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Old September 13th, 2008, 07:05 PM   #1
 
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My Ruger buntline special 22lr/22mag

hello guys here is one of my favorite range gun now: ruger single six buntline :appld: i got her used but still looks pretty good, its very accurate too, i had no problems hitting my spinners at 25yds or so..here she is..







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Old September 14th, 2008, 07:04 AM   #2
 
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Nice! Ya don't see too many of those.
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 04:45 PM   #3
 
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I have a theory about accuracy in a Ruger Single Six. The barrel is a bit over size to accomodate the 22 Mag round. The thinking is that the soft smaller 22 Long Rifles will bump up to fill the rifeling. I believe that with the longer barrel like you have that there is more dwell time in the barrel so the 22 Long Rifle has a bit more time to bump up thus increasing. I have heard alot about accuracy issues with the Single Six some good and some bad but have never heard any one complain about accuracy with the real long ones like yours. I might be all wet but take it fo what its worth.
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I have one of those myself Art.

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I have a theory about accuracy in a Ruger Single Six. The barrel is a bit over size to accomodate the 22 Mag round. The thinking is that the soft smaller 22 Long Rifles will bump up to fill the rifeling. I believe that with the longer barrel like you have that there is more dwell time in the barrel so the 22 Long Rifle has a bit more time to bump up thus increasing. I have heard alot about accuracy issues with the Single Six some good and some bad but have never heard any one complain about accuracy with the real long ones like yours. I might be all wet but take it fo what its worth.
I purchased it about 20 or so years ago, strictly because it was a buntline and I had never held one. I didn't know it came with the Mag cylinder until I got it home as it was in the box and he never mentioned it. It was like new then and is now. Fact its the bottom one in my avatar. I've never shot it as the Mag. I sure like it in long rifle mode. Nice little shooter. I only take it out of the safe when friends come by want to try it. I got a lot of my guns many years ago when they were far cheaper than now, but we had the same lust for more guns then as we all do now. Like potato chips, can't have just one.

Interesting post on your theory. Now I need to try it in the mag cylinder. IN the long rifle it shoots fine, just a bit nose heavy.

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I believe that with the longer barrel like you have that there is more dwell time in the barrel so the 22 Long Rifle has a bit more time to bump up thus increasing.
Pressure peaks as the bullet starts to move and is typically decreasing from there on out. If the bullet is gonna obdurate to fit the bore, it'll do it then, not later on.

However, the softer lead theory is sound - I'm not sure there are many .22 rounds that are too hard in any case.

Dedicated .22WMR barrels are, I think, only 0.001 larger in diameter (0.0005 to each side) than the average .22LR, which already vary widely.

Paco Kelly's Accurizer (sp?) tool lets you size your .22 bullets from .222-.225, I think, depending on the model. Gunblast had an article awhile back with very good results in a single-six, likely helping the .22LR's fill the .224 chamber throats & bore. I haven't noticed an improvement in my CZ rifle, but it has a tight bore (measured w/ several re-crowning pilots) and shoots most ammo pretty well.

Ultimately I suspect that most often the accuracy noted from long-barreled pistols is due to the long sight radius, nothing more. Sight alignment is more precise with a longer barrel, and that DOES make a noticeable difference in my hands, both with rifles and handguns.

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