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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone use a loading stand for Ruger Old Army - does it make loading easier and faster - recommend?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-20-2019, 01:36 PM
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I bought one of those wooden fold-up stands a long time ago. I used it a few times and found it was easier to hold the revolver in my left hand and do all the loading actions with my right. I carry the stand in my BP Revolver shooting box, but I haven't used it in a while.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-21-2019, 08:10 AM
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Never used a stand, but a machinist cousin made an arbor press for me which works quite well. Use it for my ROA and Pietta’s copy of Colt’s 1860 revolver. Another benefit is I can adjust the lever so that it bottoms out on the bench allowing consistent seating of bullet and powder compression. It also is a handy tool for other projects allowing me to “awl” through three layers of 9 oz leather, emboss my logo (see avatar) and even compress hammer strut springs. Each time I find a new use, I let my cousin know and his chest puffs out a little more

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-23-2019, 11:41 AM
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A loading stand is a necessity for my 1860 Army and 1861 Navy. I shoot a lot at the range and it keeps the muzzle up on the loading bench. In the field, with loose powder, ball, and lubed felt wad, loading is really unhandy.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-04-2019, 12:22 PM
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This stand works well for loading cylinder removed from frame.

Just clear all six nipples, drop measured powder in all six chambers, place six balls/bullets and ram them all home.


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