Ruger Old Army loads

Discussion in 'Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns' started by Coyoteman, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Coyoteman

    Coyoteman New Member

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    Hello Folks, I'm new here. Only been watching for about two weeks now, with one post, but really enjoying this forum. I have a question. A few years back, I bought a Ruger, Old Army revolver, in stainless steel at a show in Chantilly Va. The only thing I could find wrong with it was the absence of one of the nipples. The seller only wanted $75.00, so I jumped on it. I replaced the nipple, and put it in the back of the safe. I would like to shoot the thing, but I'm not sure where to get loading data. I did fire it with 20 grains of FFFG, but I'm sure it is safe to fire with more than 20 grains. Any help here?
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    Coyoteman
  2. V509

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    Watch out for police... you stole this one

    Great grab on a quality gun.
  3. jack404

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    G'day Coyote man i've recently got one and worked a few loads and projectiles , i'll put it into text from my notes and post for you
  4. jack404

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    25 grn's of FFFg with the ball as a start

    i've come to like the LEE-90392 Lee Bullet Mold, .45 caliber, 250 grain

    start at 26 grn's for the mini ball i use bullet butter over the powder under the ball ( not as much as i seen in their video's ) and even less for the mini ball

    keep 28 grn's as a max load , some powders ( the newer pyrodex types) burn way hotter that others , and above about 28 gns ( by volume) to get a mini ball compressed to below where it needs to be in over pressing on some powders ..

    between 22 and 28 is a good shooting experience but 22 you'll notice the difference in drop and recoil to 28 ..


    enjoy!!
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    Great deal Coydog, congrats.
  6. Coyoteman

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    Thanks for the help boys, I'll try it out on my next day off. I'll post how it does.
    Thanks again, and have a happy Thanksgiving, holiday.
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