22lr/22mag revolver

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by ineverFTF, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    I would like to get one soon for small game season and i was looking for opinions. I love rugers but dont wanna spend 500$. I have read good and bad stuff about the less expensive heritage guns. I need help deciding. Other suggestions would be great.
     
  2. KeysKelly

    KeysKelly New Member

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    I would go with a Taurus. You can pick up a new .22 Taurus revolver for around $300. High quality at a low cost.
     
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  3. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    Magnum? Where? What bbl lengths?
     
  4. Josh1158

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    I know you said you didnt wana spend 500 bucks but if you did you could have both. I got this taurus tracker 992 a few weeks ago. It comes with a 22lr cylinder and 22 mag cylinder. They only take a few seconds to switch. I put a good 700 rounds of lr and a100 or so mag threw it last weekend. No probs yet. Its got a 6.5 in barrel and its a solid 3 pounds. Its by far the loudest 22 I ever seen too. I showed it to a few friends who were totaly shocked to hear it was a 22 . Ohh, the blued version is around 400 if yer not the stainless kinda guy.


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  5. Josh1158

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    Heres a shot of it next to my ruger 357 speed six.

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  6. Gonzilla

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    I am very interested in the 22lr/22Mag capability. Accuracy is suspect as the barrel must be formed for the,22 mags larger diameter. Loose tolerances may help accept other shells but does not help promote accuracy.

    I used to own Ruger w two cylinders and it was a 22 Mag gun first,and foremost that incidentally happen to fire 22 LR. People often skip over the .224 diameter like what's a few thousands amongst friends - but when it comes to accuracy - it counts.
     
  7. phildenton

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    Herritage rough rider 22 combo w/ 6.5" barrel. Accurate, around $200 new, and made in usa.
     
  8. orangello

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    What about used models? I picked up my GP100 in .38/.357 for $400 as a display model with a ghost of a ring on the cylinder; it has been a great plinker.
     
  9. KeyboardCowboy

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    I have a 6.5" blued Heritage Rough Rider. Shooting .22Mag is a TON of fun and that little gun is more accurate than I am. I was always very skeptical until I picked one up ($130 w/ Magnum cyl only) I would buy another in a heartbeat. Just my experience but I definitely wouldn't overlook the Rough Riders. =)
     
  10. Intheshop

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    Nice looking revolver there Josh1158!

    I know Taurus's have seen some bad press occasionally,but I've always had very good luck with them.

    How's the action on yours?Is the dbl action slick enough for informal speed work?
     
  11. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    Thanks guys for all the suggestions. I have decided to look around for a used single six convertible.
     
  12. ricepaddydaddy

    ricepaddydaddy New Member

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    I carry a 22 magnum revolver around the farm every day. A 22 magnum revolver gives better ballistics than a 22LR out of a rifle in a much handier package.
    I have two Single Sixes, a 5 & 3/4" and a 6 & 1/2". I also have two Heritage Rough Riders, a 6 & 1/2" and a 3 & 1/2" Birdshead.
    Believe it or not, the long barrel Heritage is more accurate than either Ruger.
    You can spend $300+ on a used Ruger, or less than $200 on a new Heritage. Your call.
    FWIW, the next firearm I purchase will be a Heritage with adjustable sights and 9" barrel.
     
  13. Josh1158

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    The triger is still kinda stiff but yeah I can dump em if I want to. Im thinking about seeing if my lgs can make it more like my ruger speed six.
     
  14. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    The only convertible I own is my H&R 622..............
     

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