Back in the days of Armalite the original manufacturer of this rifle one of the options was a wood stock I never bought one but should have. Personally I preferred the aluminum barrel shroud it is more stable than Henry's configurationWas wondering if anyone knows where you can buy a wood stock for the AR-7 survival rifle, if they even make them? I really like the rifle and design but I cant stand the stock. Thanks
While brilliantly clever, it wasn’t the greatest idea for a pilot survival rifle. .22 is great for a lot of things, but if you’re going to bet your life on it, you’d better be an exceptionally good hunter, and an exceptional shot. Then add in the possibility of being in enemy territory…yikes. The AR5 was a better, yet still insufficient choice. A .22/410 is okay, but for the weight I’d rather just have a decent pistol, but that’s me. Most pilots are not very competent with a rifle, let along a pistol. The new survival rifle…now THAT’s a real option.The AR7 in my opinion is more a novelty than a real survival gun. And I own one and like it. Probably could make a good Contender survival package with a lightweight shotgun and rifle barrels.
The Liberator was very nearly useless in all respects, even the concept - about the only way it's effective is to put it in direct contact with the intended target and hope it fires. I'd take my AR-7 over it, and very nearly every handgun I own, in a survival situation. It has the accuracy to kill small game to 25 yards, and the ability to kill 'bad guys' out to 75 yards. If you're in any kind of open combat, you're no longer in a 'survival' situation, anyway, and yes, using an AR-7 in combat would get you killed pretty quick.If we are talking pilot survival gun in hostile territory where size and weight is ultimately important that can be used to kill a bad guy and then take the full size combat weapon and ammo might be the ticket. Something like the WW2 single shot Liberator Pistol comes to mind.
Well, the topic is the AR-7. If I'm surviving on a life raft, then I'd want a bowfishing rig. If I'm surviving urban unrest in my current neighborhood, then I pull out the Ruger AR-556. If I'm surviving a cross country road trip, then I have a Beretta 92FS handy.Love my AR7 also. Parameters of “survival weapon” need to be much more defined in order to pick the right one. In most cases, a compact , centerfire carbine or Pistol would probably be the best choice. Big difference between feeding yourself on grouse in a peaceful wilderness and survival in a combat zone with bad guys.
Yep, 36 grain hollowpoints with micro nuclear warheads embedded in the cavities...James Bond used an Ar-7 to shoot down a spectre helicopter, must be an awesome rifle! Shooting starts 2 minutes in, his gun had a good bit of recoil but if you watch closely he jerks the rifle into his shoulder. Must have been some special issue ammunition from Q, ha ha
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The AR-7 produced by Charter Arms was basically junk, and I knew people who bought them in the 70s for the novelty. They regretted it. The Henry version is well made, and in the examples I've owned and shot, consistently accurate and reliable.I agree with the masses. If it does exist it would pretty much defeat the point of the design. The new model AR7's from Henry are far better performers than it's earlier versions made by other companies. Henry offers camo versions as well as the plain black. You could always have a black one painted to look like real wood if you're really that into it.