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Old October 9, 2013, 05:07 AM   #1726
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I Might Have Found The Load

I've been trying for months to work up an accurate load for my ROA using Doak's capsules and BH 209 powder.

I started with a cast 255gr. RNFP and tried every mathematical way to get a good, accurate hunting load ... No dice.

Yesterday I may have found the "Philosopher's Stone'.
I used a 200 grain cast R.E.A.L. bullet with 20 gr. by weight of BH 209 and separated the bullet from the powder with a 1/8" felt wad lightly lubricated with Bore Butter. The bullets were lubed with Lyman's Black Powder Gold.

I shot a 4-shot 2" group with shots #2, 3, & 4 being 3/4".
It was shot at 35 yards from a sandbag. Shots #5 & 6 opened the group up to 4 1/2" due, I suspect, to a fouled barrel. No swabbing was done.
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Old October 9, 2013, 10:09 AM   #1727
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Pat it's good to hear someone using Doaks capsules,I was starting to wonder after all the hoopla,why is it so quiet? Hopefully more reports will start coming in.Good luck in your search for a good load.
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Old October 9, 2013, 11:09 AM   #1728
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Pato: I thought you had trouble getting BH209 to ignite with primers and attempts to make it work by using a duplex created low velocities? Please go into detail on what you've done! I'm hoping to work on my own testing soon with capsules by Doak.
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Old October 9, 2013, 01:48 PM   #1729
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I only had 2 failures with the Rem. 7 1/2 primers out of over 100 rounds fired. Both were due to "operator error".
I never used a duplex load with primers. I tried a few duplex loads with percussion caps before using the capsules.

(I've explained this to you 3 times now. Please pay attention.)
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Old October 16, 2013, 01:54 PM   #1730
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Ok, it's been a week!

Where are you guys? No posts on the ROA Club Thread for a week!

Just to bring it back to the top, the lucky hatband my wife beaded for me and my antiqued ROAs helped me place first in Frontiersman category at our local club annual match.

Mainly I just wanted to brag on my wife's beading, but there isn't a hatband thread...

This is not loom work by the way, one bead at a time on a needle and thread. And, she's making me another one!!
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Old October 16, 2013, 06:29 PM   #1731
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Beautiful work!

Ouch! Sore fingers! :-D
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Old October 17, 2013, 01:06 PM   #1732
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I'll be updating the club list soon. Been under a rock the last couple of months but I'll crawl out soon to fix the list.
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Old October 17, 2013, 05:49 PM   #1733
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My Ruger Old Army :)

Neener neener!
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Old October 18, 2013, 04:02 PM   #1734
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Old October 18, 2013, 09:58 PM   #1735
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Nice photo, excellent taste in revolvers.

My compliments.

Is that frost on your deck?
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Old October 18, 2013, 10:03 PM   #1736
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Nice photo, excellent taste in revolvers.

My compliments.

Is that frost on your deck?
Thanks, it's actually dust. But it has frosted in my area a few times
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Old October 18, 2013, 10:23 PM   #1737
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Nice indeed! I'd love to place a hammer like that on mine!
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Old October 19, 2013, 03:10 PM   #1738
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Can't post in the classified section, but I will as soon as I can get it to work.
Does anyone on the forum have an Ruger Old Army - SS - in very good condition
that they would like to sell for a fair price? I'm not looking for the deal of a lifetime,
just a good fair price.
Thanks - rme

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Old October 20, 2013, 10:21 AM   #1739
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RME your Email is not accessible. Contact me.
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Old October 21, 2013, 12:41 PM   #1740
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Old October 23, 2013, 11:49 AM   #1741
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ROA Timing

Hi
For background refer to posts #1103-1110 regarding the cylinder fitted to my ROA.
After firing it for several months I have come to the conclusion that the replacement cylinder is not correctly timed causing minute particles of very hot lead being "spat" out of the side cylinder/cone gap.
I shall be visiting Bob Dunkley to determine the fix but would be interested in comments from THR members.
I would be particularly interested to know if the problem is "fixable". Knowing that there are no replacement parts in the market place for the ROA. Would not like to condemn it to being a book end. Enjoy shooting it.

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Old October 23, 2013, 12:18 PM   #1742
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Use that replacement cylinder as a pencil holder.

Watch the gun auction sites for a factory original percussion cylinder. They are advertised occasionally. It will be cheaper in the long run.

You could buy a whole ROA for what you could invest in getting that thing to work properly. I assume English laws still permit you to purchase a percussion revolver?
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Old November 4, 2013, 05:36 PM   #1743
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ROA club submittal



Here is my Ruger Old Army. It is a 1977 vintage that I was able to purchase from a friend about a year ago. It's in overall good shape with only one nipple rounded. So far I've just loaded five chambers and it shoots just fine that way.

The photo itself was a collaborative effort of the FOML Club photographer and my good friend and shooting mentor Phil, both of whom are technologically more advanced than I am.
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Old November 4, 2013, 09:42 PM   #1744
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That ROA wears its age with grace and dignity. Congratulations on a fine acquisition.
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Old November 11, 2013, 11:47 AM   #1745
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16. philuk44 17. HUnter58 18. arcticap 19. BullRunBear 20. theotherwaldo
21. SC Slowhand 22. Prairie Dawg 23. wittzo 24. Tallbald 25. Smokin_Gun
26. OB One 27. jungle 28. plumbernater 29. daveinvegas 30. JanZ
31. George Mabry 32. Benmathes 33. Loosenock 34. higene 35. Rock Island
36. Erich 37. robhof 38. J-Bar 39. Nomad, 2nd 40. TAURUSBOB
41. martindl99 42. Vermonter 43. wasatch 44. fogg64 45. BConklin
46. Howdy Doody 47. bushrod2 48. rdstrain49 49. FirinFlatTop 50. rem1858
51. straight-shooter 52. edorfox 53. KevininPa 54. Ringo1234 55. pohill
56. The Don 57. jeepcoma 58. Dave Markowitz 59. Chazz 60. andrewstorm
61. Steel Wheels 62. Legionnaire 63. NineMilePete 64. 94RUGER 65. Acorn Mush
66. R.Ganister 67. Boom-stick 68. Buddy 69. Ghost Dog 70. BML
71. Cult of 1858 72. Jaymo 73. bigbore442001 74. Engineer Bill 75. azyogi
76. Dr. Leaky 77. Clermont 78. Indy4570 79. ozarkguy 80. Plastikosmd
81. mrdo1 82. bax504 83. Constrictor 84. BC Mosaic 85. clepidus
86. did 87. gunboat57 88. Malachi Leviticus Blue 89. Blue Hill 90. Power Keg
91. SUMIKITO 92. ChasMack 93. Larry Flett 94. RugerShawn 95. tdperry
96. Rettech 97. renoman 98. tk1971 99. Curator 100. Dan Carey
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Old November 20, 2013, 11:50 AM   #1746
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I have an Ruger Old Army I would like to sell.The problem is I dont know what it is worth.So I came here for your help.First off it is in bad condition.The forcing cone is badly pitted and the barrel as well.The cylinder has lite pitting.The original grips are gone.It has a conversion cylinder that has not seen much use.I have pics but they dont show the damage well.If you need pics I will have to add them later.If any one has an idea of its value please let me know I need money soon.I may not be able to get to a computer to answer you for a couple days.Thanks for any help you may have.
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Old November 20, 2013, 01:39 PM   #1747
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The conversion cylinder may be worth more than the gun if it's like you say.
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Old November 20, 2013, 02:15 PM   #1748
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Sell the gun with it's original cylinder as a parts gun, since parts are no longer available from Ruger. At $200 or so it should sell quickly. Sell the conversion cylinder separately for 2/3 of the price of a new one, and I bet it will move quickly also.

Good luck.
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Old November 21, 2013, 09:00 AM   #1749
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Thanks gies.That is what I had in mind.The barrel is a mess but the other parts are in good shape.The trigger is the best part of this pistol.Thanks again.
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Old November 21, 2013, 01:58 PM   #1750
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Guess it time to post the pic and join the club.
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