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Old 07-10-2012, 05:40 AM   #51
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Nope. Shipped to your door.

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I kinda prefer a steel frame over the brass, because I like shooting heavier loads.

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Colt never made a brass frame 51. The brass frame won't handle anything but light loads.

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Keep your eyes peeled on that Cabelas's site, they often go on sale for less. I remember last year the brass '51 going for $129 and I got my steel '58 for $179.

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Do NOT get a brass frame pistol unless its primary duty is to wall ornament. Only thing they excel at. Ruger makes the strongest pistol on the market but they cost more. I paid $299 back in the 70s but you could probably find one cheap used.

You can't kill this pistol but if stored improperly, it can turn to ****e.

Can it compete w a Walker ? No idea, you'll have to ask Durango or WC for further clarification.

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The Walker has larger chambers. I am reading that the ROA has a 37 gr suggested capacity, with Round balls, you can stuff 45 gr under the ball and still turn the cylinder. Hmm...1150 fps. The Walker will hold 60 grains. Do the Math. fil

I dump 40 gr in this '58 and compress it and there is at least 1/8" of free chamber. I'm guessing that the ROA and 58 probably have the same size cylinder. I dont have an ROA to compare to.

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Used ROA's are running 450.00

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Yep, they are a hot item since Ruger quit making them.

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The ROA is the most powerful black powder revolver ever built. The chambers were proofed with compressed loads of Bulls Eye. You should not use smokeless of course. The ROA however can take compressed loads of Black Mag 3 or T 7 powder. These charges of 45 grs are 20 % greater than those of Goex 3 F. The ROA can drive a 255 grs. .452 slug to 900 FPS. This load is right there with the Ruger only loads for the .45 Colt CF. The special heat treated cylinders in these guns will take any pressure BP subs can produce.. The ROA has the same lock work as the Ruger 3 screw .357 Mag frame that it is chambered for. The ROA also has a large cylinder Boss that allows continued firing without binding. Cap jamming with heavy loads can be cured with proper nipples. The barrels are the same as the .45 barrels used on all Rugers. These were not made for renactors or cowboy shooters. These were made for modern BP hunting and BP back up. This SS ROA wears a Ballsitix Custom Cylinder that is made for magnum loads of BP.

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Spoken like a true Ruger lover but the ROA won't handle any stronger bp loads than the traditional bp revolvers will. T7 doesn't work well compressed. A .452 bullet will fall out of a ROA chamber. They take a .457. 900 FPS with a .45 Colt is a cowboy load.

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