Originally Posted by laserflat
What kind velocities were you getting with the 45-120 and 50-140? Also what weight/type of powder were you using?
The best velocity I can get with My 45/120 using 777 and a 628 grain Postell bullet has been
an average of 1690 ft/sec.
And the 45/110 using a 500 grain bullet with Shockley's is an average of 1500 ft/sec.
All of my 45s are on a pedersoli Sharps action except the 45/120 that is built on a Browning
1885 High Wall.
If you intended to use smokeless powder. I would recomend the browning, Ruger, or a bolt
action even though the materials are modern the reproduction sharps may not handle the
pressure of smokeless powder.
I never chronographed the 50/140 with the 700 grain bullet but the reloading book said it was
around 1355 ft/sec. The 550 grain produced 1700 ft/sec.
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