Rare sighting of a Ruger Single Six ?


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Billy403
December 23, 2006, 09:13 AM
Hi everyone,I've been reading the forum for almost two months and know the New Model Single Six is a popular revolver here but haven't heard much talk or pictures of one mounted with a scope. So I thought I would post this pic of my Single Six I recently got mounted with a scope.
This is a B-Square mount,my only regret is getting the black scope,probably will have to get a stainless steel colored one to match everything up.I was worried about getting a holster to fit this set up but turns out the first one I tried fit like a glove.Turns out it was made just a few miles from where I live.

I purchased the revolver just a few weeks ago,due to ordering errors on the stores part (just couldn't get the right one in) They sold me the stainless version for the same price that they quoted for the blued one I ordered which was $299 so I think that was a pretty good deal even though I waited for 5 1/2 weeks for everything to eventually come in.
http://www.golfballs2000.com/ScopedRuger12-23-2006.jpg

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461
December 23, 2006, 03:32 PM
So the big question? How does she shoot? Nice looking piece, I've been thinking of one myself.

Billy403
December 23, 2006, 03:48 PM
Hi Tim,shoots pretty good,just came back from shooting and sighting in the gun with the scope on it for the first time. My eye sight isn't the best. I see a second faded red dot at about the 4 o'clock position.
I had it bore sighted this morning,I noticed the mount isn't quite parallel with the barrel (mount slopes down as it goes toward the end of the barrel)but it doesn't seem to be a problem in today's shooting.





So the big question? How does she shoot? Nice looking piece, I've been thinking of one myself.
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461
December 23, 2006, 05:03 PM
The eyesight thing is exactly why I'm thinking of scoping a handgun. I had a scoped revolver about ten years ago and fired about 20 rounds and decided it was just too boringly accurate so I sold it. I'm kind of thinking now that "Boring Accuracy" might be rather nice. :D

Seancass
December 23, 2006, 07:27 PM
can you discribe the scope mount? is it removeable? can you put the sights back on? any drill/tap?

and you got a heck of a deal on the gun. i just bought the exact same thing for 380.

Billy403
December 23, 2006, 08:33 PM
Hi Sean,it's simple to put on and take off.No drilling or tapping just remove the front and rear sights (they can be put back on) and put the supplied screws in there.
You can find the mount (6 1/2 in. barrel lenght) on Amazon. Here's the link,ignore the photo of the Semi-automatic pistol it's the wrong photo for this item.
http://www.amazon.com/B-Square-Revolver-Mounts-Single-Non-Ported/dp/B000GU6OVS/sr=8-1/qid=1166919745/ref=sr_1_1/104-9449715-2379154?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods

Blued version is here http://www.amazon.com/B-Square-Revolver-Mounts-Single-Non-Ported/dp/B000GU6OVI/sr=1-1/qid=1166920124/ref=sr_1_1/104-9449715-2379154?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods

If your barrel length is 5 1/2 then it's a little harder to find I believe for some reason.

can you discribe the scope mount? is it removeable? can you put the sights back on? any drill/tap?

and you got a heck of a deal on the gun. i just bought the exact same thing for 380.

gbran
December 23, 2006, 08:41 PM
2x Aimpoint red dot

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y145/gbran/MinuteofSquirrel.jpg

Billy403
December 23, 2006, 08:52 PM
nice photo gbran ! I looked at that one on the net before,I don't understand how that mounts on front end ?!

gbran
December 23, 2006, 09:05 PM
It doesn't mout forward. It's all done on the top strap and seems to work. I had your mount and it wasn't made right for some reason and I couldn't get any of my scopes to adjust enough elevation, even with shims. This is a Weigand. BTW, yours looks pretty good.

gbran
December 23, 2006, 09:08 PM
Here's my old setup.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y145/gbran/SingleSix.jpg

Billy403
December 23, 2006, 10:00 PM
that's interesting that you had problems with the b-square mount. As I said earlier in this thread I don't think it mounts parallel to the barrel but I had no problem when I sighted it in today. What distance were you sighting it in at ? I had mine bore sighted this morning for 100 yards and I hardly had to adjust it at all when I shot this morning at about 25 yards.
Here's another view of my set up I just took a few minutes for anyone that wants to see it......
http://www.golfballs2000.com/ScopedRugerB12-23-2006.jpg

gbran
December 23, 2006, 10:15 PM
I started at 25 yds and a laser bore sighter. Never even got close. The mount was defectively machined I assume. I tried it with at least 3 handgun scopes. Got tired of folloing with it and ordered the new mount which has worked with all my scopes. BTW, I either use the 22wmr cyl or shoot hyper velocity 22's. I zero at 65 yds and have very flat shooting between 20 yds and about 80. Off the bench I can get pretty tight groups of wmr's out to 50+ yds, typically 2-21/2". This thing will do 1" groups at 25 yds consistently. I'm currently using the 2x red dot, but my 2x Burris is a little more accurate as the crosshairs are better than the 3 MOA dot.

Billy403
December 23, 2006, 10:21 PM
yeah I would say your probably right that it was not machined properly and maybe mine was a little to being ok. I take it you shimmed up the front. One could also file some off the back I would think. Shimming the front could cause some stability problems.


I started at 25 yds and a laser bore sighter. Never even got close. The mount was defectively machined I assume. I tried it with at least 3 handgun scopes. Got tired of folloing with it and ordered the new mount which has worked with all my scopes. BTW, I either use the 22wmr cyl or shoot hyper velocity 22's. I zero at 65 yds and have very flat shooting between 20 yds and about 80. Off the bench I can get pretty tight groups of wmr's out to 50+ yds, typically 2-21/2". This thing will do 1" groups at 25 yds consistently. I'm currently using the 2x red dot, but my 2x Burris is a little more accurate as the crosshairs are better than the 3 MOA dot.

Seancass
December 24, 2006, 01:01 PM
how is the weight of the gun? its already really heavy, i think. does this effect ballance any?

not complaining, i like it heavy, just dont want it too nose heavy.

and, do you have to buy a "pistol scope" or will rifle scopes work? i cant afford to buy expensive scopes, but there are always sub $50 rifle scopes around.

gbran
December 24, 2006, 01:32 PM
Some of the red dots are pretty lite and don't add much weight, but most red dots don't give any magnification. For that you need a pistol scope, not a riflescope. Difference being the pistol scope has long eye relief and doesn't have to be right up to your face.

BTW, I've foud 2x to be about right. 4x is too much for me in a carrying pistol.

Billy403
December 24, 2006, 04:14 PM
Sean,the mount is aluminum so there's not much weight there.As with most red dot scopes ,they are lighter then regular scopes. It only adds a little over all weight. It might make it a little front heavy though. Because of the eye relief I don't think you would want to use a rifle scope.

gbran,I meant filing down the rear underside of the mount,not the revolver itself :-) I still don't understand what you mean about a "strap" on your newest mount.You have a photo of it ? Don't see it in the pic you posted of that mount.

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