No i have not, i want to be a happy plinker with the round balls. Round ball per 100 runs with tax about $12.50 n use up about same in fffg. So $25 per 100 for fun & enjoymentEver watch videos of guys shooting #9 shot out of them? You could hang balloons on a fence & have some think you're quite the gun slinger.
How much do they cost to shoot using round ball? They look like fun.
I am not locked in to the Colt Navy nor the .36 cal, i do want to keep recoil down on a 69 yr olds hands. I have my ML to kill those deer who come my way. This is just for fun n enjoyment, so i am not wanting to hold any 3 lb Big Iron. I have no idea how much the Army model weighs. I am in the video n Forum learning stage prior to laying down my samoliansThe navy is a nice one. I would recommend the army though! U can take the cylinder out of the army and clean it better. They both shoot the same and r pretty dern accurate. Ive dropped a deer with one years back!
I have 4 jars of maxi lube n 1/2 lb fffg Goex. I need to get a bore brush. I figure Dawn detg. n hot water will clean it wellI bought my first 1851 Navy in about 1974 and added an 1860 Army shortly thereafter. For the last few years I trapped I carried an 1849 Baby Dragoon in 31 cal. and it worked just fine for trapped critters.
I can't imagine you won't enjoy your Army. If you have caps and balls seems the only other thing you need is some lube and Crisco smeared on the front of the cylinders works fine for that. I took a few squirrels with the Navy and the only thing I killed with the Army was some stray cats on the farm. It worked well for that. I shoot 30 grs. of Fffg and round balls in the Army which gives about the same ballistics as a 38 Spl.
Run a hundred or so rounds through it and it should smooth up. They are great fun and the round ball kills all out of proportion to its paper ballistics.