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Old 04-12-2012, 05:29 PM   #1741
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I've read a few mentions of the AR-7. They have a notorious reputation for feed problems. The Charter Arms versions were the worst. I've read the new Henrys feed fine, as do the original Armalite versions. A slight chamfering of the bottom of the breech usually fixes it. Aside from that they're great. I've had mine for years and love 'em. Top to bottom.
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:57 PM   #1742
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I've read a few mentions of the AR-7. They have a notorious reputation for feed problems. The Charter Arms versions were the worst.

AR-7's are fun guns... I own one of the charter arms guns from the 80's ...and when i got it it feed like total crap and one time the firing pin hung out and it went full auto

took it all apart cleaned every knook and cranny and now make sure to use round nose ammo perferably high velocity and it works great and is surprisingly accurate.

oh and it is impossible to get hollow point bullets to feed consistantly
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:21 PM   #1743
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Five of us got together to target shoot this weekend. Steve brought this 1906 Winchester that belonged to his great grandfather. It had not been fired in years. Steve was looking for a volunteer to shoot it first. After inspection, I was certain that it was sound so I agreed to go first. I couldn't pump it. I looked it over for a release and couldn't find one. I handed it off to my brother, who couldn't work it either. So we doused it in WD-40 and let it sit for an hour. That did the trick. By then end of the day, it was actually pretty smooth for a gun this old and neglected.

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Old 04-12-2012, 06:38 PM   #1744
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Five of us got together to target shoot this weekend. Steve brought this 1906 Winchester that belonged to his great grandfather. It had not been fired in years. Steve was looking for a volunteer to shoot it first. After inspection, I was certain that it was sound so I agreed to go first. I couldn't pump it. I looked it over for a release and couldn't find one. I handed it off to my brother, who couldn't work it either. So we doused it in WD-40 and let it sit for an hour. That did the trick. By then end of the day, it was actually pretty smooth for a gun this old and neglected.

Ive got one of those!

Super smooth, but the extractor needs to be replaced.

If you have trouble pumping it, also make sure the hammer has been fully cocked and pushe forward against the pin or else the action cannot be opened.
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:50 PM   #1745
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I have a Charter Arms Explorer II pistol that would barely feed. I made a shim for the front side of the trigger guard to change the feed angle. It cycled fine manually but I haven't had a chance to test it at the range. I like your sportzerized version.
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:57 PM   #1746
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If you have trouble pumping it, also make sure the hammer has been fully cocked and pushe forward against the pin or else the action cannot be opened.
After we broke it free, we figured that out after we found that we again could not work the action.
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:07 PM   #1747
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My kid wants one of those.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:05 PM   #1748
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"I like your sportzerized version."

ar-7.com sells the shrouded barrel and stock as a kit.
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:11 AM   #1749
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Ive got one of those!

Super smooth, but the extractor needs to be replaced.

If you have trouble pumping it, also make sure the hammer has been fully cocked and pushe forward against the pin or else the action cannot be opened.
I replaced the extractor on mine with one from Numrich. That $30 purchase brought my great grandfather's gun back to life!
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:00 AM   #1750
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Took Jax out to dial in his new CZ. We found a toaster so of course we shot it.

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Old 04-15-2012, 04:13 PM   #1751
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Took the Henry .22WMR out for the first time today. I mounted a scope this morning but when we got to the range and opened the gun case it just looked so damned ugly we unmounted it before firing the first shot. I'll remount it for our upcoming prairie dog shoot, but then it'll come back off. I may end up with a peep sight. The gun is a joy to shoot - the action is so silky smooth you just can't help but fall in love. It shot a little to the left but since I thought we'd be using a scope I didn't bring a brass punch so I couldn't adjust it. We were just plinking at plastic bottles so I don't have a feel for how it grouped. I'll get it to the range with some paper targets some time next week.

It's going to get expensive feeding the .22WMR. I'll probably end up with a .22LR version.




My daughter shot the Henry a few times, but prefers a pistol. No pop bottle is safe at anything under 100 yards. Her favorite is the Ruger 22/45.


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Old 04-15-2012, 09:21 PM   #1752
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Ordered a CZ 512 and a Talo S&W 22A-1 Deluxe.

Some time in the next few weeks I'll do a six gun shootout.

For rifles it will be CZ 452 Trainer vs CZ 512 vs Ruger 10/22 target model.

For pistolas it will be Sig/Hammerli Trailside vs Talo S&W 22A-1 vs Taurus model 87 revolver.

Should be fun.
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:32 AM   #1753
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This is a really great page. Photos of the next generation of shooters. Get'em out shooting before the schools put it in their head that firearms are bad.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:12 AM   #1754
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Ordered a CZ 512 and a Talo S&W 22A-1 Deluxe.

Some time in the next few weeks I'll do a six gun shootout.

For rifles it will be CZ 452 Trainer vs CZ 512 vs Ruger 10/22 target model.

For pistolas it will be Sig/Hammerli Trailside vs Talo S&W 22A-1 vs Taurus model 87 revolver.

Should be fun.
Let me know how those two CZ's work out....I am trying to find the 452 trainer....don't know why they stopped making them....guess so they could sell the 455 LUX. I have a few guys trying to find them, but so far no luck....I may do the 512, but want to stay with a bolt rifle if I can.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:18 AM   #1755
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I also did my first small bore sihouette match this last weekend....boy that is one hard game. You do the chicken, pig, turkey, ram at different ranges up from 25m for the chicken to 100m for the ram. Very hard to hit those guys. I did about mid pack...top score that day was 18, and I hit 8....I figure not too bad...I was using an old Marlin with a 3x9 tasco scope, and other folks there had some pretty fancy gear....still very happy with how I did. I actually hit two rams, I never got down to them for practice so I just guessed...held about 1ft high and about 1ft to the left for the wind and bang...........................................tin k (takes a while for a 22 to go 100m) and the ram fell....I hit two of them at 100m.

I am looking forward to the next match next month....till then lots of practice....man it is hard to hold steady.
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