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New Model Single Six report

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by ArmoryDoc, Dec 28, 2012.


  1. ArmoryDoc

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    I just got back from the range and finished cleaning the new stainless Single Six 6.5" convertible revolver. I have been on the fence a while, having heard about possible accuracy issues but I finally took the plunge and gambled with a new one.

    There were a few things I didn't like when I got it. The cylinder holes were tight to load. Figuring possible manufacturing burrs at the mouth, I polished each hole from the backside with a chamber mop and Flitz on a drill motor on low speed. I removed no metal, just polished away until the cylinders were mirror shiney. That took care the loading issues. The rounds dropped in by gravity slicker than snot on glass. :pepper:

    Next, as a precaution, I polished the forcing cone only, using the same process but pulling the mop tight against it from the front, using an aluminum cleaning rod and plastic mop jag on a drill motor on low speed. Close examination shows no potential flaws, though it's hard to see that area anyway. After doing a "poor man's trigger job", it was then off to the range.

    Temp was 32 deg. F with a wind from the north making it a whopping preceived 22 deg. I brought Federal bulk ammo (blue box) to try out this first time. Results ? EXCELLENT ! After getting the feel for shooting a cowboy style gun, my groups were running about 1.5" consistently, as long as I could control the shakes from freezing. :supergrin: I ran about 7 to 8 cylinders through this little jewel before I could no longer feel my fingers, then I packed it up. Never were the chambers hard to load. The polishing I think reduced the propensity for carbon buildup in the chambers and the rounds continued to load without effort through all reloads.

    I wish I would have picked one of these up sooner. I'm sure when good weather gets here my groups will improve for lack of numb fingers. :whistling: I really think this thing can shoot as good as my MKIII and can't wait for decent weather to put it to the test. If you're on the fence about a Single Six, go get one. They are a hoot to shoot ! :wavey:

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    I wanted to add, I was considering the possibility of a Paco Kelly tool if I wasn't pleased with the accuracy. That just won't be necessary now. :)
     

  3. Berto

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    Nothing worse than trying to shoot well when your hands are turning blue.

    Nice work!! Thanks for taking one for the team.:supergrin:
     
  4. ArmoryDoc

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    Haha, thanks Berto. ;)
     
  5. c01

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    I have one and love it. You must have excellent taste.

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  6. Bill Keith

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    Congratulations! Just wait till you some some 22 WMR through it! Twice as fun:wavey:
     
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    This could be the only type of gun you're allowed to own if Obama gets his way.
     
  8. ArmoryDoc

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    I just can't wait for turtle season. ;)
     
  9. Berto

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    woo woo

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    .22 mag kicks ass on clams, too.
     
  10. ArmoryDoc

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    LOL ! Clams, huh ? Red Lobster really wouldn't appreciate me poppin' rounds in the dining hall. ;)

    Not many places to find 'em otherwise. I bet it does make a mess on 'em though. LOL !
     
  11. bac1023

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    Very nice

    Congrats! :cool:
     
  12. ArmoryDoc

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    Thanks bac !