not shot the Marlin.
    Did shoot the older AR-7.
    Really cool .22 platforms.
    Interesting comparison review posted below:
    http://www.chuckhawks.com/survival_rifles.htm
  12. VitSports6

    VitSports6 20g Supporter

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    I have an old Armalite AR-7 Explorer from the early 70's Its a lot of fun, The biggest issue with the older models are jamming, But some tweaks to the magazine and finding the correct ammo helps.
    Here is mine...

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    I bought a 15 round magazine at the last local gun show, I haven't had a chance to see how that works quite yet.
  13. VitSports6

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    Forgot to mention, The Marlin Papoose is considered a much better rifle, But I don't think it stores the same way as the AR-7.
    Personally I don't see how either of these rifles would be better than a modern hand gun.
  14. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    lol! I hear ya, I can always throw a .45 in my pack and it would take up much less space! :)

    I do find myself like it though, and the Armalite you posted is pretty cool! I looked at the papoose, but didnt care for it as much. I havent handled the 2 side by side so take my comment for what its worth, which is uh... well not much! lol
  15. lateck

    lateck .270 WIN

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    Dave nice Henry.....

    Looks just like mine:
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    They are fun little guns that store anywhere.... :D

    Lateck,
  16. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Just picked one of these up this afternoon...

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    My Pop mentioned a while back he'd like to have one of these and his birthday is around the corner, so figured it'd make a nice gift...
  17. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    ,,,,dam nice LES. you're gonna make him very happy. :D
  18. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Yes Sir,

    I think he'll enjoy it...
  19. mingaa

    mingaa Raconteur

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    It was the Henry that got me thinking about what to do with all the voids and interior space of a 702. It doesn't break down but I'm ready to try and fit the gear in it and see how many rounds of ammo I can carry...
  20. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Very cool.

    I'm lookin forward to your results...

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