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#5425446 - 11/16/14 11:26 PM Question about Ruger .22 single six
TheOilman Offline
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I inherited a Ruger single six , all it says on the gun is .22 cal. My question is can a shoot .22 mag out of it? They fit in the cylinder fine.

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#5425503 - 11/17/14 12:30 AM Re: Question about Ruger .22 single six [Re: TheOilman]
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I think the .22 mag will have an unfluted cylinder and the .22LR has a fluted cylinder. I would say it should be fine if they go in the chambers.
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#5425584 - 11/17/14 06:22 AM Re: Question about Ruger .22 single six [Re: TheOilman]
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If I'm not mistaken, the .22 Mag cylinder also will have ".22 Mag" stamped right on it.
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#5425597 - 11/17/14 06:33 AM Re: Question about Ruger .22 single six [Re: TheOilman]
TheOilman Offline
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You are correct it should and may have at one time but it's an older pistol with lots of wear.

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#5426367 - 11/17/14 11:52 AM Re: Question about Ruger .22 single six [Re: TheOilman]
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Dimensions and loading[edit]

The .22 WMR uses a larger case than the more popular .22 Long Rifle, both in diameter and length. The .22 WMR case is a lengthened version of the older .22 WRF. The .22 WMR's case is thicker than that of the .22 LR, allowing higher pressures. The combination of more powder and higher pressures gives velocities over 2,000 feet per second (610 m/s) from a rifle using a 30-grain (1.9 g) bullet, and 1,500 feet per second (460 m/s) from a handgun. A .22 WMR round will not fit into the chamber of a .22 LR firearm, but it is possible,though unsafe, to chamber .22 LR rounds in a .22 WMR firearm. Doing so can result in injury from a leaking undersized case.


This is from Wiki. not a great source but its true this time.
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#5426387 - 11/17/14 11:59 AM Re: Question about Ruger .22 single six [Re: TheOilman]
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I have a Super Single Six and both cylinders. Ammo is not interchangeable between them.

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#5426393 - 11/17/14 12:01 PM Re: Question about Ruger .22 single six [Re: TheOilman]
Erich Offline
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what hunt dog said is accurate. they sell a super single six that comes with both cylenders. ammo is not interchangeable though in just one cylinder....and the magnum cylinder is clearly marked as such.
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#5426739 - 11/17/14 03:29 PM Re: Question about Ruger .22 single six [Re: TheOilman]
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I bought a 3 screw single six with both cylinders and neither is marked and both are fluted.

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#5426841 - 11/17/14 04:01 PM Re: Question about Ruger .22 single six [Re: TheOilman]
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Correction/Update:
I have a New Model Single Six with both cylinders. Manufactured 1978-1979. My magnum cylinder is clearly marked .22 WIN MAGNUM CAL

When I was a kid a friend's Dad had a Super Singlr Six and I always wanted one. So when I bought mine used at a gun show (I still have it in the original box with the original red felt pouch for the spare cylinder)I think my brain tricked me into thinking it was a Super.

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#5427119 - 11/17/14 05:33 PM Re: Question about Ruger .22 single six [Re: hornedfrog]
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Originally Posted By: hornedfrog
I bought a 3 screw single six with both cylinders and neither is marked and both are fluted.


So how do you tell the difference?

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#5427168 - 11/17/14 05:47 PM Re: Question about Ruger .22 single six [Re: TheOilman]
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I have both cylinders. The mag cylinder is not fluted and is labeled 22 Magnum.
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#5427205 - 11/17/14 05:59 PM Re: Question about Ruger .22 single six [Re: swmays]
hornedfrog Offline


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Originally Posted By: swmays
Originally Posted By: hornedfrog
I bought a 3 screw single six with both cylinders and neither is marked and both are fluted.


So how do you tell the difference?
Originally Posted By: swmays
Originally Posted By: hornedfrog
I bought a 3 screw single six with both cylinders and neither is marked and both are fluted.


So how do you tell the difference?


Very careful to check after removing from safe. I always try to load a 22 mag to verify it is the mag cylinder. The mag round will not fit in LR cylinder

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#5427316 - 11/17/14 06:39 PM Re: Question about Ruger .22 single six [Re: TheOilman]
ralph Offline
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I have a Super Single Six circa 1974-76 and both cylinders are fluted. My 22 LR cylinder is countersunk(the cartridges sit below rim for lack of the correct term) and the 22 magnum cylinder is flat and cartridges sit flush with the surface of the cylinder. I don't recall the caliber being marked on the cylinder but never looked. 22 magnum won't fit in 22 LR but 22 LR will fit and fire from the magnum cylinder. Very inaccurate and not recommended!

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#5427515 - 11/17/14 07:48 PM Re: Question about Ruger .22 single six [Re: ralph]
janie Offline
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Older Single 6 here, but I'm to lazy to dig it out of the safe. Know the 22WMR cylinder is marked, but cannot remember if the .22LR is.
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#5432736 - 11/20/14 06:16 AM Re: Question about Ruger .22 single six [Re: TheOilman]
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Old Models have both cylinders fluted and both unmarked but if you cannot tell the difference from 10' away you should not be handling a firearm.

The rear face is way different. The LR cylinder has a grove around the chambers to clear the firing pin. The WMR cylinder has recessed chambers and stepped chambers as the WMR head spaces off the the case mouth, the LR off the rim.

They're also different diameters....at least enough that you can't stuff a 22 WMR round into a LR cylinder far enough for the cylinder to rotate.





Thanks for the question, gave me an excuse to get the Old (girl) Model out for some handling.

LR pictured on the left, WMR on the right.
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