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Old 10-27-2013, 08:35 AM
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I just got a Henry AR-7 and I shot my first squirrel with it, but it's pretty hard to aim with it. The front sight is pretty bulky and it covers up the entire squirrel if its past about 15 yards. The sight looks like it could be easily taken off and replaced, so does anybody know of a different front sight for it that is smaller? It could be just a head of a pin pretty much, that would actually be perfect. That would be really awesome and make me like the gun even more.

EDIT: If you can't find one, is there any way that I could go about making one somehow?
Old 10-27-2013, 09:18 AM
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Someone posted on another thread that the front site is a standard 3/8" dovetail so there are many replacements to choose from, you don't have to search for anything AR7 specific.
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Sweet! Thanks so much!
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One more question. Will the barrel with this sight on it fit into the stock?

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Old 10-27-2013, 07:07 PM
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Be careful...I believe the sight post and sight mount are plastic. I looked at one of those in a local gunshop...looked cheaply made especially the plastic front sight.
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I did the same, back when I was looking for a takedown-style weapon. The AR-7 was way bulkier than I had thought it would be, while simultaneously managing to be ergonomically aggravating. Trying it and trying the 10/22 Takedown, it was an easy choice. 10/22's a little bigger volume-wise but massively easier to use.
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Did you know that the rear sight can be reversed to change the aperture size? Just pop off the screw holding it and flip it.
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Did you know that the rear sight can be reversed to change the aperture size? Just pop off the screw holding it and flip it.
Really? That's pretty cool.
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I have one that the front sight came so loose you could move it with your fingers. If you bumped it it would knock the sight out of adjustment. I sighted it in and used locktite to keep it from moving.
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I did the same, back when I was looking for a takedown-style weapon. The AR-7 was way bulkier than I had thought it would be, while simultaneously managing to be ergonomically aggravating. Trying it and trying the 10/22 Takedown, it was an easy choice. 10/22's a little bigger volume-wise but massively easier to use.
I found the opposite, I find the AR7 easier. I think its the light weight. Plus my wife and kids liked the AR7, it got my wife interested in shooting so its a win.
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I agree, i found the AR-7 to be a much better option for us. The 10/22 just wouldn't fit into our bug out bags the way I had hoped, while the AR-7 did, plus, the AR-7 had one feature that the 10/22 didn't, it floats. For us that was important, since a fair amount of our bug out route is via water or along a waterway.

As for the sight issue, I found that if I took a file and just was careful, I could file down the size of the front sight and it gave me a much better sight picture.
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Buy a spare site, and a file.........

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Ok, so my sight finally came, and it is a 3/8 dovetail, but it doesn't fit on the barrel. The shape of the bottom is slightly different than the one for the ar-7 and it is too big at the top of the mount so i can't reach it with a file. Any specific ones that you guys know will fit?
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