If a fellow wanted a second cylinder for his .32H&R Single Six in .327 Federal, would he be better off to buy a .22 cylinder or a .32 cylinder to start with? It seems like either would work, but the .22 cylinder would allow a completely new chamber, vs lengthening the already bored .32 H&R. Is there a difference other than that that would make this a bad idea? .22 cylinders are much more plentiful and cheap as well...
Subsonic, I asked a similar question some time back and IIRC, the general concensus was the any factory Single Six cylinder would be too short - that you'd need a custom longer cylinder made and the barrel extension cut back to fit.
NO. B331 (*) DEEPEN CHAMBERS IN FACTORY CYLINDER TO .327 FEDERAL For those customers who already have a cylinder in .32 H&R and wish to have the chambers deepened to accomodate the .327 Federal Magnum cartridge.
Post by Gary @ R&G on Sept 12, 2012 21:54:47 GMT -5
Bowens website is a little confusing. Then B331 option is listed under Ruger SA options but in his packages the RS06 has the follwing information.
NO. RS06 (2) .327 MAG. SINGLE-SIX CYLINDER CONVERSION Designed specifically for the .32 H&R Single-Sixes, this procedure affords a simple, cost-effective conversion to the wonderful .327 Magnum cartridge that utilizes the factory barrel. Includes the necessary long-body cylinder,shortening the barrel extension and recutting the forcing cone. The action is tuned and cylinder reblued. Also applicable to both blue and stainless steel Vaqueros. Please note: this conversion is available only for center-fire guns. Please see the OPTIONS section for a variety of additional modifications available.
Last Edit: Sept 12, 2012 22:01:34 GMT -5 by Gary @ R&G
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Be advised, if you are considering a custom cylinder for the Single Six to convert it to 327 Federal, the cylinder Bowen sells is STILL a shade short IMO. The 327 Federal really starts to shine when you shoot 120 grain bullets in it. You can NOT seat the LBT design bullets that I have seen which more of the bullet out of the case and less in it in Bowens cylinder. I would have a custom cylinder made for the gun AFTER I decided what overall length bullet I would want to shoot. More, the 327 Federal would do well with even 130 to 140 grain bullets but then again maybe not in the Single Six platform.