Heritage Rough Rider .22


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Feb 23, 2008
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If he won't shoot it very often it'll be ok. My father has one that's about two years old that feels like it's falling apart. It had a nice and tight lockup on it new but it's gotten pretty loose over just that little bit of time. I'd save up a little and buy a used (for even new) Ruger Single Six as that'll last longer than him and he'd be able to pass it to his kids.


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Mar 28, 2008
Dad picked up one of them 22s last year..or was it early this year, same place too, Academy. He likes it. It's a fun plinking gun and for $150, if it wears out, well, it's just $150. (I don't mean to sound flippant about the price but for me it's what I'd consider an inexpensive learning tool and starter). The gun came with the 22lr cylinder and a 22mag cylinder. I shot both cylinders one range day a few months ago and it was real easy shooting. I got tired of loading but, eh. Dad and I had a shoot out between it and our Ruger 22/45. The result was, Dad and I both need more range time with ANY gun


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A very good friend of bought a Taurus 9 shot .22LR revolver a few years ago. It's a tack driver even though it never really gets cleaned. It's not $150 new, but I think they are a little over $200. There is no telling how many thousands of rounds are through it, and it still nice and tight.


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May 28, 2008
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I say spend a little more and buy something higher quality that will last a lifetime. The Taurus in blued steel goes about 350-375 and not much more in stainless.

The Ruger goes a little higher, and a Smith in .22 goes about 450.

Good luck and remember , you get what you pay for.

{I go through about 1,000 rounds of .22lr in a week, it is fun and cheap}


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Sep 28, 2008
i bought a taurus model 94 .22 revolver and it is a very nice firearm. very tight, about as accurate as u can expect, easy to use, fun to shoot. only complaint is the rediculously hard DA trigger. it soften over time and with some dry firing ( on spent round or snap caps). id say it is a very good starter gun. Heck im no beginner and i still love it. i got mine for about $300 but u can get it cheaper at gun shows and even cheaper if u get the blued version.
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