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Old 12-11-2013, 04:07 AM   #11
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The genius of Eugene Stoner.... The AR-7 was a fantastic design. The entire rifle disassembles and stores in the stock; along with two 8 round magazines. And it floats! If only it would cycle.
You can actually carry 3 mags in the stock. Two in the slots dedicated for the mags and one inserted in the receiver before your stow it.

I love mine. It's a cool concept and is easy to store in my glovebox in my van. I wouldn't say it's the gun for a SHTF situation but it's easy to pack around if you had to. I'd rather tote one of these around if I were backpacking compared to a full sized rifle.
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I had one from Charter Arms and it worked fine.

I gave it to my brother for Christmas some 30 plus years ago and he has given it to his son. Who is still using it.

Now they don't take it out and put a couple hundred rounds through it each week. They do shoot it a couple times a year and run at least 100 or so rounds through it when they do bring it out to the house.

The only thing that I know that has been dun to it is they had to replace a spring that broke.

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I wouldn't mind having one, it's a really neat idea, but the grip is huge, very un-ergonomic in my opinion.

I know that's not what it's designed for but I just found it very uncomfortable

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I like the idea of the gun i really do the only thing i dont like is the stock. I dont like pkastic i know its lighter and cheaper but im not a fan of it. Ive held then and shot then i just havent bought one it is neat idea though

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They feel extremely cheap to me. Only way I would buy one is with a gander mt lifetime warranty. I've hear people have problems with the threads on the receiver chipping. Not the most accurate gun but I'd rather have that under the seat when I need it then not at all. If I could find a decent marlin 39a I'd go that route instead.

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Cheap? HAH! Try one of these! Picked one up for grins and giggles- 22 LR- and it does not shoot bad. Garcia Bronco.

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Lol, where is the rest of it?

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Isn't that like a bicycle rifle? That's just cool.

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Yeah, I have PISTOLS that weigh more than this thing. It is a "turn barrel" action. Hold back the front trigger looking thing, and rotate the barrel, operate the extractor by hand.

And yes, it does look a lot like the old "bicycle" rifles. But ya know, at 25 yds it will smack a squirrel out of a tree.

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They feel extremely cheap to me. Only way I would buy one is with a gander mt lifetime warranty. I've hear people have problems with the threads on the receiver chipping. Not the most accurate gun but I'd rather have that under the seat when I need it then not at all. If I could find a decent marlin 39a I'd go that route instead.
While it feels "cheap", Henry has done a good job in improving the design so that it works properly. Somewhere on the interwebs (YouTube ) there are videos showing torture tests with water, sand and other crap with the Henry version and it does well. I've run crap ammo (eg golden bullets) through it with no issues. Had a few issues with a batch of Federal, but only once.

As an aside, I have both the Henry and the Ruger 10/22 takedown. What's nice is that I can pack the Henry plus the Ruger in the Ruger's bag, along with extra mags and a supply of ammo.

I kind of a sucker for take-downs/ easy take aparts, such as these and my Browing Citori O/U. Any suggestions out there on other things that would be fun?
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