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Old July 6, 2014, 09:19 AM   #1
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Ruger Single Six 32 H&R

Well I finally got to go and shoot my 32 Single Six birdshead with a Bisley hammer installed. I had loaded up some 32L DEWC and man I must say I am impressed, no recoil and it shot smooth as silk. I think I will pick up some 32 H&R brass and get some of these loaded up and see how well it does wth these. I just could not stop grinning at the lack of recoil and the perfect circles it was cutting in the paper, I was using some Unique powder and was running them about 675FPS. I think I have found a keeper for sure. Thanks everyone for you imput and info shared about this gun and caliber.
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Old July 7, 2014, 11:13 AM   #2
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I've wanted one of those for a long time. Sounds like a lot of fun. Don't forget to post a picture or two.
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Old July 9, 2014, 07:15 PM   #3
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I own one of the earlier .32 H&R single sixes with adjustable sights and absolutely love it. mine has a 6.5" bbl. and is a favorite trail/camp gun.
ENJOY!
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Old July 9, 2014, 07:39 PM   #4
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Warning: the following statement contains information that is contrary to the standard of reloading practices proscribed in reputable reloading books and neither the author nor TFL assumes any responsibility for utilizing it.

I have a first year SSM (s/n is in the 400 range)and I can say that in the Ruger you can start at book max 32 H&R loads and work up from there if you want. SAAMI spec is ~20k psi for the round; the Ruger will safely do 35k. You can get some kick when you load a 115 gr. cast up to and over 1100fps.

You can literally load from 32 S&W fart rounds to 9mm levels of power in that little platform. They can be a reloaders dream: lots of tinkering...easy on powder. They can also be a source of frustration....bullets can be an issue at times like this...cast is your friend. Plated isn't often available. Enjoy the new toy!
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Old July 12, 2014, 06:24 PM   #5
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Great Gun/Caliber combination.

Mine gets mighty close to 1300 fps using Lil'Gun (Hodgdon data). Accurate too.

Lipsey's will be offering a 327, SEVEN shot Ruger Single Seven too. Ruger has them listed in the Distributer exclusives on their website. I'm hoping to get the 5.5" version. Should be a mighty fun gun!
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Old July 13, 2014, 07:04 AM   #6
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I just could not stop grinning at the lack of recoil
If that is your goal, you may want to hold right where you are. The gun is capable of some pretty hot stuff.
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Old July 15, 2014, 08:16 PM   #7
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Lipsey's will be offering a 327, SEVEN shot Ruger Single Seven too. Ruger has them listed in the Distributer exclusives on their website. I'm hoping to get the 5.5" version. Should be a mighty fun gun!
You and I, think alike. I will be getting one as soon as I see one for just under retail list price.

I missed the boat on the other Ruger 327's now you have to pay a premium to get one.
Shooting 327's out of my Taurus snubbie is fun, but it is not that fun.
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