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Unread 06-22-2007, 04:17 PM
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Sharps rifle

i have a David Pedersoli sharps rifle 28 in barrel and it is a hoot to shoot its chambered in 45/70 and would like to shoot 45/90 out of it . does anyone know what it would take to make it shoot a 45/90 out of this rifle
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    Unread 06-22-2007, 06:33 PM
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    Re: Sharps rifle

    Just a good finish reamer and a gunsmith.

    But if you are shooting black powder or triple 7 I
    would recomend going to a 45/100 because the
    brass & reamer cost about the same as the 45/90
    would.

    I have a 45/110 but brass is hard to find.

    NOTE if your new to black powder cartriges a little
    trick to saving your brass from corroding is to carry a
    coffee can with soap and water to throw your brass in as
    soon as possible.

    It starts corroding almost as soon as you shoot.(I learned
    the hard way and lost 100 rds of once fired brass).

    So now I shoot triple 7 and clean the brass as soon as possible.

    Good Luck
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    Unread 06-22-2007, 10:29 PM
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    Re: Sharps rifle

    Thanks JE that was the answer i was hoping for do you of a smith that can do this for me. i live in southern California and cant seem to find a smith that i can trust out here.

    JIM
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    Unread 06-23-2007, 09:25 PM
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    Re: Sharps rifle

    Sorry

    I don't know any smith's in california But you should
    be able to find one on this site.

    It's straight forward because all you have to do is hand
    ream to the head (NOTE do not take any material off the
    sholder or you will change the head space).

    Log on under GUN SMITH'S and there is a list of smiths
    in all of the states(quite a few in california) then
    call and visit with some of them until you get comfortable.

    And if you can find one close go to his shop and talk
    eye ball to eye ball.

    Good luck on your search.
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    Unread 06-24-2007, 12:10 PM
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    Thanks JE ill start looking around for a good smith ill email some of the ones that frequent this site.. i dont plan on shooting BP with this rifle thanks again

    Jim
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    Re: Sharps rifle

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    Thanks JE ill start looking around for a good smith ill email some of the ones that frequent this site.. i dont plan on shooting BP with this rifle thanks again

    Jim

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Jim

    A word of caution:
    Going to a 45/90,45/100 or any of the larger cases and using smokeless could be dangerous.

    The reason for going to a larger case is to increse
    velocity with black powder or a clone(like tripple 7)

    The factory 45/70 loads are between 1200ftps&1300ftps
    that use smokeless powder for safety in old rifels or replica's.

    Only modern rifles like the browning or ruger can use
    high pressure loads.

    If you dont like black powder use something like tripple
    7, My 45/110 pushes a 450gr barnes x to 1900ftps with 95
    grs of tripple 7 and does not fowl the barrel.

    I have shot up to 620gr cast bullets using tripple 7
    and it worked well, best group to date is a 5 shot 1.137 at
    100rds and 5 shots at just over 9" at 600rds .

    So if you intend to shoot smokeless theres no need
    to go any larger than a 45/70.

    Pedersoli does not recomend the use of smokeless on any
    of there larger(45/90,45/100,45/110 or 45/120s).

    So be careful [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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    Unread 06-25-2007, 07:15 PM
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    Thanks JE ill do some more research on the rifle if i can get better performance out of black powder i ill get into reloading!! if its alright with you i would like to PM you and ask some more specific questions on BP shooting

    i need to start reloading any way $ 48 a box for my 300 ultra mag kinda hurts

    thanks JIM
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