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Henry U.S. Survival Rifle Review

The Henry AR-7 U.S. Survival Rifle put to the test.
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25 replies on “Henry U.S. Survival Rifle Review”

Very good presentation. Maybe you can make us another video on this rifle, but maybe give us some suggestions for improvement or modifications?

Yes but what other options are there that fold up in to a self contained small footprint like that?

Good review. I actually have this rifle and I go on a lot of packing trips into remote areas. It’s always in my backpack. I only had to use it once. Do to really bad weather we were out several days longer than anticipated I actually had to hunt for a couple of meals the rifle did it’s job and put a couple of squirrels on the spit. It’s durable and very weather proof.

My dad purchased one of these AR-7 variants made by Charter Arms, sometimes in the late sixties. He gave it to me when I turned 18, it was the first firearm I owned. Now I've trained my son how to shoot using this same rifle. The quality is there. For a bare bones basic survival rifle it's been amazingly reliable and accuracy is serviceable. I used to think I was so cool when I would walk 30 paces, and lean against a tree and knock the aerosol nozzle off of a can of hairspray thru the peep- ghost ring sights. You mentioned the rail being polymer, makes me wonder if my old vintage AR7 is perhaps actually better quality than the new production. 🤔🕵🏻‍♂️

I think that a Kel Tec Sub 2000 gen 2 is a better option. Since it folds in half, it just as portable/compact, but it’s 9mm (can get one to take Glock magazines) instead of 22lr.

Savage makes a combo gun 22lr over 410 under that i like, it easily takes down and fires accurately. and gives ammo variety

This is my favorite camping gun. I don't think I'd rely on it in a real survival situation, but it's cool to keep it in my camping pack and break out for plinking. And, if you buy a 3rd magazine it will fit in the stock while loaded in the receiver then plus the 2 mag slots for a total of 24 rounds (25 with one in the pipe)

The AR-7 is a great survival rifle. My Dad had one when I was a kid and I loved shooting it.I loved it so much I even bought myself one. Very accurate, but very finicky with ammo. I found CCI and Remington golden bullets work the best. Winchester Super X and Aguila ammo will work okay, but not as good. Stay away from American Eagle 22LR. You will get so frustrated that you will not want to shoot anymore.

I've have the charter arms version, and have owned it over 40 years it's carried in the ride as that just in case, even have a 15 round mag. yah, there are better but why buy something else? think I paid 75 new.
as to it against a shotgun,
first if you know how to shoot it, 22 has longer range and head shots on game little bit earlier. and not as noisy.
and a getto silencer fits it with no problems if ever needed, it just like any tool, practice, practice

I've have the charter arms version, and have owned it over 40 years it's carried in the ride as that just in case, even have a 15 round mag. yah, there are better but why buy something else? think I paid 75 new.
as to it against a shotgun,
first if you know how to shoot it, 22 has longer range and head shots on game little bit earlier. and not as noisy.
and a getto silencer fits it with no problems if ever needed, it just like any tool, practice, practice

Originally made by Armalite then by Charter Arms now Henry. I had the Charter Arms version. Had the Marlin Papoose survival rifle but it was crap because it had a wood stock in a bag not as light, rugged or as versatile as the AR-7.

10/22 TD weight =4.2lbs even lighter if you take the forend off Even lighter if you spend the $ on aftermarket light weight barrels

Its a survial rifle and suppose to be compact and not something you'd carry on duty. I have one it's great and versital.

Bought 2 of them for $49 each in Charter Arms version. Gave one to a friend. In those days they made a 25 round aftermarket mag. Has never failed me and is a fun plinker. Sights are worthless. It's a fun gun. No rail on the Charter Arms version.

I had heard of this channel, but never paid it much attention. After seeing how little bs is in this and other vids, I subscribed.

I’m guessing they call it “water-resistant” for legal purposes in case you get it wet and it’s gets hosed. That way they have a “defense.”

Great video, great channel but one thing… Ruger 10/22 with Magpul X-22 Backpacker stock is the best. Yes it comes out to $400 but well worth the extra $150

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