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Old 04-14-2017, 11:54 AM
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Considering dipping my toe into the single action revolver world! Which is the better gun, the Single 6 or the Single 10, and why?
Thanks in advance for yor insights!
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Old 04-14-2017, 12:26 PM
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They are virtually identical except for the additional 4 rounds in the Single 10. If you plan to target shoot, the ten rounds will save you from annoying yourself and the other shooters with slow reloading of 4 more rounds.

The Single Six offers a conversion model allowing for 22WMR. It is nice for hunting by allowing you to shoot the same ammo with either your .22 or 22WMR rifles.
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Old 04-14-2017, 12:47 PM
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Ammo comes in 50 round boxes. Get the Single 10.

In all seriousness though: I got the 10 and have found it safe, fun, and accurate. I don't shoot 22 WMR so the extra cylinder for the 6 was just something I wouldn't use. Easy choice for me.

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Old 04-14-2017, 01:31 PM
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Ammo comes in 50 round boxes. Get the Single 10.

In all seriousness though: I got the 10 and have found it safe, fun, and accurate. I don't shoot 22 WMR so the extra cylinder for the 6 was just something I wouldn't use. Easy choice for me.

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Old 04-14-2017, 11:39 PM
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each to his own , i like the traditional 1873 variant
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Old 04-15-2017, 02:32 PM
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each to his own , i like the traditional 1873 variant
I agree and like the option of the WMR cylinder.
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Old 04-15-2017, 06:25 PM
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I agree and like the option of the WMR cylinder.
Main reason I own one. I'm sure the 22LR cylinder is around here somewhere.... just don't ask me where!
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Old 04-16-2017, 01:40 AM
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Anyone know if the single 10 barrel is truly sized for 22lr?

IIRC, the convertible single 6 barrel is a couple thousandths oversize to accommodate the 22WMR and supposedly loses a bit of accuracy when shooting 22lr. If that is even true.

But I would expect the single 10, being "dedicated" to 22lr only, should have a proper 22lr barrel and might be a little more accurate.

And I, of course, shoot so well that I could tell the difference.
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Old 04-16-2017, 01:45 AM
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I think that having the ability to shoot the magnum ammo makes the Single Six more desirable than the Single Ten.

But that's just me. The four extra rounds might matter to other folks but I would switch to my .22/45 if that were the case for me.

If you actually use the pistol for longer shots, or want more power for a bigger "Thump" on your target then the magnum round is for you.

It makes a cool fire ball, too.



As far as the accuracy and barrel sizing goes, I don't believe in it at all.

The .001" difference in the barrel is half the thickness of a human hair and insignificant when you start putting a micrometer to different ammo and realize that different bullets vary quite a bit more than that.

My .22 mag cylinder shoots similar sized groups as the .22LR cylinder does up close, and it's flatter trajectory makes it easier to get good hits farther out.

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Old 04-16-2017, 07:55 AM
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That fireball explains why I always regret not stickin in the the ear plugs when letting one go while hunting.

Note to self: Use hearing protection with Single Six!

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Old 04-16-2017, 09:17 AM
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IIRC, the convertible single 6 barrel is a couple thousandths oversize to accommodate the 22WMR and supposedly loses a bit of accuracy when shooting 22lr. If that is even true.

But I would expect the single 10, being "dedicated" to 22lr only, should have a proper 22lr barrel and might be a little more accurate.

And I, of course, shoot so well that I could tell the difference.
It is my understanding that all the Single Six family of guns and the Bearcats too use the same WMR spec barrel blanks. I believe the reasoning is all have been chambered for the WMR at one time and a WMR cylinder will drop in.
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Old 04-16-2017, 09:21 AM
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And I, of course, shoot so well that I could tell the difference.
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That fireball explains why I always regret not stickin in the the ear plugs ....
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The traditionalist in me says get the six shooter, but ten shots is nice to have.

There's always the get both option.
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Old 04-16-2017, 01:17 PM
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Unless they've changed it?, the Single Ten comes with fiber optic sights, I don't care for them myself.
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Old 04-16-2017, 03:07 PM
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My Single Six was made in 1959, uncoverted, and I only carry five, even at the range. Each to his own. I was 10 the year mine was made.
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