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S&W 617 vs Single six

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by pslyke, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. pslyke

    pslyke Portland Active Member

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    So..trying to decide between a 617 & single six (stainless). trying to figure out if the 617 is worth the extra cost. I had a 686 .357 and loved that style was hoping ya'll could weigh in with your opinion? I like the .22mag option on the single six but i love the single action trigger on the 617 and the ease of loading.

    opinions?

    thanks!
     
  2. mattg521

    mattg521 portland.,or Member

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    My Single Six .22lr/.22Mag shoots great and the SA trigger is great.
    Loading and unloading is very slow compared to DA/SA type.
    I love to shoot this gun but it requires more patience.
    One advantage is that you save $ on ammo but then again that isn't much of a factor in .22lr.
    I like the .22 mag option but unless you plan on hunting with the gun then it really isn't much of a difference unless you just like a bigger bang.
    If you liked swinging the cylinder out/in as part of the whole shooting process then I'd say get the 686.
     
  3. pslyke

    pslyke Portland Active Member

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    I think I've decided on the S&W. now I gotta sell a few things lol... It is replacing a browning buckmark so the 617 would still be pretty quick to load like the browning. Going from an auto-loader to a single action is too drastic a change for me! I will someday have both as I think the single six is a really sweet looking pistola.