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Old 08-14-2011, 05:01 PM
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Been wanting a Heritage 22/22mag. I see em for under 200$ and 22 is cheap to shoot, and 22mag aint too awful for defense if needed. I just see this gun as hella versatile and for the price i think i want one.

My question is how are the Heritage's?
Old 08-14-2011, 05:36 PM
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Been wanting a Heritage 22/22mag. I see em for under 200$ and 22 is cheap to shoot, and 22mag aint too awful for defense if needed. I just see this gun as hella versatile and for the price i think i want one.

My question is how are the Heritage's?
I looked at 22/22mags for a while also. Here is what I figured out about the Heritage Rough Rider 22. 22mag. It will go bang when you pull the trigger (unless you get a dud .22lr which sometimes happens). I mean really that is all you are looking for at a firearm in this price-range. Well that and decent accuracy. The accuracy on these range from good to decent. Ammo and cylinder may impact that.

The firearm is decent for $200 but it is no frills. Finish is uneven at times and a little sloppy, but it shoots. You can see the weld lines and sometimes the blade is off-center. So check out the one you are thinking of buying really good.

There is a hammer block safety and the standard "one click" of the trigger safety. The hammer block safety will allow you to keep 6 rounds in if you carry the firearm loaded. Also it will help when you are loading/unloading since you have to have the hammer at half-cock to spin the cylinder.

Changing cylinders is easy. Just remove the cylinder release pin and switch it out.

But really, it is a single action revolver. Not much can go really wrong. Resale on these is awful. You can get used ones for about $100-$150.

I considered these also but decided on a Ruger single-six. More than 2x the cost. But it had a lot better trigger, finish, better resale and overall quality. Something I would be more proud to hand down.
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Old 08-14-2011, 06:00 PM
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Spend the extra and get a Ruger. It will be around longer than you.
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i figure the heritage would do for an "O crap" weapon. but will look into the ruger. thanx.
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i figure the heritage would do for an "O crap" weapon. but will look into the ruger. thanx.
Yea take a look at both of them. You can tell immediately the difference in quality. But then you just have to decide if that extra is worth the money for you.
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I have one, they are decent. Ruger makes a better .22 revolver.
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Spend the extra 80 dollars and walther P22. I looked at these because of the price, then I thought reloads will be slow even if you practice alot. It would be much easier to change a mag. And even if you figure you are good, cylinders are expensive and how many are you going to buy? At first glance these are great but I'd rather have a good semi auto. If your not convienced then see if you can buy a used one on the cheap! JMHO.
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I bought a 6.5" Heritage years ago, and still use it as a farm gun. Liked it so much I bought a 3.5" Birdshead model, it fits nicely in the back pocket of my jeans when I'm working around the property.
I don't have to worry about either one getting knocked around or wet in the rain like I do with my Rugers (Single Six and MkIII).
But the best deal going is their center fire models. They import the parts from Pietta in Italy and assemble them in Miami. They are hand fitted and well tuned, heck John Taffin says they're ok. I've got one in 45 Colt, they make 357 magnums as well.
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I had one with a weather resistant coating and adjustable sights cost me 240. And i liked it. Shot good and acc. I shot cci valocitors in the 22 and cci gold dot hp in the magnum and they was as acc as you would want i killed game with it. It was a little stiff but for the money id get anouther one before any other. That and it was only a six shot.
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Spend the extra 80 dollars and walther P22. I looked at these because of the price, then I thought reloads will be slow even if you practice alot. It would be much easier to change a mag. And even if you figure you are good, cylinders are expensive and how many are you going to buy? At first glance these are great but I'd rather have a good semi auto. If your not convienced then see if you can buy a used one on the cheap! JMHO.
But you can't shoot .22lr, short and .22mags out of the Walther.

The two cylinders come with the heritage .22/.22mag (unless you buy used, then sometimes there is only one). Though they aren't used for reloading or anything. But personally, I don't think the point of a single action is fast reloads.
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I dont want it for fast reloads. Just to take as a backpack gun hiking. And maybe kill rabbit or squirrel. And if absolutely necessary i can use it to "deter" 2 legged varmits too. And i can use it to start teaching my fiancee how to shoot a pistol. For the price i like it i think. I can always get a ruger later. =)
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Love mine.... teach the kids how to shoot on it.... super accurate
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I dont want it for fast reloads. Just to take as a backpack gun hiking. And maybe kill rabbit or squirrel. And if absolutely necessary i can use it to "deter" 2 legged varmits too. And i can use it to start teaching my fiancee how to shoot a pistol. For the price i like it i think. I can always get a ruger later. =)
then its settled....you got one yet
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As said, it's a cheaply made, and priced accordingly revolver. Mine puts holes where I point it. Any time you ask about cheaper pistols you will get the "save up and buy a Ruger, S&W, etc.." If you want a cheap gun that will do what you ask, get the Heritage. I like mine, my daughter loves to shoot it, and I'm not worried about messing up the finish on my single six.
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got it on the way. will pick her up next saturday. got the 9 shot for 235$ which including all taxes and no shipping charge on it.
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Is there a Heritage Manufacturing forum out there? I've searched but I can't find one.

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Here is one that is as close to a manufactures forum as your going to get:

http://www.gunslingerforum.com/index.php

Nice people there although not real active....

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Funny, I bought one new for under $200 for my father in law for varmints out at his house as he only had a .357. They are moving and he just gave it back to me because he never used it and they are moving down the street from us in the city. I've only heard good things about them. They have a model with fiber optic front sight and adjustable rear sights for a few more bucks than the one with fixed sights.
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you could always try rimfirecentral.com
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I have one and love it. Goes bang every time(wet or dry), super accurate, light. I have shot numerous grouse with mine over the past few years.

I actually just grabbed a second one at Cabelas on sale last week just to have a spare (trying to double up on as many guns as possible)
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