Henry US Survival AR-7 Rifle in Viper… Western… Camo… Weird Name, but it Looks Cool!

Adam Scepaniak
by Adam Scepaniak

The Henry AR-7 rifle is in a category all its own. While countless AR-15 companies are trying to think of new innovative ways to fold something here… collapse this piece… or tear down the whole apparatus more quickly… Henry has always had the true backpack-ready, compact rifle all along.

X-Ray View of a Henry US Survival AR-7 rifle in Matte Black

For some people, your predictable matte black finish just is not that eye-catching or invokes a ton of enthusiasm to open your wallet. To spice things up, Henry has a new color that not only has curb appeal in the appearance, but also the name. The newest offering of the US Survival AR-7 rifle comes in “Viper Western” camouflage.

I am not entirely sure where the origins of Viper Western come from?… Is it a region of the US?… Are snakes prevalent?… Should we bring along one of Henry’s .410 gauge lever-actions with some buckshot?… Regardless, it has a matte finish that would blend in well into a western landscape dotted with sagebrush, or a generally more arid environment.

Henry US Survival AR-7 Viper Western .22 Long Rifle

A simple rundown of specs goes like this:

  • Two 8-Round Magazines
  • 16.125″ Barrel w/ 1:16″ Twist Rate
  • Blade Front Sight w/ Peep Rear
  • 35″ Overall Length w/ 14″ Length-of-Pull
  • Removable, Rubber Buttplate (To access storage compartments)
  • 3/8″ Grooved Receiver to Add Optics
  • 3 1/2 Lbs Total Weight

This rifle comes in at an MSRP of $350 which is the same as their only other camo offering: True Timber-Kanati.

Side note: Whoever is coming up with the names of these camo schemes at Henry deserves a raise!

Adam Scepaniak
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  • Tassiebush Tassiebush on Jun 08, 2017

    I'd like to see something along the same lines but in a bolt action like the AR5 so some flatter shooting light weight rounds could be added to the lineup. Stuff like .22mag, .17hmr .17wsm, .22hornet, .17hornet etc. It'd be more versatile and reliable. The .17 cal chamberings weigh much the same per round as .22lr for much better performance anyway.

  • BeoBear BeoBear on Jun 20, 2017

    Supposedly Henry tweaked their version and it operates much better than the previous versions. I absolutely love Henry rifles and I've always loved the AR7 concept but ever since the Ruger 10/22 Take Down was released it's no contest. Sure the AR7 pops into it's cool little floating stock and is super compact but the 10/22 TD is way more reliable, exponentially more accurate and way more durable, it would be almost negligent to choose the AR7 for survival. It wouldn't be hard to make the TD float if that's a must have and with the new Magpul X-22 Backpacker stock it's pretty darn compact.

    All that said, I would still like to have one of the new AR7's but for survival/backpack use I'll take my TD every single time.