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Old June 7th, 2019, 04:22 PM #31
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I use a bit of auto dielectric grease on the stock seal of my Charter,it stays waterprof for a very long time.
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Old June 7th, 2019, 05:46 PM #32
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I have a Henry AR7 that's probably 15 years old. It's not worth a damn! First it wouldn't feed with factory mags and the front sight dovetail was so loose that it would move at the slightest touch. Sent it back to Henry, they sent it back with two new mags, the sight still loose and the insides partitions of the stock broke. A complaint by phone got me a new stock and barrel. The new barrel also had a loose dovetail, I mean you could easily push the sight with your finger. Tired of complaining I Locktited the sight into place.
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I have a Henry AR7 that's probably 15 years old. It's not worth a damn! First it wouldn't feed with factory mags and the front sight dovetail was so loose that it would move at the slightest touch. Sent it back to Henry, they sent it back with two new mags, the sight still loose and the insides partitions of the stock broke. A complaint by phone got me a new stock and barrel. The new barrel also had a loose dovetail, I mean you could easily push the sight with your finger. Tired of complaining I Locktited the sight into place.
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Old June 9th, 2019, 09:03 PM #34
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Found a henry make 6-7 years ago preowned but fired in an eastern shore gun shop at a reasonable price. Tossed it in the trunk of my car and keep forgetting its there. Really ought to shoot it one day. No extended mag. I believe they are 10 rds. Some .22s can be fickle re ammo.
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Old June 10th, 2019, 06:56 PM #35
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I have a Henry AR7 that's probably 15 years old. It's not worth a damn! ... Tired of complaining I Locktited the sight into place.
Methinks I detect the tart taste of lemon! Henry AR-7s are usually great products...In fact, Henry puts out mighty fine products overall. No matter how great manufacturers are, you'll generally find, on occasion, products that aren't, or can't be, fixed. I think as long as it's a Henry, fixing it is a worthy endeavor. My chief concern with the AR-7 is that these guns ought to be waterproof and not just water-resistant. I've seen the videos of people throwing these guns in ponds and other bodies of water and they do float; however, some water always seeps in.

In watching them on YouTube, I always think of plumber's tape and whether a light but durable tape (heavier than electrical tape but lighter than duct tape) --- perhaps aluminum tape --- might work. I just don't want a type of tape that's difficult to remove.

The reason the stock floats is because it's foam. I don't know whether the foam can become saturated or not, or how much water it takes to ruin .22LR ammo.
I've seen some damp .22LR work pretty well. It's lubricant that will do ammo in fairly quickly.

The AR-7 is an astoundingly good gun, in my view, though. I don't intend to shoot down any helicopters in the near future, but if I do, it'll most likely be a Chinese helicopter, not a Russian!
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Old June 10th, 2019, 08:16 PM #36
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I went with the TNW Aero Survival Rifle in .460 Rowland (with a spare barrel/bolt in 10mm). Breaks down like the 10/22 only with a lot more power (and bigger price tag). Also comes in a 10.25" barreled pistol that is on the roster. Takes Glock/Kriss magazines.

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I think that a lot of people are expecting more out of what this rifle is suppose to do. It is a survival tool, it is not a Olympic target rifle. You can carry a whole lot of ammo for very little weight. It breakdown quickly from 35 inches to 16.5" in a few seconds. It is lightweight, all parts store in the stock. The only tool you need is maybe a screwdriver to adjust or flip the rear sight. I always have my Gerber Multi-tool with me, when I'm out and about. The front sight, was made to be adjusted with your finger/wooden stick, but it shouldn't be extremely easy to move (flopping all over the place). It you don't like the color you can go to the "AR-7.com" website I think the have a few other color types. It has a dovetail rail so you can put a small .22LR scope on it if you desire. I think you can get a sling for it from "Slim River", a silencer adapter from "Tacticool". Though I don't know if they have more than one type of threading on the adapter, so I don't know what .22LR suppressor you could put on it. Remember it is design to be water resistant not water proof. If you are trying to make it water resistance, I would look closely where the thumb screw goes thru the stock as well as the cover. One other thing is this is a blow-back design, so in the long run good "Hot" ammo is what I would recommend, and lube it. This is to ensure that it will kick the bolt back to eject properly and stay cleaner longer. Especially if you going to have to use it for a long time. The only draw back that I see it the AR-7 magazines, if you buy a Henry stay with using a Henry Magazine. The older Charter Arms/ArmaLite/Industry magazines do not work well, they are intermittent at best.
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The reason the stock floats is because it's foam. I don't know whether the foam can become saturated or not,
The Henry stock is not foam filled. The Armalite and Charter Arms ones were.

So the Henry will sink once water seeps in and starts to fill it up.
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The Henry stock is not foam filled. The Armalite and Charter Arms ones were. So the Henry will sink once water seeps in and starts to fill it up.
Do you know what is the weight difference is without leakage?

Foam is fine, but the years aren't kind to it. But the advantage is, it probably will float longer.

I've heard of people with the Charter AR-7s that work fine. Other people don't have good luck. I l love my Henry, and when I first got mine I did so as a result of a very old gun magazine article. I had mixed emotions when I thought Charter Arms made them, but was overjoyed when I heard Henry made them.

The review was of the Charter Arms, and it was mixed.
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I went with the TNW Aero Survival Rifle in .460 Rowland (with a spare barrel/bolt in 10mm). Breaks down like the 10/22 only with a lot more power (and bigger price tag). Also comes in a 10.25" barreled pistol that is on the roster. Takes Glock/Kriss magazines.

.460 Rowland are they stepping up for bear country? I have been having a hard time deciding between one of these and a JRC? My father has a JRC and its a fantastic shooting gun been leaning towards buying one in 10mm and getting the 9mm and .45 barrel and bolt kits (does anyone do .40 anymore?)
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