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    Ruger single six .32 H&R Magnum

    IMG_7948.JPGIMG_7949.JPG Sold one of these a couple years ago and regretted it since, found this one at a LGS for less than I sold mine for! Had to have it, going out to shoot it now before the snow comes! Love the white grips and case colors.
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    Cool! I've owned dozens of handguns over the years, but never even fired a .32 cal anything. That's a good lookin' piece and I have always had a curiosity about the 32HR Mag. I remember reading articles about it in the '80's and thinking it would be a great plinker or kit gun. Thanks for the pics and have fun!
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    Nice!!!
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    Very nice!
    Got a adjustable sighted one and it is fun. You don't have to remember to smile like with hot 44s.

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    The 32 H&R Magnum and the Ruger Single Six are a perfect match - good in the SP101 too. Either is pretty close to the "perfect packin pistol" ideal (Taffin). Small enough to be portable, big enough to be easy to shoot. Ammo is lightweight and capable of many tasks. Cheap to shoot too if you reload and cast.



    My 22lr Single Six has probably taken more game, varmints and vermin than all my other guns combined. Partly because it is one of my longest owned guns but also because it is easy to take so I have it when an opportunity to use it comes up. That was true until the arrival of the 32 H&R Single Six. The 32 does everything the 22 does and does it better, and these days it is about the same cost to shoot and much cheaper than 22 mag ammo.

    Wind and I had good fun shooting the long range dingers too. Out to 200 it was too easy so we swung over on the 400 yard dinger to see what it would do. Way fun, here's some video of it.



    The load I use the most is a RCBS 32-98 SWC over 231 driven to about 930 fps. It is dandy on game and easier on the ears (mine and the dogs). Soft shooting, accurate and economical.

    For steel targets I like Unique (Max published load) under that same bullet gets 1180 fps out of my Single Six and was the load we used in the video.

    A load I've been very impressed with so far is using Lil'Gun with the RCBS bullet I'm getting just under 1300 fps (my 32-20's main load is only about 50 fps faster). There is a pretty good fire ball at the end of the 5.5" barrel but it is accurate and smacks the targets pretty hard. Out of my 1894 that load was zipping along at 1750 fps.

    I've had good luck with the 115 grain Lyman 311008 too. Gets nearly the same velocities using the loads above but it a little bit less accurate, not much, but enough that that RCBS bullet gets the nod.
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    Very nice

    I like the .32 mag cartridge

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    You've almost got one of my grail guns there. I was lusting after the bird's head version for a while, by the time it came around on my 'next thing to be purchased' list it was discontinued.

    Shoulda-woulda-coulda.

    I do have the SP-101 version though and have a ton of fun with it.

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    I'm a fan of the Birdshead, we have his and hers at this house. Really though, they are so nice to shoot you can't go too wrong. I've had standard grip guns and Birdsheads, like them all. I totally agree with Wet Dog, the Ruger 32's are nice little guns. Very underrated I believe. Steve
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    Hey DC,

    Great looking Ruger!

    Go buy a lottery ticket. LOL

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    over the years, I picked up a limited edition Vaquero and of the Buckeye edition Blackhawks, that both have the .32-20 WCF & .32 H&R magnum cylinders plus a Cimarron Derringer

    cg Ruger Blackhawk 32-20 & .32 mag.jpgcg RUGER VAQUERO .32-20 WCF.JPGce CIMMARRON DERRINGER .32 H&R MAG.JPGRUGER S32-X BOX LABEL - Copy - Copy.jpg
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