Average load for ball is anything between 20 and 30gr of 3Fg. Like any other BP firearm, you will have to figure out the best load for YOUR gun - mine has a sweet spot at 23gr, for instance, and since I only paper punch at 25m, I don't need the extra punch of the top load - plus I save on powder, too.While we're on the subject of ROA, I don't have one but what would be average load for them? I have heard it was on par with a Colt Walker.
Like any Ruger they seldom ever break! About the only thing that does go south is the loading lever when used improperly.Everyone should have at least one Stan... seriously, they’re the cream of the percussion revolver crop. Even out of production all these years, parts are available; if you can’t keep one of these running, you’re just not trying very hard.
Apologies for raining on your parade, Sir, but the whole point of many posts on this forum over the years is the night-on TOTAL LACK of spares for the ROA. Back in 2010 I called up the spares department from here in UK to get some rear frames screws and was offered the last four there were. I also asked about a replacement cylinder pin - it has a half-moon cut-out where the locking screw locates and is a weak spot where the pin can bend if somebody forgets to turn the screw and then tries to load up. The answer was that there are none. And this is from a very nice lady at Ruger themselves. You'll note that my phone-call was just two years after production ceased in 2008 - so much for Ruger's promise to support OOP firearms for a full ten years.Everyone should have at least one Stan... seriously, they’re the cream of the percussion revolver crop. Even out of production all these years, parts are available; if you can’t keep one of these running, you’re just not trying very hard.
No I never have. I only shoot six rounds at the matches so it never needs it to keep the gun from fouling. At home when I’m shooting I just shoot until it needs cleaned. I’m a firm believer that chain fires happen from the nipple end not the front of the cylinder. There is no way a spark makes it through tightly compressed cream of wheat and an oversized ball that was rammed into there shaving a ring of lead off. To me all it does is create a mess. I avoid chain fires by using snug fitting caps. That’s my theory anyway lol. I’ve shot 1000s of rounds from cap and balls for years without a chain fire. Maybe I’m just lucky. I bought my Old Army used and whoever had it before done a fantastic trigger job on it. The trigger pull is right at being too light for comfort. In my previous comment I stated my OA is the most accurate handgun I’ve ever owned. That includes all modern firearms too.Gavin do you use any lube?
Sure! Also, NC Ordnance sells old-timey grips for it, ivory-like, etc. Grips are e-z to find and replace.Looking at second hand Ruger c and ball. Nice shape but has a mammoth thick, black, rubber grip. Is it possible to remove grip and replace with wooden hand grip?