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This is a discussion on Ruger's New 10 Round, .22 LR GP100 within the Double Action Revolvers forums, part of the Handgun Forum category; Having the stop notches (leades?) between chambers really matters on a centerfire, not much on a .22. My 8 shot .22 SP-101 has them centered ...


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Old 10-18-2016, 08:52 AM   #41
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Having the stop notches (leades?) between chambers really matters on a centerfire, not much on a .22. My 8 shot .22 SP-101 has them centered between chambers, anyway. I thought the ten shot GP had them centered, too?
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Old 10-18-2016, 08:54 AM   #42
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Personally I prefer the 5 or 7 shot revolvers because the cylinder stop lockup is between the cylinder for added safety and not in the chamber area.
If you scroll down and look at the photo of the GP-100 .22 showing the cylinder open, you will see the lockup notch, as well as the flutes are both located between the chambers, and not over them.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2...p100-in-22-lr/

It is also the same on my 10 shot E.A.A. Bounty Hunter 10 shot single action.

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Old 10-21-2016, 03:51 AM   #43
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Both my new Beretta Model 87 Target, and my new Ruger GP-100 showed up at the dealer yesterday, and I'm one happy camper to say the least! This was a bit of an unusual purchase because it involved 2 pricey guns that I had not shot or handled much before buying. So I was a bit worried. Not any more. Both are beautiful! The Ruger GP-100 .22 is the beefiest .22 revolver I've ever handled. My E.A.A. 10 shot Bounty Hunter is a bit heavier at 45 ounces to the Ruger's 42 ounces. But for some reason the Ruger seems a bit more stout.

The gun is finished beautifully. As with most new Rugers, it comes from the box pretty filthy. Ruger test fires them, boxes them up and ships them out. After a good cleaning the brushed Stainless finish really has a nice luster to it. For such a heavy revolver it balances really well. I can't wait to get to the range with this thing. Most likely it will be next week some time. This is just a quick camera pick of it. I'll try to do another thread on the Beretta just as soon as I wring out this new Ruger.

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Congrats and, yes, please do a range report. Would love to see it.
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Old 10-21-2016, 08:11 AM   #45
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I said that wrong . I like the 5 and 7 shot in centerfire gun because they hold the high pressure better and dislike 10 shot revolvers because the star is a weak point in my opinion . . I guess this was the wrong time to post that information . .

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Yesterday I picked up a new speedloader set up from Speed Beez, for my new Ruger GP-100, 10 shot .22 revolver. This is a really nice, well built speedloader system for this revolver. It comes in a nice carrying case that contains an O-Ring seal, much like the Pelican cases do, to prevent any water or moisture from entering the case.

It has holes to contain 100 rounds of .22 ammunition, along with a cut out in the center to contain the speedloader itself. The actual speedloader is of very high quality. The center section is machined from a solid piece of Aluminum on a live tool CNC lathe, that is finished by an Anodizing process in a gold color. The lower section that holds the ammunition is cut from black Delrin. The unit is held together by a single hardened and ground Allen Head Stripper Bolt that also holds the spring that releases the rounds. The loading block that contains the rounds is removable, if you care to separate it from the case while you're using it.

You simply place the loader over the group of 10 rounds. Then push down on the black Delrin piece until it snaps over the rim of the rounds. You then place the rounds into the cylinder of the gun, and press the gold anodized top piece, and it dumps all 10 rounds into the chambers instantly. A really nice, fast, foolproof system. With this set up you can easily maintain a shooting pace that will exceed that of a semi auto. Unless of course you happen to have 10, 10 round magazines all loaded up and ready to go.

For a 10 round .22 revolver this is really a nice thing to have. .22 rounds are small, and easy to fumble with while trying to load 10 of them into the cylinder. This makes the whole loading sequence fast and effortless. Speed Beez is mail order operation right here in Phoenix. I called to see if I could just drive over and pick one up. The owner was there, and explained how they manufacture and assemble them. It's a quality piece that comes in a variety of models, configurations, and calibers. If anyone is interested, this is their website, and a few quick camera pictures of the loader, along with the box and loading block that comes with it. It's really a nice edition to the Ruger GP-100.

https://www.speedbeez.com/product-ca...speed-loaders/





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And it looks nice too, I like fluted cylinders.
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RUGER GP-100 RANGE REPORT

This morning I loaded up my new Ruger GP-100, along with my new speedloader set up for it, and headed out to the range early. I put over 400 rounds of Winchester Super-X High Velocity through it total. This ammo was 1980's vintage that I had stockpiled through the years. All of it performed flawlessly, with not a single misfire. Primer strikes were nice and deep. None were shallow.

It took me a while to get the sights dialed in. Mostly because I wasn't used to them. But after a couple of cylinder full's, the gun was printing beautifully with a 6 o'clock hold at 25 yards. Wind was dead calm. The one thing about this revolver, is you must keep the area under the ejector star clean. The slightest bit of powder, dirt, or fouling will make the cylinder difficult to shut. I had a little can of that compressed "computer air" with me, which worked great for blasting clean the area under the ejector star.

The Speed Beez speedloader set up worked flawlessly. It makes loading 10 rounds effortless, and can be done in seconds. I actually took a break after 60 rounds or so because the gun was getting warm from the constant shooting. The trigger on this gun is beautiful in single action. Let off was nice and crisp at around 4 pounds. The double action pull was VERY HEAVY. It did lighten up a bit after around 250 rounds. I'm sure the more I shoot this gun, the better it will get. But for the most part, if you want to achieve any good accuracy with this revolver, it will be in single action.

My only complaint was I wish the hammer spur was arched a little more. My thumb hit the back end of it instead of feeling the entire checkered spur itself. But it really isn't too bad. After over 400 rounds there was no line in the cylinder from the bolt dragging. The gun is timed beautifully. The cylinder locked up bank vault tight on every chamber.

After I shot several targets at 25 yards, I went over to the rifle range and had at some steel gongs at 100 yards. I had no trouble hitting 12" gongs at that distance. I held just a bit above the top of the gong, and was getting boringly consistent hits. The gun is very accurate overall. But it isn't what I would call "target grade". I felt the fiber optic front sight is a bit large. It almost completely covered a 6" bull at 25 yards. I would prefer a red ramp blade front with the white outline rear. Much like the old Smith & Wesson Model 29's had. At least that's what I'm used to. I'm sure I'll get used to these sights after a few hundred more rounds.

All in all I'm very happy with this gun. Ruger built this thing to last. I highly doubt anyone could possibly wear one of these GP-100 .22's out in a lifetime of shooting. I think it will take at least 1,000 rounds or more to get this gun properly broken in. It's getting smoother the more I shoot it. As you can imagine, the gun was filthy after I got it home. I went to work with some Hoppe's #9 and a toothbrush, and it cleaned up quickly and easily. I gave it a good "wash" in clean Kerosene, followed by a good blow drying with compressed air, and it was spotless. Then a good oiling, and she's ready to go again. I used "Lead Away Wipes" to remove all the dirt and burn marks from the front of the cylinder and barrel face. It cleaned it right up. I'm looking forward to shooting this gun again. It's really a blast to shoot!
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Great range report on the Ruger. Thanks.

Not sure why, but DA Rugers have always seemed a bit more sensitive to dirt under the star for me than Smiths. Not a big deal, but I now carry a small toothbrush with me in the ammo box whenever shooting any DA revolver.

The triggers on the couple of new Ruger GP100 22 LRs that I've seen in the store have been very good in SA and okay in DA. Of course, could say the same thing about the S&W 617s I've seen these past few years, too. Fortunately, I was patient and found a 617 with a great DA trigger, just before the Ruger came out, so not sure if and when I'll bite on the Ruger. Sounds like a nice gun, though. Glad you had a good range session with it.
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Good detailed report. Sounds like the big brother to the SP-101 behaves about the same, outside of trigger pull. The SPs definitely benefit from Wolff springs.

My favorite part of your report is saying that you use Hoppe's and lead removal cloths.. On the some of the snobbier forums you'll catch some flak for not using the latest technological wonder to clean a gun.

Hoppe's has been around over 100 years, and works fine for me, too. The lead away cloths are nice in that eventually you get enough polish that you really don't need them anymore. The mess practically wipes off.
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I do use the fancy solvents, but one thing I have to say is that they don't have that wonderful Hoppe's #9 smell. I do miss that.
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I do use the fancy solvents, but one thing I have to say is that they don't have that wonderful Hoppe's #9 smell. I do miss that.
They have disappeared from Hoppe's website, but Googling still finds Hoppe's air fresheners. The cardboard type that you hang up, printed with picture of a No.9 bottle.

I also see a Hoppe's No.9 scented candle, and Carbine brand Hoppe's men's cologne. Would Bill smell better sprayed with that?......
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Don't know about that, but he might shoot better.
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If I'm not mistaken, the smell of Hoppe's has changed since they took the Benzene out of it. The EPA regulated the smell right out of it. It doesn't seem to have that profound smell it did back in the 60's and 70's.
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Don't know about that, but he might shoot better.
Old Spice is another good one that's not so popular like it used to be. When I wear some "good smelly", as my wife calls it, I use Stetson.

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If I'm not mistaken, the smell of Hoppe's has changed since they took the Benzene out of it. The EPA regulated the smell right out of it. It doesn't seem to have that profound smell it did back in the 60's and 70's.
I missed those years, but like the current smell. It lingers in the house for a day or two after I clean a couple.
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I would like after shave cologne scented:
Hoppe's #9
Burnt gun powder

Doe pee....not so much.
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I would like after shave cologne scented:
Hoppe's #9
Burnt gun powder

Doe pee....not so much.
Here's No.9 scent:

http://www.humphreyshandmade.com/ind...-9-type-detail

And new leather scent, sounds good:

http://www.humphreyshandmade.com/ind...natural-detail

I don't think they make doe pee......
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