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    Henry survival rifle???

    Anyone have one? Its the little .22 that breaks down and stores in the butt. I'm thinking about getting a few for car and 72 hr emergancy kit useage. What are your opinions? Anything that would be better and still easy to pack?

    I have also looked into the springfield M6 but its hard to find.

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    Rifle

    Yes, I have one and love it. It is a very accurate rifle. The peep sight takes a little getting use to as well as the light weight. It is a different feel then most rifles. I have not tested the floating part but I have no reason to doubt them. The two magazines are nice so that allows you to have 20 rounds available without carry more.

    You will need to verify what it likes to shoot but that is normal for any gun. I personally like the federal bulk ammo, copper plated. I find the lead bullets sometimes hang up.

    I would say go for it and enjoy it.
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    While I can't speak for the Henry model I have an old Charter Arms AR-7. It is 24 years old and shoots like the day I took it out of the box! It's accurate out to about 75 yards and eats any 22LR ammunition you put in it (and believe me, I've put some crap ammo through mine!). It rides in GHB in my truck and will probably be there for the next 24 years!
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    I got one that I shoot occassionally,they are accurate enough to take small game out to decent ranges,and are really light and cool
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    They work as advertised and are great for the task they were designed for.
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    The old ones only had space for one magazine. That would give you only 8 rounds carried with the gun. The new ones have space for 2 magazines. Not a big deal to carry spare .22, but worst case, you loose the spare ammo you still have more in the gun.

    Mine is an old Charter, and I never had any problems shooting it. It fires subsonics and stingers equally well.

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    I've got one and it's a good shooter. Very simple design, very little to go wrong with it. Never had mine jam on anything. If you are looking for something easier to pack, I would suggest a .22 pistol. Maybe one from the Ruger Mark series. The AR7 is hard to go wrong with, though.
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    I like the Marlin Papoose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustinmk4 View Post
    Anyone have one? Its the little .22 that breaks down and stores in the butt. I'm thinking about getting a few for car and 72 hr emergancy kit useage. What are your opinions? Anything that would be better and still easy to pack?
    I have one on order. Hard to find around here. I haven't shot long gun since college rifle team. Long, long, long ago. Don't even know where I can shoot it around here.

    Looking forward to the experience.
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    I have the Camo model, it does take some getting use to, but shoots good and has not giving me any problems.
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    Stupid work

    I can't load the pictures here at work, but. I have a little plastic pistol case I got at Wal Mart. It holds a Ruger Mk II GTM, 10 or so loaded magazines, a CCI hundred pack of .22, 20 CCI shotshells, and a couple things to clean with. I've hit an 8" steel target at 200 yards with it and it wil keep every shot in the head of a paper shilouette target at 100 yards.

    It won't float, though.

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    There are a lot of suggestions for the Mk style handgun and that is a good idea and I'm currently looking for one but this thread is more about the Survival rifles as they are going to be easier to hunt with if needed especially in my hands as I dont have a lot of experience with handguns yet. I appreciate all the suggestions.

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