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HotRails
07-17-2009, 1:48 PM
I need a recommendation for my dad. What he needs is a revolver that is light, compact to carry around his farm. He needs it only for killing snakes. He says he has always had good success killing snakes with his .22 LR Magnum rifle and would like the revolver to be in this caliber if possible.
It would be preferable for it to be light since he would like to holster it all day and he is elderly. Your recommendations are appreciated.

Rekrab
07-17-2009, 1:53 PM
There's some nice Ruger Single Action 22 revolvers out there.

ChrisO
07-17-2009, 1:58 PM
I would get a ruger single six, It really depends on the price range though there are some very nice S&W models as well. Personally I would go with a ruger Mark III in 22LR. I have killed plenty of snakes with my 10/22...

hybridatsun350
07-17-2009, 2:04 PM
I'd get a Ruger Single Six convertible. They come with a .22 LR cylinder and a .22 WMR cylinder. Plus, they are very reasonably priced, well build, and easy to find. I've got one so I'd know! :D

Also, you can pick up some of those CCI shotgun shells in .22 WMR and really get those snakes good! :43:

HotRails
07-17-2009, 2:11 PM
How heavy is the MARK III or the Ruger Single Six convertible? He is complaining that his Taurus .38 snubnose is too heavy.

5hundo
07-17-2009, 2:18 PM
Is price a factor at all?

If not...

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=134446479

weekend_plinker
07-17-2009, 2:20 PM
single six is the way to go in 22mag
use the shot barrel easy to carry and they run around $380 too $430
I picked up as used one for 350

HotRails
07-17-2009, 2:32 PM
Is price a factor at all?

If not...

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=134446479

Price probably is a factor since he's retired. If there were something with that fram in a 22 LR it may do nicely.

Lancear15
07-17-2009, 2:44 PM
How heavy is the MARK III or the Ruger Single Six convertible? He is complaining that his Taurus .38 snubnose is too heavy.

Get the Ruger Mark III

They make many different models this is the lightest Mark III I found at 31 oz. $352 MSRP you can find cheaper

http://www.ruger-firearms.com/Firearms/FAProdSpecsView?model=10109

The one I own and love is 41oz $620 MSRP you can find cheaper

http://www.ruger-firearms.com/Firearms/FAProdSpecsView?model=10118

The lightest single six revolver is 32 oz. $519 MSRP

http://www.ruger-firearms.com/Firearms/FAProdSpecsView?model=10623

sigfan91
07-17-2009, 2:55 PM
How about a Heritage Rough Rider? It's inexpensive and a convertible as well.

5hundo
07-17-2009, 4:24 PM
If you can find one of those Ruger Blackhawks with the .22 Mag cylinder, those are really cool...

Put in the .22 LR cylinder for plinking and put on the .22 Mag cylinder when you feel the need for more power...

Ifticar
07-17-2009, 5:48 PM
How about a Heritage Rough Rider? It's inexpensive and a convertible as well.

Excellent choice. I just sold one here for $180.

leitung
07-17-2009, 6:59 PM
http://www.ruger-firearms.com/Firearms/FAProdView?model=10661&return=Y

Powerful .17HMR.. Blow those snakes to hell..

sigfan91
07-17-2009, 10:09 PM
Excellent choice. I just sold one here for $180.

DOH! I am looking for one.

HotRails
07-17-2009, 10:27 PM
Excellent choice. I just sold one here for $180.



How much does this one weigh approximately? Oh yeah and 500th post!

aplinker
07-17-2009, 11:46 PM
Hands down, S&W 317 kit gun, if you can find one.

.22lr, light, revolver.

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/images/26286.jpg

C_1
07-18-2009, 10:46 AM
Well, if it has to be a 22lr revolver and something light, I would also suggest the S&W 317 kit gun (8 rds / 13 oz) or S&W 317 (8 rds / 11 oz). And if he absolutely has to have a 22 magnum, check out the S&W 351PD (7 rds / 11 oz).

Taurus has a nice line up and selection of 22lr revolvers, model 94, 9 rd cylinder, with a 2-5" bbl, and weighs 18-27 oz. Taurus also have 22mag revolvers, model 941 with 8 rd cylinders, 2-5" bbl, and weighing 19-28 oz depending on the model.

I'm not sure where you stay at, but if its legal, a Taurus Judge loaded with 410 shot shells would fit the bill, for snakes, perfectly. Or perhaps a lil Derringer loaded with 410 shot shells. Maybe even a semi-auto with CCI shotshells.

Hope this helps..

movie zombie
07-18-2009, 10:55 AM
they're making the smith and wesson model 63 once again........however, i don't think it qualifies as being light. i know my older model isn't. however, that would be my choice for snakes around the farm.

mz

smittty
07-18-2009, 12:44 PM
If you cannot find the 22 lr or 22 mag j-frame for reasonable price, the 38 sp S&W Airweight or new Ruger LCR are both under $500 new. I think these would be good snake shot guns.

Smitty