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Old 12-13-2012, 11:06 AM   #1
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Is there a fast and preferred method of loading a SA wheel gun? I've found that if I hold the pistol in the left hand (I'm left-handed) and rotated the wheel with my left index finger and unload or load with my right hand it works best. I've tried unloading and loading each round at a time and unloading all and then loading all and found unloading all and then loading works best.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:36 AM   #2
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32-20 , 38-40 and 44-40 are bottle neck case load better and faster the straight wall case . A bottle neck will fall out once it is moved 1/4 inch the ejection stroke is super short and the bottle neck the base is super large and they funnel in . The next thing to make your Ruger a spinfree cylinder this help a lot . I put Powers pawls in all Ruger SA . If you are right or left handed you hold the gun in your left hand and work the ejector and load with the right hand . The best way is have a 2nd gun

http://marauder.homestead.com/files/FreeSpin.html
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Is there a fast and preferred method of loading a SA wheel gun? I've found that if I hold the pistol in the left hand (I'm left-handed) and rotated the wheel with my left index finger and unload or load with my right hand it works best. I've tried unloading and loading each round at a time and unloading all and then loading all and found unloading all and then loading works best.
I hold my revolver in my left hand load unload with my right also, rotate the cylinder with my thumb and index finger, since the loading gate is on the right even south paws hold the revolver in their left, no right or wrong way to load or unload just what works best for you.
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32-20 , 38-40 and 44-40 are bottle neck case load better and faster the straight wall case . A bottle neck will fall out once it is moved 1/4 inch the ejection stroke is super short and the bottle neck the base is super large and they funnel in . The next thing to make your Ruger a spinfree cylinder this help a lot . I put Powers pawls in all Ruger SA . If you are right or left handed you hold the gun in your left hand and work the ejector and load with the right hand . The best way is have a 2nd gun

http://marauder.homestead.com/files/FreeSpin.html
Thanks. I read the link and don't think its within my abilities. Maybe if I read it a few more times.
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The spinfree will let turn the cylinder backwards if the locks up because high primer or a bullet jumps the crimp .No need to disassemble the gun to correct . Also if you drop the hammer before it is fully cock you can reach up and turn the cylinder backward without opening loading gate and you won't skip that round . Time is super important in a SASS/CAS match and if you are hunting the spinfree wil put your gun in service if jammed up so you don't miss the shot or become lunch ...............
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The spinfree will let turn the cylinder backwards if the locks up because high primer or a bullet jumps the crimp .No need to disassemble the gun to correct . Also if you drop the hammer before it is fully cock you can reach up and turn the cylinder backward without opening loading gate and you won't skip that round . Time is super important in a SASS/CAS match and if you are hunting the spinfree wil put your gun in service if jammed up so you don't miss the shot or become lunch ...............
I just want to be able to load briskly and look like I know what I'm doing. Its taken me a lot of reloads but I think I've figured out what everyone else is doing. I'm getting good at turning the wheel just right and working the ejector rod. At first I was all thumbs.
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. At first I was all thumbs.
That's because you said your were holding your pistol instead of your revolver in your left, juggling?

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That's because you said your were hold your pistol instead of your revolver in your left, guggling?
Timing and knowing how much to spin the wheel makes a big differance.
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Timing and knowing how much to spin the wheel makes a big differance.
I'd just put down my pistol and pick up my revolver instead, easier to only load one gun at a time for me, had to give you a bad time.
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I'd just put down my pistol and pick up my revolver instead, easier to only load one gun at a time for me, had to give you a bad time.
You are confusing me. I know. You do it because its so easy.
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You are confusing me. I know. You do it because its so easy.
I'd be cufused to if I had a pistol in my left hand while trying to load my revolver.
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I'd be cufused to if I had a pistol in my left hand while trying to load my revolver.
Huh? Do you load your revolvers in your right hand?
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Huh? Do you load your revolvers in your right hand?
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I dont see any other way to load it. You have to hold it in the left hand.
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I dont see any other way to load it. You have to hold it in the left hand.
Don't European revolvers load from the left side?
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In the land of oz they load them upside down ....
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In the land of oz they load them upside down ....
But they are also standing on their head.
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But they are also standing on their head.
What happened to James? he's AWL again.
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What happened to James? he's AWL again.
I was thinking the same thing.
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