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    It my birthday is in a few days, and I don't know why, but I never shot any .22 WMR/Mag with the cylinder that I bought for the heritage rough rider. So I'll be doing a range report here, rather than a review on the ammo itself. It will be interesting to see and feel the difference if any, in regards to recoil and the sound.. accuracy non-widthstanding my post injured wrist.. although probally doing one handed shooting, off/weak hand.
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    It has been a while since I shot my RR but my memory says the difference in recoil is pretty small.

    It's weird...well ok I'm weird, but when I look at the .22wmr cartridge I just can't help but think it is the most wicked looking little cartridge out there! Especially something like the Hornady plastic tipped stuff!

    I look forward to your report. Have fun!
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    There is no recoil, not even in my 10 ounce NAA Black Widow, but it's one HECK of a lot louder. My RR is a 3.5" barrel/birds head grip model. It barks pretty good.

    The .22 mag shoots with authority in my Remington 597 Magnum. It's 1.5" at 100 yards accurate in that rifle. But, I can shoot my M4 in .223 about as cheap. I killed a turkey with it a few years ago, though, dead center of the breast. It didn't do much meat damage at all and killed that bird dead.

    When I was trapping coons for a while, I'd carry the RR with magnums in it to put down the coons a little quicker than .22LR. It worked rather well. Haven't trapped a hog in a while. When I do, I need to try a .22 mag on it. But, I mean, a .22LR to the cranium never fails.
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    ^ This was going to be my comment also. The additional recoil is inconsequential but the louder report is significant. The barrel on my RR is 4.75" and the longer WMR case really makes for a loud bang. (I kinda' dig it.)
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    I may get out to the range tomorrow to try the Rough Rider with the new grips. I really should get a hold of some magnum rounds to make sure they function.
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    I have a 6.5 inch Heritage, the .22 wmr has a bit more pop to it, i think it is more accurate than long rifle. Shooting 22 short is just a ppphhst, barely hear it.
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    As has been pointed out, you will notice a significant difference in noise. Guaranteed to ruin your hearing if you don't use protection. (That goes for .22 WMR in any length barrel.)
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    Well, don't get too carried away. It's .22 magnum, not .357 magnum. Now, you want bang? Light off a hot .357 in my 2", 19 ounce 605 Poly. It's really not that bad on recoil, but it's loud and significantly more so than any .22 mag from any barrel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harleyboy65 View Post
    I have a 6.5 inch Heritage, the .22 wmr has a bit more pop to it, i think it is more accurate than long rifle. Shooting 22 short is just a ppphhst, barely hear it.
    Mine isn't more accurate than .22LR it likes, but it shoots POA in elevation and is more consistent load to load. The .22LR cylinder is kinda ammo picky.
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    I have a Heritage Rough Rider with the swap-out cylinders too. When I shoot cheap 22LR bulk ammo through it, the accuracy is pretty poor. I can even feel differences in the recoil between shots with the cheap stuff.
    When I shoot higher quality 22LR through it, the accuracy improves greatly.
    When I switch to the 22 Mag cylinder and shoot magnums, it becomes very accurate.
    The only problem is that I bought a few thousnad rounds of the cheap stuff.
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