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What's the nicest 45-70 Sharps reproduction available?

Question by Drew McClure. Uploaded on April 08, 2011

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from Drew McClure wrote 3 years 1 week ago

Anyone own a nice one that you can shoot modern ammo through?

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from Sourdough Dave wrote 3 years 1 week ago

Davide Pedrizole

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from J4huntfish wrote 3 years 1 week ago

ive heard shiloh is very good

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from Treestand wrote 3 years 1 week ago

DIXIE Gun Work's or NAVY ARMS!

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 1 week ago

Shiloh Sharps, Big Timber, Montana hands down.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 1 week ago

Going to do it, do it right!

http://www.shilohrifle.com/

*Quigley® Down Under and the Sharps 1874 Model Rifle 45-110.

Personally, I would prefer a Ruger #1 in 45-120 or if I am going with the 45-70, a Ruger #3

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from Carl Huber wrote 3 years 1 week ago

MOP; The most desirable and collectible usually rests at the beginning or end of any item. Be it cars, guns or what ever. My choice would be the Browning High Wall. In form and function it is beautiful. I may be wrong but I believe this was the pinnacle of the single shot rifle. Way back when. I shoot one in 30-06 would not trade it for the world. If you compare it to Sharps or Remington the reload takes less functions and is much quicker. As far as the lines it is slimmer and in my eyes pretty. It's been copied and improved in modern rifles. But if your going old school 45-70 it would be my choice.

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from Carl Huber wrote 3 years 1 week ago

P.S. It's Browning so the fit and finish is superb. Being a newer old gun you can put a low power optic on it. It wouldn't look like propellers on a jet plane if you get my meaning.

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from Drew McClure wrote 3 years 1 week ago

Yes I like the Browning, would want a little lighter rifle, more short than heavy long range type barrel. Why my eye doesn't like the Ruger #1 is a mystery, just don't like the lines.

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from Drew McClure wrote 3 years 1 week ago

I don't know why you got a -1, maybe instead of minus ones folks could chime in, there are a lot of them going around but the reality is Generation Desert Storm, and Generation Iraqi Freedom both of which I am smack in the middle of missed out on a lot of Old School gun knowledge-The Savage 99, The Sharps Carbine and related single shots, The Colonel Whelen's 35, and now we talk about MV as if it is a game changer within 150 yards hunting conditions, I got out of school Jr. High on a Friday and was handed a T/C oldschool muzzleloader taught how to reload it, and didn't want to mess with the hair trigger and a bucket and I was gutting a Buck by lunch time. I knew of a good area and found a ridge to set a bucket on. I was back in school on Monday and would hear about the Ol' man getting a big one after the young guys cleared out. Point is, there is a lot you can pick up from tips from the tribe, and it takes some time to digest all the information out there. Sometimes I think that hunting is for the really young and really old and the in betweeners should be working 6 days a week and not concerned with the expensive and time consuming obsession, but its nice to be young enough to drive and hike, and chase game. Thanks for the input there are lots of nice single shots. Keep it positive. Cheers.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 1 week ago

blackdawgz shows what idiots lurk!

45 Basic?

I've shot the Ruger #1 in 45-120 with what I was told was full house loads. I didn't shoot a 350 grain at 450-500 yards, it slammed the 350 grain at that distance and the recoil wasn't as bad as I thought, instead of a slap it was a fast push!

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from Carl Huber wrote 3 years 6 days ago

Clay with all respect; The first deer I took was with an old 45-70. Albeit up close in brushy NY state. What is the difference between 45-70 and say 45-120. Does it flatten the rainbow trajectory or is it just a marksmen that likes a little better challenge.

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from Drew McClure wrote 3 years 1 week ago

Yes I like the Browning, would want a little lighter rifle, more short than heavy long range type barrel. Why my eye doesn't like the Ruger #1 is a mystery, just don't like the lines.

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from Drew McClure wrote 3 years 1 week ago

Anyone own a nice one that you can shoot modern ammo through?

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from Sourdough Dave wrote 3 years 1 week ago

Davide Pedrizole

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from J4huntfish wrote 3 years 1 week ago

ive heard shiloh is very good

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from Treestand wrote 3 years 1 week ago

DIXIE Gun Work's or NAVY ARMS!

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 1 week ago

Shiloh Sharps, Big Timber, Montana hands down.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 1 week ago

Going to do it, do it right!

http://www.shilohrifle.com/

*Quigley® Down Under and the Sharps 1874 Model Rifle 45-110.

Personally, I would prefer a Ruger #1 in 45-120 or if I am going with the 45-70, a Ruger #3

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from Carl Huber wrote 3 years 1 week ago

MOP; The most desirable and collectible usually rests at the beginning or end of any item. Be it cars, guns or what ever. My choice would be the Browning High Wall. In form and function it is beautiful. I may be wrong but I believe this was the pinnacle of the single shot rifle. Way back when. I shoot one in 30-06 would not trade it for the world. If you compare it to Sharps or Remington the reload takes less functions and is much quicker. As far as the lines it is slimmer and in my eyes pretty. It's been copied and improved in modern rifles. But if your going old school 45-70 it would be my choice.

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from Carl Huber wrote 3 years 1 week ago

P.S. It's Browning so the fit and finish is superb. Being a newer old gun you can put a low power optic on it. It wouldn't look like propellers on a jet plane if you get my meaning.

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from Drew McClure wrote 3 years 1 week ago

I don't know why you got a -1, maybe instead of minus ones folks could chime in, there are a lot of them going around but the reality is Generation Desert Storm, and Generation Iraqi Freedom both of which I am smack in the middle of missed out on a lot of Old School gun knowledge-The Savage 99, The Sharps Carbine and related single shots, The Colonel Whelen's 35, and now we talk about MV as if it is a game changer within 150 yards hunting conditions, I got out of school Jr. High on a Friday and was handed a T/C oldschool muzzleloader taught how to reload it, and didn't want to mess with the hair trigger and a bucket and I was gutting a Buck by lunch time. I knew of a good area and found a ridge to set a bucket on. I was back in school on Monday and would hear about the Ol' man getting a big one after the young guys cleared out. Point is, there is a lot you can pick up from tips from the tribe, and it takes some time to digest all the information out there. Sometimes I think that hunting is for the really young and really old and the in betweeners should be working 6 days a week and not concerned with the expensive and time consuming obsession, but its nice to be young enough to drive and hike, and chase game. Thanks for the input there are lots of nice single shots. Keep it positive. Cheers.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 1 week ago

blackdawgz shows what idiots lurk!

45 Basic?

I've shot the Ruger #1 in 45-120 with what I was told was full house loads. I didn't shoot a 350 grain at 450-500 yards, it slammed the 350 grain at that distance and the recoil wasn't as bad as I thought, instead of a slap it was a fast push!

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from Carl Huber wrote 3 years 6 days ago

Clay with all respect; The first deer I took was with an old 45-70. Albeit up close in brushy NY state. What is the difference between 45-70 and say 45-120. Does it flatten the rainbow trajectory or is it just a marksmen that likes a little better challenge.

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