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Old December 3rd, 2019, 12:16 PM   #1
 
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My First Ruger Single-action!

I very recently bought my first Ruger SA; the Single-Seven .327 Federal Magnum. It's a beautiful piece of work.

I've owned several single-action revolvers, starting with a German-made .22 Magnum that I bought to plink and murder jackrabbits with during the 1960s. I have owned five or six cap-and-ball revolvers from my black powder days. But this chunky fellow is a real barn-burner.

The .327 Fed Mag is an uncharacteristicly powerful .32 caliber revolver. It can run pressures and velocities that exceed that of the .44 Remington Magnum. And it is LOUD! Kicks, too!

My sport and target shooting will therefore be mostly of the relatively mild .32 H&R Magnum, .32 S&W Long, and .32 S&W (Short) rounds, all of which the Ruger happily cycles through without a hiccup. I've got about 100 .32 S&W and 50 .32 H&Rs loaded, and am working on more.

It's a sweetheart to shoot. And it's beautiful. It is all stainless, has a birds-head grip and a short 3-3/4" barrel that look just right for it.



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Congratulations. I've gotten my first SA gun too, recently: a Blackhawk in .357. It makes plinking loads of fun. The only problem is that I want another one, and the Single Seven in .327 is a contender for that purchase! I'd enjoy reloading for it. Have you seen the recent piece in Revolver Guy about a special edition of the gun?

https://revolverguy.com/shootists-35...-single-seven/
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I very recently bought my first Ruger SA; the Single-Seven .327 Federal Magnum. It's a beautiful piece of work.

I've owned several single-action revolvers, starting with a German-made .22 Magnum that I bought to plink and murder jackrabbits with during the 1960s. I have owned five or six cap-and-ball revolvers from my black powder days. But this chunky fellow is a real barn-burner.

The .327 Fed Mag is an uncharacteristicly powerful .32 caliber revolver. It can run pressures and velocities that exceed that of the .44 Remington Magnum. And it is LOUD! Kicks, too!

My sport and target shooting will therefore be mostly of the relatively mild .32 H&R Magnum, .32 S&W Long, and .32 S&W (Short) rounds, all of which the Ruger happily cycles through without a hiccup. I've got about 100 .32 S&W and 50 .32 H&Rs loaded, and am working on more.

It's a sweetheart to shoot. And it's beautiful. It is all stainless, has a birds-head grip and a short 3-3/4" barrel that look just right for it.
Congrats on the Single Seven. The Single Seven was my first SA as well. You will enjoy it, i have since picked up a Single Six and most recently a Wrangler ...
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Congrats on your new SA and welcome to the SA addiction club.
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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.
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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.
The .32 platform is a great reason to get into handloading. It's a very economical cartridge to handload, but not to buy.
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Congrats!

Congrats on the new Single Seven. I am a recent .327 Federal Magnum Fan. Love my Single Seven Birdshead. Now am eyeing the Lipsey Blued Model as a future addition. Best wishes!

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I've got the blue Lipsey's. Great gun. But unfortunately mine's for sale. Need to thin the herd due to a pending job loss.
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Congrats on a fine revolver! Hard to beat a sweet single action.
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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.
So, you're one of "those guys"...an "enabler". LOL

I've been thinking of getting in to reloading, was planning to start with 38 special. I've never done any cartridge reloading, only shotgun shells.
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Love the .32 caliber. Great choice for your first single action and I bet you’ll get another.
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Congrats. I have one and it works great. All I shoot out of it is .32 H&R Mag hand loads. The Single Seven was my first '.32' revolver. Since then I've added a few more .32 revolvers ... I call the .32 cartridge my 'reloadable' .22. Haven't shot much .32 since .22 became 'available' again ... hence my Single Six sits in my range bag now.
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Yes, I read it, and that's another Single Seven in .327 that I want now ...like the model in the article, mine is also a "Lipsey's Exclusive." The bird's head grip is striking. A Bisley-style hammer would be perfect.

My .32 S&W (Shorts) aren't the usual factory wimps. The manufacturers of ammo for the old break-tops kept pressures and velocities at or below that of black powder versions, as there were many very old BP-era revolvers in .32 S&W still out there. My handloads are accurate and fun to shoot, but in my Single Seven only.
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