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Post by VMI77 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:01 am

I highly recommend the Henry AR7. It's sold as a survival rifle. Receiver and barrel break down and fit into the stock along with two mags. It's water proof and floats (broken down). It has an adjustable rear blade peep sight with an orange nicely visible front sight post. My old eyes had no problem hitting a variety of targets out to 75 yards. It's lightweight and a blast to shoot. $250 at Cabelas.

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Post by puma guy » Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:38 am

VMI77 wrote:I highly recommend the Henry AR7. It's sold as a survival rifle. Receiver and barrel break down and fit into the stock along with two mags. It's water proof and floats (broken down). It has an adjustable rear blade peep sight with an orange nicely visible front sight post. My old eyes had no problem hitting a variety of targets out to 75 yards. It's lightweight and a blast to shoot. $250 at Cabelas.

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Post by GeekwithaGun » Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:44 am

I second the M&P 15-22, it's fun to shoot
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Post by jimlongley » Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:56 am

Another vote for 10/22, with the number of accessories available for it, you can trick it out any way you want, and change it from time to time to suit your tastes. Other than A Volquartsen trigger, a scope, and a mag release, I have made no changes to mine, but it's nice to know I could if I would.
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Post by JRG » Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:47 pm

Thanks for all the suggestions. I had not seen the AR-7 before.

I went today to the Arlington Academy sports and bought a Ruger 10/22 Takedown. I got the black synthetic stock with the stainless barrel and works. I love the bag! Plenty of room for the broken down gun and several hundred rounds of ammo on the inside. That still leaves the two pouches on the outside. I am excited.

One thing about Academy Sports, this was my first gun purchase with them. I found it interesting that the salesman carried the gun to the front, kept it in his hands during my paying for it, and then carried it out the front door before handing it to me. I was beginning to think he was going to carry it to my truck for me. ha

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Post by C-dub » Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:15 am

I also have an M&P15-22 and it is a great fun rifle, but if space is a consideration it might be the best choice. I really like the Henry rifles and have thought hard about getting that AR7. I've heard from a couple people that have one and they say it shoots really good. I don't have nor have I ever shot one of the Ruger 10/22's and couldn't argue with the quality of them. I just haven't been interested in one.
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Post by mrvmax » Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:27 am

puma guy wrote:
mrvmax wrote:I have a NIB Marlin XT22 with a threaded barrel for sale for $150 out the door. Not sure where you are but I'm a few miles from PSC
That's a shooter! Tube or box mag and wood or synthetic stock?
box, it is the XT22RZ which does not show up on Marlin's website so I think it is discontinued. I picked a couple up on clearance from one of my distributors and sold one to a co-worker. It makes a good, inexpensive 22 rifle and having a threaded barrel it can easily be used suppressed.

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Post by jimlongley » Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:40 am

VMI77 wrote:I highly recommend the Henry AR7. It's sold as a survival rifle. Receiver and barrel break down and fit into the stock along with two mags. It's water proof and floats (broken down). It has an adjustable rear blade peep sight with an orange nicely visible front sight post. My old eyes had no problem hitting a variety of targets out to 75 yards. It's lightweight and a blast to shoot. $250 at Cabelas.

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It also floats (not broken down) next to upside down canoes. :lol::
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Post by WildBill » Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:17 am

Any recommendations for a scope for the Marlin XT-22?

I don't want to pay more for the scope than the rifle.

Well maybe a little more. :???:
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Post by winters » Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:25 am

JRG wrote:Thanks for all the suggestions. I had not seen the AR-7 before.

I went today to the Arlington Academy sports and bought a Ruger 10/22 Takedown. I got the black synthetic stock with the stainless barrel and works. I love the bag! Plenty of room for the broken down gun and several hundred rounds of ammo on the inside. That still leaves the two pouches on the outside. I am excited.

One thing about Academy Sports, this was my first gun purchase with them. I found it interesting that the salesman carried the gun to the front, kept it in his hands during my paying for it, and then carried it out the front door before handing it to me. I was beginning to think he was going to carry it to my truck for me. ha

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They always do that. I find it interesting they are so worried about it. But the corporate office makes those rules so the employees have to do it. I have asked them why they aren't worried about someone buying a gun that has a chl and is carrying also. Or just go out to their car and load it and come back in. But that would be thinking too much. Though they usually have decent prices on stuff so I just ignore it.

I have been thinking about a 22 rifle myself other then my ruger mark 3. That take apart one seems interesting.

Cant help you with a scope but you shouldn't have to spend a ton of money on one. I know I wouldn't.

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Post by puma guy » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:23 am

JRG wrote:Thanks for all the suggestions. I had not seen the AR-7 before.

I went today to the Arlington Academy sports and bought a Ruger 10/22 Takedown. I got the black synthetic stock with the stainless barrel and works. I love the bag! Plenty of room for the broken down gun and several hundred rounds of ammo on the inside. That still leaves the two pouches on the outside. I am excited.

One thing about Academy Sports, this was my first gun purchase with them. I found it interesting that the salesman carried the gun to the front, kept it in his hands during my paying for it, and then carried it out the front door before handing it to me. I was beginning to think he was going to carry it to my truck for me. ha

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Unlike Academy which has no checkout at the gun counter. you can pay at the sporting goods counter at WalMart, but they still carry it out the door. I bought a .22 pistol at Academy and they wouldn't sell me any .22 ammo at the same time. I just put the pistol in the truck and reentered to get the ammo. "rlol" I found a very interesting review on the 10/22 TD. I'll look for it, but he tested the rifle one shot at a time for accuracy and disassembled it after each shot. He used the iron sights and took the gun right out of the box. The results were very good. I'll look for it and post if I locate it.
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Post by Taypo » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:26 am

JRG wrote: One thing about Academy Sports, this was my first gun purchase with them. I found it interesting that the salesman carried the gun to the front, kept it in his hands during my paying for it, and then carried it out the front door before handing it to me. I was beginning to think he was going to carry it to my truck for me. ha
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As opposed to Cabelas, where they hand over the gun as soon as the paperwork is done. I was there a couple weeks back, turned a corner in the clothing department and walked right in front of the muzzle of a shotgun belonging to a guy who bought one and decided to play with it while his wife was picking out clothes.


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Post by cyphertext » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:51 am

Taypo wrote:
JRG wrote: One thing about Academy Sports, this was my first gun purchase with them. I found it interesting that the salesman carried the gun to the front, kept it in his hands during my paying for it, and then carried it out the front door before handing it to me. I was beginning to think he was going to carry it to my truck for me. ha
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As opposed to Cabelas, where they hand over the gun as soon as the paperwork is done. I was there a couple weeks back, turned a corner in the clothing department and walked right in front of the muzzle of a shotgun belonging to a guy who bought one and decided to play with it while his wife was picking out clothes.
The Cabelas in Allen has walked the gun to the front with every one of them that I have purchased from them. They use a lot of tape on the boxes too!


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Post by Taypo » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:52 am

cyphertext wrote:
Taypo wrote:
JRG wrote: One thing about Academy Sports, this was my first gun purchase with them. I found it interesting that the salesman carried the gun to the front, kept it in his hands during my paying for it, and then carried it out the front door before handing it to me. I was beginning to think he was going to carry it to my truck for me. ha
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As opposed to Cabelas, where they hand over the gun as soon as the paperwork is done. I was there a couple weeks back, turned a corner in the clothing department and walked right in front of the muzzle of a shotgun belonging to a guy who bought one and decided to play with it while his wife was picking out clothes.
The Cabelas in Allen has walked the gun to the front with every one of them that I have purchased from them. They use a lot of tape on the boxes too!
Not sure how long it's been, but I bought an 870 there at Christmas time last year that they taped and handed over the counter. Combined with this guy, I'd say they're awfully inconsistent on how they're doing business.


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Post by cyphertext » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:59 am

Taypo wrote:
cyphertext wrote:
Taypo wrote:
JRG wrote: One thing about Academy Sports, this was my first gun purchase with them. I found it interesting that the salesman carried the gun to the front, kept it in his hands during my paying for it, and then carried it out the front door before handing it to me. I was beginning to think he was going to carry it to my truck for me. ha
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As opposed to Cabelas, where they hand over the gun as soon as the paperwork is done. I was there a couple weeks back, turned a corner in the clothing department and walked right in front of the muzzle of a shotgun belonging to a guy who bought one and decided to play with it while his wife was picking out clothes.
The Cabelas in Allen has walked the gun to the front with every one of them that I have purchased from them. They use a lot of tape on the boxes too!
Not sure how long it's been, but I bought an 870 there at Christmas time last year that they taped and handed over the counter. Combined with this guy, I'd say they're awfully inconsistent on how they're doing business.
Your experience is more recent than mine... maybe they have changed policy?

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