yrs ago I saw a .22 cal rifle. It was a very small ( maybe youth model) semi-auto. It broke down and everything went into the stock. it also floated. I can't remember the name of it. I was hoping some of you gun guru's could help me out wit h a name and maybe a pic or 2. My wife is looking for a light weight .22 she can shoot. I thought of this one, but can't remember the name. I saw it when I was a kid so its been around for about 25 yrs. THANKS for any help
actually Billy my wife found a pic of the rifle I was looking for. and ya thats the one. only when I saw it, it was called a Charter arms ar7 explorer. just found out that Henry bought the patten for it in the 80's. thanks for the help dude. nice pic also
The new Henry version of the Survival Rifle is better than the others - they's had at least four different owners/names, as I can recall.
The real weak point was the magazine - Henry really improved it - I believe they also smoothed the action.
The older ones worked better with hotter ammo, like CCI Minimags and Stingers. The lower-speed ammo would hang up.
My buddy has the Charter rifle and their 'Explorer' pistol version - both are okay shooters.
Ruger made (and maybe still make?) a folding stock/barrel version of the 10-22 - or maybe it was another vendor making the system? That would be a sweet pack gun!
If weight is an issue, look for the classic old Remington Nylon 66 - very light and handy, and very good and reliable shooters.
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FS00008 the reason shes wanting one is because of the weight. She has shot a model 60 and my old model 39A, but because of her size and strength she has a real problem with them. She is a new shooter ( man did I create a monster ), but she really enjoys shooting. As soon as I found out she likes shooting .22's. I started putting differant models in her hands. even the new lightweight syn.'s ( new Mossberg and marlin's) were a weight and length prob. for her. the one that fits her best is a Cricket, but it only comes in a single shot. The Henry was closest in size and weight in an auto. I think theres a "neato" factor involved also, because of the way it looks.
BigDog the 66 was my 1st thought as well. most reliable .22 auto I have ever seen. Hard to find one these days. There is a new model 76 out now. same design. But still very hard for me to find. I'm going to try and see if I can get her and one together at the next gun show.
I need to retract something the nylon 76 isn't new. I went to Remingtons website and didn't find much on them or the 66's. The 76 is new to me.
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