I am not a professional gun reviewer, nor am I even an amateur. However, overall, I like this gun for what it is for. I just need to be a little more proficient with it, meaning I need to put more rounds through it and practice with it.
I paid $200.00 for this rifle, and that is pretty standard. I was actually pretty happy to find one for sale in the gun shop. You can buy a scope and a scope mount for it, which I have had little experience with over the years, but will soon purchase and re-acquaint myself with.
If you would like more information or reviews on the Henry AR‑7, I have included several of them below. Overall, for plinking cans, small game, and to have some fun with, I can recommend you pick one up if you have a few extra dollars laying around.
Here are the other reviews:
- http://thepackingrat.net/2007/04/06/us-survival-rifle-henry-repeating-arms/ (I liked this review)
Oh, and one last thing. The rear sight. It is adjustable for elevation, buy loosening the screw on the rear sight plate and sliding it up or down. The rear sight plate is also reversible, giving you a course sight hole and a smaller peep sight. If you really want to go course sighting, remove the plate and just acquire the front blade inside the rear sight hoop. Also, it’s a good idea to slip a straight blade screwdriver in the stock. Try not to have too much fun, it is for survival 🙂
Yeah I agree that the rear sight being adjustable is a big help. But I love this rifle!
I find the weight of this rifle very interesting. Did you ever get the impression that it was “too” light?
I did get the impression it was a bit light, actually. I am used to a heavier rifle. I actually prefer the weight of the Ruger 10/22 Takedown over the AR‑7, but both have their particular application, albeit similar.
I love this gun for it’s historical achievement in the Civil War. Also, like for the rear and front sites are adjustable. However, though you’re not a professional reviewer but the blog was informative enough.