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Thread: My New Single Seven

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    I was looking at a new old stock SSM Bisley the other day at the gun shop. $600 was a bit steep for me. Sure did feel good in the hand though.

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    I just picked up a six and a half inch Bisley new in the box for 475. Lipsy has a run of them going right now. There should still be a few on GunBroker.

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    I would like to take 2 dogs advice and ask if anyone has any powder coated boolits .314 or more? At very least I could load a dummy and see if it would chamber. I would also like to get a few .313. This would allow me to load a few and see how they shoot. I don't really want to get into powder coating but it may be the least expensive option to be able to use cast in this gun. Of course, if .314 won't chamber, I would be faced with maybe getting the chambers reamed or a new cylinder. Or, I could just sell the gun to someone that intends to use jacketed exclusively. If I sell it, I doubt that I will buy another Ruger.

    I'll be glad to furnish a paid, padded envelope as Fermin suggested, or any other arrangement that might be preferred. I can also pay whatever is fair.
    John
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    I have some MP 640 profile boolits as cast and some powder coated. They are 100/105 grain as HP and solid and are plain base.

    I load my single seven with them sized to 314. I dont remember what my barrel and throats slugged but 314 was satisfactory in size. I have no trouble clambering them. They fall right in.

    If you want to try some, I can probably send them out tomorrow. Depending on how many you want, a padded mailer or SFRB would be the twi options. These are range lead water dropped st around 18-22 BHN. I dont remember. I also have some air cooled. If you just want a few, postage is all I'd ask. If you want enough for load workup pr to shoot and check leading, we can work something out there too. Let me know. Kinda busy, but I think I have multiple options already powder coated and ready to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BK7saum View Post
    I have some MP 640 profile boolits as cast and some powder coated. They are 100/105 grain as HP and solid and are plain base.

    I load my single seven with them sized to 314. I dont remember what my barrel and throats slugged but 314 was satisfactory in size. I have no trouble clambering them. They fall right in.

    If you want to try some, I can probably send them out tomorrow. Depending on how many you want, a padded mailer or SFRB would be the twi options. These are range lead water dropped st around 18-22 BHN. I dont remember. I also have some air cooled. If you just want a few, postage is all I'd ask. If you want enough for load workup pr to shoot and check leading, we can work something out there too. Let me know. Kinda busy, but I think I have multiple options already powder coated and ready to go.
    Thanks! Just tell me how much postage you need(be generous with yourself) and I'll get it out ASAP. Right now I only need a few. Depending on what I find out, I may contact you again.

    John Schwerdt


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    I live near Durant in South central Oklahoma. I am in Tulsa occasionally for work.

    I will see what I have and send them out to you. I'll post here or PM you the tracking number when I do. I hope you get it all worked out once you have some boolits and get some dummys/cartridges loaded.

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    Thanks! Be sure and include what I owe for postage.
    John
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 dogs View Post
    John, if it was my gun, what I would try is a bullet right out of the mold. It would probably measure .3135" or better. I would want to shoot the greatest diameter bullet I could get to chamber so I would load me up a dummy and using my cylinder as a chamber gauge see how it fit.

    If it fit, you would still run the risk of the propellant gasses blowing the lubricant out of the grease groove so I would avoid that problem by powder coating that bullet. Once the cast bullet is powder coated you can size it down until you get it to fit and not have to worry about gas blow by because there is no lubricant to lose and the powder coat does the work of the lubricant instead. I know you don't want to run a powder coated bullet, so go ahead and try the conventional ones first and see what you see. You never know because revolvers are all sorts of contrary contraptions and tend to avoid the rules.

    The thing that you said that bothers me a bit is the restriction at the forcing cone. We might have to firelap the gun a little. Shoot it some and get back to me. You know how to find me. There are any number of guys on Singleactions.com that would send you a handful of powder coated cast bullets to try. Especially if you mailed them a postage paid padded mailer.

    IF worse comes to worse, and you need a new cylinder and barrel, you have the perfect vehicle for a .257 Jackrabbit conversion!


    I'll keep you updated. I looked up the .257 Jackrabbit. It looked interesting but I don't think I'm interested. I've got enough complications in my life, especially at my age. I don't need another.
    John
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    My GP100 327 Fed has similar measurements to your Single Seven. The throats barely pass a .314 minus gage but not a .315. The chambers will pass a .340 minus gage but not a .341. I'm planning to size to .314 initially. The bore will pass a .303 minus gage from the muzzle but it stops mid way through the barrel. A .302 minus gage slides all the way through. I will probably fire lap a few rounds to remove the constriction.

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    As I posted, my throats pass a .315(minus) gauge. All are tight on .315. I slugged my barrel for a measured .3134 with a slight constriction felt at the point where the barrel threads into the frame. I just went to the shop and checked the bore. As with yours, a .302 gauge goes all the way through but a .303 will not start at the muzzle.

    If I can chamber a loaded round with a .314 boolit, things might just work out. Accuracy might not be perfect but I might never know it. Even a .313 boolit might work. I won't know until I get some boolits and load some rounds. Everything now is just measurements and guesses.
    John
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    BK7saum has offered a few powder coated bullets for me to try. In the meantime I've been reading up on PC. If these work, I'm going to try it myself. Some of the threads I've been reading are pretty long. One goes back to 2014.

    If powder coat allows me to use this gun to its potential(which is probably greater than mine) a little extra effort will be worth it.
    John
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