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Old December 3rd, 2019, 08:19 PM   #16
 
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Congrats! I started with a Single Ten at the beginning of this year...now I have 7 Ruger single action revolvers...they are addictive. I love the looks of the birdshead Single Seven, but ammo for my 357 Mag (shooting -->38 Special) New Vaqueros is cheaper.
Since I handload, it's not a problem. 12.5 grains of H-110 or 6 grains of CFE Pistol don't cost much.



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Beautiful guns, all! Your Birds Head is exactly the same as mine. But I have a tough time finding accessories that other calibers take for granted.

May I ask where you got your beautiful black leather reload holder? I'm having to pack my .327 Maggies in an MTM plastic six-shooter reload holder, with one more round squeezed in between the others.
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I agree whole-heartedly with this post AND your choices of firearms and motto.
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Glad you guys finally discovered single actions. I’ve been collecting them and shooting them since the 70’s. Don’t know how many I own cause I won’t count em. I do have 4 different
.327 mags. Hope you all enjoy your singles and yes you will have more.
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Beautiful guns, all! Your Birds Head is exactly the same as mine. But I have a tough time finding accessories that other calibers take for granted.

May I ask where you got your beautiful black leather reload holder? I'm having to pack my .327 Maggies in an MTM plastic six-shooter reload holder, with one more round squeezed in between the others.
I reached out to Mernickle Custom Leather and asked them if they would make a seven round ammo slide for my Single Seven, which they did. Highly recommend their work.
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The .32 platform is a great reason to get into handloading. It's a very economical cartridge to handload, but not to buy.
Yes and Yes to your last sentence ... however, I have trouble finding the right components to reload for my 327 ...
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Enjoy your Ruger single action. I think you'll find Rugers are a good value. They are meant to be used.

I am in the process of discovering the beauty of the .32 caliber. A single 7 may need to come home with me sometime.
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I also have that revolver. Love the 3 3/4" barrel and fixed sights. What I did not care for was the Birdshead grip, so I bought a stainless regular grip and had it fitted. Also, a very nice set of genuine Rosewood grips that were thinned down and oiled. Looks like one of those old Colt Sheriff's revolvers now. Fits perfect in my hand.
I reload S&W Longs, 32 H&R and 327 Fed. Very inexpensive averaging around $13 a box of 50 for me. All my dies are Lee's, brass is Star Line and bullets are BadMan 100gr poly coated.
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I also have that revolver. Love the 3 3/4" barrel and fixed sights. What I did not care for was the Birdshead grip, so I bought a stainless regular grip and had it fitted. Also, a very nice set of genuine Rosewood grips that were thinned down and oiled. Looks like one of those old Colt Sheriff's revolvers now. Fits perfect in my hand.
I reload S&W Longs, 32 H&R and 327 Fed. Very inexpensive averaging around $13 a box of 50 for me. All my dies are Lee's, brass is Star Line and bullets are BadMan 100gr poly coated.
Looks great! I really like the birdshead grips on the ones I have...I would have to buy two of those birdhead single sevens, and put a plow handle grip on one of them.
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Thanks !!
And I just finished a full polishing job on it and the original brushed stainless is now a mirror shiny finish that looks like it was nickel/chrome plated. Looks all custom now.
A real show stopper and now my BBQ gun.
I'll have to get a new pic of it with the custom leather I had made for it.

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Thanks. I'll check with them.

I haven't yet got a holster for it. I like the Sheriff's models for size.

Also, I'm looking at other options for grips, as I prefer wood or elkhorn over micarta.
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I'm still with you. All Lee reloading equipment. Outstanding for the price.

I reload .32 S&W ('short') and .32 H&R for plinking and target-shooting, in that order. Also reload the .327s. Keeps costs more in line with my pockets.
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Well, here are some pics of the polished Seven w/holster and my handloads of 32 long, 32 h&r and 327 fed.
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Yes and Yes to your last sentence ... however, I have trouble finding the right components to reload for my 327 ...
Look to Lee Precision for their dies; I have their .32 H&R Magnum dies and they work just fine when adjusted for the longer .327s. Prices are low, low and quality is good.

Hornady XTPs in .312 size are my favorites for serious social work, and Acme Bullets makes some great little cast and sized 78 grain lead bullets that shoot just fine in the Ruger .327 Fed Mag.

Montana Bullet Works makes an 85 grain lead bullet that you can buy powder-coated or sized and lubed uncoated.

Other than that, nothing else need be bought if you kept your empties. I buy new Starlines in 100-round bags from Midsouth Shooters Supply if I need them. Their prices are good. You can buy direct from Starline brass if you need 200 to 500 cases of either round.
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Enjoy your Ruger single action. I think you'll find Rugers are a good value. They are meant to be used.

I am in the process of discovering the beauty of the .32 caliber. A single 7 may need to come home with me sometime.
I got so hooked on the little .32s that I have bought three old break-tops on Gun Broker. Two of them are 'shooters' and I load .32 S&W for them at the lowest level of pressure and velocity for safety's sake. I don't want to shake them apart. They're a challenge to shoot accurately, but they were made for shooting across a card table and accuracy isn't a problem at that range!
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