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Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by 0ne3, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. 0ne3

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    Getting the bug, something is telling me,I need another revolver. I am thinking about a .22 ,in SAA. I know they shoot .22 long rifle ammo. Can .22 shorts be shoot in one, and those .22 bullets that CCI Make with shot in them. It is going to be used for plinking. I would like any suggestions on what to get. Thanks
     
  2. Coyote3855

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    So what you want is correctly called a .22 single action revolver. SAA stands for Single Action Army, is a registered trademark of the Colt Firearms company, and usually refers to centerfire, not rimfire revolvers. At one time, Colt made single action .22 revolvers but those are not available new at the present time.

    Depending on your budget, I'd recommend a Ruger Single Six or Single Ten. Single action, excellent quality, but around $500. I've heard good things about the Heritage single action .22 revolvers. I've never held or fired one. They retail for around $200.

    Either revolver will fire any rimfire .22 cartridge. The shot cartridges in .22 are not effective on anything larger than a mouse or more than 5-6 feet from the muzzle.
     
  3. bannockburn

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    A new or used Ruger Single Six, Super Single Six, or New Model Single Six Convertible is a great way to go with a .22 single action revolver (there's also the Ruger Bearcat but that one is only available in .22LR). Get one with an extra .22 Magnum cylinder and you should be well set for a lifetime of plinking, target shooting, or hunting small game.

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  4. chicharrones
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    Another vote for a Ruger Single Six, or Single Ten if you don't care to shoot .22WMR.
     
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  5. Milt1

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    I have a Single Six, you won't go wrong with getting one!
     
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  6. 0ne3

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    Has any one heard of the bounty hunter from EAA Corp?
     
  7. chicharrones
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    I've heard of it, but I've never known anyone that owns one yet. It looks like it bridges the gap between the Ruger and the Heritage in price, perhaps in quality as well?

    Just by looking at specs, I think I'd like the 8-shot 4.75" barreled version for plinking duty. Per Gallery of Guns, I could get one for $332 out the door.
     
  8. stchman

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    I bought a Ruger SP101 in 22LR a while back at a gun show from someone walking around. I paid $400 and it is a fantastic revolver.
     
  9. MarkLH

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    I too recently have been bitten by the - bug to get a revolver. In my case: It's my first gun. Shot guns only a few times with my father years ago - but never have had a gun of my own. I researched ad nauseum quite honestly re: Ruger, Uberti, Cimarron, Taylor, S&W etc. etc.

    Certainly the Ruger Single ( six, ten, nine etc ) are fantastic quality - and you'll pass 'em along to your grandkids if cared for. I know advice I read said: Buy the best you can afford to start with ..

    Well, I couldn't quite drop $600 for a new Ruger at this time.. so: I bought the Heritage Rough Rider 6.5". .22LR. Nearly every review I saw ( Hickok45, 22Plinkster and many more ) - all really gave the gun high marks for fun factor for plinking - which will be my intended use. The clerk helping me at the Coastal gun dept. said he has two .. and a customer making a purchase while I was there said he has one and loves it - great fun . I think it sounds like a good way < in my case > for my first six shooter .

    I'd love to have a Single-Ten Stainless .. and figure - If I bond w/ the hobby .. it's just a matter of time .. and my wife can probably make good use of the RR if we both join in the hobby in earnest ..

    I was out the door for $179 -- the gun ( $149 ) , a box of ammo ( $19.95 for 325 rounds ) and the background check ( $10) .

    Note: they suggested I buy the model that comes with the 22mag cylinder for $199 . -- but when I had phoned Heritage directly earlier , I can purchase the 22mag cylinder for $29 + $7.75 freight - at a later time if/when I want .. The clerk said that wasn't possible . .but then: was surprised to find in the box, with the instruction manual - is a coupon to purchase the cylinder for $29 - so he was like: Oh gee we didn't know that :cool:
     
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  10. MarkLH

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    oh, and Heritage includes a trigger lock ( I had purchased one in advance.. just for added safety for storing in my home, as I don't have a gun safe ) now I just have it for my second gun :cool:
     
  11. BobWright

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    A .22 R.F. Single Action revolver is great fun for any informal shooting or small game hunting. I liked the old .22 Winchester RimFire (.22 WRF) for squirrel hunting. They were used in the WMR cylinder and gave very good accuracy. They were a little larger than the Long Rifle cartridges, and handled easier when my hands were cold.

    But .22 Shorts, and CB and BB caps are fun out of a good .22 Single Action.

    This Stallion from Uberti is also an excellent little revolver:

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    Bob Wright
     
  12. MarkLH

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    The Ubertis are BEAUTIFUL ! I had stopped by a local Sportsman's Warehouse.. and they showed me a Cimarron ( which I understand is made by Uberti ) .. looked just like your photo.. and it was a 10 or 12 shot ( can't remember which for sure ) . It was like : $420.. and felt REALLY good to hold .. I was going to ask the forum opinions on it. but figured: since it's really not in <my> budget for now.. I'd wait ..
    Very pretty gun !
     
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    This is not true, or at least is not precise enough to avoid confusion. It should read "Either revolver will fire any .22 Long Rifle, Long, Short, or CB cap cartridge."

    Revolvers chambered for .22 Long Rifle can chamber and safely fire .22 Long Rifle, Long, Short, and CB cap ammunition, including shotshell rounds. However, a .22LR chambered revolver will not chamber and cannot fire .22 winchester Rimfire (aka 22 WRF) or .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire (WMR aka, "22 mag") - both of which are rimfire .22 cartridges.
     
  14. Armored farmer

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    Another Ruger owner. High praise for these tough guns.
    One of these was my first handgun way back when.
     
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    Speed strips for a single action revolver! It never occurred to me to try that. :cool:
     
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  16. Armored farmer

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    This is my trail/woods bumming gun. The loaded straps fit nicely in the old cell phone case in the top pic. Not much help with reloads though.
     
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    My favorite gun is the Ruger Single Ten. Sights are fantastic and feels great in hand. Everyone that touches it really likes it.

    A used single six would also be a great choice.
     
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    Cast my vote for the super single six, truly a gun for a lifetime of use.
     
  19. C.R.

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    You cant go wrong with a Ruger. I picked up one of the Heritage Rough Riders and it is a fun little .22 At the price point you cant loose If you have the extra cash go for the Ruger if not the H.R.R works,its just not quite as nice
     
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    Absolutely correct! My post was wrong. Thanks for catching my error.
     
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    I am wedded to my S&W 617 but if I were buying a single action revolver for no possible use except burning up range time I would find an old unconverted Ruger Single Six.
     
  22. John Rosa

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    A 22 is more powerful than many realize. I was up in Canada fishing. Bear kept getting in our cabin.
    The guide flew in with THE GUN a single shot 22 rifle chambered for shorts. One shot ruptured both lungs.
    Bear out like a light. A commentary on 22's and Canadian gun control
    JOHN A GUN COLLECTOR FROM LOUISIANNA
     

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