- Watchlord WIS
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Spent a weekend afternoon with bro-in-law and his 2 boys out on the north forty with a good supply of paper "splatter" targets, water filled 2 liter soda bottles, paint cans and such like as well as a couple of steel silhouette squirrels (not to mention sandwiches, sodas, beer and a flask of Irish strictly for medicinal purposes). Used mainly 40 gr. CCI mini-mag LRs and 40 gr. CCI maxi-mag hollow points in WMR. It'll never be a tack driver, but my best group was a little over 3" at 15 yds. one handed. My brother in law had the best group of the day at about 2.75" - both groups with LR. Trigger pull is (surprisingly) smooth and crisp with very little creep. As far as the water bottles, we set 'em up at 10 and 15 yds, put the squirrels out at 25 and let the nephews bang away. Switched over to the mag cylinder about half way through. Cylinder change out takes about a minute and a half - half cock, open the loading gate, press the release spring button, pull center pin out and remove cylinder - replace with mag cylinder and reassemble. Cowboy fixed sights aren't much, but the boys had a great time splattering the water bottles and whooped with delight when they managed to make the steel squirrels ring. FYI - a .22 mag hollow point plays hell with a partially full paint can! Called it a day when the medical supplies ran out. Really a memorable afternoon with bro and boys.
So all in all the Roughrider is well made, has decent accuracy and is a hell of a lot of fun for short bucks - with the extra mag cylinder as a bonus.
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