Ruger Single Six Opinions

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by northhike, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. northhike

    northhike New Member

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    This winter I will be making the investment into a Ruger Single Six (.22/.22WMR). Those of you that own them how do you like them? How often do you use the .22 WMR? I am thinking about getting the stainless steel model with thr rosewood grips. I know you can get a .357 or some larger caliber for a similar investment....but heck I just want to have some fun. :D
     
  2. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    Everybody should have a Ruger revolver of some sort. I dont currently have a single six. But I have shot one before. It was a first class gun as far as I am concerned. And 22s are great beacuse you can shoot all day without breaking the bank. I have owned a bunch of Rugers. Never had a bad one. Not too many brands you can say that about.
     

  3. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    I've had my single six for about 40 years. haven't used the mag cylinder for about 30 years. shoots excellent. I've shot thousands of rounds thru it.
     
  4. Old_Crow

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    The single six is a good pistol. The 22 wmr cylinder is handy if you don't have a larger gun. 22 wmr ammo isn't cheap. 40 rounds are close to $10 for 22 wmr. The 22 LR cylinder will see lots of use. The sights on a single six are the same as its larger brother the Blackhawk.
     
  5. clr8ter

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    I've got one I like. I use the Mag Cylinder more because it's cool. I don't think much about the slight price difference. Note that the frame on this gun is alloy, SS model included, I think. Just saying. Either way, it's a top-notch gun. Now, have you seen the Single Ten? AWESOME!! The ONLY reason it is not in my safe is the fact that it only comes in LR, and not Mag. (Last time I checked).
     
  6. northhike

    northhike New Member

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    I'm a fan of both .22LR and .22WMR and have plenty of both rounds so I am not too worried about breaking the bank. My work schedule doesn't afford me the opportunity to put too much pressure on my ammo stock.

    Yes...I have seen the new single 10...but as you said I am also a fan of the .22WMR so if I am going to drop that kind of money I would like both cylinders. I am a fan of cowboy style guns and have a Henry Lever action as well. Would be nice to add a revolver to compliment the rifle. ;) Now where did my wife hide those Cabelas coupons? :confused::D
     
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  8. JonM

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    Had a single six with the 22wmr cylinder sold it. It had a longer barrel and i found getting the small .22 holes to line up with the ejector rod too fiddly.

    Other than those minor things its a great shooting high quality handgun. Mostly for me it was the looks mainly too long barrel. But i got it for 75$ used. Made money on it. Shot a bunch of possum and raccoon with it.

    Highly recomend if you like 22 revolvers but they arent my thing.
     
  9. clr8ter

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    The Single Ten, I believe, comes only in 22LR, not a convertible cylinder. One of the reasons I heard is that they can't put 22 MAG ammo that close together in the cylinder. Not enough room between them.....

    I find that the ejector rod is not a problem. A little practice, and it's fast, JMHO, YMMV.
     
  10. Dan308

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    I have one and have never shot the mag. But I guess it better to have it and not need than to need it and not have it.
     
  11. mag318

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    The Single Six is a great handgun that just keeps going strong. I personally prefer the older pre transfer bar examples, but the new ones continue to sell well.
     

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  12. Ruger52

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    I have a Ruger single six, new model, I just love it. I shoot it often, and for a long time. I love shooting the magnums. But until this weekend they were kinda spendy. I found a 1000 rounds of wmr, at a gun show, for $189.95. Now I have some to shoot. The mags shoot with much improved accuracy. They have a bit of a kick, and are louder, as expected. Great round for the single six though.
     
  13. Kdub

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    Everyone should have a single six. Buy it and don't look back. Mine was my first gun purchase. I dont shoot it a lot, but i would never sell it. It's a classic and will never go out of style.
     
  14. Vikingdad

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    I have one I picked up just this summer. It is missing the WMR cylinder and I don't have the money to get a new one fitted (you have to send it in to Ruger to have it fitted, they are not interchangeable between guns). The WMR is a slightly larger diameter bullet, so the WMR is going to be a bit more accurate as the Single Six is bored for the WMR. That having been said I have always wanted one and now that I have it I will never let it go. Damned nice gun. I did have a bit of leading built up in it but once I got that cleaned out it shoots like a dream, plenty accurate close in.

    I have heard that there are bullet swagers available that will swage the 22LR rounds a bit larger so they fit the bore more tightly and therefore more accurate. Don't have one though.
     
  15. Snubshooter

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    And while we're at it, don't forget the SSix's lil brother the Bearcat. I've got both and love shooting them.
     
  16. big shrek

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    If you want 9 shots, the other option is the H&R Sportsman, which you can find all over the place...
    no longer in production, as H&R stopped making pistols due to Connecticut taxes on 'em years ago...

    Hopefully with the move to North Carolina, H&R-1871 will again produce pistols :D

    Another option are the High Standard Sentinel Line...made since the 1930's,
    there are tons of them floating around also...
     
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  17. mdauben

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    I recently bought a Single-Ten after deciding that for my uses (target and plinking) I just didn't need the WMR capability. AFAIK, its the same gun w/o the extra cylinder.

    I love the gun, its loads of fun to shoot and cheap to feed. I think the extra four shots per loading is nice to have, too. Its also got a set of fiber optic sights, which I was initially unsure of but I now love them.