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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:39 pm 
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Does anyone here have any experience with these rimfire rifles? What's your opinion?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:43 pm 
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I find the stock of the Henry to be a bit bulky. The grip is pretty big as it needs to hold the barrel when stored in the stock, likely not good for smaller hands. It is a fun gun to shoot, it's compact size makes it easy to throw in a backpack. I haven't done much target shooting with mine, mostly plinking, so can't comment on accuracy. There was a good thread on CGN about them recently, likely lots of info there.
The best thing I can say about it is that it is a Henry. I dropped mine a few years ago and cracked the stock. I called them recently and they sent me a new stock for free, only question they asked was what colour. Henry has the best customer service of any company I have ever dealt with.

Haven't handled a Badger, but it looks like a neat little gun. If I ever come across a good deal on a used one, I may pick one up.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:43 am 
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TriggerHappy416 wrote:
Does anyone here have any experience with these rimfire rifles? What's your opinion?
I 've had my Little Badger for almost 4 yrs and it's a fun compact rifle to plink with. If you are okay with a single shot, single load gun, then you might give it a try. It's fairly inexpensive as I purchased mine brand new at just under $200.00 including tax. If you are looking for a target rifle, this will disappoint you. My best 5 shot group{bench rested} at 16 yards was about an inch. Out to 25 yards, the groups expand to about an inch and a half. It's about 31 inches, fully expanded and 16 inches folded, so it's great for backpacks. The trigger pull impressed me when I first bought it. It's quite light {probably around 4 pounds} and responsive. The rifle is also light in weight. I find the Federal Champs and CCI round nose works the best in this little survival gun. The Remington's & Winchester's didn't do as well.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:51 pm 
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I had a chance to shoot the AR 7. It seems like it was originally made for a left handed shooter since the magazine disconnect is on the left side and the stock meets the receiver at a position that would benefit a left cheek weld. Trigger is a bit heavy, but should get lighter with usage (or a tune). Overall it's a nifty rifle and pretty darn accurate.

I wonder why the Chiappa Little Badger is not as accurate. I've handled one, but never shot it. The single shot mechanism locks quite solidly. The only downside is ergonomics-the grip for the trigger hand sucks and it's awkward to hold. The rear sight can also use an improvement. Is it actually a combination of the less than ideal grip and iron sights that's contributing to the accuracy or the the barrel/breech locking mechanism?

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I think the aspect of not having a proper grip really impacts the accuracy. I had someone manufacture a special picatinny rail and block that would fit specifically onto the area behind the trigger guard. I've put a foldable grip onto the picatinny rail and it's improved my group sizes. Moreover, my vision is not the best using the provided peep sights so I added a scope.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:51 pm 
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Never had either of those... but two guys I knew had the older AR7. It seemed like a good idea... but the execution left a bit to desired. The were "pop-can" accurate, and not all that reliable.

From what I gather, the new Henry are supposed to be quite reliable.

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If I was looking for something light to carry (in 22lr) I'd probably go for a Ruger take-down or a Marlin Papoose

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