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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-23-2011, 12:55 AM Thread Starter
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Is there anything you folks can tell me about the Single Six in 32 H&R mag with adjustable sights? Just picked up one in trade today and was wondering if they tended to have overly-tight throats, or anything like that.

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They're fun shooters. I have a 5.5" barreled one. (had two others but buddies keep hounding me to sell to them). Ammo may be less common than you'd like, unless you reload. I don't think I'd call the throating anything but just fine. I'll never let this one go, but would like to add one of those newer 327 mag versions, just because, well, I don't have one--

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I believe mine has .310 throats. Brian Pierce reviewed a fixed sight one that also had .310 throats. Cylinder Smith (out for medical reasons right now, anyway) reams to .314. I believe he said it was SAAMI. The problem is that bullets run .312. I didn't find that to be a big deal with jacketed but lead didn't shoot quite as well. Perhaps you can find a smith who will ream to .3125? Hope this helps.
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Thanks guys! I started off shooting with the Ruger 45 colts and both my pistolas had really tight throats that cylindersmith reamed for me to shoot cast. Love shooting cast, but maybe I will start with jacketed and see how things go. Always wanted one of these older models...definitely worth the Walther P22 I traded; always can go into any shop and pick another up if I want.

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mine was 310 and i opened it to 3125. There great shooting guns and to be honest mine shot just as well at 310.

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I had wanted one for several years and finally found a used one with adjustable sights so it came home with me. The gun was fine I couldn't fault it, but I never could shoot it very well. I have the same problem with my 22 cal single six. I can shoot my blackhawks much better. I blame the difference on the weight.

Also when I actually started loading the H&R Mag, I was disappointed in it's performance.
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mine was 310 and i opened it to 3125. There great shooting guns and to be honest mine shot just as well at 310.
What bullets and size were you shooting with the tighter throats?

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I have three of the .32 mag. cal. New Model Single-Sixes.



6-1/2" and 9-1/2".



5-1/2"

All shoot very well with 115-118 gr. cast bullets loaded over WW-296 and I usually use Small Rifle primers.

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Y'all shouldn't have shown me that! Now, I'll have to have one. I have a TC and an NEF in 32 magnum. If you want to shoot lead with less trouble, I pour mine and size to .314. The oversize shoots better. We've been using the RCBS 32-098-SWC with good results in any firearm.

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IIRC, Skeeter found that he got better ballistics with factory 32mag than factory 32-20 in a S-Six.
Hand loads were no slouch in the mag, but he could best them in 32-20.
I know the mag would do all I want in a 32 cal. revolver.

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