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Old 09-15-2007, 04:40 PM
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I have a LEE mold (44 Ruger Old Army 456-220-1R) that came with my used ROA but havenít yet used it.

Is the ROA supposed to be more accurate with conicals? I seem to remember reading that it is more accurate with heavier loads using a conical and more accurate with light loads using balls.

Iíve only used balls with it and though it was time to start experimenting with conicals.
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:43 AM
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Just love those Old Army's.



This one is pre warning. Came with a conical mold. Mostly shoot RB in it but I've got some cast 240 g SWC bullets that I load in my Blackhawk 45 Colt that I would like to experiment with. They are strong guns and should be able to handle a stout load. I really like the Pachmire grips.
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:45 AM
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OldWolf, all you can do is try them in your revolver and see.
I have the same mold and the conical's worked good, if I remember correctly it shot about the same accuracy wise. I went back to using round balls for simplicity.
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Old 10-04-2007, 11:10 AM
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Salvo - Did you have any problems loading the conicals? I have heard it is easy to tip them off axis when loading.
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Old 10-04-2007, 12:32 PM
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They seemed to load fine, no problems at all.
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Old 10-08-2007, 10:53 AM
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I'd want adjustable sights. How anyone can hit anything with a Colt or Colt replica is beyond me. Shooting at 7 yards to hit something is boring.

If I cant hit with it to 50 yards I'm not interested and the Colt's sight, were just not designed for that. The ROS has usable sights but that is becoming a relative term for me after 4 eye surgeries. I have great distance vision, gun sights are another matter. How about a SCOPED ROA?!?!

Heck, my Ruger MKII is sighted in for 100 yards!
Nobody wants to stand at 50yds and let me shoot at them with my 1860's. They are much more accurate than you would believe but better sights would be an improvement, even if not period-correct. Still, the Colt percussion guns are far more attractive to me and handle like nothing else.

The only thing I do at 7yds is point shooting.
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Old 10-17-2007, 01:14 PM
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I moved this from "Ruger - Other" to see if any of you ML enthusiasts had a ROA.
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Another one for you...

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I bought one years ago when they made the transition to marking the barrel. The store I purchased from had one with the warning and a box and one without the warning and no box. I regret choosing the one with the box. I never realized that they went up that much in price. They are a double tough Black Powder Revolver. I still like my original 1858 Remington New Army Revolver better. That design was way ahead of its time.
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I bought one almost 3 decades ago and I haven't shot it in a while. I need to get it out this winter and enjoy it again.
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