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The RUGER OLD ARMY Club

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by ClemBert, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. raa-7

    raa-7 Member

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    I am promising myself to get a ROA so I can join the club ,I promise me :p and yet, another good reason to get another bp revolver :D
     
  2. jgray

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    Thanks so much Doak! Appreciate your efforts and all you do!

    Regards,

    jgray
     
  3. woodnbow

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    Doak if it helps

    You can take my name off your list and move one of these other guys up... I'm gonna stick with the nipples I have. They take a cap well and I have no problems igniting Triple 7 or Black powder...
     
  4. Doak

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    OK woodnbow. Lemme know if, in the future, ya wanna kit.
     
  5. ClemBert

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    Welcome Psycho and Cast of One and sammass and jgray!
     
  6. woodnbow

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    You got it! I appreciate what you're doing for us ROA fans...
     
  7. whitetailbob

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    hello everyone
     
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  8. whitetailbob

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    ROA nipple seater

    tired of using just a dowell to seat the nipples so i made this on my lathe
     

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  9. mykeal

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    Seating the nipples? Why?
     
  10. robert garner

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    Seating the nipples? Why?
    The good Colonel Cooper stated the the loudest thing you will ever hear is a click,when you wanted a boom.
    That said,Whitetailbob,try this instead... seat your caps,then cycling your action(safely of course)rest your hammer on the cap, press your thumb up against the bottom of the hammer spur, if a cap isn't seated you will feel it seat doing this, and have one less bit of kit to keep up with.
    good luck
    robert
     
  11. Jersey Joe

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    That's very nice Sir. I'd be proud to have that in my kit!
     
  12. woodnbow

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    I've always done it the way Robert suggests... I wouldn't if I shot on a public range cause I imagine it'd raise all kinds of hell but for me, if i point it in a safe direction and observe all the other rules it works safely and has for more years than I care to admit...

    I've always in the past used the stock Ruger nipples, I'm using the Treso nipples on this one and they seem to function as intended with most #11 caps. I also have a bunch of Remington #10's and bought more the other day (cause they were there for $5.49 a tin) so I guess I return to seating the caps with the hammer if I don't use them all up on the Centaure's..
     
  13. whitetailbob

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    thanks fella's with the stock ruger nipples 10's are too tight i have to have the hammer hit the nipples and push them on even after i seat them the 11's fit nice but i seat them just a little cause i think hang fires start more if a cap comes of while shooting rather than spark by a bullet plus this way i know my round will ignight that is a huge peace of mind when i want my round to go off without a hitch -what is your guys favorite BP load thanks i can see this this club is going to be great !!!
     
  14. whitetailbob

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    anyone use the pyrodex pre formed powder charges 35gr they are pretty slick they work great with the origional nipples that have a larger flash hole. i bought a set of uncle mikes nipples with a smaller flash hole supposed the keep the back pressure from kicking the shot nipple and getting stuck while cocking for the next shot they do work good for that but they would not set the pre formed powder charges off very good so i will only use the old nipples with the larger flash hole for the precharged loads thought id share my findings
     
  15. J-Bar

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    Using the hammer to seat a cap on a charged chamber is not permitted at Cowboy Action Shoots. Those of you who have "done it for years" are entitled to your opinion. But the rule is based on some interesting research:

    http://www.brimstonepistoleros.com/articles/capping.html

    I use a wooden dowel similar to the one pictured in post #1256.
     
  16. whitetailbob

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    thanks JBar good to see test's done of what i new :)
     
  17. Patocazador

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    I've found that none of the #11 caps will seat on my Old Army's nipples or their replacements. #10 Remington caps are the only ones to fit without a hassle.
     
  18. whitetailbob

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    anyone interested in trading a set of new ruger old army nipples for one of my percushion cap seaters please let me know these work great and fit perfectly in your hand and they stand up so no rolling off the shooting table lol
     

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  19. raa-7

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    I cant wait to get a ROA so I can join :eek: and I will ;) , but I can't wait :eek: , but I have too :( ahhh Geeez :scrutiny: :p hmmm blued or stainless?:rolleyes:
     
  20. jeepcoma

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    Doak, that's some neat stuff you got going on there. It's cool to see such creativity and innovation from all the different people over the years that have shot and loved these guns. I think ole Bill Ruger would be proud of the fanbase his greatest revolver has attracted.

    Robert, that's a cool trick to seating the nipples I will have to try. Learn something new every day!

    whitetailbob, I too use the preformed powder charges. I found out after the fact that they do have a "correct" side and you need to pay attention when you load them. I forget which is which now, but one side is shiny and the other is dull, and one or the other needs to face towards the nipple. I don't remember where I read that, I couldn't even find it on their website just now, so I'll have to look around. But I've found, properly seating the caps, having the pellets in the correct way, and seating the ball with just the right pressure are essential to consistency with these pellets. Otherwise I get some duds.
     
  21. bothenook

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    so here are my bp pistols. does this qualify for membership? there are a couple of ROAs in the mix, along with a couple of dueling pistols, a black powder powered club, and an old Remmie
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    black powder pistols by bothenook, on Flickr
     
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  22. whitetailbob

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    7.5 inch blue old army with fixed sights

    7.5 inch blue old army with fixed sights found one for 700 bucks heard they are rare it is used but in good shape anyone know
     
  23. Doak

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    Yup. I don't see 'em at gun shows anymore. I'd buy it IF it's in good shape.
    The big issue for me is the bore. Y'all may know this, but ROA's are/were required to be test fired before they leave the factory, AND NOT CLEANED. I don't know what MORON is in charge of that policy.

    It's not an issue w/the stainless ROA's.

    I have a blued smooth top w/bore damage caused by that ASININE policy. The guy lied to me about why he was sellin' it. And I didn't remove the cylinder & flashlight the bore. Was unused & beautiful on the outside. And the price was right. So I'd a bought it anyway, even if I'd known. I just woulda fiercely bargained against the damage.

    If ya have access to the revolver, check out the bore, & if it's not pristine, work the issue for an adjusted price...would be my advice.
     
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  24. keybuck

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    My Ruger Old Army

    I am new to this forum. I also am new to posting. Usually just observing.
     

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  25. woodnbow

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    Wow, I'd never heard that one Doak. I've owned three blue models and all arrived with pristine bores and cylinders. Same for the two stainless guns I've had.:confused:
     

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