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Ruger Single Six Reviews

Postby TrumpetShooter » Mon Oct 23, 2006 12:09 pm

My Single-Six is the convertible model. It has a .22 magnum cylinder and a .22lr cylinder. Shoots straight, looks great. Easy home-grown trigger job. Very heavy cowboy gun.

Love it! $289 NIB in April of 2004. Wouldnt trade it or sell it.
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Postby quikdrawmagraw » Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:56 pm

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Postby Casino_Manager » Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:25 am

The single six is an excellent target shooter, plinker, and small game pistol. I have the blued finish .22LR/.22WMR and have had no problems with the gun. Easy to care for and clean, the gun has served me well. Another excellent product from Ruger. However, be aware of look alike .22LR/.22WMR revolvers. They may look the same but fall way short in durability and accuracy. Although Ruger may be slightly higher than others in this type of pistol, you get what you pay for in quality and durability.
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Postby piper » Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:50 am

I have a single six in .22 and .22 mag, 51/2 inch barrel stainless version. I love shooting it when I can get it away from the wife. Shell play all day. Its a solid, accurate single action thats good for target, hunting or plinking. Buy a western style holster and practice your draw. Kick up to the mag for bigger game. Its slow to reload but a great gun for a beginner. Good sights, decent trigger, shoots shorts, longs, long rifle and magnums and doesnt jam. A days worth of fun for less tha $10 bucks in ammo.
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Postby qncy_blw » Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:55 pm

Since 1972, Ive owned and shoot often a Ruger 6 1/2 inch Single Six 22lr/22mag Convertible. Through tens of thousands of rounds, it has never given me any problems. My only regret is that around 1979 I sent it back to the factory under warranty to upgrade the safety mechanism. When it came back the fine trigger pull that I previously have had was lost. I thought the new trigger would smooth out after shooting it awhile but although it has lightened up a bit it is not the same.
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Postby Sunshyne099 » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:57 pm

just recently bought one of these from 65. A woman was selling her husbands collection after he passed away. It is a real beauty! Fires great and is great fun. Very easy to deal with and clean. It makes me feel like a REAL cowgirl! Great choice for collectors! Wow qncy, thanks for the info on the upgrade! I got a notice about it when I purchased my Ruger Mark 3. I was wondering if I should send my six in or not. Now I will definitely not.
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Postby harleyranger » Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:12 am

ya i got one of these too .. found it in a pawn shop 85 bucks ,, 98 %condition had the 22 mag cylinder i found a 22 lr cylinder on e=bay after i called ruger and they quoted me about 300 dollars for a fitted cylinder i chanced it ,, after i got it took it to a gun smityh buddy of mine he checked it and it worked perfect so score ,,,, its a fun well built revolver a pain to reload but its the cowboy thing and it does shoot magnums too so on 22 magnum days it or my amt auto mag 2 gets the nod depending on the rifle i carry that day . it did have one small nick in the grips .. so i'm always looking for a replace ment other than that great blueing straight shooter
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Postby sittingmoose10.31_51shaman » Sat Aug 18, 2007 3:28 pm

Thanks for the thought! I have the 50 th. Anniversary Model w/ Rosewood grips 2,000 rounds ammo....a back yard range...I'm spendin' the rest o' the day plinkin', thanx .
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Postby ShootSS » Fri Sep 14, 2007 5:11 am

I was blessed to purchase two Sturm Ruger Single Six models in one day at an estate auction. One was the convertible model (22lr and 22 mag) the other was just the .22 long rifle. My son and I shoot at a large old acetylene torch tank (goes TING when you hit it) from our deck. It is an approximately man sized target. It is 85 yards away and we rarely miss.


If you can get into one right, you'll never regret it.
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Postby ShootSS » Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:03 am

My son and I each scored one of these at the same auction. At $185 for my .22/.22 mag convertible and $175 for his .22, we almost stole these. Both are in good blued condition and dead on accurate. Both have the 6.5 inch barrels. We have an old acetelyne torch tank that we shoot with our rifles out at 85 yards from our house (goes TING when you hit it). We hit it all the time with these pistols at 85 YARDS!!!

The ONLY thing I don't like is the decible level of the .22 mag. I can't blame that on the gun, so I give it a 5 star (er, uh, bullet) rating.
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