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Welcome Englismn...... Chromed, blued,polished,or finished off with sparklers or donut sprinklers dont matter. It's still the finest black powder revolver in the world. Bar none !! I Gots me some leftover gold spray paint from last Christmas. Hmmmmmmmm. Will keep you guys posted.
Went out for a walk today and popped 2 jackrabbits with the stainless ROA. There is something about the smell of burnt powder in the morning.
Smoking Joe has a how to in black powder essentials on knurling bullets, I tried it last nite and it works well. I bought a box of 500 .452 semi wad cutters that won't feed thru my 1911. They do reasonably well in my ROA. After knurling they actually fit the chambers. I am sparked on this as I can now shoot these things and get rid of them.
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Thanks Clembert. This thread has inspired me to get out and shoot my revolvers and get better acquainted with them. I was in a rut for awhile just shooting mostly cartridge handguns. My best shots were kills on Jackrabbits at 130 yards, one with a .38 and another with a 22. I am getting better with the ROAs. I can at least throw dirt all over them and make them duck.
What charges do you guys use for best precision? Swiss powder is easy to find here, but i also have some 777. Going to a competition in a few weeks. Did some testing today and also had my daughter to burn some powder.
I seem to do the best with pyrodex p so far. Shooting around 25 grns with a card board wad and a 200 grn semi wadcutter. Have tried 777 but accuracy went away after the first cylinder, go figure. Black powder gave fair results as well. Keep in mind that I am not punching paper but taking shots over 50 yards on average.
Depends on competition; for Cowboy Action, a light charge is the most accurate and easiest to get follow up shots, less recoil. Every gun has it's sweet spot, I've got 2 ROA's and one gets best groups with 25Gr Goex, the other gets best with 30 Gr, go figure, I usually load both with 25 as the one that gets best with 30 still is in the center ring with 25 so why make 2 different loadings. For target competition it depends on the range or ranges to be shot at. Best is to practice and test loads from a bench to se what plays best and how far the group opens with heavier charges, go up 5 Gr. at a time till groups open up, then back down 5 Gr. or 10 for best loads.
I don’t shoot competitively so my loads are meant for hunting. Starting at 25 grns and working up using an adjustable rifle powder measure with 10 grn increments (easy to figure 5 being mid way) I found mine does it’s best (offhand shooting at 15 yds) with 35 grns of 3F Triple 7 and Olde Eynsford (Olde E charges weigh about 38-39 grns) no matter what projectiles I’ve used.
I use felt wads, I cut myself and lubed with beeswax/deer tallow, which is what I happened to have on hand at the time, works great. I have tried the cream of wheat, put in a labeled powder flask and right size spout, but wads seem to be the easiest for me.
I 've tried cream of wheat also, was too much of a pain to pack all that crap around. Went back to card wads. Went out this morning with an ROA and my 13 year old boy. He out shot me with my Ruger mk 1 3 to none on Jack rabbits. Did get a piece of one but the boy got him running before I could get a second shot. I was using those knurled 200 grn .45 wad cutters. They do seem to work good. Accuracy is improving.l
I don’t use fillers, but have decided I’d like to use lead as filler. Since both my ROA and NMA seem to do best with their choice of powder load no matter what projectile I use I’ve contemplated measuring the excess room and getting a new mold made filling the excess with lead.
Could not find the picture of my pair of 1976 "Freedom" ROA's, but this is one I purchased a while ago. Hope this will do? TIA, ken
I am improving, took my beater ROA out Sunday and nailed 2 Jack rabbits using the 200 grn knurled semi wadcutters. First was dropped between 60 to 70 yards, second one around 40 yards. They don't even twitch after being hit with these bullets. I have to work on longer ranges, it has potential for good 100 yard accuracy, bullet has plenty of energy at that distance. I have noticed that if they are not seated straight that accuracy does suffer.
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