In my experience, the Marlin Papoose is a better take down .22. The sights are on the barrel and I can loosen the barrel nut 1/4 turn with no loss of accuracy. I don't intentionally shoot it loose, but experimented with a slightly loose barrel.
I agree owning both rifles my papoose although it's a Remington production is a far superior rifle.In my experience, the Marlin Papoose is a better take down .22. The sights are on the barrel and I can loosen the barrel nut 1/4 turn with no loss of accuracy. I don't intentionally shoot it loose, but experimented with a slightly loose barrel.
The henry ar7 is accurate once you buy a metal barrel for it. The original barrel is sleeved plastic junk. I can only assume henry did this so it will float when put away inside tge stock. I bought a barrel from I believe ar-7.com and it turned it into a repectable squirrel gun. You can get threaded barrels for them to. A suppressed ar7 would be pretty cool
I've heard this quite a few times over the last 2-3 years. Shame as they used to be one of the better ones.Try sending it back to Henry. Henry's quality control has been very bad for the last few years.
Not sure if you are aware but a 30 round AR mag will fit in the stock where the 10 rounders go. It is a tight fit so I put a zip tie around the mag to make it easier to pull out.I understand the reasoning for a Bug Out Bag, and I have one for my wife and myself, but I want something in a survival rifle larger than .22RF. I want it to be collapsible to fit in an easily removed from our bags (backpacks). I have looked at several brands and styles and have settled on two different ones manufactured by KelTec. Mine is the SU-16 in .223. Th scope in the picture is no linger on the gun and has been replaced by a lower profile Red Dot Sight. I have larger AR Magazines, but I like that two 10 round mags can be stored in the stock. I have over 500 rounds through this gun and it is reliable and accurate. I also carry my Browning Buck Mark Target semi-auto in .22 for small work.
KT Sub 2K compatible with a side arm.Many yeas ago I had one of those original AR7s with cheezy hollow stock, sold it for almost nothing because i considered it garbage and could not bring myself to tell a buyer it was worth much of anything. Groups were about 2 feet at 25 feet. Many years later I bought a Henry “yellow boy” in .22lr for practice for shooting a full size Henry rifle reproduction in competition. Same deal-worthless due to huge groups. Now I see the new Henry company has apparently bought the AR patent, no surprise there. I see someone has had a different experience but I can only say about mine.
This brings up a good question, what is a good bug out gun, or guns? I say start with a .357 mag revolver for defense in urban situations, bear, Mtn lions, etc. For food in a wilderness situation, some sort of light folding .22 rifle, but I am not aware of one being made with even decent accuracy. Maybe a cut-down 10/22 semi auto with some sort of home-made folding stock similar to an m-1 carbine? Or, is there such a thing i am not aware of?
Yes Sir I was able to get a P-Mag to fit in there, but that was after I took the picture of the gun.Not sure if you are aware but a 30 round AR mag will fit in the stock where the 10 rounders go. It is a tight fit so I put a zip tie around the mag to make it easier to pull out.
Shown with a cheap nylon buttstock pouch that holds an additional 20 rnd mag and a cleaning kit.
Yes sir I even tried to get her to shoot and fall in love the Glock 17.......it almost ended up in a divorce. She loves the P11. She has a belt that she can carry several mags for the Sub-2000 and the P11 as well.@Tex45acp . I'm not real familiar with the keltec lineup, but my thoughts are as to why your wife carries a pistol and a rifle(pistol caliber and mag) that both take different mags.
Just seems more prudent to me(my great escape) that both for logistics and ease of use that they both use the same.
Now having said that, my personal favorite "survival" gun is a savage 24. 223 over 20ga.
But then, I have 5 bugout bags. 3 have 10-22 takedowns. One has a Glock, and one doesn't carry, cause I don't see the need for it in my pickup. I keep one bag at the back door. One in the pickup. One in my locker at work and two out in the country. My bags aren't for end of the world or society as we know it. I keep them in case a storm comes through and a tornado makes it so I don't have a house to come home to. I've got enough stuff to get by for a couple days if I actually ever have to.
Well if there is one thing I know about women , it's that she knows what she wants. And also gets a little ticked when us guys don't know.Yes sir I even tried to get her to shoot and fall in love the Glock 17.......it almost ended up in a divorce. She loves the P11. She has a belt that she can carry several mags for the Sub-2000 and the P11 as well.
Sell or give it away and buy something else.I bought one of these to stick in my bug-out bag but after a few trips to the range i'm having second thoughts. I've tried a few different brands of ammo with similar results..If your gonna have to "survive" using this rifle you better have a lot of ammo, cause your gonna miss a lot and go hungry more often than not.
I forget who made the original, and i had one many years ago, and treated it like a toy and eventually traded it, but that one shot better than this one..
anybody have any tips on making this thing perform a little better?