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Old March 5th, 2020, 08:51 AM   #1
 
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Random Question - Centerfire/Rimfire?

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Been awhile since I was on here. I have been getting a real urge to save up for another single action, though what caliber/size/type, i'm still debating. I have been wondering about something, regarding single actions to being with, however, and I haven't found any answers elsewhere so far. I know Ruger's 22s are rimfire, but what about the rest of teh calibers out there? 45 colt, etc., clearly the Blackhawk line are not rimfire, right? They'd be centerfire?

I realize it's a dumb question, but i'm absolutely curious. I'd be interested in pursuing a possible Blackhawk in 45 Colt for hunting purposes, possibly, depending on the answer.



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You are almost as far apart in calibers as is possible.
45 is centerfire
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Modern rimfire cartridges basically are 22 short, 22 long rifle, 22 mag, and 17 HMR, 17 WMR, and 17 Mach2. As far as chamberings from Ruger, I'm not certain that they manufacture a 17 in any handgun. All other cartridges would fall under center fire. For deer a 45 Long Colt is an excellent cartridge. Although, I prefer magnums, 44 in particular. Your question implies that you are pretty new to the handgun world. If so you're undertaking a serious challenge to start hunting with a handgun. But I admire your desire for a challenge.
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Get you you a 22 magnum Ruger single six with adjustable sights. Great gun.
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If you want to hunt I would look at the Super Blackhawk. A 44 mag will do the job nicely. A 45 colt will do it also but ammo varies widely from cowboy loads to powerful loads but they tend to be a bit pricey for the hotter loaded hunting loads. Take a trip to your local gun shop and compare pricing. One thing you will want to do being somewhat new is practice a lot before you point it at an animal. That is where ammo cost becomes a factor.
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Have never seen a rimfire Blackhawk myself. Rimfire is great for practice and small game.

In considering a 45 convertable, can use both 45 Colt and 45 ACP cylinders thus providing for an added variety of ammo purchase options. Low velocity 45 is a great caliber for Fox and Coyotes at close range, I like to use a tree stand.
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Good question and welcome back..basically with the Rugers "Single Sixes" or Super Single Sixes" are rimfires, and the Blackhawks and Super Blackhawks are centerfires,,,both are single action,,,, then on to the double action guns.....you need to know what YOUR state allows for handgun hunting, both caliber wise as well as barrel length,all states have various restriction you need to check YOURS...then its a matter of what calibers you can handle and handle well, safely and accurately....good luck
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Good question and welcome back..basically with the Rugers "Single Sixes" or Super Single Sixes" are rimfires, and the Blackhawks and Super Blackhawks are centerfires,,
And then they go and confuse things with a centerfire Single Seven, and one Single Six Centerfire model.
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Modern rimfire cartridges basically are 22 short, 22 long rifle, 22 mag, and 17 HMR, 17 WMR, and 17 Mach2. As far as chamberings from Ruger, I'm not certain that they manufacture a 17 in any handgun. All other cartridges would fall under center fire. For deer a 45 Long Colt is an excellent cartridge. Although, I prefer magnums, 44 in particular. Your question implies that you are pretty new to the handgun world. If so you're undertaking a serious challenge to start hunting with a handgun. But I admire your desire for a challenge.
While Ruger does make a .17 HMR, I would suggest a Single Six in .22 lr/ .22 mag. This gives you a pkinker in .22 lr, and a small game gun, up to coyote size, in the .22 mag. Both can be complimented in rifles, and you will have a great deal of fun with both calibers.

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