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Got the itch for a revolver....

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by BK63, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. BK63

    BK63

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    I have plenty of carry guns, shotguns, etc. One ruger mkII and a rifle but I got the itch for a 22 revolver. I was thinking Ruger single six or Bearcat? I want to do more squirrel plinking with a 22 this year and the rifle is just too easy. Opinions?
     
  2. Bilbo Bagins

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    I really wanted to get the kids a Bearcat, but a lot of people tell me that they sights are not too accurate, and they are too small for adult with big hands.

    I have a Single Six and love it. The only Ruger I still own and will never get rid of.
     


  3. B.Reid

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    I concur the Bearcat is cute but it is just to small for my hands, and the sights are not adjustable. The Single Six is a nice gun
     
  4. pennlineman

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    For squirrel hunting the single six is way better IMO. The wife has a Bearcat. It is as accurate as any .22. But the lack of adjustable sights makes it tough to hunt small animals like squirrels with.
     
  5. BigJoe13

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    Just picked this up today, 1979 Ruger New Model Single Six
     
  6. TPK

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    How about the Smith & Wesson 63-4? Stainless revolver, eight shot. I bought one up here with a 5.5" barrel but they are available with shorter barrels South of the 49 if you want shorter. Nice gun.
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2010
  7. As much as I like my Bearcat, it's not really an easy gun to shoot well (that's not the same as saying IT won't shoot well, it will). It has small, fixed sights, a short sight radius, a fairly heavy trigger pull, and small grips that make it somewhat difficult for a person with even average sized hands to consistently get a grip on.

    All in all, a Single-Six is a "better" gun.

    But I still really like my Bearcat.
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2010
  8. I'd go for the single Six with both .22 lr. and .22 mag cylinders.tom.
     
  9. tallsaul

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    I have a stainless 5.5 single six I like but I also like the smith 17/617/18 series... For a beater the SS is tough to beat. Plenty of small game has been taken with all of them so personal choice and wallet will rule!
     
  10. BK63

    BK63

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    Yeah, I'm gonna have to get one. Not only is it cool looking, but it's Ruger. I have been shooting my stainless MKII for over 20 years. Had it out on the trails in the woods today, but I am due for something new. I was walking the trails today thinking it's too bad we can't live 300 to 400 years because I will never wear out the MKII.
     
  11. sailor

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