Ruger Od Army question

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  1. highlander 5

    highlander 5 Member

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    Gentilemen,I have a question about a ROA that I aquired a while back.
    Has anyone here ever broken the loading lever or any of the part connected to it? I know Ruger overbuilt this pistol but I'd like to make sure,if there is a prone to brealage I'll order spare from Midway or Ruger. Might go as far as ordering a Tower of Power from Dick Dastardly. Also have a Custom Ballistx spare cylinder I going to use. Right now I can tell you it was a snug fit,a light stoning (4 or 5 passes) to get it to move freely. Looks better than the Ruger cylinder,possibly because it's machined where the Ruger looks to be a casting.
    I'm going out later today to try it out I'll let you know how things go .
     
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    I have a 7 and half inch barrel ROA and my loading arm dropped after a shot because the latch under the front sight busted off at the weld. I had to send it in and they replaced it with a new barrel. Haven't any problems since.
     
  4. AbitNutz

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    I have both of which you speak. The Classicballistc cylinder. I didn't have to stone it it to fit. It does fit tighter though.

    The D/D loader is the way to go. You'll find out it is actually faster than loading it with the lever...

    The cylinder pin can be bent if it's not all the way in and the screw turned to lock it.
     
  5. robhof

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    You'll find the Classicbalistix cylinder will hold an additional 5 gr of powder. I have 3 of them and with the factory cylinder; gives me plenty of rounds down range before reloading. All of my CB cylinders fit like or better than the factory, b/c gap is slightly less and lockup is tighter.
     
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    I agree. I like the Classicballistx cylinders.
     
  7. highlander 5

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    Ran into difficulties with my ROA the innards got cruded up,but my buddy brought his ROA and between us fired 50 to 60 shots using Tripple 7 and Goex. Crud got into the mechanism of mine and it wouldn't fire all the cylinders. Got it home and gave the pistol a good cleaning and a sprits of lube in the lock works and all is fine. I'll have to wait a bit to get a loader then I'll try this again.
     
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    guys,just a note,when you get back from the range,remove grips,take out cylinder,and pop it in the dishwasher.works great.then relube the gun.
     
  9. AbitNutz

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    Dishwasher is a miracle as long as your ROA is stainless.
     
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    I miss the days of porcelain coated, steel liners in diswashers. The heating elements actually got hot enough to dry the dishes in one dry cycle.
     
  11. ReloaderEd

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    I think .457 round balls with the lubed felt patch behind with a full load of powder could bend or break the ruger loading lever assembly. Personally I use 200 gr. SWC Lyman .452 sized bullets lubed as normal and they shoot great, load easy , very accurate with no mess or no fuss. Midway does sell and cylinder loader for $20 which you could use instad of the loading gate.
     
  12. junkman_01

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    You are wrong on all counts. .457 lead balls are easy to seat in a ROA and the Midway $20 cylinder loader is a piece of crap.
     
  13. AbitNutz

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    I don't know about the Midway loader but .457 RB are very easy to load. Especially when using the rammer on the gun. I shoot all conical BigLube's and it's much easier to drop the cylinder out and use a loader.
     
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    I stand corrected. And I did not know the Midway cylinder loader is not good. thanks Be safe
     
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