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Old 10-19-2019, 2:46 PM
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I haven't found the safety to be an issue, anytime I took it to the range, but if I had a newer Single Six with fiber optic sights for $200 ( I got my RR with fiber optics on sale, $175 I think it was) I'd be shootin it!
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Old 10-19-2019, 4:15 PM
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In my experience, 22 mag, when fired from a rifle is outstanding. The feel, sound, and power at range 100-125m makes it my favorite plinking cartridge. It’s a mini high power round that everyone enjoys shooting.

In a pistol however, the velocity benefits of the little magnum are are mostly negated due to the short barrel length. In such use, it will be very loud and spit quite a flare. A fine characteristic for any defensive firearm!

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Old 10-19-2019, 10:20 PM
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I hear you about the safety.
But I like it because I can dry fire it without snap caps.
I want to use it to train my kids some day and I think the safety would be useful.
FWIW, the Wrangler can be dry fired with no issues. Right in the manual.

Safe with full cylinder as well.
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In my experience, 22 mag, when fired from a rifle is outstanding. The feel, sound, and power at range 100-125m makes it my favorite plinking cartridge. It’s a mini high power round that everyone enjoys shooting.

In a pistol however, the velocity benefits of the little magnum are are mostly negated due to the short barrel length. In such use, it will be very loud and spit quite a flare. A fine characteristic for any defensive firearm!
The .22mag is my favorite predator round for fox, coyote and bobcat. ...but thanks to Gavin, we won’t be hunting bobcats anymore.
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:53 AM
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Colt SAA “New Frontier.” In .22L and .22mag conversion cylinder. I love mine. Got it as a kid in the 70’s. Thanks dad!!!
I've owned several Single-Sixes over the decades even a couple of old "Flategates" (shoulda kept 'em)---never disappointed!
My current 22lr/22mag single-action is an old Colt "Peacemaker"---color-casehardned and blued---looks just like an 1873 SAA---they just don't make anything comparable to these fine old Colt's anymore!
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Old 10-21-2019, 9:34 PM
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FWIW, the Wrangler can be dry fired with no issues. Right in the manual.

Safe with full cylinder as well.
Not according to the wingnut at Turners i got scolded by at turners west co sunday. I tried to explain to her what a transfer bar was but...i gave up and bought nothing.
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Not according to the wingnut at Turners i got scolded by at turners west co sunday. I tried to explain to her what a transfer bar was but...i gave up and bought nothing.
Stores never want you dry firing. They'd rather you not even turn the cylinder. They should have snap caps available, so not a big deal.
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On the subject of dry firing. I am of the idea that this is generally bad practice as the energy of the pin has nowhere to dissipate aside from the structure in which it is housed, possibly resulting in metal fatigue. Doubly so with rimfire as the pin may result in damage to the edge of the breech face. There are varying opinions on the matter.

I’m no expert, just going on past training and observation. I would like to hear from others with more experience.

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I've owned several Single-Sixes over the decades even a couple of old "Flategates" (shoulda kept 'em)---never disappointed!
My current 22lr/22mag single-action is an old Colt "Peacemaker"---color-casehardned and blued---looks just like an 1873 SAA---they just don't make anything comparable to these fine old Colt's anymore!
Neither does Colt...... Too bad....
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Old 10-24-2019, 6:39 AM
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I will include my praise for the Ruger's of which I own (2). I have temporary custody of my father's old blued (3) screw model (with out the factory "fix") and I have the very first pistol I ever purchased a SS version of the same.

Both guns have had the snot shot out of them, more .22 LR than .22 mag, but a fair amount for mag has been fired through both. They are both still tight and very accurate. There is no reason that my great grand children will not have the chance to experience shooting these.
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Thank you all for the input. I did get in the Ruger, New Model Single six,Hunter.
My god, what a wonderful piece. I have only shot it in the backyard, with
regular .22 ammo. I live in a 2 to 5 acre development, and 75 percent are
pro gun, so plinking in the backyard is Okay. as long as you don't go crazy.

I plan to soon go to the range and try out the .22 magnum.
Luckily, I stocked up chock-to-block on ammo before the Internet cutoff.

If you can, buy one of these. They are gorgeous!

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A guy was selling the rough rider and a single shot Hartfield 20 gauge shotgun. 2 boxes of 20 gauge bird shot, 2 boxes of 22 Magnum, one box of shorts and 2 boxes of 22LR ammo. 215.00 for everything. I met him at the Silverton, Bass Pro in Vegas. I showed him my CCW, and License, he showed me his CCW and we parted ways. The revolver had two boxes run through it and the shotgun, 8 rounds. I have not shot either one yet, soon.
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The Ruger Single Six Hunter looks really high quality. Congrats!
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My advice: buy a used Ruger single six or a new Ruger Wrangler. The three Heritage Rough Riders I've handled/shot had poor build quality and a rough mechanism. It pales in comparison to anything Ruger makes.

Don't skimp on quality because "it's a .22lr". You're already saving money on the ammunition and the initial cost of the firearm will be long-forgotten decades down the road.

If you're on a "budget", get the wrangler.

Edit: Ha! Nice to see you got the hunter model. Excellent choice and enjoy!

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Putting the magnum cylinder in you'll notice the difference. Found it to be a lot of fun to shoot magnum rounds. A bit more peppier.
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Anyone shooting a 22 mag cylinder in a Wrangler?
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Anyone shooting a 22 mag cylinder in a Wrangler?
They don't make one
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