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#1 Jeff213

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 05:30 PM

No longer looking, I am getting a S&W model 63 stainless with a 4" barrel.

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 05:35 PM

I don't know what a Single six runs in CA, but they are worth it IMHO. I've got one that has become my favorite pistol, it is just a lot of fun. I've got a Mark II I hardly shoot anymore.
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Posted 12 December 2009 - 06:35 PM

I have an HRR and they are very accurate and well built. You are really in two different cost categories between the Heritage and the Single Six - you could buy at least two Heritages for the price of the Ruger. If you are able to spend the addl money I would get the Ruger ($200 Heritage vs $400+ Ruger). I have heard people speculate that the Ruger will out wear the Heritage but from people I know who have owned and shot both for years at our range that doesn't seem to be reality. The cocobolo grips on my Heritage are excellent. Not sure I helped much.

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 08:59 PM

Single sixes are some of the most reliable and accurate revolvers in any price range. Just the way I like them, simple and reliable. Can shoot the hair off of a gnats ass. Love'em. Ty

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 09:52 PM

Check this one out.http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=243508
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Posted 13 December 2009 - 08:22 AM

Not a long drive for you...you should go snatch that pistol Braz found for ya. That's it!

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 11:27 AM

I sure like my Ruger single six, shot a lot of rabbits and squirrels with it :rolleyes:
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Posted 13 December 2009 - 05:28 PM

Another vote for the single six.I think the action on the old models are the best.This thread needs some pics!!Posted Image

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 05:36 PM

Here is the Heritage... Notice the front sight.

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 08:00 AM

It's hard to beat the Single Six. They are pretty accurate. My father shoots a Smith and Wesson that he likes. Don't know if it would be in your price range though. If I was in the market, I would go with the Single Six. Get it with both the 22LR and the 22 Magnum Cylinders for twice the fun!

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 08:25 AM

I've got my Dad's old Single Six. It sure is a nice .22 revolver. If you're dead set on a revolver, get the Single Six.
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Posted 14 December 2009 - 08:51 AM

Another one is the Taurus 94 9 shot. For the money a nice little double action revolver.
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Posted 14 December 2009 - 09:26 AM

Pics, good idea. I've always thought the single six was a very nice looking pistol. This one is a new model SS with the 7.5" barrel. I've got the mag cylinder as well, those mag rounds pack a wallop! As you can see this one is a '76 model, with the engraving by Ruger that says "made in the 200th year of American Liberty". :smiley-innocent-halo-yellow: I had the holster made when I lived in Idaho by some outfit there. A nice fitted holster is handy to have if you carry it much, as I have done. Makes for a good snake gun with the snake shot loads.Attached File  1.jpg   12.09KB   24 downloadsAttached File  2.jpg   10.52KB   25 downloadsAttached File  3.jpg   12.35KB   23 downloads
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Posted 14 December 2009 - 09:35 AM

It's hard to beat the Single Six. They are pretty accurate. My father shoots a Smith and Wesson that he likes. Don't know if it would be in your price range though. If I was in the market, I would go with the Single Six. Get it with both the 22LR and the 22 Magnum Cylinders for twice the fun!

The thing about the conversion models is that the bore on a .22 wmr is just slightly bigger than the bore on a .22 so sometimes they are less accurate shooting .22lr than with .22wmr. I want it mainly for .22lr, so I don't really want a conversion model. That H&R is really tempting, has anyone here owned one of them before? I can't find many reviews for them online.I am moving to Oklahoma in late June/ early July, so I may just end up waiting to go there where I can go to REAL gun shows, and don't have to pay a dros fee.

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 09:44 AM

Well, if I were moving to Oklahoma, I for sure would wait. Like you said, you can go to a REAL gunshow and actually handle them and then make the purchase.
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Posted 15 December 2009 - 06:41 PM

Hey Jeff if you can't wait to you're at of state, keep hitting up the Stockton Gun Exchange, plus the other shops there & the 3 or 4 in Lodi. Always check and see what is on consignment. Maybe put a WTB ad on the bulletin boards at the local ranges, not everybody uses the internet.

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 06:56 PM

braz if I did not need arrows i would grab that old one . I been looking at them also an old colt peace maker would be real nice but might be too pricie.
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Posted 15 December 2009 - 11:35 PM

I think I am going to wait until I am out of state unless I can come across a killer deal on something.I already do check at Stockton gun exchange, and Outdoor Sportsman in Stockton at least once a week, and I try to get to the 2 gun shops I know in lodi every few weeks.

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 09:09 PM

Another vote here for the Single Six if you are absolutely sold on it being a revolver, partly because I have little experience with any other .22 revolvers! Personally, I like my Ruger 22/45 for the accuracy and controls layout being similar to my 45s. Open sight accuracy has proven to be impressive.
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 08:01 PM

Tuck, you showoff!!!What the hell. LOL That really is a sweet pistola though.Ty :tinfoilhatsmile:

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 08:47 AM

I don't what is inexpensive to you but I just ordered an S&W 617 in 4 inch (10 shot) yesterday. Out the door with paperwork it was $785.50 Very nice gun with great reviews.. They make them blued if you want to save a few bucks there. 2", 4" ,6" and 8" barrel lengths avail.. I didn't like getting my Colt Diamondback worked over in the field so I bought the S&W.




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