Best 40-50 SS brass for Shiloh Sharps?

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John W
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Best 40-50 SS brass for Shiloh Sharps?

Post by John W » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:00 pm

Hello All,

Looking to get my 1877 in 40-50 SS soon (got the letter a while back...)

What brass to you recommend for the Shiloh Sharps 40-50 SS chamber? Any specifics?

Thanks!!

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Re: Best 40-50 SS brass for Shiloh Sharps?

Post by art ruggiero » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:46 pm

the baco brass was short for me art

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Re: Best 40-50 SS brass for Shiloh Sharps?

Post by John Bly » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:43 pm

Either fire formed 303 Brit brass or 30/40 Krag brass. The Krag probably has a bit more case capacity. The Remington brass did but I don't know about the Hornady brass that's available now. Trim to length after fire formimg.
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Re: Best 40-50 SS brass for Shiloh Sharps?

Post by ChrisF » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:26 pm

I am finding some brass is getting difficult to find anywhere. ☹️

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Re: Best 40-50 SS brass for Shiloh Sharps?

Post by 45bpcr » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:45 pm

Graf and sons has some Captech 30-40 Krag brass on sale.
I've bought both the Hornady and Graf brass to reform into 38-50 Hepburn.
The Graf stuff is PRIVI and was very consistent in weight.

https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/ca ... goryId/764?

Hope this helps,

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Re: Best 40-50 SS brass for Shiloh Sharps?

Post by John W » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:57 pm

Thank you all for your suggestions. I'll give them all a try and let you all know what seems to work best...

Gaads. I hope some company just would make 40-50 SS brass.

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Re: Best 40-50 SS brass for Shiloh Sharps?

Post by PEteacher » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:54 pm

Midway has Hornady 30-40 Krag brass on clearance at $.78 a piece.

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Re: Best 40-50 SS brass for Shiloh Sharps?

Post by kenny s » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:12 pm

I've mentioned this before. but in my 40 70 SS, I have used them all, but I really like the 30 40 Craig because it has a lip on the rim which helps it slide easily over the breach to fully seat a tight ctg. The original ctgs. from the 1870/s had this rim bevel too.
It ejects easily and loads very well. I'm sure the 40- 50 would like them too.
good luck..Ken


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Re: Best 40-50 SS brass for Shiloh Sharps?

Post by John W » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:50 pm

Excellent - thanks! $4.80 / piece.

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Re: Best 40-50 SS brass for Shiloh Sharps?

Post by Longrange » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:52 pm

Buy some .303 brass and be done with it. Vic

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Re: Best 40-50 SS brass for Shiloh Sharps?

Post by John W » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:36 pm

Thank you all.

Just a question, I think I asked before, but was a bit unclear. Can I buy 40-70SS brass and just cut it down to size?

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Re: Best 40-50 SS brass for Shiloh Sharps?

Post by John Bly » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:22 pm

You could if there was a supply of 40/70 SS brass available. Alas, there is not a good affordable source. The Baco stretched brass is available but you would be much better off buying 303 brass. It's available and cheap
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