Originally Posted by 44fred
Don't know why I keep seeing people write about the AR-7 being waterproof.
It is not waterproof! Yes it will float if dropped in the lake but water will make its way inside. Water resistant enough for most though.
Originally Posted by surplus-addict
It's water RESISTANT. It WILL take on water, but it won't sink. But it'll be rusty if you don't get to it quick or coat it in a rust preventative ahead of time.
I don't own a AR-7 so when I wrote it was waterproof I was going off the literature from the Henry website. If your stock is not waterproof you may want to contact Henry and let them know it is defective.