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I am curious to know what ya'll do in regard to loading your ROA.

I use corn meal as a filler and I use Crisco over the ball.

I have always used fff Goex. Does anyone use ffff in their OA? If so, how does it work?
 

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I am curious to know what ya'll do in regard to loading your ROA.

I use corn meal as a filler and I use Crisco over the ball.

I have always used fff Goex. Does anyone use ffff in their OA? If so, how does it work?
I use 45 grains of Tripple 7 FFFG powder with a felt wad and .457 round ball. The felt wad protects the other chambers in the cylinder from simultaneous discharge which eliminates the need to use Crisco or other lubricants such as Bore Butter. You have to seat the bullet as far down as possible in the cylinder so the bullet will clear as the cylinder passes the barrel. At 25 yards I can put six round balls in 1/2 dollar group, off hand. The pistol does not seem to loose any accuracy. I know this is likely the top limit of what you can load the pistol. But I am known for doing everything to the outer limits
 

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If anyone is still looking for an Old Army, I've got one, New In Box, never taken out of the plastic. If you're interested, email me.
 

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I use 45 grains of Tripple 7 FFFG powder with a felt wad and .457 round ball. The felt wad protects the other chambers in the cylinder from simultaneous discharge which eliminates the need to use Crisco or other lubricants such as Bore Butter. You have to seat the bullet as far down as possible in the cylinder so the bullet will clear as the cylinder passes the barrel. At 25 yards I can put six round balls in 1/2 dollar group, off hand. The pistol does not seem to loose any accuracy. I know this is likely the top limit of what you can load the pistol. But I am known for doing everything to the outer limits
Howdy Deputy,

I am like you I shoot my ROA with hot loads, 40/45 and 50 grains of powder.
I also use Conical Bullets like the LEE 220 Grain Bullet, REAL 200/250 Grain and Buffallo Ballett as well. For $50.00 Clements customs guns with drill(Bore) out extra metal in the cylinder giving the shooter 5 to 10 grains more capacity of powder, Classic Ball Six also offers a extra cylinder for the ROA.
A question for you, Is your ROA a Fixed sighted model or the older adjustable sighter model, Blue or Stainless?
I shoot better with fixed sighs than adjustable.
 

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I like the Lee .456 bullet. I run these thru a lube and sizer RCBS. The lube is SPG so no need for grease or wads. I load 35 grs of Wano 3F very accurate out to long ranges. I have tried shooting wheel weight lead which worked OK, except it over stressed the center rod and bent it forcing the hard bullets into the chambers. The good news Midway Supply stocks center pins for the ROA.

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I have two ROA stainless. Both will shoot a 2" group at 50 yrds with round balls. Haven't tried the conicals but I am told they shoot better than the roundballs. I use Goex FFF.
 

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My current ROA is stainless 7.5 inch, adjustable sights. I just started casting conical bullets and anxious to shoot them and compare the accuracy. Glad to hear that you enjoy shooting the conicals hope I have as much luck as you. I have heard that loading conicals is a bit tricky; have to be careful to get is seated properly. Oh well it will be a good learning experience. Thanks for the info about the cylinder, I may just send it in to have it bored for the additional powder.
 
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