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Old 09-08-2019, 01:00 PM
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Just purchased a new burnt bronze wrangler. Since I never shoot .22 mag I don't mind not having the .22 mag capability. Other than this difference is there any other differences that I wasn't aware of. Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-08-2019, 01:44 PM
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Yes, there is substantial difference. The single six has a steel frame compared to the Wrangler's aluminum alloy, and the single six has a considerably better finish. Whether the difference in price is worth the difference is up to the buyer. I had the same decision to make recently and I opted for the single six. However, the Wrangler is a very good revolver for the money spent and many shooters have been very happy with their Wrangler revolvers.
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Old 09-08-2019, 01:57 PM
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As mentioned the wrangler is alloy but I think they are a great alternative to some of the higher priced guns out there if someone is looking for a Plinker .....enjoy
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Old 09-08-2019, 02:32 PM
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The blued Single Sixes grip frames are not steel . They are an alloy . Only the stainless steel Single Sixes have steel grip frames and are heavier .
The frames are steel on both but not the grip frames . Kirby
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Old 09-08-2019, 02:48 PM
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The wrangler is fixed sights only.
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Old 09-08-2019, 04:07 PM
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The blued Single Sixes grip frames are not steel . They are an alloy . Only the stainless steel Single Sixes have steel grip frames and are heavier .
The frames are steel on both but not the grip frames . Kirby
Yes, this is true, so obviously there is also a weight difference between the blued steel and stainless steel single-sixes. I traditionally prefer stainless steel handguns, but this blued steel model just really appealed to me.
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Old 09-08-2019, 06:27 PM
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I would like Ruger to continue to develop the aluminum framed Single action rimfire revolver.
I would like to see an aluminum shrouded barrel like the Ruger LCRX . And a ten shot while Iím wishing . And a magnum too . Why not ? . Kirby
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The wrangler is fixed sights only.
I do better with the fixed sights on my New Vaquero than the adjustable sights on my Single Ten. YMMV.
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My local range rents guns and I think they have a couple of SSs.
See if you can rent one yourself.

I've owned 3 Single Sixes, all convertibles and they are great guns. I sold all but the new 1976 "200th Year" I gave to my son.

I bought one box of 22Mag around 1970 and shot it in the first gun. Incredibly loud, amazing fireball but not really useful or accurate and very expensive compared to regular LR.

Recently I've seem some SSs on sale and considered buying another but TBH I don't have much use for a SA 22.
Every time I consider paying $500+ for a Single Six another gun pops up that I would have more fun with. For example, I got my RIA 10mm 1911 on sale for $500. That is one FUN gun and one of my favorites, it's a cannon that is crazy exciting to shoot.
I love my 22/45 (with red dot) and really enjoy shooting the accurate auto. But a SA just isn't accurate enough for targets, slow to load: an expensive plinker or hunter.

No matter how I sound here I don't hate SAs and am planning to buy a Wrangler and I will have fun shooting it. For less than $200.
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Recently I've seem some SSs on sale and considered buying another but TBH I don't have much use for a SA 22.
Every time I consider paying $500+ for a Single Six another gun pops up that I would have more fun with. For example, I got my RIA 10mm 1911 on sale for $500. That is one FUN gun and one of my favorites, it's a cannon that is crazy exciting to shoot.
I love my 22/45 (with red dot) and really enjoy shooting the accurate auto. But a SA just isn't accurate enough for targets, slow to load: an expensive plinker or hunter.

No matter how I sound here I don't hate SAs and am planning to buy a Wrangler and I will have fun shooting it. For less than $200.
When Iím in the mood , I love my Single action revolvers , and enjoy shooting the magnums . They donít bother my arthritic hands like shooting centerfires do now days .
And although I also enjoy shooting my semiautos, itís relaxing to me to plink with the Single actions . Iím not as accurate with them , but they are plenty accurate enough to pick off empty shotgun hulls others have left lying around at the range .
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Old 09-09-2019, 08:38 AM
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I view the 22mag as strictly a hunting round. Although, for me, the 32H&R and now 327 are far superior to 22mag and really takes advantage of the single-6 platform. And yes, hunting power = more cost and more noise.

I doubt we will ever see a wrangler in any magnum and then it would be pretty useless with fix sights. Then do we all need a $600 stainless frame gun that will handle a 327 mag to fire 22LR? For me yes, I got mine. For others, there is a choice.
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I placed an order for a black Wrangler. Enough time had passed that when it came in, I knew that in no way would I like it more than my single-sixes. So I let it go since there were other guys standing in line to buy it.
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Old 09-09-2019, 11:07 AM
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Don't compare the Wrangler to the SS. Compare the Wrangler to the Heritage. The Single Six is way more gun than the Wrangler or Heritage, not even close.
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I got to handle a Wrangler for the first time about 2 weeks ago, and at the same time handled a Heritage. No comparison, like night and day, IMO.

I can't shoot my single-six nearly as well as I can shoot my MKII 5.5 in heavy bbl target pistol, but on some days I just really enjoy shooting the single -six at a slow pace and just have fun. There is just something so relaxing in shooting a single action revolver!
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... but on some days I just really enjoy shooting the single -six at a slow pace and just have fun. There is just something so relaxing in shooting a single action revolver!

I'll agree with you that it is relaxing!!


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