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Old 05-20-2020, 02:21 AM
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Sniper Country did chronograph of the rifle version of rough rider and surprise it was slower than the 4.5 inch barrel. No surprise to me. Always thought the cylinder gap would do that if barrel was that long.
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Old 05-20-2020, 02:51 PM
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Sniper Country did chronograph of the rifle version of rough rider and surprise it was slower than the 4.5 inch barrel. No surprise to me. Always thought the cylinder gap would do that if barrel was that long.
Thanks for info. Here is the link.
https://www.snipercountry.com/herita...-rider-review/
(Near bottom of article.)
Short version: CCI-MM was faster in the 16" and had best accuracy. The three others were slower in the 16" RR; Fed-Chmp, Win 36gr/hp, ThunderB. Wonder what the results would be with mid-grade ammo? But that's really not what Heritage RR's are all about.

The 16" RR is harder to shoot well off-hand than I expected. But it focused my technique and it improved with the RR and other guns as well. Fun novelty gun. Glad I have it.
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Old 05-20-2020, 09:44 PM
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Read that the Rossi revolving rifle also had low velocity. The reviewer commented the forcing cone was huge. I imagine so it wouldn't spew. Can anyone check the RR long barrel forcing cone against a regular RR?
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Old 05-21-2020, 12:49 AM
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Read that the Rossi revolving rifle also had low velocity. The reviewer commented the forcing cone was huge. I imagine so it wouldn't spew. Can anyone check the RR long barrel forcing cone against a regular RR?
I can do that. Will get back in a day or two.
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Old 05-23-2020, 12:47 AM
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Read that the Rossi revolving rifle also had low velocity. The reviewer commented the forcing cone was huge. I imagine so it wouldn't spew. Can anyone check the RR long barrel forcing cone against a regular RR?
The forcing cone on the 16" and standard RR look exactly the same to me. (FYI... NASA was not consulted.)

That would have been my guess, but kept my mouth shut until I checked, because I wouldn't expect a price-point gun mfgr to redesign their standard frame that they use on every 22lr revolver that they make just because they stuck a 16" barrel on it.
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Heritage = low expectations.

Yes, I would expect a 16" revolver to be slower than a 16" rifle but there is no good reason why a 16" revolver should be slower than one with a shorter barrel.
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stupid question, but once all the powder is burned if the bullet is still in the barrel won't that slow it down?
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Old 05-23-2020, 01:40 PM
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Heritage = low expectations.

Yes, I would expect a 16" revolver to be slower than a 16" rifle but there is no good reason why a 16" revolver should be slower than one with a shorter barrel.
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stupid question, but once all the powder is burned if the bullet is still in the barrel won't that slow it down?
Yep... faster in a rifle. But slower than in a pistol... that's a puzzle.

I recall from the article that the CCI-MM in the 16" was FASTER than in the normal 6" revolver. That is better ammo than the Fed, Win and T-bolt which was slower in the 16". So maybe the poorer ammo lost its punch due to cylinder gap? Don't know. But when all else fails, blame the ammo.
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Old 05-24-2020, 12:15 AM
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Heritage = low expectations.

Yes, I would expect a 16" revolver to be slower than a 16" rifle but there is no good reason why a 16" revolver should be slower than one with a shorter barrel.
While it is traveling down that long barrel gas is leaking from the cylinder gap.
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While it is traveling down that long barrel gas is leaking from the cylinder gap.
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Old 05-24-2020, 12:29 AM
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stupid question, but once all the powder is burned if the bullet is still in the barrel won't that slow it down?
It was my hunch all along that with a cylinder gap barrel length that long would slow it down. I had asked folks with 16 inches to chronograph them.
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I have an old model Ruger Single Six with a 9.5" barrel. I shot it yesterday through a chronograph along with my 6" Colt Diamondback and my 4" Micro Buckmark. The 9.5" and 6" were the same speed. The 4" semiautomatic was about 100fps slower.
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