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Post by gus » Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:15 pm

Been a little slow here so I thought I'd post a way off topic item.

I'm probably not the only one with gray hair....
Scratch one off the bucket list!!! :shock: :D :D :D

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1874 Shiloh Sharps #1 sporter rifle 45-90 with open sights. We made 3 sneaks before we got to a good spot and found an open animal. Shot standing using long sticks at about 110 yds. 90 grains black powder 520 grain lead bullet. Heart shot and it was dead on the ground in less than 20 seconds. Bullet went completely through as expected.

Herd of around 100 animals free range on a large ranch in the sandhills area of NE.
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Post by Lavoy » Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:25 pm

That's great, looks like you had fun.
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Post by dtoots1 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:02 pm

shore is beautiful country!!!!

love it!

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Post by gus » Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:24 pm

That is some of the best eating meat I've had. Free range, grass fed, totally organic. Tender and great flavor off of that sweet grass. I'd take it over some of the very good grain beef I've eaten. :P :P

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Post by pop pop » Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:01 pm

so how much (trajectory)drop was there with that heavy bullet? was it a shaped bullet or long slug?
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Post by gus » Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:54 pm

pop pop wrote:so how much (trajectory)drop was there with that heavy bullet? was it a shaped bullet or long slug?
I was using a standard original Government round nose bullet. Designed in the mid 1800's for 45-70's. It was cast fairly soft (25-1 lead/tin) for good expansion.

At 100 yds, not a lot of drop and I was sighted in for 100 yds with known hold overs for anything out to 200 yds should I need to. The guide/owner wanted a 100-125 yd shot for me to be 100% sure of an exact hit. He doesn't like following a wounded animal for miles!! :roll:

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Post by Lavoy » Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:09 pm

Buddy of mine bought a Shiloh Sharps in 45-110. He wants to go to the 1000 yard shoot they have in Montana I think. He told me that total drop would be 154 feet or something like that at 1000 yds.
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Post by gus » Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:37 pm

Lavoy wrote:Buddy of mine bought a Shiloh Sharps in 45-110. He wants to go to the 1000 yard shoot they have in Montana I think. He told me that total drop would be 154 feet or something like that at 1000 yds.
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That's about right depending on the load and bullet, 130-150'. For that distance, you need 500+++ grain bullet. I use a 550 grain one now. In the past, I used a 530 grain. I use a 45-100 or 45-90 for long range.

Get the morning sun right behind you and you can fire, lean over to your spotting scope, and watch the bullet flight as it drops into the target!! You can actually see it and it's really cool to see it splat on a steel plate then drop to the ground!! It's nearly 3 seconds to get to the 1000 yd target.

I'm not sure which match he's talking about, but the most fun I have is the Quigley shoot in Forsyth, MT (fathers day weekend in June). You can camp on the range and shoot all week for free, then it's $25.00 to shoot the 2 day match. Targets are 330 yds out to about 880. All steel gongs and last year there was over 500 shooters. Great run match and a lot of fun. I usually shoot around 500 shots over the week.

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