Henry AR7 U.S. Survival Rifle- Ultra-Portable Camping Firearm! – SuRRvival Gear w/ Richard Ryan

This week on SuRRvival Gear, Richard Ryan gets his hands on a Henry U.S. Survival Rifle AR7 Kit.

Since 1959, the venerable AR-7 survival rifle has been the choice of U.S. Air Force pilots who need a small-caliber rifle they can count on for survival should they have to punch out over a remote area. Over the years, the AR-7’s reputation for portability, ease of operation and reliability has carried over to the civilian world as well. Today, it’s a favorite of bush pilots, backpackers and backcountry adventurers who, like their Air Force counterparts, need a rifle that’s easy to carry but has the accuracy to reliably take down small game.

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  1. Ransey Suriel
    Ransey Suriel 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    nices toy!

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  2. Ethan Boutwell
    Ethan Boutwell 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    He is the guy from fullmag

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  3. hurleyfrank666
    hurleyfrank666 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    no problem with the water entering the stock; everything is teflon of abs coated; inside and outside. corrosion isn't a problem

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  4. Calvin Bromley
    Calvin Bromley 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    maybe oil the edge of the orange part.

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  5. Alexander Budd
    Alexander Budd 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    nice peace

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  6. 1911gi45
    1911gi45 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    #1 problem in the SHTF will be food procurement. Not self defense. That being said, there is way more small game than large game in the world. I'd rather have a .22 as an only survival gun than a .308. I can shoot more with it and carry more ammo is it weighs less.

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  7. nodresiak
    nodresiak 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    They need to make a gun with a longer squared off stock and a large thumbhole and make it into a single shot break open .22 and another barrel in 12 or 20 gauge. Both barrels should be 20 inches in length and it should have room in the stock for both barrels and action. Even though it is a single shot .22 you could put a storage tube under the length of barrel just to hold extra rounds. Make the forearm double as a cheekpiece just for portability sake and it could hold at least 3 or 4 shotgun rounds. If it was well made and sturdy I would buy one for $350 to $375. I don't understand all the fascination with the tiny .410? I have only owned 20 and 12 gauges. The 16 gauge was a good one but sadly never really caught on.

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  8. Harun Shenol
    Harun Shenol 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    the gun is not waterproof its water Resistant  may have a some water inside bud stock

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  9. Jonas Sungaila
    Jonas Sungaila 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    I have one of these, and an sks and a benelli mr1 and a Remington 700 in .300 win mag. Am i good in all of these situations yet?

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  10. Typical Commenter
    Typical Commenter 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    I didn't even know this channel excised, the should be a link on Fullmag or something. Also that Biolite looked cool.

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  11. ernani seddon
    ernani seddon 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    As a pilot this would be my prefered choice of survival firearm. If one adds basic fishing gear and a few other items one can survive for a long time in the bushes

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  12. juan-carlos tome'
    juan-carlos tome' 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    its not the weapon u r using.hell it can b ur hands,…..its the man behind it.!!

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  13. cvcoco
    cvcoco 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    If anyone is looking, find Slim River slings for your AR-7 on ebay or ecrater.

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  14. Sir Mutton Chops
    Sir Mutton Chops 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    When I think "survival" situation, I think lost in the woods, not "Zombies". Like, WTF? Are you delusional?

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  15. jack aldridge
    jack aldridge 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    Can you add an O ring around the butt Stock for potentially more waterproofing. 

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  16. Randolph Koch
    Randolph Koch 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    Thanks for the review. This would be a good pack rifle for sure!

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  17. mark barry
    mark barry 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    as far as noise level there are several ways very simple to muffle muzzle flash and noise. a 22 can almost be made silent. my in-law made a .22 LR that a you heard was the hammer barely fall.

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  18. mark barry
    mark barry 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    I am going to get one and I've decided first thing I am going to do is foam seal all the void space then I will try to make a removable plastic mold seal on the but stock (or use chap stick to seal the stock). 

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  19. Motorcycle Addict
    Motorcycle Addict 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    Looks like an assassins rifle.. :S

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  20. The2012waiting
    The2012waiting 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    Good rifle, I own the AR7 and the Marlin papoose, Marlin is more accurate and reliable but the Henry packs down smaller great for back packing :). If I had to choose between them as far as purchase, the Marlin hands down for accuracy/reliability.

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  21. GotAmmo 19
    GotAmmo 19 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    hi did i win!!!!

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  22. ZacTheGreat1 LL
    ZacTheGreat1 LL 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    One rule in a S.H.T.F survival situation is don't give up your location. It's small but way to loud.

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  23. redtagman1000
    redtagman1000 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    Water resistant, not proof, lol.own one of these ,fun little rifle. Might be a good idea to check your local ordinances prior to transporting in a vehicle though..

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  24. Stan Mason
    Stan Mason 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    The water gets in through the hole for the screw that secures the receiver to the stock.

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  25. Andrew Wolkowich
    Andrew Wolkowich 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    Looks like fun. I think I'll keep an eye out to pick one up. AW

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  26. DWings
    DWings 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    its water RESISTANT not water PROOF, meant to help against heavy rain and if it were to fall into water or something, not meant to be stored underwater

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  27. rollthelosingdice
    rollthelosingdice 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    Not good for post apoc??? you don't think you will ever need to hun small game?? ak or m4 will oblitorate any small game, and when your really pinched for food, small game is where it''s at.

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  28. beavis527
    beavis527 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    Did he just seriously reference Zombies as a real situation? Credibility = Gone.

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    GEORGE ZARIFIS 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    Are you the owner of RatedRR?

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  30. Green ∞ Optima ∞
    Green ∞ Optima ∞ 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    This rifle in my opinion is complete garbage. It's a .22 first off. Have fun eating squirrel… it tastes like crap and there is barely any meat on it I would know I ate it many times before.

    This rifle is not water tight, they just try to market it like that so some idiots that don't do research buy it. 

    You have to assemble it for when you need it and that just isn't going to fly.
    (It might even need tools to assemble it, I wouldn't know as I'm not dumb enough to buy it)

    It weighs MORE, and is BIGGER, than a .22 or 9mm pistol, which if you go with a Glock is always ready to go, and is more reliable than these cheaply made .22 magazines. 

    The only thing this piece of crap has that is a bonus is a stock and a longer barrel, which you can find attachable stocks for a Glock that are lighter and cheaper if you really want one.

    If you want portability I suggest a sidearm, not a rifle. Although the Ruger 10/22 breakdown is pretty good for a truck gun if you have to have a portable rifle.

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  31. Yeshua saves
    Yeshua saves 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    thanx bro, I've been going through the local goodwill's, and I found allot of survival equip.Stuff like Coleman camp stoves,and and re-purpose stuff.I just picked up a bug out backpack retail 99 dollars, for 12 bucks. So there are alot of good finds to be had ,just takes a little time and perseverance, oh and a couple of bucks..

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  32. Sour Nate
    Sour Nate 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    a good back pack such as the Condor 3 Day Assault Pack. usually is like the first place. then basically put what u want in it, med stuff, warm weather/ cold weather cloths. hats, gloves, walkie talkies, fire starting materials, and etc… good boots is a must as well. and thats just bug out stuff. food wise MRE is the way to go. google the ready store they got lots of stuff. there tons you can do. all depends on budget and what you want.

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  33. Yeshua saves
    Yeshua saves 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    I'm trying to assemble my prepping material ,but don't know where to start, any tips?

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  34. pgbruiser
    pgbruiser 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    Why the fuck are you screaming into the camera?!?!


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  35. Shawn Coldren
    Shawn Coldren 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    It would be nice to have to stash away in a back pack or bug out bag, in case you had to make a quick run for it.

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  36. Nathaniel Fuckface
    Nathaniel Fuckface 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    I would saw off the stock, shorten the barrell, and use it at a pistol :

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  37. Bouba07
    Bouba07 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    Is it true that the barel is in ABS with a steel sleeve inside?!

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  38. SuperChopperpilot
    SuperChopperpilot 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    Send me the stove please

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  39. John Shorba
    John Shorba 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    Watch ray comfort on YouTube! It will prove you wrong

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  40. wick5449
    wick5449 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    Thanks for the overview. I have been toying with the idea of getting one, so it can sit in the vault with my other 22s. Just a fun gun.

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  41. Hercules Rockefeller
    Hercules Rockefeller 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    We used to line our buttstocks with teflon tape to keep them water-proof-ish.. These guns are good if weight and storage and price is an absolute issue (mine weighs 2lb 11oz with both mags loaded)..

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  42. JustSomeGuy
    JustSomeGuy 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    A well made video about a poorly made weapon. For survival you would be much better served by the Marlin Papoose, The Springfield M6, or the Ruger 10/22 TD

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  43. James Davis
    James Davis 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    i been looking for one of these for a while just could not remember the name of it thanks

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  44. Kakunapod
    Kakunapod 17 June, 2016, 19:45

    You figured the would have put the butt plate on a hinge or something, and had a clasp at one end. Pop it open, assemble your gun, close it up, fire. Or, pop it open, put your gun back in it, close it and seal, drop it in water, doesnt get wet.

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