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Old 06-24-2017, 03:54 PM
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Not on Ruger's site yet. Has a fluted cylinder. Only shows blued finish, no mention of stainless. Same price as standard blued Bearcat. Two ounces heavier. I expect holsters will be scarce, as no one has even made a good one for the adjustable sight version yet.

Looks okay, but kinda defeats the whole point of a Bearcat being a kit gun.

https://www.lipseys.com/itemdetail.aspx?itemno=RUSBC6



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Old 06-24-2017, 11:40 PM
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Hog leg bearcat!

I think i'll stick with my standard bearcat personally. But they must have identified a need in the market somewhere.
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Old 06-25-2017, 12:20 AM
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Unfortunately for my budget, I am really liking this!

About the last thing in the world I need is a revolver like this, but since when has this hobby ever been about need?
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Old 06-25-2017, 09:09 AM
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This ranks right down there with the adj sight version. Losing the precious factor of the short barrel with fixed sights.
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Old 06-25-2017, 10:53 AM
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i have a regular and a shopkeeper bearcat but a six inch bearcat looks off kilter to me. now if ruger would make a 22lr/wmr convertible bearcat i would be all over it.
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Old 06-25-2017, 11:12 AM
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Sorta looks like a Colt SAA on a diet with a weird grip.
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Old 06-25-2017, 11:58 AM
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Second on the convertible!

I would also like to see a commercially available bearcat with both cylinders. With the steel frames now there should not be any issues
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I'm quite happy with my two 2012 stainless standard Bearcats. With EWK housings and Wolff springs, they are perfect.
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They already tried it; you're about twenty years too late. Recalled for some kind of safety timing issue. Collectors who didn't comply, now own a very pricey piece. Sadly, sold mine at 1/4 the current asking price ~$1,500.
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Old 07-13-2017, 07:35 PM
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Not on Ruger's site yet. Has a fluted cylinder. Only shows blued finish, no mention of stainless. Same price as standard blued Bearcat. Two ounces heavier. I expect holsters will be scarce, as no one has even made a good one for the adjustable sight version yet.

Looks okay, but kinda defeats the whole point of a Bearcat being a kit gun.

https://www.lipseys.com/itemdetail.aspx?itemno=RUSBC6


That is pretty dang awesome, in a collectible Ruger kind of way.

Shame on Ruger for tempting me.
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Ruger might as well have included the Hunters rib for a scope !!!
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Old 07-14-2017, 08:29 AM
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They already tried it; you're about twenty years too late. Recalled for some kind of safety timing issue. Collectors who didn't comply, now own a very pricey piece. Sadly, sold mine at 1/4 the current asking price ~$1,500.
Yep, I had one of those. In my junior year of college, I bought a Bearcat (the original) from a buddy -- for $75, and I had to really stretch for that -- and put many hundreds of rounds through it. I really loved that little revolver. After a couple years later I fell in love with a Sako Forrester .243 and the only way I could swing it was to trade that Bearcat.
Many years later -- 1994 -- after Ruger brought out the "new" Bearcat I had to have one and thought the stainless with a .22WMR cylinder would be as good as it gets -- at $249. The only problem was that it spit HOT lead something awful; the cylinder timing was abysmal! I sent it back to Ruger for repair -- and never saw it again. Ruger absolutely refused to return it to me. They offered to give me a Ruger Single-Six Convertible as a replacement. Geez, did I have a choice?!? In 2013 I bought another -- for $540, just a tad more than that $75 in 1964 -- but for some reason it just didn't "do it" for me anymore and I sold it. These days I much prefer my S&W 63 and my Buckmark and S&W 41.

(Yes, I keep a log of firearms bought, sold, and traded. Pricing history is interesting to say the least.)

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I had no idea that the 6" Bearcat had been available this long, I only found out about it by accident a couple of weeks ago. While I know it goes against the concept of what a Bearcat is, this gun is really appealing to me while a regular Bearcat is not. So I've just ordered one.
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I had no idea that the 6" Bearcat had been available this long, I only found out about it by accident a couple of weeks ago. While I know it goes against the concept of what a Bearcat is, this gun is really appealing to me while a regular Bearcat is not. So I've just ordered one.

Excellent!

Please report back when you have it and shoot it a bit.
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i think i might like a pair of these for the grandkids SASS shooting , but at that price i may buy them something else - they grow out of the 22s really quickly , yes i will still have them , but i already have a pair of colts and cimarrons , not sure i need another pair at $1500
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