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An Armalite AR-7 Explorer, showing the way it breaks down . Nice light weight and very accurate.
 

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Nice! I have always thought about getting an AR-7, but never have gotten around to it. BTW, nice Taurus firearms you have there as well! How are you liking your Judge?
 

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I had a Charter Arms AR-7, I sold it 25 years ago, regret it. Been thinking about getting a similar rifle.
 

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Very cool. I didn't know you could store two pistols in the butt stock, too. :laugh:

LMAO!! Good one!

What I like about is it (AR7) fits right in our little range bag, along with 1000 to 1500 rnds of .22lr and loads of .45lc, quite a few boxes of .410, plus ear protection and binoculars. If the pistol range is busy we just take the AR over to the rifle side. I think my wife could take your eye out at 50-75 yds.:evil:

All are very fun to shoot but by far my favorite is my Judge. Ammo isn't cheap, but I figure it's going for a good cause, after all we live close to a casino.......I always win at the range:)
 

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I've owned 2. Sold the last one I had to my SIL who wanted it. I originally bought one to carry on the motorcycle on camping/small game hunting trips. Don't do that much anymore, though I still ride my bikes. The gun was okay, about 2" at 50 yards accurate, about the least accurate .22 rifle I've ever owned, but the trigger sucks on 'em and is not easily fixed. I have an Explorer 2 pistol with 6 and 8" barrels that was built on the AR7 action. It's trigger isn't very good, either, but I can shoot it and it's reliable. With a 10" .22 match TC Contender barrel, my Ruger Mk 2, my new SR22, and my Rossi revolver, I never shoot that Explorer 2. Just bought it because it was 70 bucks new with 2 barrels.

The AR7 is a good gun for boaters as it floats even assembled and it'll store about anywhere. It's also light enough to carry while back packing. It's a specialty gun, but it does that specialty rather well.
 
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Oh, BTW, mine were both Charter Arms guns as is the Explorer. Here's how I had the one I sold my SIL set up. I took the scope off it as I like that scope, sold him the rest. I tacticooled it just for fun.

 
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Oh, BTW, mine were both Charter Arms guns as is the Explorer. Here's how I had the one I sold my SIL set up. I took the scope off it as I like that scope, sold him the rest. I tacticooled it just for fun.


How many rounds does that mag hold? 30? That looks like fun. We only have the original 7 or 8 rnds and seem to be having a hard time finding extras not to mention anything larger. Actually, I haven't tried real hard. I think my wife said she bought it back in the 70's.
 

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That one was 15 rounds with a large spring taking up a good part of the magazine. I had to bend on the front part, the "ramp" to get it to feed reliably. I had 25 round Ramline mags back in the day, worked fine for a while, but were plastic and kinda fell apart. They were bent banana style to feed properly.

There used to be a lot of AR7 aftermarket out there, but not so much anymore.
 

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BTW, at the gun show where I bought my SR22 last month, they had an AR7 at one table for $230. I don't know that this price is typical now days, but I didn't pay much over 100 for my first one back in the 70s and I gave 70 bucks for the one above from a friend used. I was sorta shocked at the price of that new one, though it has some more streamlining now days and this one was all camoed, kinda looked cool. I think Henry Repeating Arms markets the AR7 now days.
 

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I would buy a AR-7 but my Buck Mark is accurate to 50 yards and further. So I rely on it to be my survival gun plus my little 10/22. I'd love the new break down 10/22 thats a great gun.
 

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That one was 15 rounds with a large spring taking up a good part of the magazine. I had to bend on the front part, the "ramp" to get it to feed reliably. I had 25 round Ramline mags back in the day, worked fine for a while, but were plastic and kinda fell apart. They were bent banana style to feed properly.

There used to be a lot of AR7 aftermarket out there, but not so much anymore.

Thanks for the info. There is going to be a gun show close to us on May 5th, I'm looking forward to going. At this point I'd be happy with the original style, or something that would interchange.
 
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