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Old 06-07-2012, 04:59 AM   #1
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I was looking at one of there revolvers down at my local gun store, looked pretty nice single action 22lr comes with a 22 mag cylinder has the old school peace maker sights. All for a little less then $200 I was looking at it for trapping season and just plinking.

Do any of you guys have any experience with them? also how are the finish because it will get wet and muddy it will get cleaned regularly but I don't want to get a gun that will turn to rust after a few days.

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Old 06-07-2012, 05:51 AM   #2
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I just picked up a Heritage Rough Rider 22lr/22mag for $149.00. Its a nice piece but it has a grooved rear sight and a fixed front sight. It shoot left of center, so I was looking into having an adjustable rear sight put on it. The way it is now, it's not fun to shoot.

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Do yourself a favor and buy a Ruger. I've owned two Heritage. Both I bought because they were real cheap and re-sold. I've had my Ruger for 39 years.

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Do yourself a favor and buy a Ruger. I've owned two Heritage. Both I bought because they were real cheap and re-sold. I've had my Ruger for 39 years.
Agree because i've had at least 4 - all gone now-----
Get a used Ruger - not a new heritage
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I bought on of the heritages for 199 dollars at academy, which was a huge discount. Came in the box, two cylinders, etc. Made in America, well made and all. i was so happy.

But - upon firing the gun, the gate would fly open or bounce and close. The cartridges, fired or new, would slip out of the cylinder just far enough to hit the gate and hault cylinder rotation.

We took it back to the store and the gent noticed the magnum cylinder was in. He thought that was the problem.... ? No work was done on it.
We fired it again and the bounce was still there, the hang up was not.

The sights are fixed and never were aligned right. I don't know how to align them.

So the gun is what it is - a cheap plinker.

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That wud be like putting a new steering wheel on a car with a bad front end
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They have models with adjustable sights installed. I had one of the fixed sight ones though, i loved it, traded it for a 12ga mossberg, want another herritage, was very accurate and never had any problems

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I don't buy ruger firearms, is there another company that makes a better single action 22 that won't break the bank?

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There are Colt single actions still around, they are good but you would have to find one.

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I just picked up a Heritage Rough Rider 22lr/22mag for $149.00. Its a nice piece but it has a grooved rear sight and a fixed front sight. It shoot left of center, so I was looking into having an adjustable rear sight put on it. The way it is now, it's not fun to shoot.
Put it in a vise and bend the front sight. That is what the "cowboys" did.
Problem solved. Now go out and enjoy the gun. I purchased one 2 years ago and have put over 50,000 rounds through it. (About 500 a week). Had to bend the front sight and grind it down a little, but it shoots just fine now. It is what it is, good cheap fun!
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