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Old 11-17-2015, 07:37 PM   #1
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The magnificent Seven

Here's one for all you cowgirls and cowboys, out there. It's another Ruger distributor exclusive called the Single Seven, because, yes, it a seven shot, not a six and it's chambered in 327 magnum. It's essentially a Single Six, bored out to 32 cal and fitted with a seven shot cylinder.


Note that the faux stag grips are not original. I had placed an order with Altamont and they shipped me the stag grips by mistake. Rather than return them, I just kept them and put them on the Seven. Like the grips very much. They're a bit more filling and tend not to slip in the hands as much as wood grips.


Why a 32? If you have to ask this question, the odds are you've never shot a 32 cal revolver. It reminds me of the same question I used to get about the Ruger Charger. Same answer with either gun: pure fun.

The 327, though, is actually no slouch. It comes very close to duplicating energy levels of a 357 mag and it actually operates at higher pressures. In this gun, I'm likely getting 1500 fps or so with a 100 grain bullet. That makes for a very flat shooting and potent little gun (but recoil is more manageable than with a 357). Some folks have even used the 327 for small deer. It's also a wicked self-defense cartridge.

Best of all, you can shoot any 32 cal revolver cartridge in this gun, with the exception of the 32-20. This includes 32 H&R Mag, S&W 32 Long or S&W 32. You can even shoot32 ACP. That's a good thing, by the way, because 327 mag ammo is a bit hard to find.

327 alongside a 32 H&R and a 32 Long.


As to this particular gun, it has one of the best out of the box triggers I've found on a single action revolver. Helps in the accuracy department and this little gun is accurate.


For me, it's all about shooting without a rest and the S7 is a joy to shoot. Shot this one a few days, ago.



Did I mention this is a fun gun to shoot? Not ugly, either.

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Old 11-18-2015, 10:07 AM   #2
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Okay, the cowgirls and cowboys are gone on vacation.
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Old 11-18-2015, 10:22 AM   #3
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Nope, we're just in Wyoming! Thanx for the report ncg! Another caliber/weapon I was unaware of! It's a beaut!
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I was teaching last night or I would have seen it sooner.
Sweet little shooter and right purty too. I saw Ruger announced a lcd in .327 mag recently. It has my interest as it is a six shooter and I wouldn't want to shoot the LCR in 357.

Now this little gem in .327 would certainly take priority over a LCR if I could find one.
You do have a talent for finding unique firearms.
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Old 11-18-2015, 04:52 PM   #5
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I've never shot a .327. Thanks for that great report. I like those grips.
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Old 11-18-2015, 06:16 PM   #6
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The 327 got off to a shaky start, thanks to a lot of negative comments by clueless forum "experts" who never shot one. Federal didn't help things, either, by being painfully slow to keep up the ammo supply to the point that Ruger and others dropped the cartridge in their guns because they got tired of hearing customers complain about no ammo.

That was about four or five years, ago, now and even though there were a lot of dire predictions about the 327 going extinct, a lot of 327 fans stuck it out. (My original 327 was in the first SP101. Loved the cartridge, but the gun and I didn't get along all that well.) Things are getting, better, now that Ruger has brought it back in one of their SPs and this Single Seven.

No, the 327 is no 357 mag, but it doesn't have the recoil of a 357, either. Packs more punch than a 9mm or a 38 +P, though, and it has to be one of the flattest shooting revolver cartridges ever made. You can shoot it from 15 yards to 50 yards with next to nothing needed for sight adjustments.

327 ammo is still not easy to get, but, as I said, you can always shoot a gun in 327 because of all the other 32s it will also shoot. Mostly, it is really a fun cartridge to shoot in the Single Seven. Has just enough oomph to let you know it's no wimp and keep things, interesting. Damn accurate, too.
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Okay, the cowgirls and cowboys are gone on vacation.
Maybe you were late to the party, hey.

I've had one since Jan 2015 and that Ruger forum that we are on had an extensive thread about with the problems with that gun, most of which were people that did not know how it is supposed to function.

It is a great revolver-----I have not shot 130 gr hard cast out of it yet, but, have used all the other usable commercial loads.
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plus a SP & a GP in .327
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Just found this on you tube and had to post it. Another Magnificent Seven..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG-ZxrG7htU#t=38
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Great vid. Thanks.

Really is one of my favorite revolvers, despite the chronic problem of finding factory ammo. I do carry the gun as one of my woods walking guns in a holster made by a local. Very nice rig. When I suspect bears are in the neighborhood, I switch to our Flat Top 357 (bottom gun) for a little more power. Have posted about the Flat Top, before. Spooky accurate gun.

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My Magnificent 5. Four Single Sixes and a Bearcat.
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Sweet looking single actions all around.

NCG:
Does the holster maker sell on the web?
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I don't honestly know if he does or not. Got the holster though our local shop. Will ask, next time in.

Cutler, love the birdshead grip Single Six. Very cool.
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They are all some of the prettiest revolvers that I have seen on any gun forum. And leather too!
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Gorgeous pistols, and awesome shooting.
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The 327 mag and 32-20 are 2 peas in a pod . The 327 in factory ammo beats the 32-20 because the 32-20 the PSI is kept low for 100 yr old guns . In modern guns and if you are a handloader the edge goes to the 32-20 . Both 327 and 32-20 are super cartridges . The 32-20 in 100 yrs never made it has a defense round , so now this is my opinion the 327 won't either . The 32-20 was used by Ranchers for 100 yrs on there fence line . Since I'm a handloader I like the 32-20 , because I can load it 3 different levels and brass is super easy to find . . Now the 327 you can buy ammo in the 3 levels 327 , 32 HR and 32 Colt ammo and in a pinch 32 auto . The 32 cal is a very flat shooting in pistol and rifle and a fun gun too shoot . The 32-20 and 327 are rimmed brass and the US 30 carbine rimless ammo . That being said the 327 is a rimmed 30 Carbine in a hand gun which a super gun . I think everyone should own a 32 cal gun . I thinning my herd I sold are the guns below

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I agree, TGR. The 32-20 is a neat old cartridge. I shot it in a Contender for a time. Very accurate and fun to shoot.

Don't know if the 327 will make it as a SD cartridge, either, though it is certainly capable enough. 32 cal guns have always been considered kind of an offbeat cartridge. I got my Single Seven just because I love shooting the gun and the cartridge. The 100 grain 327 loads are actually quite impressive. No wimp cartridge, to be sure.
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Did I mention this is a fun gun to shoot? Not ugly, either.
It sure is purdy.
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My Magnificent 5. Four Single Sixes and a Bearcat.
Nice birdshead.
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Cutler, love the birdshead grip Single Six. Very cool.
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Nice birdshead.
Thanks everyone. It's probably my "most" favorite revolver.
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