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Posted: February 28 2018 at 4:24pm | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Been wanting a 4 3/4" SAA .22LR for quite a while. 15
years in fact when I sold my pristine Colt Frontier Scout
that I got new in '67 and with the box and all documents.
But I couldn't eat a pistol.

However, today with a few extra bucks in my pocket I went
to visit my amigos at one of the three pawn/gun shops in
town. Hanging on a peg was a brand new Heritage Rough
Rider 4 3/4" .22LR single action with a weathered
American flag grip. Oh my patriotic little heart swelled
at the sight of the flag. When they handed it to me to
examine I damn near saluted!

TIGHT cylinder/bolt alignment. Fantastic trigger. And an
American flag grip. How could I resist? I couldn't. And I
turned my nose up at 4 different Ruger new models. I'll
never even touch one again. But the Rough Rider came home
with the ancient sarge.

A quick cleaning and out to the range with cans scattered
all over. 15m, shot 2" high. Aimed under a bit and I had
cans flying all over the place! 35m, and the iron plate
was ringing! When I could control the old man wobble, I
even tagged the plate at 50m about 2 outta 5.

Pistol shootin ain't an issue with my seeing as I'm left
eye dominant and been cocking my head to the right for
ages. Right eye may blur up, but the left's fine n'
dandy! And so's the little popper with THE BEST
colors on it for grips!

Edit:
Tried to do photo but computers suck so it's not gonna
happen

Edited by Old Ranger on February 28 2018 at 4:52pm


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Posted: February 28 2018 at 9:14pm | IP Logged Quote rednekpaul

I have one of those with a .22 LR and a .22 mag cylinder. Inexpensive and fun to shoot. Don`t use the .22 mag much as accuracy goes to hell.
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Posted: March 01 2018 at 6:04am | IP Logged Quote richhodg66

Been contemplating one of those. The Ruger Single Six I have suck for accuracy with .22 LR and I've been told it's because the barrels are made for the .22 WMR, so will always be oversized for the LR. Those Hertitage revolvers are certainly reasonably priced, and I've been hearing pretty good reports about them.

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Posted: March 01 2018 at 8:35am | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Yes sir. Was saving up for a nice .22LR autoloader rifle
but a friend fixed me up with a dandy of one Monday. That
was wonderful , and with pay call being yesterday, I
added a little to my savings and bought this Rough Rider
.22. Had a 6 1/2" .22LR/Mag model a while back but used
it to sweeten a trade. Was wanting another but in 4 3/4"
without the mag cylinder. That's my preferred barrel
length and with Old Glory on the grips I knew I had a
winner. Now I've got a companion pistol to go with my
great rifle. Thank you very much!

This model was $216 out the door. A might higher than a
plain stocked model, but hey, it's great.
6 lands & grooves at 1 in 12" cut just right. A lower
front sight caused higher impact, but I'm quite sure a
faster load would even that out. I was shooting some
Federal bulk loads that are not all that great But
even with that I was tagging cans out to 35m aiming Just
under them. Windage was perfect. Great trigger. Timing
and locking into battery tight & right. And when I can
stand at 50m and hit than red 10" plate with a pistol
then I call that good! I'll sit down at my bench
and shoot some 25m stuff with good ammo and see what it's
capable of with a group.


Edited by Old Ranger on March 01 2018 at 8:36am


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Posted: March 01 2018 at 4:22pm | IP Logged Quote RECURVE

I had 6 inch a long time ago not to accurate glad to here
their better now liked the feel and looks of them and
price any one own the other caliber's?
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Posted: March 05 2018 at 11:08am | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

With crap Federal bulk ammo this weapon continues to
amaze me. Went out yesterday with a handful of the
Federal nasties [heavy powder fouling & leading] just to
pop cans and play. It was like those punk loads were
laser guided. Close in, aim 2" low. 25m, aim 6 o'clock.
50m, aim dead on. Simple.

I'm still overwhelmed by how precise the lock timing is
and the fitment of parts. Remarkable for a $200 pistol.
Academy has em on sale even cheaper with wooden grips.
As fussy as I am about my weapons, and will sell or trade
anything that fails me, but I'm quite sure this little
sweetheart is staying close to this old Ranger. Guess
my granddaughter can have it when I croak!

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Posted: March 05 2018 at 9:18pm | IP Logged Quote M700

Glad you're enjoying!

For a long time now, I've been enjoying a bull-barreled 22 Ruger 22/45 semi-auto. It was inexpensive and has digested thousands of rounds of 22 ammo, varying from high-quality match ammo to bargain basement stuff.

A good 22 handgun is a real pleasure to use. Glad you found one that you enjoy using!

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Posted: March 08 2018 at 10:18am | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Yup, in a .22 I lean towards revolvers as they can
chamber and shoot anything from a BB Cap to LR Stingers
without the worry or the correct load/brand an autoloader
needs to function. And I do shoot BB Caps, CB Caps,
shorts, longs, and long rifle rounds around the place. So
this little fella fits right in. Well balanced and great
pointing qualities with superb accuracy. Happy camper for
sure here! Really handy with my new '60's Marlin
Mod99 autoloader rifle. Quite the pair.

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Posted: March 08 2018 at 11:20am | IP Logged Quote dahlin

We enjoy shooting 22 both my wife and I have Ruger Mark III wife has competion 6" barrel and mine is a Target model with a 6" barrel and have no idea how many round we have shot but it is a lot great guns I also have a smith K22 Master peace very nice revolver but we don't shoot it much I like the automatics. Randy

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