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kwhi43@kc.rr.com
November 13, 2009, 06:53 PM
Finally got to the range today and shot the ROA I just bought off "Gunbroker"
Put the Rubber grips on for slippage. With the rear sight screwed all the way down, and a center hold it shoots OK at 25 yds. I champered the mouths of
the chambers as to not shave a ring of lead. More bearing surface this way.
Put the trigger over travel set screw in and a trigger shoe and tuned the action.10 shots at 25 yds. one hand un-supported. Load 20 grs Goex FFF
"Cream-of-Wheat" filler .457 round ball, CCI no. 11 standard caps.
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simonkenton
November 13, 2009, 09:09 PM
When you chamfer the mouth of the cylinder, could it cause you problems when the bullet goes from the cylinder into the barrel?

Claude Clay
November 13, 2009, 09:31 PM
im gonna guess you have some metal working equipment.
though i have not modified my ROA, it presents itself as well.

some guns ruger got right!!

kwhi43@kc.rr.com
November 13, 2009, 09:43 PM
No I don't have any metel working stuff. I used to work in a tool&die shop
many years ago so have some experence. I just drilled & tapped the hole in
the back of the trigger guard for a 10-32 set screw. The trigger shoe is held
in place with two small allen set screws. The champering was done with a
45 degree champering tool by hand. It's just a small champer, just enough
to keep from shaving lead. The ball is almost flush with the end of the cyclinder after loading due to the "Cream-of-Wheat" filler so it doesen't have
to jump too far to engage the forcing cone & rifiling.