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Heritage Rough rider .22 revolver
Posted 16 February 2010 - 06:10 PM
looking on the net I ran across the heritage rr .22 lr/mag combo at low cost. Has anyone had experence with these revolvers?
Posted 16 February 2010 - 06:16 PM
Posted 16 February 2010 - 07:12 PM
Posted 16 February 2010 - 07:40 PM
There wasn't much of a breeze that day and we were the only ones there so I decided to try this more as a lark than anything. I had never tried shooting a handgun at such a distance, before but had surprised myself by doing pretty well with it at 50 yards. I loaded up the cylinder with WMR rounds and took aim at the center of the target. When I checked the target, lo and behold, I had actually put two on paper (circled in green) and figured that maybe it wasn't that crazy an idea, after all. Loaded up again and aimed higher and more to the left but overcompensated - only got one on paper that time (purple circle.) This helped me dial in my aim better and the four yellow circles show the results of the third cylinder full. I don't consider myself to be an exceptional shot, at all and am certain that my Rough Rider is capable of better in more skilled hands. Even I could probably do better if I spent more time on it. One more thing - you might notice the clean, round holes - no keyholing even at 100 yards. In fact, the 40 grain Winchester Super X JHPs I was shooting not only cleanly passed through the target but also passed through the plywood that the target was taped up on and made nice 'thuds' with little clouds of dust when they hit the dirt berm behind the target stand.
My advice is that if you are looking for an 'heirloom' then maybe the Ruger would suit you better. If you are looking for a fun plinker and utilitarian shooter, give the Heritage a try and spend the extra money you would have spent on a Ruger on ammo, instead.
Edited by JAB, 16 February 2010 - 09:26 PM.
Posted 16 February 2010 - 08:18 PM
Posted 16 February 2010 - 10:08 PM