Gun Report

Heritage Mfg. Big Bore Rough Rider No. 357 Magnum

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GUN TESTS GRADE: C-
The Rough Rider's smooth cocobolo grips become slippery when shot with sweaty hands. The cylinder is loose when the hammer is in the load/unload position and creates some alignment issues for the ejector rod. The Big Bore's point of aim is set intentionally low.

Heritage Mfg. Big Bore Rough Rider No. 357 Magnum

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The high sight blade on the Rough Rider made the gun shoot about 6 inches low at 7 o'clock.
Again with the hammer bite, this time on the Rough Rider. We know grasping lower on the grip solves this, but it also allows the muzzle to rise more on recoil. We want both control and comfort. Super-sharp edges on the hammer will draw blood.
The cocobolo grips looked and felt good, but when shooting in summer heat, we had to use gloves to counteract sweat making the grips slippery.

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