Is this rifle objectively the easiest to hide? Well the Henry US Survival AR-7 is certainly compact, but we’re not sure if it is absolutely the best for hiding in a tree nook or… concealed rifle carry. Modeled on a firearm that is already close to 60 years old, the survival version of AR-7 weighs a mere 3.5 pounds and can be dissembled entirely into a storage compartment in the weapon’s stock. It is light enough and small enough to be stored in a backpack, and is impact and water resistant. If that sounds too good to be true, then you’ll be amazed to hear that the rifle can be assembled without tools in just a few seconds. Simply attach the receiver to the stock, insert the barrel, and screw on a retaining nut.
Of course, as a survival rifle some have questioned the capability of .22 LR. Keep in mind that while bears and mountain lions tend to show up the most in our imaginations, they are not the biggest threats in the wild. A survival rifle is meant to be lightweight, durable, and accurate enough to take small game. In these respects, the survival AR-7 has a good reputation. In this video, Matt from DemolitionRanch gives an overview of the rifle and what it can do.
Also, we get to finally meet Dr. Matt’s elusive better half.