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Old August 9, 2012, 06:34 AM   #1
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Part 2 of the Ruger Old Army Projectile test

In this episode I put a 225-grain conical bullet through it's paces in the Ruger Old Army Buntline.

This projectile had the best accuracy and muzzle energy of the three.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYf9JntMdJc
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Old August 9, 2012, 10:35 AM   #2
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Thank again !!

Again, well done. I have never shot conicals out of my ROA but was always led to believe that the RB's were more accurate. Gong to have to rethink that one. ....

I also noticed that you did not refer to the use of #10 primers or seating dowel. Just going to assume that is what you used. ....

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Old August 9, 2012, 01:27 PM   #3
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Yup. I know I need to repeat some info from one video to another in this series, but I try to avoid too much rehash. I probably should have put that scene in.
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Not a problem !!

If the folks follow your series, then no problem but if not, they won't get this good info. Again, thank you for your post. ....


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Old August 9, 2012, 03:42 PM   #5
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Again, well done. I have never shot conicals out of my ROA but was always led to believe that the RB's were more accurate. Gong to have to rethink that one.
I'm not sure how much the accuracy results apply to all ROA's since in a previous video about that gun, I believe that it was mentioned that a Shilen barrel blank was used to build it. And it probably has slightly different specifications than a Ruger barrel, especially concerning its length.
Of course, whether the accuracy results are scientific or not, we all love watching Mike make smoke any way that he can!

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Old August 9, 2012, 05:32 PM   #6
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That is true. the 14", octagon barrel was machined from a Shillen match grade barrel blank.

It also has a fully tuned action. What can I say, it is a real custom gun.

I'm working out a loan of a pair of stock ROAs, one in 7.5" and the other in 5.5" from a pard in California. After I get them I'll run some tests to see how the stock guns perform.
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Old August 9, 2012, 09:26 PM   #7
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I'd certainly be interested in what the stock Old Army's do!
I'm a little guy and the 7 1/2" barrel on mine is enough! That thing would probably pull my pants down!
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I'm not sure how much the accuracy results apply to all ROA's
They don't.

Mike - if your deal with your pard in CA doesn't work out, send me a PM. I may be able to help.
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Old August 11, 2012, 05:09 PM   #9
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Thanks Mykeal. I think that is all set, but, if something changes I'll let you know.
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That is true. the 14", octagon barrel was machined from a Shillen match grade barrel blank.
What twist?
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