Hog Huntn' with Ruger Old Army


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frosty
May 21, 2006, 09:39 PM
Went out today and did a penetration test with my Old Army...I shoot around 45gr of Pyrodex P, A veggie fiber wad(the same one I use in my ctg guns) and a 200 gr flat nose alloy cast bullet. I have never chrono'ed this particular load, but I can just get the bullet to set bellow the cylinder face. The powder charge comes within 1/16 of the top of the cylinder, so there is around .280 of actuall compression upon seating the bullets. there are no signs of problems whatsoever, it groups 3.5" at 35 yds. Recoil would kind of remind my of starting loads in 41 mag:banghead: The test was 4 layers of deer ribs out of the freezer, a 3/4" phonebook(wet), and three gallon jugs filled with water, I made the range 25yds to be reallistic. I fired the shot and water was everywhere:evil: It penetrated through all the test media, including the water jugs! As far as I know the bullet is still going. I would be safe to say I'll keep the shots within 30yds or so, and I'm a goi'n hog hunt'in:eek:

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MCgunner
May 21, 2006, 09:54 PM
:what: WOW! That there is good to hear! I haven't heard of anyone, nor have I done a penetration test. I'd planned on using mine not as the primary, but back up to my Hawkin. Now, I have more confidence it can stop the bacon and save mine. :D THANKS!

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