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Thread: Custom old army

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    Custom old army

    Clements
    took this one out today:
    5.5
    50 cal

    seems to like 35g FFG/.490/wad/#11 cap

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    I presume this is a 5-shooter?
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    Now, that's a nice revolver. Didn't know they made a .50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outpost75 View Post
    I presume this is a 5-shooter?
    Looks like that is right by the bolt cuts and nipples location on the cylinder. NEAT conversion! I would love one!
    Chill Wills

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    Very cool.
    Thanks for sharing

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    We need more specs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 725 View Post
    Now, that's a nice revolver. Didn't know they made a .50.

    Ruger sure didn't...….

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    We need more info.
    Nice work.

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    5 shot
    Custom conversion
    Clements has a website although I’m not sure he is still doing them?
    Great quality, line bored, I had mine converted from 7.5 to 5.5
    Will post more pics
    Last edited by Plastikosmd; 03-23-2020 at 07:12 PM.

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    Very nice.......how's it shoot and how much did the conversion cost?

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    More pics as requested




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    Shoots like a dream, very comfortable. There are both conical and round ball loads for this posted on his site. Work appears flawless and tight, note minimal gap

    Here is a post regarding pricing, looks like I paid around $1995 plus my gun.
    http://www.clementscustomguns.com/rugeroldarmy.html
    Last edited by Plastikosmd; 03-23-2020 at 12:20 PM.

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    Shooting a .49 round ball that's a pretty nice companion to a fifty rifle!

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    Not a revolver I would expect to see at a LGS or anywhere else for that matter. Very Nice !!
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    Pretty neat, thanks for sharing.

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    So that takes a .490" ball? It's kinda cool, but seems like a marginal improvement over the standard .457" ball. 0.033" larger and 33 extra grains of bullet. It looks to me like that could dang near be bored out to 52 caliber for a .530" ball.

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    The advantage is in the conicals especially.
    250g conicals (as per Ed Harris data), you go from 850-950 FPS in the 45 up to 1250 now in the 50.
    Everything in life is incremental. I enjoy shooting both.(heck, I got a scope on my 45 ROA)
    Last edited by Plastikosmd; 03-23-2020 at 07:11 PM.

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    That's nice! Maybe some day I'll try to talk someone out of one of those. That's a gun I wish I would have bought when they were still being made.

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    What is the Max grains of real Black powder for that bad boy?

    Fly

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    Not sure but articles have noted 50g 777 is one of the loads.
    I don’t really need that much power

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check