Ruger Single Six Owners

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by northhike, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. northhike

    northhike New Member

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    You guys that own the Ruger Single Six or Ten in .22WMR.....I'm jealous. ;) Actually I wanted to know how you guys like them. They have been on the list for some time now. I plan to add a stainless steel one to the the old gun safe in the near future. Never shot one, but they seem like a fun plinker.
     
  2. ninjatoth

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    I had a convertible 22LR/22Mag in Blue and 4.6" barrel,traded it for a shotgun-but it was gun perfection,there's not too many guns out there I would call perfect,but this is one of them.
     

  3. ChicagoJoe

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    I learned to shoot on a single six back in the 70s. It was, and still is, a great gun... accurate, well made and easy to maintain. My Dad still has it and I can claim it anytime, but I live in an area that is not very gun friendly and getting range time is problematic.
     
  4. JD1969

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    I have a Single Ten and really like it. It is my #1 most shot firearm. It is well built, and shots better than I am capable of. I went with the Ten simple because of the extra capacity and the fiber optic sites, my eyes are still very good, but not as good as they once were. I plan on teaching my son and daughter how to shoot with it.
     
  5. historydoc

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    I consider my single sixes to be my most useful guns. Perfect for the kit or trail. Snake shot, lr, wmr... Just great. I always want one with me. I don't know anyone who has ever regretted owning one.
     
  6. clr8ter

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    I have the Single Six. I bought it used on an impulse. 2 summers ago I found out I am very accurate with it, and it has grown on me. I do like shooting it with the mag cyl. better.

    Now, the single ten is SWEET. Personally, I would not put those sights on it, they look out of place. The ONLY reason there is not one sitting in my safe is they only come in 22LR. If somebody knows otherwise, speak up....
     
  7. tigerbeetle

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    The only wheel gun I like better than my 3-screw SS conv. is my Ruger Bearcat. My bearcat travels lighter on my hip so it goes with me more often afield when I am carrying a long gun.

    I sometimes carry my Ruger standard or my Challenger II for variety's sake.
     
  8. Kodeman

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    I've had my 3 screw single six with xtra mag cyl. since the early 70's. Very accurate and a pleasure to shoot. If you want to instill confidence in a new shooter, this is the go to gun.
     
  9. blucoondawg

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    I don't yet own one but my friend and his dad own 3, and I love them, some of the funnest guns I have shot, I will pick one of my own up some day. One thing I will say is the 22mag round out of a revolver is loud and very painful to the eardrum, I learned that lesson the hard way a long time ago, usually didn't have ear plugs with when hunting or in the woods and it's easy to do damage with that round. For that reason and cost of ammo I usually stick to shooting the long rifles instead.
     
  10. clr8ter

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    Yeah, it is wicked loud. Although, 22LR out of the Walther P22 is just as loud, it seems......
     
  11. Gonzilla

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    Single six was my first handgun and I shot it as much as I could. The gun was more accurate w the 22 mag than 22 LR cylinder but I suppose it makes sense (.224 ).

    However, it always irritated me for two reasons:
    1. 22 Mag Ammo is Expensive.
    2. We didn't use earplugs for 22s in those days - 22 mag - got your attention.

    Sold it for Ruger MK I w 3 clips. 35 yrs later - Kinda miss it and wish I had documented the accuracy difference.
     
  12. Win73

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    I have a convertible Single Six. It is a great gun. In the past I shot long rifles almost exclusively in it. However it now has the magnum cylinder in it. I now also have a S & W Model 317 Airlite for long rifles. It has a 3 inch barrel with adjustable sights. It is an 8 shot revolver and only weighs 9.9 ounces. When I am out knocking about in the woods, riding my 4 wheeler, hiking, or working, it is so light and compact that it never gets in the way. I never know it is there.
     
  13. blucoondawg

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    I always wondered why the convertible revolvers I have shot seemed to like the mags better, I never realized there was a difference in the diameter of the bullet between a mag and a long rifle. It's too bad they have to be set up that way, I would much rather have one that is set up to shoot good for the long rifle and not have the magnum capability as it isn't any fun to shoot anyways.
     
  14. clr8ter

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    So, why is that the gun's fault? at what point in the past did ear protection become available? I don't think the ammo cost for the mags are THAT bad. I just won't shoot 500 rounds in a day. Hard to go thru a ton of ammo with a single action anyway.
     
  15. blucoondawg

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    I don't believe anyone said anything about it being the gun's fault, 22mag shells are and always have been far more expensive, and many people years ago, myself included didn't bother with ear plugs, to this day I don't wear them unless I am target shooting, it makes it hard to hear the critters you are attempting to ambush if you have crap stuck in your ears. It is simply the opinion of some of us that we find Long Rifle a cheaper and more enjoyable round to shoot out of the pistol. I can go through just as much ammo with a single action as anyone can with a semiauto, it just may take me a few extra minutes due to reload time, lol.
     
  16. raveneap

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    I'm on my second single six. Had my first for several years and then a guy made me an offer I couldn't refuse. So, sold it and went right to my LGS and bought another. They're well made, strong as a tank, loads of fun to shoot and Ruger stands behind their products. But chances are, you'll never have to find out.
     
  17. Gonzilla

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    IMO - its about full disclosure as I thought I was buying a 22 LR pistol primarily that had the capability to upgrade to 22 Mag if or when needed.

    Guns & Ammo had a good article on this issue as the pistol is designed to shoot one caliber and accuracy will be degraded with another.

    What we got was a 22 Mag pistol that can shoot 22 LR when needed or necessary. (the opposite of my original intention) I'm sure there are some exceptions to every rule but as a young man, no one ever brought this to my attention. There were no Internet chat rooms back then, no YouTube and even gun writers were more or less silent.

    I tried to talk to Ruger about accuracy and they refused to comment. I was also interested in their conversion pistol made for 38/357 but has extra 9mm cylinder. They test it w the 147 gr or the heaviest 9mm shell they make. I contacted Bowen to see what they could do to improve accuracy and it got expensive real fast. They (Bowen) advised me go w the 45 LC and 45 ACP as they start w same diameter.

    Just my .02 and lesson learned the hard way.
     
  18. blucoondawg

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    I agree with that, I never realized that was how it worked either, was there ever a single six which didnt have the convertible capability, which would possibly throw the lr better?
     
  19. Gonzilla

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    The Ruger bearcat is 22 LR only and the new 10 shot is LR. While the new gun has the fiber optic sights many people prefer, it looks - well - just wrong on a single action IMO.

    I love them on my HK and 1911 but for some reason, single actions are in another category altogether.
     
  20. blucoondawg

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    I agree, those sights on the single 10 just don't look right. I like the little bearcat, I wonder if that barrel on the single 10 is any different bore than the one on the single six convertible I'm gonna see if there's a way I can contact someone to find out.