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50-140 Shiloh Sharps #7618531
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Dad ordered this about 30 years ago. I inherited it from my mom yesterday. Anyone have any experience reloading these big bores. Iíve shot it several times, got brass, dies, and a few loaded rounds. I just donít know what dad used for bullets in this beast.

Re: 50-140 Shiloh Sharps [Re: arcticotter] #7618562
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Take one of those rounds apart and weigh the slug, then go from there.


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Re: 50-140 Shiloh Sharps [Re: arcticotter] #7618569
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I would contact Sharps Inc in Big Timber MT and ask them, great bunch of people that run the business.

Re: 50-140 Shiloh Sharps [Re: arcticotter] #7618621
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Pictures of the rifle, please!

Re: 50-140 Shiloh Sharps [Re: arcticotter] #7618649
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Re: 50-140 Shiloh Sharps [Re: arcticotter] #7618650
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Heís 1 of it. To long to get in 1 picture. ďOld ReliableĒ

Re: 50-140 Shiloh Sharps [Re: arcticotter] #7618653
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Nothing fancy. 1 brother got a 45-120 target 16 pounds thatís a beauty and the other brother might get the 45-70 Buffalo addition extremely fancy.

Re: 50-140 Shiloh Sharps [Re: arcticotter] #7618665
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I use to guide alot of buffalo hunts .---- over a hundred a year for 10 yrs ! Most with sharps rifles or rolling blocks. Buffalo Arms out of Idaho-- online etc has anything and everything you need including knowledge. These rifles need blackpowder and a soft lead bullet.

Re: 50-140 Shiloh Sharps [Re: arcticotter] #7618667
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Very Nice


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Re: 50-140 Shiloh Sharps [Re: arcticotter] #7618668
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Very cool!

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Re: 50-140 Shiloh Sharps [Re: arcticotter] #7618788
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Originally Posted by arcticotter
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Nice! Should be a lot of fun to shoot.

Re: 50-140 Shiloh Sharps [Re: arcticotter] #7618798
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Has all the information you need, really itís not all that hard but it is a bit different then loading smokeless powder, personally I prefer paper patched bullets to plane lead

I shoot a 50/90 with a preferred load using a 500grain paper patched bullet, itís amazingly accurate





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Re: 50-140 Shiloh Sharps [Re: nightlife] #7618837
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Has all the information you need, really itís not all that hard but it is a bit different then loading smokeless powder, personally I prefer paper patched bullets to plane lead

I shoot a 50/90 with a preferred load using a 500grain paper patched bullet, itís amazingly accurate


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Do you make your own paper patch bullets?

Re: 50-140 Shiloh Sharps [Re: arcticotter] #7618903
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That is nice looking rifle for sure..


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Re: 50-140 Shiloh Sharps [Re: arcticotter] #7618990
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Originally Posted by arcticotter


Has all the information you need, really itís not all that hard but it is a bit different then loading smokeless powder, personally I prefer paper patched bullets to plane lead

I shoot a 50/90 with a preferred load using a 500grain paper patched bullet, itís amazingly accurate



Do you make your own paper patch bullets?
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Yes the book has a couple different methods and i went through several different molds and bullet weights before finding one that gave the results and accuracy I wanted, there are other books to just like regular reloading and after a while you start to accumulate them but that one is a good starting point, itís very satisfying to make hits with a sharps 50 t at 800 to 1000 yards on a man sized target and having guys on the firing line with their modern rifles with high mag high dollar scopes gapping at you like you have 2 heads

Funny thing is I have had regular people who were non shooters come out and after a short introduction take and make decent shots at even long ranges with my sharps, thereís a reason they have a reputation like they do, but like anything thereís all kinds of little tricks and things that you pick up and learn that can improve your shooting





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