Henry Survival Rifle - What's the Word?
Bud's has them on sale. $212 doesn't seem to be a great risk, but then, I hate buying crap.
Anybody experienced these little AR 7s?
Bud's Henry Survival Rifle in black
For what it's worth, it's a great little rifle. Use 40 gr solids [not HV or hollowpoint], and stick with factory mags. The extended ones never seem to work right. It's not a target rifle, and mine likes to be lubed up pretty good ro function, but it will shoot minute of squirrel at any reasonable distance.
Shot my friends rifle and it was okay. Not great, or good. Just okay. The sights are awkward to use with the offset butt-stock. The reliability suffered due to lack of cleaning by the owner.
I would rather have it than nothing, but I'd take a 10/22 over this any day.
I had one of the originals back when Armalite made them. It was fine for what it's intended use was.
You might want to take a look at the Ruger take down model of their 10/22 if your looking for a survival type rifle.http://ruger.com/products/1022Takedown/models.html
I like mine, ran it wet with CLP. Flawless with mini mags. Minute of pop can out to 50 yard. It is fun as hell to put it together and start shooting. James Bond fun. Newest model holds 3 mags in the stock.
I had one a couple of years ago and it was total GARBAGE, wouldn't function with factory mags or any kind of ammo. Shot ok accuracy wise but if it doens't run what does that matter. A second vote for the new 10/22 TD Just got one yesterday and it's an order of magnitude better wep!
Don't have any knowledge with the current manufactuer but did have a Charter Arms version around 82'. Ran well with CCI Mini Mags or Stingers. As stated minute of squrriel/rabbit and I killed many Texas jackrabbits with mine. Another option would be Marlin's Papoose take down rifle. Have heard better reports with the Marlin.