.22 rough rider?

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by onewhosees, May 25, 2011.

  1. onewhosees

    onewhosees New Member

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    Well im looking into .22 revolvers for a woods and brush gun to carry around and plink coons and armadillos, and kill snakes. This would be my first handgun ( i don't have the Money for a single six) so my question is would this be an ideal low cost gun? the other option i as looking at on gun-broker was A H&R 930? I would be happy with like 5 years of service out of this gun. so is a rough rider good for what im looking for? or do i need to go for a higher caliber or a different gun? (keep it low cost like 200 dollars max)
     
  2. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry to say I don't think much of the Heritage Rough Riders. I'm not impressed with their materials & design and have had to fix too many in the past. Is there ANY way you could afford to look around for a slightly used Ruger Single Six? I'd recommend you save money while looking for a used Single Six as it's hard to hurt them. Try gunbroker.com for used Single Sixes.
     

  3. freefall

    freefall New Member

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  4. onewhosees

    onewhosees New Member

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    I found a H&R for 150 so im thinking of it i guess checking Pawn shops would be a way i could find one? but man EVERY single six is Outrageous i know its a good gun but i don't want to carry something ill cry if it gets scratched. Does taurus or anyone else make a fairly priced .22 revolver?
     
  5. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    For 22 revolvers, I would have to say wait, keep saving, and keep your eyes open for a used Ruger. My experience with pawn shops is that the asking price means nothing, show them the cash and the price drops fast.
     
  6. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    Taurus does make a nice .22 revolver, I heart my stainless 4" model 94. It's light, handy, a joy to carry. But they're not cheap. Only compared to a Smith or a Diamondback.:eek: (I long for a .22 Diamondback.) Colt that is, i think there is a pos called Diamondback being made nowadays.
     
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  7. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    The .22 is enough caliber for what you plan on doing.
     
  8. pioneer461

    pioneer461 New Member

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    Had a Rough Rider.

    Hated it.

    Customer service would not make it right.

    Dumped it in a trade.

    Spend a bit more and go for quality. You won't regret it.
     
  9. Bobjr59

    Bobjr59 New Member

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    I just won a Llama on auction for 225.00. it's a Comanche II .22 Magnum DA Revolver with a 6" Barrel I'm looking to get a El paso Saddlery Flap Holster for it
     
  10. wmille01

    wmille01 New Member

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    I've never had to shoot an armadillo but koons and muskrats yes, I found that it took more rounds from a 22 pistol (Ruger Mk III) took about 15 rounds. As where out of my Colt m4 22 lr it only took about 6 or 7 rounds. Me personally for critters I prefer a small rifle that is compacts for wood carry, the pistol I do carry is a Taurus model 66. I have heard good things about the H&R 930 never shot one myself. Just throwing my 1.5 cents...