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ROA problem...

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by BHP FAN, May 4, 2013.

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  1. fdf

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    DMZ said: ''There will come a time that you will not be able to load and shoot it. Then it will probably be worth $75 more than you paid for it, if it stays NIB...''

    Life is short. You guys all make a lot of sense. I'm gonna blaze away.


    I have to ask, why do you need to ask a bunch of folks you will never meet on what to do with you personal things?

    Can I borrow your wife for the night? Makes as much sense does it not.
     
  2. BHP FAN

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    ....not really, no.I DO know a couple of these folks personally, and I shoot regularly with Jefferson Herb. I have a lot of black powder revolvers, but only one wife. This is either my third or fourth ROA over the years, so, I bought it mainly for nostalgia, as I prefer the Remington designs over all the others for pure shooting fun. the last ROA I had I swapped for a pair of engraved Remingtons. Still, as DMZ, Noz, and a few others pointed out, I'm getting on in years [55 in a few months!] and I may not always be able to shoot...what if I was in a wreck, as happened just recently, only this time I was so seriously injured I couldn't shoot? I had a tumor the size of a golf ball cut off my thyroid about three months ago, what if it had turned to a cancer? I'm a small time collector, but really enjoy shooting, so the question was a serious one, do I look at it as a shooter, or a collector? I got the answer I REALLY wanted, anyway. Thanks.
     
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  3. white smoke

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    Well stated BHP Fan. I'll be 66 in a month. Took my ROA out Sunday to the range for a session to try out my new Classic Ballistix cylinder and couldn't get the smile off my face the rest of the day.
     
  4. MCgunner

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    Guns are made for enjoyment. If you enjoy looking at it unfired, I guess don't shoot it. Me, I wouldn't be on the net worrying about it, I'd already be making smoke with it. :D
     
  5. BHP FAN

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    Next Sunday is Black Powder Sunday at the club. If it stops raining long enough, I'll mold up some .457 round balls, and Lee .456 conicals, shoot some black powder, and make some white smoke! I still have a Kentucky pistol I haven't had a chance to shoot.
     
  6. grter

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    The revolver is calling out to you to set it free from it's horrible safe queen prison allowing it to do what it's meant to do.

    It want's to help you put food on the table

    Shoot it
     
  7. BHP FAN

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    I need one sunny day to cast up some ammo, first.
     
  8. BHP FAN

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    Well, my .457's came out a little hard, but as I was loading off the gun, it didn't really matter. My brother let me shoot some of his 100% lead ammo for comparison, but there was little if any difference. the gun kept 'em all on a paper plate at 25 yards, and was a consistant fifty yard gong ringer. As we get to know each other a little better, I expect I'll get even better performance out of Old Blue.
     
  9. Beetle Bailey

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    So it's a blued model? Congrats! Aren't you glad you decided to shoot it?
     
  10. BHP FAN

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    Yes, yes I am! I have had them before, and never really warmed up to them, because the Ruger wasn't used in the Civil War, and in fact, traded my last ROA a couple years back for a pair of Remingtons. Now I'm thinking of this one as a post gun ban/ammo shortage survival pistola, and just having a LOT of fun shooting it. I ordered up a Hogue mono-grip for it, which is ugly for looking at, and ruins the classic western lines of the revolver, but which greatly enhance the accuracy and utility of these fine Rugers.
     
  11. Beetle Bailey

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    When I first started thinking about buying cap and ball revolvers, I wasn't interested in the ROA either. A kind and generous friend brought out a half-dozen Italian replicas for me to try out, as well as his ROA. After I shot his ROA I knew I had to have one. :)
     
  12. wap41

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    I had original 1860 colts and two centaur colts which were all accurate but once I shot a ROA I was addicted.My colts hardly ever see the light of day anymore.
     
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