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Old 03-10-2008, 08:32 AM
mitrod3 mitrod3 is offline
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"Bisley" Single Six

As usual, I hit the range on Saturday morning. I landed in lane 5 and shortly after starting into my mornings shooting session a young man who frequents the range came in and set up in lane 6. He had four guns with him including a fairly new Ruger Single Six "Bisley". After doing some very nice shooting with that gun he stuck his head around the divider and asked if I wanted to take it for a spin. Sure enough..........

In hand this gun felt comfortable and balanced. The "Bisley" grip angle just felt good. The workmanship on this gun was very nice including the engraving on the cylinder. As to action, it was one smooth gun both cynlinder wise, hammer/trigger wise and ejector rod wise. A large number of rounds had already gone down range so you had to push those .22 rounds into the cylinder to make sure they were seated well or that cylinder did not rotate any further, typical.

He was using good .22 ammo (by look and feel). With this gun being single action and having that nice long barrel, accuracy wise, it was one of the best single action .22's I have handled to date. Although I honestly had a hair of difficulty picking up the sights (target/black on black) firing at a black target I shot one of the tightest "initial" .22 groups I have ever fired. Four of my six rounds went basically on top of each other with one just above and one just below those four. It actually surprised me (especially since I did not think I was seeing the sights well) and really impressed the heck out of the young man. It might well have been "beginners luck" but I would have loved to have handled this gun for awhile to have really gotten used to it.

For single six fans, all in all this is one very nice gun by look, feel and accuracy unless that grip angle just isn't for you.

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Old 03-12-2008, 10:02 PM
O2BShooting O2BShooting is offline
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I've been toying w/ adding one of these to my collection for some time now. I don't know if I'd ever buy a new one but if a nice used one came along at a good price it would be real hard to not bring it home. Thanks for tempting me even more.

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