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Old 01-26-2012, 08:26 PM
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Looking at Sharps

Need help with Sharps calenders. I was looking at a 50-90 or 45-120 or a 50-140. Any one have any experience with these.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:51 PM
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Re: Looking at Sharps

Calendars or calibers?

None of the above compares with our modern long rage calibers favorably.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:11 PM
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Calibers. Sorry.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:47 PM
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Re: Looking at Sharps

I agree with the above, unless you are Billy Dixon, there are much better choices for anything over 400 yards.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:59 PM
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Re: Looking at Sharps

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Need help with Sharps calenders. I was looking at a 50-90 or 45-120 or a 50-140. Any one have any experience with these.
I have a 45/70,45/90,45/110 and a 45/120 and the 45/110 is my favorite for hunting and the
45/120 is the best long range cartrige for the Sharps.

The 50/140 was a power house but brass is all most none existent and terribly expensive.

You can buy the 45 basic(3.25") and make any of the 45s with it.

I use 777 to get the equivalent of 120grains of black powder in the 45/120 with normal bullet
seating (Cases will not hold 120 grains unless you paper patch the bullets and seat them long.

In the 45/110 I use the Shockleys. If you use black powder have a can/jar of water with a little
soap handy and drop the brass in it as soon as you fire it to save the brass.

They are fun to shoot and can be surprisingly accurate at 800 to 1000 yards.

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Old 01-26-2012, 10:03 PM
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Re: Looking at Sharps

What kind velocities were you getting with the 45-120 and 50-140? Also what weight/type of powder were you using?
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:15 PM
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Re: Looking at Sharps

I'm looking at a long range single shot rifle. I'm not a fan of the Remington 700 action and i really like single shots. I have looked at Luxus Arms 11 and Dakota Arms Model 10 and miler special. I looked into the sharp because i have some original sharps. But there pieces of history and I don't want to take them out anymore into field hunting.

Understandable that the Sharps don't have what the new modern stuff packs. But the last hunt my grandfather was on he took a mule deer at 660 with a 50-90.
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