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Old November 24th, 2016, 08:59 AM   #1
 
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I see threads where people talk about the guns they'd like Ruger to make, but very few of them pertain to the Bearcat platform. Personally, I'd like to see the Bearcat come in a .22 WMR. And what would be really awesome would be to make a Bearcat in .327 FM, like the one Alan Harton created and Jeff Quinn reviewed on Gunblast. How cool would that be?!



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Its been there. I had the Bearcat convertible which was only offered about one year. Doubt if Ruger will bring it back.
I heard of several people sending theirs in to have Ruger remove the mag cyl from the case. Losing about $400+ in the process.
http://www.ruger.com/pdf/newBearcatConvertible.pdf

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A fun and simple trick is picking up a spare cyl off of ebay or gunbroker , rent a reamer, and ream it for the 22 WRF. The old cartridge that's being offered again by Winchester and usually a little cheaper than 22 WMR. It's a little shorter than the Mag, also less pressure than the Magnum, but with close performance.

This is my old model with the addition of the new model wide SBH style hammer. I also changed the grips to square tops like other SA Rugers. They just need the final coat of oil.

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Isn't the .22 WRF really difficult to find? I can't find it anywhere on the net.
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khari I remember seeing that custom .327 FM Ruger Bearcat on Gun Blast. I have enough trouble with the Federal American Eagle .327 FM 100 grain jsp in my Ruger SP101 3 inch. So even the thought of one chambered in a Ruger Bearcat it would be a handful!!! But I guess the .327 FM in the Ruger LCR's can be quite the handful as well!!! But thats the beauty of reloading.
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No question it could be a lot to handle with the AE 100grn stuff! But with the 85 grn or .32 H&R Mag ammo, that would be a good amount of power in a very toteable package.

Also, the Bearcats are closer in weight to the 4"SP than to the LCR. Recoil even with the factory stuff might not be as brisk as we fear, gqucool.
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My next quest is to get a S/A .327 like a Single Seven.
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Isn't the .22 WRF really difficult to find? I can't find it anywhere on the net.
I've never looked for it on the net. I seem to keep running into it at local shows and stores. All the LR ammo will be gone but the WRF is in stock.
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My hands are to fat for a bearcat but it is very comfortable. for most people.
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Most all stores have .22mag and .22lr in my area.
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A fun and simple trick is picking up a spare cyl off of ebay or gunbroker , rent a reamer, and ream it for the 22 WRF. The old cartridge that's being offered again by Winchester and usually a little cheaper than 22 WMR. It's a little shorter than the Mag, also less pressure than the Magnum, but with close performance.



This is my old model with the addition of the new model wide SBH style hammer. I also changed the grips to square tops like other SA Rugers. They just need the final coat of oil. ]


Is the new model hammer a simple swap, or does it require fitting? I'm also curious about the grips. Feel free to PM me. I couldn't figure out how using the Tapatalk app.

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Dan,

If you want to use the NM wide hammer in an old model w/o the transfer bar parts, it's still a drop in, but you must file off the little top step on the hammer face to properly strike the firing pin w/o the transfer bar.

Or a small piece of metal can be soldered just below the top step to create a flat faced hammer. This is a nice way to do it because it's reversible if you ever want to add the transfer bar.
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Thanks Hondo!


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If you want to use the NM wide hammer in an old model w/o the transfer bar parts, it's still a drop in, but you must file off the little top step on the hammer face to properly strike the firing pin w/o the transfer bar.



Or a small piece of metal can be soldered just below the top step to create a flat faced hammer. This is a nice way to do it because it's reversible if you ever want to add the transfer bar.


Hondo,

What's the story on the grips? Custom made? I need to find a pair to replace the ones on my recently acquired Bearcat.

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