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Offline mazo kid

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Re: sharps
« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2016, 04:01:04 PM »
Well, I did say that I probably would not be getting any more Sharps rifles.....but that was before I got my new issue of "Black Powder Cartridge Rifle" magazine today. Seems that Pedersoli is making a repro in 22 caliber! Also 30-30, 38-55 and a couple of others. I may have to start saving all over again.  M__

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« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2016, 07:36:41 AM »
Well, I'm due to a 900$ tax return this fall, adding 600$ on top then won't be an issue, but I have to hold my horses till then. However more or less I've settled on the .54 percussion "Berdan" 1859 model.

How's the accuracy with the brass cases and say 60 grains of BP in the percussion model? I was thinking I could take it to 300 meter (340 yards or so) rifle matches, or would good accuracy at this range be unreasonable to expect?

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« Reply #32 on: March 16, 2016, 10:45:28 PM »
unfortunately I only shot it 4 times or so.  Then life got in the way and haven't had time to really shoot it the last 2 years.
Maybe this summer.
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Re: sharps
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2016, 11:33:37 PM »
Well, I'm due to a 900$ tax return this fall, adding 600$ on top then won't be an issue, but I have to hold my horses till then. However more or less I've settled on the .54 percussion "Berdan" 1859 model.

How's the accuracy with the brass cases and say 60 grains of BP in the percussion model? I was thinking I could take it to 300 meter (340 yards or so) rifle matches, or would good accuracy at this range be unreasonable to expect?

I would think accuracy would be pretty good. 60 grains is the original charge for 500+ grain minies out of Springfields and Enfields during the C.W. and my repro Enfield is deadly on five gallon buckets at 300 yards. My Sharp's ringtails only weigh 490 grains so the trajectory should be at least a little flatter. I have yet to shoot my Sharps that far and haven't tried a charge that light.
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