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Henry U.S.Survival AR-7. Sometimes you feel like a nut. Sometimes you don't.

Discussion in 'Rimfire' started by Moonpie, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. Moonpie

    Moonpie U.S. Rifle M1 caliber .30 Lifetime Member

    Thought it would be fun to change a few things on the Henry U.S.Survival rifle.
    Started out as a plain old AR-7.

    Fun enough as it was but when I found out there were some goodies out there for it I just had to have.


    Swapped out the polymer coated barrel for a solid steel version.
    Also swapped out the buttstock for the collapsing version. The AR-15 type grip went with the adjustable stock.


    Added a Burris FastFire III sight.


    So now I haz a James Bondy lookin' AR-7. :clown:

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  2. robertc1024

    robertc1024 Moderator Staff Member Moderator TGT Supporter

    Jan 22, 2013
    San Marcos
    You be a nut. Looks good.
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  3. rl96ss

    rl96ss Well-Known TGT Supporter

    Feb 20, 2013
    South Texas
    Nice little package you got there. Very sleek, never seen one configured like that.Looks good.
  4. orbitup

    orbitup Sticker Cop TGT Supporter

    Nov 6, 2010
    Now all you need is a can on the end.
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  5. Dawico

    Dawico Uncoiled Lifetime Member

    Oct 15, 2009
    Lampasas, Texas
    Nice change from the huge factory stock.

    I am guessing that it doesn't pack up so nicely anymore though.
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  6. Jakashh

    Jakashh TGT Addict

    Jun 30, 2010
    Sugar Land
    I like the minimalist look. But does that stock detatch quickly?
  7. ROGER4314

    ROGER4314 Been Called "Flash" Since I Was A Kid!

    Jul 11, 2009
    East Houston
    That goofy stock was always the weak point of that rifle but I kept it stock so it retained the "pack" capability. How does it shoot?

  8. Jakashh

    Jakashh TGT Addict

    Jun 30, 2010
    Sugar Land
    How much does it weigh now? I love the concept of light weight low recoil rifles, like the M1 carbine.
  9. jrbfishn

    jrbfishn TGT Addict

    Aug 9, 2013
    south of killeen
    I Like It!
    Now you got me wanting one. I used to have the pistol version of it. Amazingly accurate and a blast to shoot.

    Sent by a idjit coffeeholic
  10. Moonpie

    Moonpie U.S. Rifle M1 caliber .30 Lifetime Member

    Well.....sort of.
    I never really did like the way the original plastic stock just sort of sits there where it is broken down/stowed.
    There is no way to carry the thing easily. It just sort of rolls around. No way to sling it.
    So you're pretty much going to carry it in a soft/hard case anyways. I went with a small zipper soft case.


    When its taken down in its current configuration you can see the stock/action section is actually slightly shorter than the factory stock.
    This stows as one piece in the small soft case. The barrel also fits in the bottom of the soft case. I do wrap it in a towel to prevent nicks/scratches/etc. This also allows the towel to be used as a pad while shooting.

    No. The adjustable stock does not detach. As you can see in the above picture it collapses smaller than the original stock.
    This allows it to fit into my regular range bag as well as its own soft case. No need to detach the stock now.

    Honestly I can't answer this just yet.
    I just got this thing together last week and only have one quick range trip done so far.
    The gun runs fine with ammo it likes(high velocity). El-Cheapo bulk pack not so much.
    I gave it a quick sight-in with the new FastFire sight at 25yds. It was doing 1" groups with W-W Super-X 40gr solids.
    Didn't have time to go out farther distance.
    I'll bring it out to Bexar Community on Sunday for the Meet&Shoot and run the heck out of it.

    About the same as factory configuration, possibly less. I'd say 4.5 pounds. The all steel barrel added about 1lb. to the weight.

    Here's a couple of pics of the soft case.



    Last edited: Aug 25, 2014

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