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Survival .22 long compact.

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by persuader, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. persuader

    persuader ne portland Member

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  2. SanBlas

    SanBlas Silverdale,Wa Member

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    Just Check it out, Im gonna have to go buy one. These look badass.You can do anything with these.
     
  3. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty bad, but $245?

    There's a few rifles like that out, but the way it stores in the stock is pretty inventive.
     
  4. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    The latest Henry AR7's are nowhere near as nice as the first ones they put out, the latest model has a plastic barrel with a thin metal liner among other cost cutting features. How low is your serial number?
     
  5. persuader

    persuader ne portland Member

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    The add says 245.00 msrp if you shop around 175-190 is the going price..
    mine is not a henrys ,yet it is about 30+ yrs old and still shoots staight as an arrow.Both my boys learned with it when they were 7-8 yrs old.They are know 21 and 16 darn im gettin old. ;)
     
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    ORBrit Eugene Member

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    Is this what they describe as "a steel barrel that is covered in a tough ABS plastic and then coated in Teflon"?
     
  7. persuader

    persuader ne portland Member

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    It says teflon coated steel barrel not plastic.I was planning on checking one out today, i WILL SEE IF IT IS PLASTIC COATED.:p
     
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    ORBrit Eugene Member

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    I took that quote right from the website linked in the OP.
     
  9. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    I think that it probably costs more to coat the barrel in plastic and teflon, then to actually make a fully metal barrel. It seems like a common practice to save weight these days. Just look at carbon .22 barrels, or the ruger LCR.

    :thumbup:
     
  10. persuader

    persuader ne portland Member

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    Yep has a outer abs plastic covering teflon coated for protection,but the barrel is steel.Getting one in the am....
     
  11. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    I'm curious of the barrel construction of your other Henry AR7?
     
  12. matt_w

    matt_w Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    From the wikipedia entry on the AR-7:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AR-7
     
  13. Shootshellz

    Shootshellz Edmonds Member

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    Mine was an older model and was total junk. By far the worst rifle I have ever owned. Hopefully the Henry folks have fixed the quality issues mine had.
     
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    mpmax Woodburn Active Member

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    I don't think the ergonomics of the stock have changed over the past 20 years since I owned one. They were not especially easy to shoot well.
     
  15. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    Go with the Marlin Camp Gun in 9MM .... Or the Papoose .... JMO
     
  16. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    When those first came out they floated as well. Like the add says the original purpose it was designed for pilots for survival,not for longevity.

    I have the Marlin Papoose and a Survival arms ar7 explorer looks like it has an aftermarket Mitchel Arms telescoping rail type stock and a shroud added to the barell, both are same purpose type.
     
  17. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    I actually handled one of these today. They seem to be decently built for what they actually are. The steel in the barrel is pretty thick (thicker than most of the lined barrels I've seen), so I don't know why the bothered doing the plastic coating, instead of just adding a tiny bit more steel.

    But a neat gun none-the-less, and for reference, the one I found was $249.