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Old March 13th, 2020, 07:05 PM   #1
 
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16” Wrangler?

On Youtube I see a bunch of reviews of the 16” Rough Rider - I have a hunch there’ll be a 16” Wrangler at some point. That kinda sounds fun...



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I am thinking about getting the H R-R 16" myself.
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On Youtube I see a bunch of reviews of the 16” Rough Rider - I have a hunch there’ll be a 16” Wrangler at some point. That kinda sounds fun...
Man I like that idea! Something like the new Heritage Rancher. Of course the best format would be the Single Six with dual cyls and adj sights.
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I have a 16 inch Heritage with the fiver optic adjustable sights. Pretty sweet gun.
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The attraction of this thing escapes me. It's much too long and awkward to be carried as a pistol and doesn't have good enough sights to be used as a rifle substitute. A shoulder stock would make it more useful but there are very good reasons revolving rifles never caught on.

BTW, the original "Buntline Specials" that western "dime novel" author Ned Buntline was supposed to have presented to several noted western lawmen, particularly Wyatt Earp, are now thought to be just a myth created by later author Stuart Lake. These were described as having 12" barrels and a detachable shoulder stock.
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"But there are very good reasons revolving rifles never caught on."

You'll blow your fingers off?
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"But there are very good reasons revolving rifles never caught on."

You'll blow your fingers off?
Probably not, but the minute lead shavings and hot gasses, powder flakes, etc. ain’t gonna do your fingers any good.

I had a guy (who thought he was highly intelligent) shoot my .22 Jet once by cradling the cylinder in his left hand. He was wearing gloves with knit material between the fingers. The second shot caught his gloves on fire. With that, he was done !
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Long barrel revolvers are fun (and more challenging) to shoot! Plus, how many do you see at the range?

Revolver carbines are fine as long as you remember to keep both hands behind the cylinder.
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I've got a 12" H&R that was my Dad's. Two Browning Buckmarks with 10" barrels, and a Ruger Mk II with a 10" barrel.

I'm trying REALLY hard to resist the 16" HRR.
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Probably not, but the minute lead shavings and hot gasses, powder flakes, etc. ain’t gonna do your fingers any good.

I had a guy (who thought he was highly intelligent) shoot my .22 Jet once by cradling the cylinder in his left hand. He was wearing gloves with knit material between the fingers. The second shot caught his gloves on fire. With that, he was done !
You smell something burning?
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I can hit cans at a 100 yards with mine. It's a range toy. It's to big to carry.
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I have one of the " rifle version or=f the ubeti pietta 1858 remington gun in muzzle loader and center fire and love both. If ruger made one in superblackhawk in 44 mag I would jump on one very quickly.
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I purchased a 1873 Chiappa Buntline Special a few months ago and I love it. Never thought I would want such a long barreled revolver.

I was amazed that even at my advanced age of 72, the 12” bbl. balances very nicely and I can even shoot it easily with one hand. With it’s adjustable sights, it dialed in nicely.

I’m sure you young bucks could do the same with a 16” bbl. but it seems excessive but also seems intriguing!

I have to admit though, I bought a brand new Heritage RR .22LR with the included .22 mag cylinder about 2 years ago and with either cylinder it wouldn’t hit the the old saying, “the broad side of a barn”.

I’m not trying to start the old argument about Heritage revolvers being good or bad but in my experience it was definitely bad. It seems Heritage revolvers are either right on or right off and I’m glad that you guys have had good experiences with them.

Like I said, a 16” bbl. IS intriguing and if Ruger came out with a 16” bbl. Wrangler, I might be tempted.

I had a set of old staglon grips that I didn’t know what they went to and with a little bit of effort I got them to fit the Chiappa.
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The advertising caught my eye also. The more I thought about it though, the less intrigued I was by the concept, I love long barreled handguns. My 10" MkII was a laser. My 9.5" Super Single Six convertible is one of my favorite revolvers. Even then I leave the .22WMR cylinder in it to get the performance benefits of the magnum cartridge. For the .22lr I am happy with my 6.5" convertible. With the barrel/ cylinder gap in a .22lr revolver I wonder if anything is gained velocity wise over a "standard" 12" Buntline. My main issue is that I like to wear my revolvers. I shoot outdoors on my land, and often just wear a gun while messing around outside . Last weekend I was making a few casts into my pond when I heard something moving behind me. Turning around I saw the biggest granddaddy of an armadillo I have ever seen. He got away because I had to try to move closer to get into range of my pocket .380. Any of my belt pistols would have sealed the deal right there.
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The longest barrel I have ever had on a handgun was a Ruger MKII Target with a 10 inch bbl. It was just too long and awkward for me, I would never buy a revolver with a barrel longer than 7 inch. But, that's just me, for someone else it could be just the right medicine.
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