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KY Fried Hiker
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I just bought a Henry survival rifle, but there are no attachment points for a sling. I would like to make one out of paracord, but I really dont know how. Can anyone help me out? I thought about wrapping paracord around the hand grip, braiding it to the desired length, and then tying it off to the barrel. Would that work?
 

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Yea that would work just fine. I personally would not fashion nothing too fancy for that rifle. mainly because its more of a survival type of weapon. Maybe braid it to have more on the rifle for comfort. Besides the more Para cord around is a better thing for me. One can never have too much para cord sitting around. I hope this helps!
 

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Check on the web for a "shotgun sling"-a running noose that attaches at the wrist of the stock with a loop that slides over the barrel.
When you see an illustration of one, you'll have the idea.
(Expensive shotguns don't have sling swivel attachment points.)
 

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I looked for a long time at buying the henry survival rifle. How do you like it? I've heard and read a lot about it being picky about ammo, something that could prove problematic if shtf. Is this the case in your experience?
 

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I looked for a long time at buying the henry survival rifle. How do you like it? I've heard and read a lot about it being picky about ammo, something that could prove problematic if shtf. Is this the case in your experience?
I have not had the chance to shoot it yet, but when I do, I post a review of it. I read A LOT of info and articles on the web about this rifle before I bought it. Most people that actually owned one really seemed to like it, but some of them did mention ammo feeding problems when using lower-velocity bullets. I read two test/reviews that said the best ammo to use was the CCI ammo. Some of these reviews were from people who fed 1000+ rounds through their rifle with no problems at all.

I really wanted a small .22 that would fit easily into my kayak or jon boat, or into my hiking/hunting pack. The henry survival rifle seemed to fit that bill, and at only 2.5lbs, it doesn't add much weight.
 

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I have one and haven't had a problem with jamming using a high velocity ammo. I haven't put a lot of rounds through it though. If you put a sling on it you would probably have to take it off to put everything in the butt of the rifle. On second thought what wch said would be a good idea.
 

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I looked for a long time at buying the henry survival rifle. How do you like it? I've heard and read a lot about it being picky about ammo, something that could prove problematic if shtf. Is this the case in your experience?
The new ones arnt picky with ammo.. they are not bad for what they are but they arnt the best eather..
 

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That barrel nut attach point is a weak point in the design. You can bend it if you put too much stress on a sling on the barrel. If you so much as sit down hard with it slung and it pulls on the sling, you'll be cussing. Better to do a single attach point with a swivel screwed into the left side of the stock wrist. Uncle Mikes makes barrel and mag tube attach swivels, though, if you insist on a barrel attach. They're on Ebay all the time.

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KY Fried Hiker
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I haven't made the sling yet, but I have shot the rifle.

Here is my review. The rifle packs up nicely, is light, and I haven't had any problems with it jamming using CCI hollow points. It seems to shoot very accurately after I got the small scope I bought for it sighted in.

The only things I could say negative about this gun are it's lack of a sling or sling attachment points, and the fact that the rifle is so light, it makes it more difficult to aim until you get used to it.

All in all, I am very pleased with the gun, and I can't wait for the next squirrel season to do some hunting with it.

I will be making the sling sometime this week, and I'll try to post a pic of it soon.
 

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I haven't made the sling yet, but I have shot the rifle.

Here is my review. The rifle packs up nicely, is light, and I haven't had any problems with it jamming using CCI hollow points. It seems to shoot very accurately after I got the small scope I bought for it sighted in.

The only things I could say negative about this gun are it's lack of a sling or sling attachment points, and the fact that the rifle is so light, it makes it more difficult to aim until you get used to it.

All in all, I am very pleased with the gun, and I can't wait for the next squirrel season to do some hunting with it.

I will be making the sling sometime this week, and I'll try to post a pic of it soon.
That's good to hear, man.

I've also been looking into getting one to stick in my BOB sometime this year maybe.

Do you have the new one, with the gray-er stock and orange inside? I believe the old ones were called the "Henry U.S. Survial Rifle", and the new ones are the "Henry U.S. Survial AR-7"--at least officially, in the catalog. And from what I've heard, they're much better than Henry's previous model.
 

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KY Fried Hiker
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That's good to hear, man.

I've also been looking into getting one to stick in my BOB sometime this year maybe.

Do you have the new one, with the gray-er stock and orange inside? I believe the old ones were called the "Henry U.S. Survial Rifle", and the new ones are the "Henry U.S. Survial AR-7"--at least officially, in the catalog. And from what I've heard, they're much better than Henry's previous model.
I hope you are right, because mine is the new modle with the orange on the inside.:thumb:
 

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I had the wild idea one day to wrap my Henry Survival stock with paracord. So, prior to wrapping the cord, I ran a double length of cord to the end and taped it down. As I started wrapping from front to rear I covered this double length and when I got to the end, I had a nice secure loop that probably could be used for a single point sling if needed. I used a 50' spool of paracord. Here's a pic...

 
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