AR-7 rifle review

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

The Next Chapter reviews the AR-7

IMHO, this is an affordable, expendable rifle. When weight and size are critical for packing, it is something that I can carry for use as a last resort, something that may be just barely enough gun to do get me through an unexpected crisis. It will never be my first choice for a kit gun or a survival rifle; it is an alternative.

While it will never be as popular as the versatile Ruger 10/22, the AR-7 does have a following. Only you can decide what would be a good fit for your kit.

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Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Scott Scott on Aug 28, 2012

    I don't understand what some of you are doing. I have never had any problems witht the Charter Arms AR-7 I have. The rifle is dead on accurate and never jams for me. I had a friend give me the one I own because he no longer wanted it. He claimed it would not work for him.

    I disassembled it, cleaned it, and ordered new recoil springs and the guide rod. The rifle works like a dream and I use it for varmits and squirrel hunting.

    This is a good rifle. Would I take back to Afghanistan for another tour? NO! The rifle wasn't made for that. I think some of you watch too much T.V. and expect way too much.

  • Pete Pete on Nov 05, 2012

    Picked one up at gun show for $217 out the door and a scope for $17.00, very happy with my Henry, shoots federal and CCI's no problem. Fits in my bug out bag with 500 round box of ammo, room to spare. It intended for survival not every day shooting, I have another gun for that.