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KentuckyN8 11-08-2012 01:29 AM

Henry AR style .22
 
Has anyone seen the new Henry AR style .22 that breaks down so you can put the barrel and receiver in the stock and is water-proof? That thing looks hella fun!

Marlinman 11-08-2012 01:31 AM

They arent that accurate and they ARE waterproof to a certain degree

Rick1967 11-08-2012 01:36 AM

They are not actually new. They keep changing manufacturers. But I shot one when I was a teenager. I am 45 now. They are not as sturdy as they used to be.

KentuckyN8 11-08-2012 01:54 AM

I just saw them in the Henry catalog and thought they looked pretty cool. Im 27 so I havnt been around too long. Lol

Rick1967 11-08-2012 01:57 AM

The barrel is plastic. It has a metal liner of some sort. But for the most part it is plastic. I dont think the originals were like that. Does anybody have an old one to chime in on this?

Sdamiani 11-08-2012 03:01 AM

I've got a Charter Arms version that's ... Let's just say its a few years old. The barrels have been pretty flimsy for every generation from the research I've done. When I bought mine, the barrel was actually bent when I got it.

Fun guns though. After a good amount of customization, its actually proven to be remarkably accurate and reliable. I can shoot a golf ball at 100 yds with mine.

OldEagleEars 11-08-2012 05:29 AM

These things were originally designed in the 50's as survival rifles for the Air Force. As such they were designed to survive a crash and allow surviving aircrew something for small game hunting and (limited) protection. They weren't heirloom guns then or now and the Henry is no exception. But for something to stick in your ruck for a week of fishing in the boonies they fulfill a need. If you want something to last a long while, get one of the lever guns; I can recommend the Golden Boy very highly.


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