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Question by Drew McClure. Uploaded on April 08, 2011
Anyone own a nice one that you can shoot modern ammo through?
ive heard shiloh is very good
DIXIE Gun Work's or NAVY ARMS!
Shiloh Sharps, Big Timber, Montana hands down.
Going to do it, do it right!
*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
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.
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.
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.
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.
blackdawgz shows what idiots lurk!
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!
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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