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Old November 11th, 2015, 08:32 AM   #1
 
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Any Single Six .17hmr owners here?

I'm very happy with mine...small Cal., but quick! Also, I find it's a kinda unique caliber for a western style shooter!



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Old November 11th, 2015, 11:54 AM   #2
 
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I love mine. I also have the Taurus tracker in the 17hmr. it shoots great.
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I ended up with the stainless steel model, always take it to the range when the grandkids go they really like to shoot it too, accurate, fast and flat shooter
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I bought one in 2012 and put about 200 rounds thru it in the first couple of months and never shot it again. Left me wanting more. Traded it for something else recently. Love my Blackhawk in .357 Magnum and am on the hunt for one in .45 Colt to go with my Marlin 1894 in .45 Colt I recently bought and am reloading for.

Here it is when new. Two photos merged into one within minutes of each other. Put some wood grips on it right away, but they made the grip too fat and not as comfortable to shoot as those black plastic factory grips, but they sure made her look purty.



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I have a NM Blackhawk Convertible as well, along with a Single Six .22lr Vert. and a Single Nine. I love the variety...never into selling/trading revolvers,but I will with pistols. Looking at a Vaquero down the road when the $$$ is right!!!
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interesting ... my wheel guns are 327 fed mag & 22 lr
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Old November 13th, 2015, 06:39 AM   #7
 
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The 17HMR is an absolute ball in a revolver. I no longer have the Single Six Hunter in 17HMR, but it was a very accurate little piece. Ultimately, I don't really like loading rimfires in single action revolvers and I had a Taurus Tracker 17HMR before I bought the Single Six Hunter, so it was somewhat a downgrade.

If a guy is willing to stretch the legs on the 17HMR in a revolver, you'll get paid back in spades. It's not a SCUD Missile or ICBM, but it's a remarkably capable small game cartridge. Not surprisingly, capitalizing upon the inherent accuracy of the 17HMR and the reputable accuracy of the Single Six, the little Ruger with the little bore doesn't fail to impress.

It's a real shame that they discontinued the Single Six Hunter in 17HMR - it was a dandy little machine.
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I've been looking for a 17 HMR revolver. Add a little more challenge when out shooting prairie dogs or jack rabbits.

Was thinking a S&W 647, but the prices on those are nuts
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where can one get wood grips for the Ruger Single Six in 17 hmr?
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Old November 13th, 2015, 08:41 AM   #10
 
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where can one get wood grips for the Ruger Single Six in 17 hmr?
Shopruger.com, altamont, eagle, buffalo, midwayusa, brownells, hogue, any of thousands of custom makers including several on this site....

They're a very common aftermarket item, readily available on dozens of websites.
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where can one get wood grips for the Ruger Single Six in 17 hmr?
Chigsgrips.com Where I get all my Ruger revolver grips!
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I love my 17 Single Six. It took a long time to learn how to use it. The standard sights that came on it didn't work for me. I just can't see them well enough. Tried a scope and it worked great but it didn't feel comfortable, it looked stupid, and couldn't use the holster any more. Tried painting the sights and it helped a lot. But the best is to replace the sights with new fluorescent fiber optics. Now it's very clear and easy to use with my old eyes. You can buy them now at the Ruger shop.
Try different ammo. I found the CCI Gamepoint 20 gr works best. Slightly slower and longer time in contact with the riflings. Still there is always a bit of unburned powder.
For plinking in the back yard it's awesome.
WEAR Hearing Protection!!!!! This little gun will split your eardrums.
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I have one on blue, it's turned into one of my favorite guns. Super accurate, awesome round, I have an aftermarket .17 Mach 2 cylinder I haven't tried yet. It's kind of like a baby .223.

I added an old aperture rear sight leaf I found on Ebay, a hammer extension just for ease of use and a set of Chigs grips, awesome gun.
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I have the lipsey stainless five and a half inch, bought it as a companion to my 77/17. She's a little sweetie , however those tiny little holes in the cylinder sure look odd.
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I too have the Single Six with HMR and Mach 2 cylinders. Also have the model Ninety Six lever action rifle in the .17 HMR. Bought many years ago when the kids were young and I had a run of small caliber acquisitions. Many happy hours spent plinking in the country. Lots of noise without the recoil, taught the kids lessons in not flinching. Have a couple of .17 Rem centerfire rifles that are fun as well.
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