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 Post subject: Life Expectency
Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:24 pm 
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Favorite Heritage: 4.5 inch 22lr.
I've had my 4.5 inch R.R. for about a year. I've put 1500 rounds through it. Is there a top end. How many rounds should I be able to get out of it? Thinking longterm. Another question. How many rounds do you have through yours?


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 Post subject: Re: Life Expectency
Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:38 pm 
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Location: Mountain View, Kansas
Favorite Heritage: 3.5" Birdshead
Your heirs will probably have to answer that. It will shoot more than you're able to buy. In other words, no worries, keep on banging. Never have done the bullet count in ten years. Ruger and Colt snobs will say the lifespan is just a few hours.


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 Post subject: Re: Life Expectency
Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:51 pm 
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Mine was new in the mid 70"s. It predated the Heritage company by at least 10 years. But they bought the molds and equipment and still built them pretty much the same way and out of the same materials.

My uncle bought it new and all 6 of his kids learned to shoot with it. If each of them fired a couple bricks of ammo through it that would be 6,000 rounds. I got it from him after a boating accident where it was dropped into the bilge and wasn't found till the next spring. I cleaned it up, repainted it, and replaced the trigger spring.
I shot it for another 15 years or so and taught all of my boys, and there wives and girlfriends to shoot with it. So that was at least another 10,000 rounds.

What finally stopped it was when I was sliding off a steep hill the holstered gun got caught and stopped me cold. It bent the frame!

It may have had up to 20,000 rounds through it. I wouldn't worry about wearing it out. DR


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There's your challenge. Beat 20,000 rounds.

I know I have over 3,000 rounds in mine, but that's no where near DR's.


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Favorite Heritage: 4.5 inch 22lr.
Ulmus, Challenge Accepted! Off to the range I go!


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Dlbasinger wrote:
Ulmus, Challenge Accepted! Off to the range I go!


Enjoy all of them! I did. We have a big family and an even bigger extended family, So it's easy to hit those big numbers . What I liked best about the 4" gun I had is it was a good 7 oz lighter than the same size ruger . It doesn't sound like much but by the end of a long day you can tell! DR


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To be honest, I'm surprised I don't have at least six of these revolvers. They're great for sharing.


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Favorite Heritage: 3.5" Birdshead
Price reduction; I paid $185 for mine. I shoot this one more than any of my 22's.
https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/pro ... 5%22+Blued


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