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Old 10-26-2012, 05:44 AM   #1
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How many forum members enjoy the ROA? Maybe we can discuss the ROA and post some pictures. I have a few of these handguns. They are great one of a kind hand guns. They are the only totally modern American produced BP ever made. This one has a Ballistic custom cylinder and the R&D .45 Long Colt Conv. cylinder. The high front sight allows heavy loads of Triple 7and the .453 260 grs. lead bullets.




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Old 11-02-2012, 12:43 AM   #2
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That's a beautiful gun, as are most black powder revovlers, but I've never warmed up to black powder.

I did load some .45 Colt once with Fffg just because I'd never done it. One of those things I'm glad I did it but don't care to do it again.

I know cartridge conversions are available, but then I'm still into the cartridge revolver.

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Hi Bob. Shooting BP revolvers can be addictive. I have many more Ctg. guns then BP for which I hands load. Learning to use the BP handgun properly is the difference. Like most black powder sports the use of the firearms is filled with BS short on facts.

The use of the BP handgun is really very easy to shoot and clean. Most of the articles on their use is based on what Grandpaw told me. Reading Colts Inst. from there orginal loading Info helps.

The early use of these weapons was based on shooting conicals not round balls. Colt never recomends lubes. The whole idea was for a weapon with the power to kill a horse. They were loaded with all the powder you could get in the chamber. They did not load grits or other breakfast foods over the powder. They did not gob pork lard in the chamber. They ate the grits with eggs fried in the pork lard and then went shooting.

I shoot a Sub Triple 7 under a Lee .456 conical tumbled in Alox. These 230 grs. bullets run 1,100 fps. and are very accurate in the ROA. You hold the cylinder under the hot water tap rinse it off. Let some hot water thru the barrel. Rinse with 92% alcohol. Spray a little WD 40 over the barrel & cylinder. Good to go in 10 minutes. Try it you will like it.

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Well, when I tried Black powder in my Ruger Bisley, I loaded 35 grs. (I believe) of Fffg with a 255 gr. cast SWC. I could never see where my bullet hit, by the time the smoke cleared, the dirt had settled back down!

It was a very still morning, heavy dew. Smoke curled from the grass in front of me for a minute or more. And once or twice, the muzzle flash reflected in the lingering smoke like lightning in the clouds.

But, at this stage in my life, think I'll stick to smokeless.

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All I know about the ROA, is that I want one.

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I like the smoke.

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I have 4 of the ROAs in different models. I would like very much to have one of the ROA 5.5" with fixed sights. But the price has gone way above what I will pay.

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All I know about the ROA, is that I want one.
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