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Old June 21, 2012, 06:26 PM   #826
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My very first Ruger Old Army came with a very comprehensible owners manual. And came with a large heavy box of 1000 .457 balls. All those balls are gone now, and never missed a beat! What a Champ! Best regards to all.
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While laying down my just fired Ruger Old Army on the shooting bench table, I smile and think, oh don't I just love the smell of burning blackpowder early in the morning. There must be an Old Army or two up there in Heaven. There must be.

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Old June 21, 2012, 07:06 PM   #827
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got 3 in the safe now,2 nib from years ago.one day i will shoot them
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Old June 24, 2012, 01:23 PM   #828
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The rosewood didn't look "Old West" to me, and so I did something you're not supposed to do with rosewood - I stripped it and stained it American walnut. Lastly, I hit it with Watco Teak Oil, which is a linseed oil (yellowish color) and varnish mixture. So, the final color is a sort of reddish-amber walnut. I kinda like it, although the smell hasn't faded yet.


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Old June 24, 2012, 10:25 PM   #829
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Old June 26, 2012, 01:21 PM   #830
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Something for the Club!

Hey, Y'all!

It's time for us to pay it forward to the best bunch of ROA fanatics we know!

Classicballistx offers a discount to High Road ROA Club members - $25 per cylinder. Use the invoice option and tell us your handle!

We have blue and satin stainless cylinders in inventory for immediate shipment - $15 insured USPS for up to four cylinders in an order. We ship overseas as well, and we guarantee fit in your gun, and guarantee our cylinders for life to the original owner.

Thanks every one of you who's already using our cylinders - you're the best!

Sooner or later, we're going to get picture up of Walt's, Jay's, and our own personal ROA's so we really qualify as members ... as soon as we can get pictures to show you the tricks we've done and some of the stuff we're doing for ROA's - but they're all ugly working prototypes - except Walt's - which is really a beauty!

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Old June 26, 2012, 09:49 PM   #831
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Ugly?
let us decide bout ugly.
A wiser man than I said "Only accurate rifles are pretty"
or some such truck as that.
Go on an show us what u got!
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Old June 26, 2012, 10:44 PM   #832
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Great! Nice to hear we can now get some REAL GOOD STUFF direct from the source with an exclusive discount for all the good fellas here at the ROA Club. Good stuff to make our ORIGINALS even better. Oh, and there is no such thing as an ugly ROA no matter what. They are all pretty no matter what shape, size, or color, or age. They all look mighty good. Good old American craftsmanship for an all American Legend! We cant wait to see them prototypes ya got. Best regards...
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Old July 1, 2012, 09:36 PM   #833
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45 grains of T7 behind a ball is a lot of fun. Smoke, power and accuracy, what more could I ask? First time out was a blast, literally.
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Old July 1, 2012, 10:20 PM   #834
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45 grains of T7 behind a ball is a lot of fun. Smoke, power and accuracy, what more could I ask? First time out was a blast, literally.
Hmm, you must have a cylinder that is reamed out otherwise 45 grains by volume wouldn't fit it there. Anyhow, 45 grains of T7 would be fun!
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Old July 1, 2012, 10:31 PM   #835
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Interesting, it looks totally original. 45 grains plus a wad was pretty much level with the top of the cylinder but with the ball pressed on top it would seat with about 1/8th inch extra room to the cylinder mouth. Unless my powder measure was just way off somehow.
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Old July 1, 2012, 11:31 PM   #836
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Interesting, it looks totally original. 45 grains plus a wad was pretty much level with the top of the cylinder but with the ball pressed on top it would seat with about 1/8th inch extra room to the cylinder mouth. Unless my powder measure was just way off somehow.
Some folks have had their cylinders reamed out so they are deeper to hold more powder. I was just curious to know if maybe that was done to your cylinder. Hodgdon doesn't recommend compression of 777. Supposedly, compression of 777 similar to real black powder will result in inaccurate results and improper burning of the power. I generally tell folks to only give it 1/16th of an inch of compression at most. Pretty much just enough so that the ball barely pushes up against the 777 powder thus leaving no air gap.
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Old July 2, 2012, 09:05 AM   #837
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Actually the Hodgdon warning about using just [.10] light compression with 777 is only for loading brass cartridges.
For loading percussion guns with both Pyrodex and 777, Hodgdon states to use firm compression.

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Seat the projectile firmly against the powder . Make sure that there is no airspace between the powder and the projectile.

http://www.hodgdon.com/loading.html
Simply using firm compression may not necessarily produce any of the erratic velocities that is sometimes associated with using 777. And even rifle shooters using normal, firm compression still report good results. When it comes to compressing 777, I'm not sure when it starts to become more erratic or if it always will. But at least using moderately firm compression with it seems to be okay in both rifles and pistols.

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Old July 2, 2012, 10:44 AM   #838
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Looks to me like Hodgdons has updated their instructions on 777 compression to differentiate between percussion vs cartridge compression. Thanks for the specifics.
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Old July 2, 2012, 12:59 PM   #839
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All this talk of bringing back the ROA. As a BP reolver is not a "weapon" in a federal sence unless it is used as one one wonders if the current ban on CHinese firearms would apply to say anThe East is Red Hawk Chinese Commie ROA.

Must be plenty of Red Chinese gun tooling just setting around gathering dust and plenty of hungry Chinese machine operators lounging about.

Might give the Italians a fright.......

Say I have not noticed in this thread where anyone has carbinized a ROA. Some sort of guard like on the Rossi/Taurus reolving carbine and loading on a stand.....


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Old July 4, 2012, 02:19 AM   #840
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Shooting the ROA after dark with Real Black Powder

Took a picture the other night of my shooting my old army in the dark with real black powder. Thought you guys might want to see.

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Old July 5, 2012, 03:14 PM   #841
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Now that right there is worthy of a desk top.
Mmm....now that i think on it....framin !!!
Super pic The Don.
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Old July 9, 2012, 09:48 PM   #842
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I don't have a pic of just the gun. Here's one with a small pig that I got with it.

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Old July 9, 2012, 10:22 PM   #843
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Old July 9, 2012, 11:38 PM   #844
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Those little piggies are the good eaters. I used to get razzed by my hunting buddies about killing babies, til one of them got a big old boar and dulled his knife trying to field clean it and then there was the smell...lets just say only straps of meat made it home and then the cooler was bleached. They stopped trying for monsters after that.
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Old July 10, 2012, 12:52 AM   #845
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I would love to chase piggies with a ROA! Where I live, there is precious little to be hunted with a BP revolver. I am regularly amazed at what happens to a lead ball when it hits a soft target in the neighborhood if 1000 fps.
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Old July 11, 2012, 04:44 PM   #846
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That pig was the second one I killed that day. The first was a 160# sow with my Savage ML 110. Before this one came by, I had already missed 2 others by shooting over them with the ROA. I had to aim at a pine cone on the ground 2 feet closer to me than the pig to hit it.
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Old July 11, 2012, 05:00 PM   #847
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Patocazador: Did you use RB or something else? What was the range? I'm guessing that pig is ~80 lbs?
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Old July 11, 2012, 07:49 PM   #848
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Mmm, sausage on the hoof.
I know guys who only want to go after Hogzilla sized porkers. I'd rather get one like you did. Younger equals better eating.
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Old July 11, 2012, 07:58 PM   #849
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Me too. I had a boar that weighed ~150 lbs that tasted a little strange. Very much tasted like the way it smelled while quartering him up. After a while I didn't care so much for it. Gave lots of it away.

I'd be afraid of hogzilla. Were I to wound him I'd certainly want help finding him! The idea of tracking a wounded hog gives me the heebie jeebies!
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Old July 11, 2012, 08:16 PM   #850
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Yep. I always love talking to the people who don't understand why you need more than a .22LR to hunt hogs. After all, their (insert relative here) raised hogs and used to slaughter them with a single .22 lr bullet to the head.

I dated a girl who's uncle raised hogs on his farm. He had a heart attack while feeding them.
By the time he was found (dead, of course), the pigs had eaten his lower half.

If a domestic hog will eat you, given half a chance, then I surely wouldn't go after them without some firepower.
Unless, I'm spear hunting them, that is.
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