Good Deal? Heritage Rough Rider .22 $99


April 29, 2007, 04:42 AM

Brand new, $99. Doesn't seem like a bad deal to me. Anyways, does it shoot good?

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Apple a Day
April 29, 2007, 07:30 AM
wrong forum. Try revolvers for a better fit.

April 29, 2007, 07:53 AM
Some people like them. A Ruger Single Six would be a significant improvement over the Heritage. From your list, I would think you should be learning something about quality. Get what you can afford, but be safe and shoot.

Mr White
April 29, 2007, 08:49 AM
I bought a used one a few months back. Had nothing but problems with it. Of a cylinder of six, I'd get about 2-3 good shots and 3-4 FTFs. The second time around I might get 1 or 2 of the original FTFs to fire. Took it back to the shop twice and he couldn't fix it. Finally had him give my $$$ back and went elsewhere and bought a Single Six.

The quality difference between the two is like night and day. Not even close. But for you, you could buy 3 Rough Riders for the cost of a Ruger.

Larry Ashcraft
April 29, 2007, 10:16 AM
I've seen them in shops, but not handled one. "Rough" in the name seems to fit right in with what I've seen.

I'm moving this to revolvers where you may get more information.

April 29, 2007, 07:49 PM
I've heard nothing but good about them.

Perhaps a step below the Rugers -- perhaps not. Well worth the price, I'd say...

I also like their birdshead grip and .32Mag models.

April 29, 2007, 08:11 PM
Not the most refined six gun on the market by any means, but for $99 it would seem hard to go too far wrong. A single six is a nicer gun but you could plan on spending over 3 times as much to get one in new condition.

I've heard good things about Buds and I'm sure they'd make it right if you got a lemon.

Go get it!

April 29, 2007, 08:23 PM
The Heritage Rough Rider is like the Taurus Model 94 (both 22s): People either love 'em or hate 'em.

I have owned both at one time or another. I loved the Rough Rider, hated the Taurus. Just my experience. I really wish I hadn't sold the Heritage. Even worse, I traded it for the lemon Taurus 94 :banghead: . I have since made right ... got rid of the Taurus, now I own a S&W K-22 :) . But I still miss that Rough Rider. There was nothing wrong with it, considering the price I paid ($150 incl sales tax for a NIB combo 22LR/22Mag). Yeah, the finish was pretty crude, the SA pull was gritty and stiff, and the ejector rod housing screw had to be tightened every 500 rounds. But it was a gun that was fun, extremely accurate (easily as good as a friend's Single Six), reliable, and affordable. Tough to beat that in my book!

April 30, 2007, 05:38 AM
I have a Heritage Rough Rider, the 6.5" barrel with both the .22lr and .22mag cylinders.

I have shot only a few magnums thru it ..... Ive shot more .22lr but still not a whole bunch.

I have never had a problem with mine and I bought mine used....great little plinkers.

April 30, 2007, 09:36 AM
Seem em never handled one. Bought a cheap 22 revolver once to carry in a canoe. the cylinder gap was so wide it would deafen you to shoot it without muffs.
I would take a feeler gage see what the gap between the barrel and cylinder was, go read the "revolver" check list posted here on this siter, then decide.
I sold my cheapo and take my SIngle Six along now. it's loud but nothing like a the other.

Joe Demko
April 30, 2007, 10:01 AM
Shot one a friend brought to the range. Accuracy with the bulk ammo he had was pretty dismal. Trigger wasn't good. OTOH, it wasn't spitting lead or anything like that. For $99 I guess it'd do okay, though for that same price you could pick up a used H&R/NEF revolver in most of the gunshops around here.

Gaucho Gringo
April 30, 2007, 07:44 PM
Where I live a used NEF/H&R can't be found for less than $175.00, used Rugers start at $300.00.

April 30, 2007, 10:22 PM
$99 is a pretty fair deal for this gun. Our local store has the .22lr only version for $109 on sale pretty regularly, but never <$100.
I have a 5-1/2" convertible that I paid $140 for. Not the prettiest gun, but very functional. Good plinking accuracy. Magnums and HS LRs shoot to the same POA.
As for a Rough Rider to Single Six comparison, the newer Single Sixes aren't near as nicely finished as those from several years back, and the grips fit poorly. They are not, IMHO, worth 2-1/2 times the price of a Rough Rider.

April 30, 2007, 10:30 PM
Where I live a used NEF/H&R can't be found for less than $175.00, used Rugers start at $300.00.

Man, I wish that were true here in MN. I've been looking for a used H&R for months and can't find one under $175 (I won't buy on the net).

I got the Heritage Single Six replica with the laminate grips. It shoots great. Maybe 500 or so rounds of .22lr through it and less than 50 rounds of mag. No problems.

$99 for that gun is a good deal, if you ask me. I paid a little more than that.

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