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The RUGER OLD ARMY Club

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

  1. rodwha

    rodwha Member

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    Kaido gave me the numbers. That's why I chose the 240 grn version as .460" just sounds a bit too large.

    Mine weren't lubed and so I used my Gatofeo's #1 lube which is a bit gummy. Maybe it was the reason for the bullet creep, and not so much the recoil.

    Then again I use the same lube for my 170, 195, and 285 grn cast bullets, though they have a slightly longer bearing surface for more friction.
     
  2. Flatbush Harry

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    Range Report on the New ROA

    I fired 3 cylinders full today out of my 1858 Rem (Uberti), 1860 Colt Army (Uberti) and ROA. The Rem and Colt were pretty well fouled and partially inop after three cylinders while the ROA had the same fouling but was good to go for more. The three guns were all capable of 4" groups for me at 15 yards.

    I use .454 balls through the Ubertis and .457 balls through the Ruger. The Ruger lead shaving was a consistent size ring for all six cylinders.

    The ROA is a great gun...I may just have to go find another...and another...

    FH
     
  3. SUMIKITO

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    Why lube an already perfectly configured bullet whose first driving band already drops in perfectly into an ROA's cylinder ? It needs 'tension' "wall tension'. Ram that sucker in good. If you aint got the strength, then get an outboard bullet loader for geez sake. Tight is GOOD !! You don't lube something that's already loose. Ever wonder why cartridge reloading equipment come with long levers ? ..................
     
  4. IansROA

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    My first Blackpowder pistol

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  5. conder0289

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    I just saw a high gloss stainless, 5 and 1/2 inch fixed sights go for $1736.00 on Gunbroker a few days ago, listed as used, I just found the same configuration, NIB, at my LGS for $600
     
  6. Patocazador

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    And your gunshop is where? ;)
     
  7. wap41

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    roa

    RUN right back to your gun store and grab it.
     
  8. Shoknaw

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    I wish to join the Old Army Club.
    Here she is.. Unfired.
    She is a virgin no more. :)

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    PS: $600 for those who may care.
     

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  9. IansROA

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  10. J-Bar

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    Virginity is overrated.
     
  11. Halger280HVMag

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    Greetings all.

    Here is my bid for admission to the ROA club.:)

    25 Gr. IIIf Goex, a little cornmeal. a .457" round ball, plus a dab of Bore Butter to seal the deal.
    Sub 2" clusters at 25 Yards make me very happy!:cool:

    More power is not needed, as there is no hunting with handguns allowed in Canada.:(

    For those interested, I recently paid $1,200.00 for this ROA pair.

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  12. robhof

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    robhof

    A nice pair of ROA's, and on todays market actually a fair price for a pair of stainless guns. Welcome to the club and a darn shame you can't hunt with them. I really enjoy rabbit and occasionally squirrel shooting with mine, only used one for a finishing shot on a high shot deer a few seasons ago, worked great from 10 yds.
     
  13. Florida Cherokee

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    Join picture

    My picture of "Old Betsy" requesting to join-- she was $525.00:neener: IMG1651.jpg
     
  14. conder0289

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    No worries guys, I had already bought it prior to posting here.
    I'll post a photo as soon as I can
    Thanks
     
  15. IansROA

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    Sorry guys

    Was I supposed to request to join the ROA club.?

    I though I just had to post a pic ? as it states ?

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  16. conder0289

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    Here's mine with a couple its little buddies the followed her home with me

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  17. ClemBert

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    01. ClemBert 02. Eights 03. kanook 04. kwhi43@kc.rr.com 05. mykeal
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    11. MCgunner 12.madcratebuilder 13. AbitNutz 14. eastbank 15. robert garner
    16. philuk44 17. HUnter58 18. arcticap 19. BullRunBear 20. theotherwaldo
    21. SC Slowhand 22. Prairie Dawg 23. wittzo 24. Tallbald 25. Smokin_Gun
    26. OB One 27. jungle 28. plumbernater 29. daveinvegas 30. JanZ
    31. George Mabry 32. Benmathes 33. Loosenock 34. higene 35. Rock Island
    36. Erich 37. robhof 38. J-Bar 39. Nomad, 2nd 40. TAURUSBOB
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    51. straight-shooter 52. edorfox 53. KevininPa 54. Ringo1234 55. pohill
    56. The Don 57. jeepcoma 58. Dave Markowitz 59. Chazz 60. andrewstorm
    61. Steel Wheels 62. Legionnaire 63. NineMilePete 64. 94RUGER 65. Acorn Mush
    66. R.Ganister 67. Boom-stick 68. Buddy 69. Ghost Dog 70. BML
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    176. jannas1258 177. wkfg 178. rockdc 179. Nite Ryder 180. AmateurSharpshooter
    181. fossil 182. rclark 183. Arganoc 184. sword14 185. Chili_pepper917
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    Welcome IansROA, Shoknaw, Halger280HVMag, Florida Cherokee, conder0289! :D:D:D:D:D
     
  18. straight-shooter

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    I just snagged a fairly descent deal on the Ruger Old Army in the box manufactured in 1994. Only a slight turn line and perfect grips, cylinder and bore. Only 50 rds fired and it came with a loading stand and a pound of Goex FFF. For those wondering I got it all for $500 out the door.

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  19. SUMIKITO

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    A warm welcome to all of you guys !! Some great looking ROA's there !! Yessss !
     
  20. frog63

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    Beginning hunt loads

    I don't have a computer and so I have very limited time and access. Can anyone give me some beginner bullets and powder loads to start tuning in my Old Army for deer hunting? If you could send emails it would save me a lot of time and trouble! I thank anyone who can help me out because as a paraplegic my opportunities are so limited for this sort of enjoyment. My pistol is a stainless steel made about 1976.
     
  21. IansROA

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    ROA cylinder over rotation

    G,day i have a problem with the cylinder over rotating sometimes when i cock the hammer.... ive looked at the cylinder catch and spring all seems ok and also the catch indentations around the cylinder seem fine .....am i just cocking the hammer to fast ?? causing the loaded chamber to go past the hammer slot
    Now every time i cock it i,m paranoid about it and now find myself looking through the hammer slot to see if the cap is lined up properly and hand indexing the cylinder backwards until its in the proper position....
    any ideas would be great.

    Thanks in advance
    Ian
     
  22. J-Bar

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    It should NOT over rotate no matter how hard and fast you cock it. My recommendation is to return it to Ruger for repair. I suspect the problem is the bolt spring unless you or a previous owner have played with something else.
     
  23. IansROA

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    Thanks for the input ive opened out the spring a little to see if this will just give the catch a little more pressure......
    Being in Australia maybe some what of a hassle to send to ruger.
     
  24. J-Bar

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    Sorry, I had not noticed your address. If you can't get it fixed on your own, there are some cowboy action shooters down under and I know several use ROAs. They will be a good resource for you.

    Here is a link to the Cowboy Action Shooting clubs in Australia. Check them out:

    http://www.sassnet.com/clubs/Clubs_list.php?state=Australia
     
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  25. IansROA

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    Thanks Clembert
     

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