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stitch_paradox
12-14-2010, 7:38 PM
Need advice on .22 magnum revolvers? I planning to get acquire one. Is there actually a big difference between the .22lr and .22 magnum?

rromeo
12-14-2010, 7:44 PM
Which are you looking at? Some of the come with both cylinders. I'm eyeballing the Heritage rough riders.

scootle
12-14-2010, 7:46 PM
i think the ruger single six (SA) comes with both cylinders... the s&w model 617 (DA) might have that option as well.

.22wmr has a fair bit more powder behind it than .22LR.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9b/22_Long%2C_22_LR%2C_22_Winchester_Magnum.JPG

SoCal Bob
12-14-2010, 7:53 PM
The Ruger Single Six convertible comes with both a .22lr and .22WMR cylinders. The .22WMR is louder and faster but not a lot of recoil. Rugers are built like tanks and will last forever.

Walmart sells a brick of about 500 .22lr for about $20 while a box of 50 .22WMR goes for about $10.

jackandblood
12-14-2010, 7:55 PM
I like Saffron, my Heritage Rough Rider. interchangable .22lr or wmr cylinders out the door $235ish. Very solid and decent tolerances. Great single action trigger. The stock sights were waaay off though. simple fix, but you may want to get the one with adjustable sights. I shoot bulk .22lr for practice and have a stash of Federal 50 grain WMR for SHTF.

Argonaut
12-14-2010, 7:56 PM
The 22 mag is violent to shoot compared to a 22LR. The Magnum has nearly the energy of a 38 Special but with more range (from the velocity) They through fire from the muzzle from unburned powder because they are loaded for longer barrel rifles. it is difficult to take advantage of the round because of the pistols inherent inaccuracy at distance compared to a rifle. So......be sure to get one with dual cylinders, you will shoot the 22LR more and it is a lot cheaper. In another life, my buddies and I killed a lot of game up to deer size with a 22 mag hollow point.

TrailerparkTrash
12-15-2010, 1:09 AM
The .22mag is NOT "violent" to shoot. A .22mag has more felt punch in a Derringer sized gun when compared to a .22LR out of the same sized mouse gun. However, in a Ruger Single Six or Colt revolver, the .22mags are a PLEASURE to shoot all darn day long! The .22mag is very accurate except out of a small NAA or Derringer sized gun. Then again, so is a .22LR.

Here is just one of my favorite wheel guns in both .22LR and .22WMR. I have two cylinders for my little Colt beauty.

http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv330/stuckma09/ColtNewFrontier031.jpg
Colt "New Frontier" .22LR & .22WMR. :D:D:D

ryan0320
12-15-2010, 6:29 AM
+1 for RoughRider......
my wife loves it...
22lr for target practicing
22WMR for her home defense weapon

003
12-15-2010, 8:10 AM
Try and find a good used S&W model 651. I have one and it is one of the the best revolvers I own. It is made on the S&W J frame, the same frame as the Chief special, but with 6 rounds as opposed to 5 in the .38 sp. Accurate, light recoil and very fun to shoot. Also it is a great trail gun and great for self defense. As noted, the .22 Magnum is much more than a souped up .22LR. Very close to the basic .38 special. This is a perfect ladies gun.

donw
12-15-2010, 8:25 AM
i think the .22 WMR is greatly underrated...although i prefer it in the rifle/carbine platform.

Furncliff
12-15-2010, 9:21 AM
My first hand gun was a Ruger Convertible Six. I sold it but 40 years later I started missing it so I bought another last year. They are fun.

So far what has been talked about are single action revolvers. There are .22 magnum double action guns produced by Tarus, Smith & Wesson and others. They make an acceptable SD weapon (as in... way better than nothing), for those who find the .380 or .38 spl doesn't work .http://www.andersonpawn.com/Taurus_941_Ultra-lite_22_Magnum_9_shot_revolver.jpg

jackandblood
12-15-2010, 10:16 AM
+1 for RoughRider......
my wife loves it...
22lr for target practicing
22WMR for her home defense weapon

Did she have to file down and bend slightly, the front sight post? Mine was shooting way down and right. Grouped nicely down there :D tight cylinder and mirror bore.

Cuda440
12-15-2010, 3:42 PM
My dad has a Ruger single six, stainless with both cylinders. Its a great gun, very fun to shoot and very well built. MSRP= $601.00 :eek:

http://www.ruger.com/products/newModelSingleSixConvertible/images/0626.jpg

I bought a Heritage with both cylinders, for a little less than $200. It is not built as nice as the Ruger, but for $400 less, and only a 22, I could live with that. Mine has always been accurate, no sight adjustments needed.

http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad274/wyotech_cuda440/DSC00540.jpg

sevensix2x51
12-15-2010, 4:43 PM
i love my single six, though mine is in .17 hmr. :thumbsup:

stitch_paradox
12-15-2010, 5:39 PM
thanks for all the reply. do you guys think .22 wmr would be sufficient enough for SD? I let my wife try firing 9mm and 38 pistols, and she said its too much for her. She loves the .22 lr though, and i think it's too small for SD, so i'm thinking of getting the .22wmr for her.

rromeo
12-15-2010, 5:53 PM
22 is fine for HD if you have a single action, because just the sound of cocking the hammer will scare most intruders away.




I'm just joking about that. I couldn't resist.

sevensix2x51
12-15-2010, 9:01 PM
can modern s/a revolvers still be fanned? :D

personally, a single action rimfire revolver would be the last thing in the world i would want to use to defend myself... id probably take it over a fishing rod, but id grab a golf club or steak knife before my single six.. this is just my personal take on it...

hybridatsun350
12-15-2010, 9:45 PM
I've got a single six convertible and it's a great little gun. I certainly wouldn't describe the .22 WMR as "violent" as mentioned before, but it definitely packs a punch compared to the .22 LR. Also, as mentioned before, the .22 WMR is nearly as powerful as the .38 Special! Also, last I checked, it was much easier to find lead-free ammo for the .22 WMR.

003
12-16-2010, 5:19 PM
As posted above the .22 Magnum would be a fine self defense round. The one thing to keep in mind, it is rather LOUD out of a short barrel. Not an issue on the range with ear protection but in a self defense situation it is something to keep in mind.

Khram
12-16-2010, 7:19 PM
It's better as a rifel round then as a handgun round imo. I've never had a very accurate .22mag handgun though to be fair most were smaller types or of marginal quality.

I'd like to try a S&W or Dan Wesson revolver .22mag. The few .22mag semi autos I've messed with were unreliable. It's a specialized round mainly suited to hunting niches I feel. I've never understood most people buying them for other reasons.

Mainly because for most people there is better self defense choices, ammo costs and the guns tend to be pricier than .22lr versions even on same platforms.

olhunter
12-16-2010, 7:34 PM
Try to find a H&R 686.

They're not very expensive, they have convertible cylinders and they are DA/SA so she can just keep pulling the trigger. A single action is not a good HD weapon when the stress is high and the training is minimal. It's not a target gun by any means, but 5 - 10 feet is all you really need.

And they're kinda ugly.

OHW
12-18-2010, 9:47 AM
Still can't get the SO. to comfortably shoot more than 22lr. Comfort trumps stopping power when first shoot accuracy and speed matters most.

"The High Velocity cartridge with a 40 grain bullet has an advertised muzzle velocity (MV) of 1255 fps and muzzle energy (ME) of 140 ft. lbs. At 100 yards the numbers are 1017 fps and 92 ft. lbs. The mid-range trajectory of that load is 3.6" over 100 yards. These are Winchester Super-X figures developed in a 6" pistol barrel."
http://www.chuckhawks.com/22_rimfire_cartridges.htm

Thumps on par with a .32 snubby.

jackandblood
12-18-2010, 3:27 PM
I agree SAO is not good for defense. Too many camera footage shows technique goes right out the window under stress. I bought Saffron purely for target shooting. To address the OP, my heritage rough rider required the front sight bent slightly and filed down to point. After that it shoots great and all parts are tight. Simplicity of the SA revolver makes fully cleaning a 10 minute (or less, i tend to fuss) operation. You may want to wait a bit, Heritage recently introduced their 9 capacity revolvers. As far as the difference between .22mag and .22lr. The main difference for my considerations is .22lr costs 5 cents per bullet while 22wmr ~20+ cents. This is because as I said, I expect nothing more from Saffron but fun at the range.

ConvertiBee
12-23-2010, 6:47 PM
I've been dying to get my hands on a Taurus 941SS5. This is a polished stainless D/A revolver with an 8 shot capacity and 5" barrel. It has adjustable sights too.
I can't buy one though... because I live in KALIFORNIA :mad:

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/images/D11/31/31584.jpg

jackandblood
12-23-2010, 11:18 PM
What a shame. Not so much the revolver you cant have that has several equivalent CA-approved alternatives, but the yet another example of our education system somehow managing to cause so many to misspell our own state. Odd that the distinction between K and C is not problematic for all other words. :rolleyes:

smbob
12-26-2010, 2:10 PM
I picked up a 4.5" EAA Bounty Hunter recently. It's made in Germany. It has
a transfer bar similar to a Ruger. It came with 2 8 shot cylinders 22LR
& 22Mag. It's a lot of fun to shoot. The 22Mag is noticeably louder and more
powerful than the 22LR. It shoots pretty nice. I highly recommend them.

Robert

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff186/smbob/EaaBountyHunter22lr22Mag003.jpg

Gryff
12-26-2010, 5:24 PM
Try and find a good used S&W model 651. I have one and it is the of the best revolvers I own. Accurate, light recoil and very fun to shoot. Also it is a great trail gun and great for selt defense. As noted, the .22 Magnum is much more than a souped up .22LR. Very close to the basic .38 special. This is a perfect ladies gun.

There's a horrendously over-priced one in the For Sale section right now ($1000 wanted for a $400 revolver). :D

jackandblood
12-26-2010, 11:10 PM
That's sweet. Heritage annouced the 9 cylinder at SHOT show and its still not availible. :rolleyes: I should have picked up one of these. handloading every 6 shots, especially when I'm just getting the hang of adjusting for my misaligned stock sights is aggravating. And just as I thought, the cylinder diameter can handle 8 22mags, its just a matter of better steel.

I picked up a 4.5" EAA Bounty Hunter recently. It's made in Germany. It has
a transfer bar similar to a Ruger. It came with 2 8 shot cylinders 22LR
& 22Mag. It's a lot of fun to shoot. The 22Mag is noticeably louder and more
powerful than the 22LR. It shoots pretty nice. I highly recommend them.

Robert

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff186/smbob/EaaBountyHunter22lr22Mag003.jpg

smbob
12-28-2010, 9:59 AM
Jackandblood,
The Bountyhunter is a sweet shooting good looking SA 22. They also
make centerfire revolvers in 357, 44Mag, & 45LC.

Robert

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=208765218

Khram
12-28-2010, 12:40 PM
There's a horrendously over-priced one in the For Sale section right now ($1000 wanted for a $400 revolver). :D

I saw that too, sad,typical of the sales forum. Don't feel bad you can't get a Taurus 8 shot 941. I had one and the accuracy was horrible.

INJUNTOM
12-31-2010, 12:07 AM
The Mag is definately very noticable compared to the LR, but nowhere near that of a .38 special.

I had my wife shooting the single six with LR pretty good, then she got a little squeemish shooting the WMR.

When I handed her my .357 loaded with .38 special, she freaked out and handed it back after one shot.

redcliff
12-31-2010, 1:20 AM
I like 22magnum as much as the next guy, and have owned a couple, but out of a typical 5" barrel the muzzle velocity is only slightly greater than a high velocity 22lr out of a rifle. It's a good round, but I'd take a 38 special any day over it if possible for stopping power. Plus rimfire ignition is not nearly as positive as centerfire.

I'd recommend that if you get a convertible model you consider one with adjustable sights, as usually the point of impact will be significantly different between the rounds.

VictorFranko
12-31-2010, 4:31 AM
Heritage Rough Rider is on sale this weekend at Turner's for $230

http://www.turners.com/engage/displayads.php

Mail Clerk
12-31-2010, 10:21 AM
Need advice on .22 magnum revolvers? I planning to get acquire one. Is there actually a big difference between the .22lr and .22 magnum?

stitch_paradox,

The magnums still edges out over the 22 LR's in terms of velocity. Now. if you use a "Hyper Velocity" 22 LR like CCI "Stinger" they come close to approaching the 22 magnums velocity/speed.

The price for a box of mangums is twice that of buying a box of 22LR's so if money is not the issue then go for them.
Magnums has a jacket around the lead bullet and the 22LR has a copper wash/coating instead.

Good luck and Happy new Year to ya,

Mail Clerk

jackandblood
01-01-2011, 11:16 AM
Do 22 WMR have equivalent super optimized velocity loads like a 4-5" barrel length fast burning hyper velocity round?

I noticed I get better accuracy (at close ranges where ballistic considerations are negligible) with the .22wmr cylinder and ammo. Seems compromises had to be made to have the one barrel do both calibers. .22lr is noticeably smaller in diameter (i've heard as much as .001"). .22wmr bullet will not fit the LR cylinder. I believe this is why my Rough Rider loses some accuracy in the dual WMR and LR compatible barrel compromise. It doesn't shoot bad, but for a SAO I was hoping for exceptional groups.

gbran
01-01-2011, 3:04 PM
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y145/gbran/Single6.jpg

gbran
01-01-2011, 3:04 PM
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y145/gbran/941.jpg

Twinspool
01-01-2011, 4:55 PM
I love my Single Six but this is awfully tempting (http://www.keltecweapons.com/our-guns/pistols/pmr-30/)!

jackandblood
01-01-2011, 6:47 PM
oh that rail mount for SA revolvers. How do you like it? Does it stay true after lots of shots and handling?

BayAreaShooter
01-01-2011, 7:09 PM
I love my Heritage rough rider in .22 lr/.22 mag. I will be honest I have never even shot .22 mag out of it but it is a great inexpensive gun.

eccvets
01-02-2011, 4:44 AM
try a naa mini revolver with the combo cylinders. fun stuff and you can see the diff in both. great little gun!

BayAreaShooter
01-02-2011, 12:53 PM
try a naa mini revolver with the combo cylinders. fun stuff and you can see the diff in both. great little gun!

I just bought one in .22 lr. I shot it once and had to send it in as the hammer sear was oversizes. With that said I still think it is a great gun and I bought another one already. :D

homemade
01-03-2011, 8:54 PM
I had a taurus 22mag revolver for my mom for a long time she loved it and had no issues shooting it except its very loud.

ohlone
01-03-2011, 10:43 PM
i have rough rider, its nice and i love it, i have tried both 22lr and mag, 22 mag is louder, more smoke, more fun, a bit more recoil than 22lr, but no where near my EAA 38 spl.
however, for single action, loading and ejecting ammo is a good test... some of my friends can not handle it... they like quick loading and release....

1spartan
01-11-2011, 9:52 AM
I have a Ruger stainless single six with adjustable sights. .22 and .22 mag cylinders and I've only shot 50 rounds .22 mag, very sweet .22 is very accurate also. I'd like to sell mine though and get a Ruger mark III. I've decided I like handguns with magazines better.

cuttman58
03-22-2011, 6:38 PM
kel-tec has a new model that shoots 22 magnums pmr-30 i think it is
and its mag holds 30

stitch_paradox
03-22-2011, 6:53 PM
kel-tec has a new model that shoots 22 magnums pmr-30 i think it is
and its mag holds 30

Yup, but not CA legal, and the 30 round magazine is a no go here in CA.

rromeo
03-22-2011, 7:02 PM
And it's not a revolver.

killabyte
03-22-2011, 7:08 PM
Haven't seen the S&W Model 48 mentioned. It's a DA .22 mag revolver. My father has one, it's fun to shoot, but about every 36 shots or so the chambers get fouled up and it becomes hard to eject the spent casings.

Charlie50
03-22-2011, 7:24 PM
North American Arms .22 mag with 1 1/8 barrel. Not bad ballistics for a true mouse gun. Basically you get .22 long rifle performance from a very small hideout gun... not ideal, but beats the crap out of a knife or fists. btw TOTALY FUN TO SHOOT. You kinda hold the grip between palm and "bird finger" using index finger for trigger :eek:... sounds weird but it is the way to use it. The NAA site has some pretty cool performance data regarding their little pistols and the cartridges they use.

jackandblood
03-22-2011, 9:19 PM
resurrected eh. Exciting new developments. CCI gamepoint, a solid combo of penetration and expansion chrono'ed ~1350 fps out of a bearcat 4" custom 22 mag.

says good for small game. Practice the spur cocking on your convertibles and you'll be surprised how quickly followup shots come with the negligible kick. Never had a fail to anything on a rimfire SA revolver, cant say the same bout a pretty well regarded centerfire.

3-4 months from now speer gold dot 22 mag ~1100 fps out of a 2" barrel. and Hornadys new stuff, 45 gr. JSP ~1000 fps NAA 2" should become available. SA revolver ergo's suit me better than any semi centerfire i've tired (well tied with glock, yep thats what i said =). The distinction between small bore SA Rs and large bore is blurring.

Saffron, my .22 mag follows me around the house. Miranda, the centerfire, not so much.

n2stackin
03-23-2011, 7:32 AM
I've got both the Heritage Arms Rough Rider and an Old Version Ruger Single Six. Both guns come with two cylinders (S/L/LR & Mag). The Ruger is definitely better built than the Heritage, but they are both fun as hell. The front sight on my Heritage was waaay off too, but pliers fixed that. Shot magnum out of both and love it, but will probably stick to LR's due to the cost. CB caps are fun to shoot out of the revolvers too. Cheap and quiet.

jackandblood
03-23-2011, 9:28 AM
just buy a bunch of dynapoints. ~15 cents per shot and I would quantify it as about 2.5-3 x as much fun per shot. breaks about even.

usmcchet9296
03-23-2011, 11:15 AM
I cant speak for Heritage since I dont have one but my Ruger SS is great. Shoots anything and is accurate to boot.
This is how I got it
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4108/4946361252_2fac4fa42d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/4946361252/)
Ruger SS (5) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/4946361252/) by usmcchet92_96 (http://www.flickr.com/people/jhermesmeyer/), on Flickr
I changed it to a birdshead grip which makes it unique and cool looking
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5245/5219239403_f1fccbcefa.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/5219239403/)
IMG_0065 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/5219239403/) by usmcchet92_96 (http://www.flickr.com/people/jhermesmeyer/), on Flickr
I rarely shoot the magnum cylinder but its nice to have

wizard101
03-23-2011, 11:29 AM
kel-tec has a new model that shoots 22 magnums pmr-30 i think it is
and its mag holds 30

So you resurrected an old thread to tell us something about a 22 mag auto pistol that is not approved, and most likely will never be approved, in Kalifornia.

The IQ level of some of the posters in this website continue to astound me.

jackandblood
03-23-2011, 11:51 AM
eh i think their is some value to this resurrection. neat developments in the .22mag rd itself lately.

wizard101
03-23-2011, 11:58 AM
eh i think their is some value to this resurrection. neat developments in the .22mag rd itself lately.

The title of this zombie thread pertains to a REVOLVER

I just think that resurrecting an ancient thread about a 22 magnum REVOLVER only to inform all of us about a 22 magnum SEMI AUTO KELTEC PMR 30 that none of us will ever get a chance to own or shoot is asinine.

Droppin Deuces
03-23-2011, 12:04 PM
My buddy is "giving" me his family's old circa 1959 Hi-Standard Double Nine. Full size(5.5" barrel, 11.2" overall) cowboy style .22 revolver, but with a swinging cylinder. They were available in convertible versions as well. This is a great little gun. Check one out if you can find one.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b56/doghair/Image0290.jpg

cuttman58
03-23-2011, 4:46 PM
i just threw in something i just found out about here in north carolina my apologies for not knowing about ca laws but they do have them for sale here for 320 no need to get all anal

jackandblood
03-23-2011, 6:06 PM
I SEE YOUR POINT :D
The title of this zombie thread pertains to a REVOLVER

I just think that resurrecting an ancient thread about a 22 magnum REVOLVER only to inform all of us about a 22 magnum SEMI AUTO KELTEC PMR 30 that none of us will ever get a chance to own or shoot is asinine.

stitch_paradox
03-23-2011, 6:20 PM
i just threw in something i just found out about here in north carolina my apologies for not knowing about ca laws but they do have them for sale here for 320 no need to get all anal

Hey don't sweat it dude, you meant no harm. I apologize for some newbie guy here trying act the "better than thou, because i'm not asinine enough to revive a thread meant for revolver" attitude. I'm hoping that someday that keltec that you mentioned will be available to us Californians. For the mean time a .22 mag will do. I'm trying to convince my LE friend to sell me his .22 SA/DA revolver.

wizard101
03-23-2011, 6:38 PM
Hey don't sweat it dude, you meant no harm. I apologize for some newbie guy here trying act the "better than thou, because i'm not asinine enough to revive a thread meant for revolver" attitude. I'm hoping that someday that keltec that you mentioned will be available to us Californians. For the mean time a .22 mag will do. I'm trying to convince my LE friend to sell me his .22 SA/DA revolver.

At least this "newbie" actually has a massive 22 Magnum SAA revolver that he enjoys shooting a lot....
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=91208&stc=1&d=1300934169

So hey, if you and Mr. North Carolina here want to be BFF's...knock yourself out. You can hold hands together, sing Kumbaya, and wait for the day when the $320 PMR30 is finally allowed into Kalifornia.

Gimme a break.......






:rolleyes:

Trapper
03-23-2011, 6:51 PM
If you can find a good condition S&W 648 on the used market, they are very accurate.

cuttman58
03-23-2011, 8:34 PM
i only joined this forum because there are a lot of phoenix arms hp-22 owners on here and i just purchased one
no need to be such an a-hole

Droppin Deuces
03-23-2011, 9:03 PM
At least this "newbie" actually has a massive 22 Magnum SAA revolver that he enjoys shooting a lot....
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=91208&stc=1&d=1300934169

So hey, if you and Mr. North Carolina here want to be BFF's...knock yourself out. You can hold hands together, sing Kumbaya, and wait for the day when the $320 PMR30 is finally allowed into Kalifornia.

Gimme a break.......






:rolleyes:

:confused:

Is that supposed to be a joke?

GM4spd
03-24-2011, 6:28 AM
Haven't seen the S&W Model 48 mentioned. It's a DA .22 mag revolver. My father has one, it's fun to shoot, but about every 36 shots or so the chambers get fouled up and it becomes hard to eject the spent casings.

This has been a problem with the 48 for a long time---also on the 48 if
you get an extra 22LR cylinder--it may not be as accurate as a regular
22LR. S&W specifies .224 for bore diameter for the Model 48--the M 17
in 22LR has a bore diameter of .223---doesn't seem like much but it can
make a difference. I would be curious to know what other makers use
for a diameter for their 22WMR revolvers. Pete

n2stackin
03-24-2011, 7:12 AM
Hey, USMCCHET9296 - NICE GUN!!!

Izzy43
03-24-2011, 7:33 AM
i only joined this forum because there are a lot of phoenix arms hp-22 owners on here and i just purchased one
no need to be such an a-hole

Welcome to the Calguns forum. Periodically you will find some who just like to bash others. Childish I know and just best to ignore their posts.

We are supposedly here to help, share and inform each other about firearms at least that's what I try to do. I have learned a lot here from the nice folks that have something constructive to say. Lots of good folks here and an occasional bad apple.

robertr03
03-24-2011, 9:15 PM
Hi,
I just bought a Derringer .22 and I have no idea of how to find out what year it is from. The serial is D03769. Help....... ( I can also email a picture if that will help)

Thank you

jackandblood
03-25-2011, 6:20 AM
:confused:

Is that supposed to be a joke?

That cylinder looks like 8 shots. or something is wildly out of proportion

n2stackin
03-25-2011, 12:18 PM
Hi,
I just bought a Derringer .22 and I have no idea of how to find out what year it is from. The serial is D03769. Help....... ( I can also email a picture if that will help)

Thank you

Sounds like you have a 4th model Derringer, made from 1959-1963. All 4th models have a "D" or "N" suffix.

4th Model Deringer
Chambered in .22 RF short.
Serial numbers have N or D suffix.
D serial number suffix manufactured 1959-1963.
N serial number suffix manufactured 1960-1963.
Total production (D suffix) about 89727.
Total production (N suffix) about 22880.

Hope this helps. Now back to the magnum revolver talk!

Quickdraw Mcgraw
03-25-2011, 12:36 PM
Around 500 to 700 FPS depending on ammo, and 22mag uses jacketed bullets.

I think its is actually less out of a short barell...I remember it being somthing like a 200fps diffrence out of my naa mini-revo that is why I didn't get the magnum version. Check out the North American Arms website as the have some good info posted there chronoing their .22lr and .22mag guns.

Have fun and be safe!

stitch_paradox
03-25-2011, 3:16 PM
:confused:

Is that supposed to be a joke?


The owner is a joke.

mincoda
03-27-2011, 10:03 AM
If you have the money the Ruger Single Six convertible is one fine 22 revolver. I shoot mostly the 22lr due to cost but it is a kick to shoot the magnums too. Also check out the High Standard Double 9 W-106. Don't know much about the Heritage RR but for the price is definitely peaking my interest.

dangerranger
03-27-2011, 10:33 AM
At least this "newbie" actually has a massive 22 Magnum SAA revolver that he enjoys shooting a lot....
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=91208&stc=1&d=1300934169

So hey, if you and Mr. North Carolina here want to be BFF's...knock yourself out. You can hold hands together, sing Kumbaya, and wait for the day when the $320 PMR30 is finally allowed into Kalifornia.

Gimme a break.......






:rolleyes:

MASSIVE?

Quickdraw Mcgraw
03-30-2011, 9:43 AM
MASSIVE?

YA...thats what she said!